Amazon launches new Fire for kids with added FreeTime

Amazon has launched a new Fire tablet specifically for kids bundled with a year’s free Amazon FreeTime Unlimited subscription and a doubling of the amount of Spanish-language content available for kids.

The Amazon Fire 7 Kids edition, which will cost US$99.99 (€89) in the US, will come with a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the tech giant’s subscription offering for the 3-12 year-old kids market. After the first year, customers can continue their subscription from US$2.99 per month for Prime members and US$4.99 per month for customers who are not yet Prime members.

The FreeTime Unlimited subscription can be used on compatible devices including Fire tablets, Echo devices, iOS devices, and Android devices.

The subscription will include access to titles such as Toy Story: Smash It! andFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them from the likes of Disney, PBS and Nickelodeon as well as books, audio books, educational apps and games.

Amazon has doubled the amount of Spanish language programming on the service compared with a year ago, with over 2,000 titles available.

Parents can choose to enable Spanish only content, English only content, or a combination of both, and can customize the settings for each individual child profile.

FreeTime comes with parental tools including age filters, the ability to set educational content quotas, limitations on screen time by category and total screen time, bedtime shutdown and the ability to add or remove content and enable or disable the web browser.

The device itself comes with a 7-inch display, and 16 GB of storage with up to 512 GB of expandable storage via a microSD card slot.

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