By Donovan Straw - Sports Editor
Every news media outlet has been covering the coronavirus pandemic. Many businesses, restaurants and shopping centers are restricting their hours or just having delivery or drive-thru, while government officials across the U.S. have asked citizens to practice social distancing from others.
Apps and streaming services are taking a different approach to the pandemic. The NBA League Pass app is $28.99 a month, but from now until April 24, they’re giving their users a free pass to watch all of the exclusive games from this season and older NBA classics.
Movie production companies are allowing people to pay $20 to see movies that were scheduled to be released in theaters during the time of the pandemic.
Netflix has just launched its new feature called “Netflix Party.” It allows users to watch movies in sync with friends and families stuck in their own homes, while texting back and forth in a chat window.
Other streaming services have started to offer customers a free 30-day free trial. Hulu, Amazon Prime, CBS All Access, Showtime and HBO have all offered free content during this time.
Streaming services allow everyone to practice social distancing.