Amazon FreeTime Unlimited is primary aimed at children and provides provides all-you-can eat access to over 13,000 age-appropriate videos, educational apps, games, and book. The company has just announced they have introduced a new feature called smart filter and added over one thousand new videos and games from Disney, Nickelodeon, Mattel, Monument Valley, SEGA, and More.
“Today, FreeTime Unlimited offers over 13,000 videos, educational apps, games, and books, plus over 40,000 YouTube videos and websites—for kids from preschool to preteen,” said Nate Glissmeyer, Director, Amazon Kids and Families. “To help more easily manage all that awesome content, we’re introducing FreeTime Smart Filters to give parents the ultimate say in what their kids are seeing—younger kids still have the freedom to explore the titles that are appropriate for their age group while older kids get to play Monument Valley and see other cool videos, apps, games, and books that are just right for them.”
Amazon FreeTime Unlimited now offers over 13,000 titles, including:
- Thousands of hand-curated videos, including Legend of Korra, Gortimer Gibbons, Thunder Birds Are Go, Just Add Magic, iCarly, Star Trek, RL Stein’s The Haunting Hour, Superman the Animated Series, Design Squad, and Big Time Rush.
- Hundreds of age-appropriate apps and games without any in-app purchasing or advertisements, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Monument Valley, Slugterra, Lightbot Programming Puzzles, Star Wars Rebels, Winx Bloomix Quest, Temple Run: OZ, American Girl, Barbie, Hot Wheels, Monster High, and Ever After High.
- Thousands of books, including titles like The Witch of Blackbird Pond, The Black Pearl, The Sign of the Beaver, Harry Potter, The Island of the Blue Dolphins, Big Nate, DC Super Heroes, and Scooby Doo.
FreeTime Unlimited is also adding new titles for preschool and younger kids with popular apps like The Good Dinosaur, Inside Out, Big Hero 6, and Disney Junior Appisodes; new books The Polar Express, Sleep Like a Tiger, Tuesday, and Mr. Wuffles; and new videos from Dino Dan, Zoboomafoo, Thomas and Friends, Wishenpoof, and Tumble Leaf.
Families can also discover kid-friendly content using the Amazon FreeTime web browser, which provides kids with controlled access to over 40,000 hand-curated, age-appropriate YouTube videos and websites. All YouTube videos and websites included in the FreeTime web browser are selected and approved by Amazon experts to ensure they are appropriate for kids.
Introducing FreeTime Smart Filters
Because no two kids are exactly alike—individual development and preferences vary—Amazon FreeTime now includes FreeTime Smart Filters. Using a blend of input from Common Sense Media, Amazon experts, and parents like you, FreeTime Smart Filters is a proprietary feature to help parents sort through and manage FreeTime content. FreeTime Unlimited begins by recommending age-appropriate videos, educational apps, games, and books for kids to enjoy. Parents can then use FreeTime Smart Filters to adjust the library so that older kids are only seeing the content that’s applicable to them, and parents can be confident younger kids aren’t seeing content deemed too old. FreeTime Smart Filters will be available for 4th and 5th generation Fire tablets, including Fire Kids Edition, via a free, over-the-air software update rolling out starting April 27.
Amazon FreeTime and FreeTime Unlimited are available exclusively on Fire tablets, including Fire Kids Edition, as well as on Kindle e-readers—learn more about FreeTime Unlimited at www.amazon.com/freetimeunlimited.
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