Sesame Street launches Sesame Go video streaming service, but US-only for now
There are numerous ways to watch the content you love, but now there is a new offering that's been thrown into the mix. And it only serves up a beloved television show for kids.
Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organisation behind the kids' show Sesame Street, has launched a video-on-demand streaming service called Sesame GO. It's advert-free and provides access to old and new episodes, but it is limited to the US for now and costs $3.99 per month or $29.99 year. An international version is in the works too.
Open-source video platform Kaltura powers Sesame GO, which is optimised for Mac, PC, and mobile devices. You'll be able to watch videos via your HTML 5 or Flash-supported web browser, so no app download is required. If you'd like to check out Sesame GO before shelling out subscription money, Sesame Workshop is offering a free two-week trial.
Sesame Street is an American children's television series that debuted in 1969. It is known for its educational content, cultural references, celebrity appearances, and the use of Jim Henson's Muppets. That said, Sesame content is available on Sesame GO in 60- or 30-minute blocks, and there's some 30-minute Pinky Dinky Doo episodes.