With many families being stuck at home during the coronavirus, individuals are struggling to keep themselves occupied. However, major companies, such as Disney, are adding new content online to allow consumers to watch movies, play video games, or even shop. Since it seems that most events taking place in the summer are being postponed or canceled altogether, companies or sports franchises are doing whatever they can to keep people up and running in order to get through 2020.
Online Streaming and Video Gaming
The popular platform, Disney+, has pushed several newly released films to earlier release dates. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will now be released on May 4th, due to the created and popularly known Star Wars day. Also, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is expected to hit the streaming network in the middle of May. With the newly added content of Onward and Frozen 2, Disney is doing their part to ensure consumers have the entertainment they need during these times.
New video game releases will also be hitting the market this month. Whether it be the Nintendo Switch, PS4, or Xbox, top and anticipated games will be hitting the online shelves soon. Games include that of: The Wonderful 101: Remastered, Maneater, Bioshock: The Collection and more. Without school or classes in person, it seems that a lot of children are stopping their work and chores in order to play these popular video games.
There are also many upcoming digital concert venues or live streams coming in the next weeks. On May 1st, iHeart Radio in Los Angeles will be hosting a virtual prom for Southern California Students at 6:30 p.m. PST. May 5th includes a Cinco de Mayo celebration with performanes by Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Luis Fonsi and more on iHeart Radio channels. Also the New York Guitar Festival will be live streaming mid-May.
Staying at home has meant new challenges for most individuals. However, the youngest including teenagers and elementary students may be having the toughest time in finding entertainment online. TikTok continues to boom the mainstream world right now, however it is good that major companies and franchises are doing what they can to spread content around the world. Prices for content have been decreasing as well to allow affordability, which is making things especially easy in these times of hardship. Many networks are continuing to announce and release new content everyday, so it is important that people stay up-to-date on what’s coming in the near future.