Amazon announced today that Amazon FreeTime and Amazon FreeTime Unlimited are now Amazon Kids and Amazon Kids+. While the names have changed, the concept has stayed the same. Amazon Kids and Amazon Kids+ will continue to give kids and their parents access to a safe place for children to enjoy the books, games, shows, and movies that they love.
In addition to the name change, Amazon is introducing several new features for Amazon Kids.
- New Home Screen Experience: A new home screen theme within Amazon Kids that looks and feels more like a grown-up tablet.
- Announcements: If you have an Echo device in your home, kids will now be able to use their Fire tablet to broadcast a message in their voice to everyone in the home. This feature needs to be enabled and parental consent is required.
- More Videos and Music: Now kids can enjoy hundreds of new video titles hand-selected for kids ages 6 to 12, including gaming playthrough videos and PG and live-action titles. Kids also now have easy access to music stations from iHeartRadio Family.
Amazon Kids is completely free to parents, and Amazon Kids+ subscriptions start at $2.99 per month for Prime members and $4.99 per month for customers who are not yet Prime members. You can learn more on the Amazon Kids+ website.
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