We live in the USA and have DirecTV but are considering getting rid of it to use a combo of Amazon Prime, Hulu, and/or Netflix. Does anyone know if you can access programs (especially children's) in Spanish through these providers? Thanks in advance.
One year later and I'm still looking for answers to this question! Specifically, my daughter loves Sofia the First on Disney Junior, and it's not in Spanish on Netflix. My son likes some PBS shows and shows on Nickelodeon and even Cartoon Network, but I'm having a hard time finding out if these shows are in Spanish or not. Does anyone have any information? Thanks in advance.
Katie, I suggest contacting these providers directly for the answer. I imagine they could even offer full information on all their current programming in Spanish.
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With Amazon Prime I really like Little Pim, they have 4 or 5 programs in Spanish, French, Mandarin, German and Japanese. They are free.
Also, not sure if your public library has them but Whistlefritz is a pretty cool "program." I think there are like 5 DVDs. We actually bought the DVDs as it was cheaper than paying the library fines from forgetting to take back.
While the screen cannot really replace human interaction, I find that those two shows are "educational" enough that I don't feel too terrible for leaving my kids in front of the TV for a while.
As for streaming shows, the only other Spanish show on Amazon Prime is Plaza Sesamo but it looks really old...as in 1970's old. My kids watched one or two but it really did not hold their attention.
The other thing I do is buy specific DVDs and just select Spanish as the language. One I like is Sid the Science Kid (which is also PBS) but Dora the Explorer and even Paw Patrol has language selection (on the DVDs) so that might be an alternative and I am sure the library has a decent selection of movies that you can change the language setting on.
As for YouTube, that is also a great resource. My daughter likes Peppa Pig and Masha and the Bear (in Spanish), though it is easy for YouTube to get into different languages or other content that might be more questionable so I do not encourage YouTube so much (she tends to gear towards Shopkins, PlayDoh and Surprise Eggs when she gets a hold of YouTube).
Peppa the Pig can be found on YouTube in Spanish. My granddaughter loves Peppa. We do not use cable stations, but find loads of wonderful Spanish language programming on YouTube. Also many Disney cartoons have a Spanish track, so we play our favorites in Spanish instead of English.
I'm sure you can easily find cartoon shows in Spanish on youtube. We were able to do this in French and Spanish is more common I think. Also, you can buy DVDs. We have done this for French for Sofia and all the popular shows. Netflix will have these shows in Spanish I'm sure, but you can only access them when you are in Spain. For example, when you travel you can use your Netflix account, but only watch the shows allowed in each country. For example when we go to Norway, some of the cartoons offered are in Norwegian. When we travel to the US, different shows are offered than in the UK.
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Amy: That is amazing news Nellie!! Go for it!
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Mayken: That's great news, Nellie!
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