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None of the content has in-app payments, advertisements, or social links

Amazon has announced a new content service for young Kindle users called Kindle FreeTime Unlimited. The service is an all-you-can-eat offering built from the ground up specifically for children. The service is available exclusively on the new Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD tablets.

The service brings together multiple content types including books, games, educational apps, movies, and TV shows into a simple and easy-to-use service aimed at children age 3 to 8. The service promises unlimited access to thousands of titles including Amazon exclusive Android apps and games that are all curated for age appropriateness.

The services available to Amazon Prime members for $2.99 per month per child or $6.99 per month for an entire family. The service offers children's entertainment from Andrews McMeel Publishing, Chronicle Books, DC Comics,Disney, HIT Entertainment, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Marvel, Nickelodeon, PBS, Reading Rainbow, Sesame Workshop and more.

Kindle Fire HD 8.9" showing "FreeTime"

Since all the content in the service is curated for age appropriateness, children are free to explore all the content available on their own and choose what they want to read, watch, or play. The service includes some of children's favorite characters including Elmo, Dora, Thomas, Cinderella, curious George, and lots more.

The service offers individual profiles allowing each child in the home to set up their own account and have their own content. None of the apps offered in the service have in-app payments, advertisements, or social media links. That means you won't get any unexpected charges to your account and children won't accidentally click advertisements.

FreeTime Unlimited is available for users who own one of the Kindle Fire tablets via a software update that will be delivered automatically in the coming weeks. After the update is delivered, users will be able to sign up for the service.

Source: Amazon



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Very very good offer!
By dark matter on 12/5/2012 8:22:39 AM , Rating: 2
Just a little late for this Christmas, but certainly will be considering it for their Birthdays.

As this is a brilliant offer.




RE: Very very good offer!
By fic2 on 12/5/2012 10:57:13 AM , Rating: 2
If it was available on the Nabi 2 I would probably be in. I am not about to turn my Kindle Fire over to a child though.


RE: Very very good offer!
By Moishe on 12/7/2012 9:39:33 AM , Rating: 2
Pretty great idea and a decent price. I have two Kindle Fires in the house and for the kid's KF, I am constantly having to type in the admin password to download some worthless free app that will be used for 20 minutes before deleted.


Great product
By AlphaVirus on 12/5/2012 10:57:37 AM , Rating: 3
It's about time these content providers get a clue. We adults purchase the media device for ourselves but it quickly becomes our kid's toy. With this and my Windows phone kid's corner, I don't have to worry about random charges and my kid's frustration because he accidentally clicked on an advertisement. Also it's hard finding content for the little ones so this will make life easy.

On a second note Amazon should quickly provide a release date because this is definitely news worth sharing to other parents.

Amazon kudos for this idea, I may purchase a new kindle and strictly have this on it.




RE: Great product
By Moishe on 12/7/2012 9:48:55 AM , Rating: 2
They need to add one more option. FreeTime for $1/month that has all the same features but only allows free things to be downloaded.


time limits?
By uop on 12/5/2012 9:33:56 AM , Rating: 2
I wonder if this service has a built-in time limit function (eg 30 minutes a day)?

Going to playgrounds and all I see is disconnected families, each person looking at their own screen but no one looking at each other.
It has become too easy to ignore the world.




RE: time limits?
By AlphaVirus on 12/5/2012 4:59:54 PM , Rating: 2
I did check the website and it allows you to set daily limits or completely restrict access to certain content. So you have a different timer for Videos, Games, and reading books, as well as a feature to disable the internet browser.

Based on the advertisement it looks like its in 15min increments to a max of 2hr. After 2hr it switches to unlimited.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=kin_dp_...


By voodoobunny on 12/5/2012 2:50:44 PM , Rating: 2
Oh *boy*.

I just bought a Nexus 7 on Cyber Monday. I hope they decide to make this available on other devices as part of Amazon Prime in the future. I would immediately sign up for Prime if they did!

*Vainly hoping*




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