Earlier this year, Amazon turned on a new service for its Kindle Fire HD tablets called FreeTime. FreeTime is a kid-friendly interface that allows parents to pick and choose which apps, videos and web content their kids can access. On Tuesday, Amazon announced its plans to automate the service with something it calls Kindle FreeTime Unlimited.
Unlike the regular version of FreeTime, FreeTime Unlimited will cost Amazon Prime subscribers $2.99 per month for each child, or $6.99 for a family subscription. If you aren’t a Prime member, the price jumps to $4.99 and $9.99 respectively. For your money, Amazon will provide unlimited access to kids apps, videos and books that are appropriate for children. To eliminate the possibility of accidental in-app purchases, Amazon automatically disables this option. It also removes all advertisements and social media hooks from the children’s content it provides.
Kindle FreeTime Unlimited will become available on the most recent Kindle Fire, the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD and the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD in the weeks ahead.