Amazon Kindle Freetime Unlimited is a subscription program that is aimed at kids and the platform has thousands of eBooks, movies, television shows and apps. All of the content that is available on the service has all advertising and in-app payments removed, to make sure the little ones don’t rack up the bill. Freetime Unlimited was only available on Fire Tablets, but Amazon is looking to expand it and has just released a dedicated non-fire Android App that is available on Google Play and the Good e-Reader App Store.
Freetime Unlimited targets children who are ages 3-8 and the subscription costs $2.99 per child or $6.99 for the whole family, Prime members get unlimited access to thousands of popular kids titles. Customers who are not yet Prime members can sign up for FreeTime Unlimited for a monthly price of $4.99 per child or $9.99 per family. A
When you enroll in Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, kids will have access to Andrews McMeel Publishing, Chronicle Books, DC Comics, Disney, HIT Entertainment, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Marvel, Nickelodeon, PBS, Reading Rainbow, Sesame Workshop, and more.
The essence of this program is basically giving kids as many paid videos, apps, and games that they can consume. There are no limits on any of the media they want to watch, read, or play. Normally, Amazon Prime members get free two day shipping, 1 free ebook a month, and one Prime Video. This new project seeks to give you an ‘all you can eat’ for an additional monthly fee. Considering each kid friendly app costs around $2.99 and each book $3 – $10, this is worth it.
I find it interesting that Amazon is looking to move Freetime Unlimited beyond their own line of hardware and expand it to the greater Android ecosystem. There is no official press release yet, but I surmise that it is only available in the United States.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.