Catching up on missed episodes or discovering new shows are probably high on people’s to-do list as the world continues to quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic. Luckily, entertainment streaming platforms are becoming aware of viewers consuming more programming and Netflix just upped the ante with a generous move. On the streaming giant’s official YouTube channel, you’ll find uploads of original content. Shows like Stranger Things or Tiger King aren’t on the list, rather some of Netflix’s documentaries and educational programming are available.
The action could be a way for Netflix to attract new subscribers by way of free views. This could also be something that the platform will continue to do moving forward, possibly rotating in then rotating out free content from time to time to get more people talking about Netflix. For now, it’s a plus for avid watchers to discover new shows while still on home lock down.
Take a look at the full Netflix shows (with official descriptions) available on YouTube now below, then visit the dedicated channel to watch them:
Our Planet – Experience our planet’s natural beauty and examine how climate change impacts all living creatures in this ambitious documentary of spectacular scope.
Period. – In rural India, where the stigma of menstruation persists, women make low-cost sanitary pads on a new machine and stride toward financial independence.
Chasing Coral – Divers, scientists and photographers around the world mount an epic underwater campaign to document the disappearance of coral reefs.
13th – In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.
Knock Down the House – Go behind the scenes as four determined women — including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — challenge big-money politicians in the 2018 race for Congress.
The White Helmets – As daily airstrikes pound civilian targets in Syria, a group of indomitable first responders risk their lives to rescue victims from the rubble.
Zion – Born without legs and stuck in foster care for years, teen Zion Clark finds his calling when he pursues competitive wrestling. A documentary short.
Explained – This enlightening series from Vox digs into a wide range of topics such as the rise of cryptocurrency, why diets fail, and the wild world of K-pop.
Abstract: The Art of Design – Step inside the minds of the most innovative designers in a variety of disciplines and learn how design impacts every aspect of life.
Babies – From nature to nurture, this docuseries explores the groundbreaking science that reveals how infants discover life during their very first year.