Shows To Check Out During Lockdown

With gaming being our primary focus during the Covid-19 Lockdown, I thought I’d give you a few other options to entertain yourself. Some of these apps will need subscriptions – however if you’ve never had a subscription to them you can find free trials. All of the streaming apps have their own original TV shows and films exclusively on their platform.

Disney +

Currently the hottest new thing on the streaming market. Disney + lets you watch Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and more, all in one place.
Some of Disney+’s original content:

  • The Mandalorian, the first ever live-action Star Wars Series.
  • High School Musical: The Musical: The Series takes us back to the real-life East High once again.
  • Lady and the Tramp, a timeless live-action retelling of the 1955 animated classic.
  • Togo, an exhilarating and uplifting adventure of a man and his lead sled dog, set in the winter of 1925.
  • The World According to Jeff Goldblum, a documentary series where Jeff uncovers how even the most deceptively simple everyday objects have astonishing backstories.


The service that helped kick off the film/tv show streaming phenomenon. From kids shows like Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig to more adult themed Ozark, Brooklyn Nine Nine and Archer ( LAAANNNAAAAAA), there’s an absolute tonne to choose from There are even some gaming related shows popping up, with the well regarded Castlevania anime getting a 3rd series.
Some of Netflix’s original content:

  • House of Cards follows Francis Underwood, the politician’s politician – masterful, beguiling, charismatic and ruthless
  • Stranger Things set in the 1980s A boy vanishes without a trace, and those who know him set out on a journey to find him, uncovering top secret government experiments and supernatural forces along the way.
  • 6 Underground. After faking his death, a tech billionaire recruits a team of International operatives for a bold mission.
  • Tiger King is the talk of the town right now. The series focuses on the small but deeply interconnected society of big cat conservationists like Carole Baskin, owner of Big Cat Rescue, and collectors such as Exotic, whom Baskin accuses of abusing and exploiting wild animals.

Amazon Prime Video

Included amongst a plethora of other benefits with an Amazon Prime subscription, and possibly the best value streaming service going at the moment. Plenty of content, with premium extras available if you can’t wait to watch the latest content!
Some of Prime Video’s original content:

  • The Boys is set in a universe where superpowered people are recognized as heroes by the general public and owned by powerful corporation Vought International, which ensures that they are aggressively marketed and monetized. 
  • The Grand Tour follows Jeremy, Richard and James as they embark on adventures across the globe, driving new and exciting automobiles from manufacturers all over the world – and getting into their share of typically British awkward situations!
  • The Upside. Inspired by a true story, The Upside is a heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billionaire

These are our picks of what to watch, and where. There are a tonne of other video apps on the Xbox Store, though a lot of what is on offer can be found within those mentioned above. If you’re into watching the biggest streamers, Mixer and Twitch will have you covered, while YouTube is there for those times when you just want to watch a compilation of cat videos.

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Gaming used to be about playing Championship Manager ,but then I was introduced to consoles and I fell in love with Xbox 360. Xbox has always been my console of choice. Catch me on Apex or Call of Duty. Gamertag/Twitter: Chocolatebear80

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