Free Apps To Check Out While You’re Practicing Social Distancing

By The Zype Team on March 26, 2020
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While you are social distancing in the coming weeks, you may find yourself with an overload of content options. Perhaps Netflix isn’t cutting it for you, and you’ve had enough of scrolling through Instagram.

Consider an alternative source of entertainment from smaller niche publishers, musicians, instructors, and even puppies. Check out these free TV and mobile apps:

Musicians and producers around the world are making the best of a crazy situation by bringing music and concerts into the home.

Music Apps

DanceTelevision streams electronic music videos from festivals, clubs, DJs, producers and more – covering techno, house, deep house, chillout, EDM and more. During social distancing, they’re hosting: #stayhomefestival – a 24 hours a day online music festival to tune into. Available on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS and Android.

Music B

Baeble Music:
Tune into Baeble Music, a Brooklyn-based music platform dedicated to high quality, originally produced videos and music. They craft unique, narrative portraits of up and coming artists and bands. Listen and watch on: Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS and Android.

Make cooking and consumption a ritual of your quarantine. Whether you have all the ingredients for each recipe or not, get inspired and appreciate what you have in your pantry.

Cooking and lifestyle

Bon Appetit:
Get your cook on with Bon Appetit’s recipes and cooking tips. Everything from frozen rosé, matzah ball soup, to comforting macaroni and cheese. Find your chef inspiration, on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV

Bon Appetit

The Bourbon Review:
A good read for adults who are of age to drink (and enjoy) bourbons at home. Take the time to educate yourself on the people, culture, art and general world of Bourbon and American whiskey. Read up on iOs and Android

Take a break from the practical and simply get sucked in – take your pick from puppies, entertaining short videos, or extreme sports footage.


American Kennel Club:
The American Kennel Club is a registry of purebred dog pedigrees in the United States. In addition, this kennel club offers archival dog shows and episodes – all dogs all the time. Enjoy the cuteness on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS and Android.

Watch Mojo

With over 13 billion all-time video views and 22 million subscribers, WatchMojo started on YouTube, and is well known for their Top 10 Lists of music, TV, film and video games. They have owned and operated apps free to download on: Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS, and Android.

Outside TV

Outside TV hosts the highest quality, most adrenaline-pumping adventure footage available for streaming. The network’s series and shorts take viewers all over the world, from underwater exploration to the top of the Earth’s tallest mountains, accessible on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS and Android.

Keep yourself healthy while being an indoor kid. From yoga, and meditation to lunges and pull ups. There are many health and wellness apps available for free.

Health and wellness

Yoga International:
Studio-level yoga is as accessible with a click, thanks to the Yoga International app. The easy-to-navigate service helps users practice at home, any time. Start your day with a 20 minute Ashtanga session and end it day with 30 minutes of Yin. Download on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV.

Muscle and fitness

Muscle & Fitness:
Get articles and videos with activity advice, at-home workouts, healthy and filling recipes aimed for those social distancing and looking to keep up their gym routines. Available on iOS and Android.

Whether you’re a religious person or not, if there was ever a time to explore joining a community and seeking solace from these isolating times, look for the next best thing: a virtual community.


For those looking to participate or join a congregation. Churchome offers sermons and services both live and archival, plus content for kids, parents, and those feeling overwhelmed in these times. Join the community on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV.

Catholic Faith Network

Catholic Faith Network:
CFN services the Church, teaching the Catholic Community with 24/7 live streams and and on-demand library of videos. They cover news, lifestyle, interviews with Cardinals and Bishops, and weekly Mass. Access Catholic Faith Network on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS and Android.

Are you a small publisher, gym, organization, lifestyle brand or other, and interested in sharing your knowledge and content? Get in touch with the MAZ team today to see what your best options are.

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