Amazon intros Kindle FreeTime Unlimited for kids, all-you-can-eat content for $2.99 per month

December 5, 2012
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    When the new lineup of Kindle Fire tablets was announced several months ago, Amazon also introduced FreeTime, a parental control feature that lets parents limit the time their kids can use the tablet for reading books, watching video, or playing games – while blocking access to web browser and the app store.

    Just in time for the holiday, the kid mode has received a boost with the introduction of the Kindle FreeTime Unlimited.

    The new subscription service gives your kids unlimited access to a plethora of books, movies, TV shows, games, and apps at a monthly flat rate of $2.99 per child for Amazon Prime members or $4.99 for non-Prime members. The price goes up to $6.99 and $9.99, respectively, if you want to add up to 6 children to the service.

    The content comes from Disney, Nickelodeon, PBS, Sesame Workshop, and more. All in-app payments and advertisements are removed from the apps – making the playground more conducive for the little ones.

    The all-you-can-eat plan is available for owners of the Kindle Fire HD tablets, as well as the refreshed Kindle Fire. You will be getting a free software update on your Kindle Fires in the coming weeks to enable the Kindle FreeTime Unlimited feature, and it will come with a free one-month trial.  This should help keep the kids occupied during the long holiday trips.

    Comments

    • Jayna

      I adore the quiet time that my husband and I get when our kids are distracted with movies or games. I’m sure Amazon users will be happy with their new option, but they’re not going to be happy that they have to pay extra for it. We use DISH’s Blockbuster @Home since it’s great for the whole family. We can stream and we can rent DVDs, Blu-rays, and video games. When my boss at DISH told us about all the options included in a subscription, my husband and I knew that we would be fools not to get this for our family.

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