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Expanded Online Content for Spring Term: Streaming Options

Academic content vendors have expanded access to online resources for faculty and students working remotely this spring. This guide is our best attempt to organize that content for PSU.

Streaming Options

Digital Concert Hall - Berlin PhilharmonicThe Philharmonie Berlin is closed until 19 April to help contain the coronavirus. But the orchestra will continue to play for you – in the Digital Concert Hall. The Berliner Philharmoniker invite you to visit their virtual concert hall free of charge. Just copy & paste the code BERLINPHIL at 

Kanopy Streaming Video: Our existing Kanopy Streaming Video Subscription has been expanded to include additional films available for one month.

Met OnDemand: The Metropolitan Opera announced that it would stream encore presentations from the award-winning Live in HD series of cinema transmissions on the company website for the duration of the closure. The new offering will begin on Monday, March 16 with the 2010 HD performance of Bizet’s Carmen. All “Nightly Met Opera Streams” will begin at 7:30 pm and will remain available via the homepage of for 20 hours. The homepage link will open the performance on the Met Opera on Demand streaming service. The performance will also be viewable on all Met Opera on Demand apps. ***Due to popularity, access to Met OnDemand may be variable.

National Theatre: The National Theatre in London will begin broadcasting a play every Thursday on its YouTube channel, starting April 2 at 2 p.m. Eastern. The videos will be available to stream a week after they launch. 

Netflix: For many years, Netflix has allowed teachers to screen documentaries in their classrooms. However, this isn’t possible with schools closed. So, we have made a selection of our documentary features and series available on the Netflix US YouTube channel. Click here to see the full list of documentary films and series. Each title also has educational resources available, which can be used by both students and teachers - and we’ll be doing Q&As with some of the creators behind these projects so that students can hear from them firsthand. 

PBS LearningMedia, an online destination for educators and students that offers free access to thousands of resources from PBS stations and partners, will now include many of the award-winning films of Ken Burns and Florentine Films in their entirety. Available on PBS LearningMedia’s “Ken Burns in the Classroom” hub beginning April 20 through June 30, the films will support teachers and students with distance learning for the remainder of this academic year. 


Additionally, some commercial streaming services have increased their free trial periods for new customers:

*All free resources are subject to change at anytime