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[NBC] Amazon - Kids get endless supply of videos, apps, and books with Kindle FreeTime Unlimited

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One of the most child-friendly tablets on the market is getting even child-friendlier with Amazon’s announcement of Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, a new monthly subscription service that dishes out unlimited access to kid’s shows, movies, books, apps and games to Kindle Fire owners. It starts at $2.99 per month for each child (if you have an Amazon Prime membership).

These titles aren’t slouches, either: Kindle FreeTime Unlimited is launching with some of the biggest names in child entertainment on, including Sesame Workshop, Disney, HIT Entertainment, PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Marvel, DC Comics and more.

As a parent who already has 3 Kindle Fires on the way for my young children, I was very pleased to find this out late last night. While we don't allow our children to be glued to technology, it is nice to have something like this available for travel and other downtime during the day.

I know I have been putting out a pretty significant amount of money on just books for my oldest, 7. He loves to read, so having a library at his finger tips will be nice!

EDIT: Something of note on the pricing for this service; It is $2.99 per month per child with a Prime account, or $6.99 per month for the entire "Family". Cost is increased without Prime membership.
Edited by PostalTwinkie - 12/5/12 at 11:35am
    
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Media overdose for the youngins?
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This is cool. Why do kids get all the cool stuff now?
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Does anyone else miss when free time didn't cost $2.99 a month.

That said maybe this will help get kids learning something.


Or playing angry birds 24/7
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Does anyone else miss when free time didn't cost $2.99 a month.
That said maybe this will help get kids learning something.
Or playing angry birds 24/7

That is the great thing about the program.

As a parent you can setup how much time they get per day to browse the web, watch videos, read books, or play apps. You can set "Reading" to unlimited, and put a 30 min restriction on Apps, an hour on web browsing, etc. The level of content control provided is really fantastic!
    
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That is the great thing about the program.
As a parent you can setup how much time they get per day to browse the web, watch videos, read books, or play apps. You can set "Reading" to unlimited, and put a 30 min restriction on Apps, an hour on web browsing, etc. The level of content control provided is really fantastic!

:O In order to get some movie/TV time, read for 30 minutes. Achievement Unlocked. YAY!
    
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That is the great thing about the program.
As a parent you can setup how much time they get per day to browse the web, watch videos, read books, or play apps. You can set "Reading" to unlimited, and put a 30 min restriction on Apps, an hour on web browsing, etc. The level of content control provided is really fantastic!

:O In order to get some movie/TV time, read for 30 minutes. Achievement Unlocked. YAY!

We've been planning to get a Fire HD... for this very reason. biggrin.gif
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My parents only let me use electronics for 30 mins a day. Is that even possible anymore? lol
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So does this come with unlimited Regular Show and Adventure Time for my viewing pleasure?
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Them kids with their fancy technology.
Back in the day it was playing with a board, cards and play pieces and role playing warriors and mages etc....
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