Amazon Rebrands FreeTime To Amazon Kids To Make The Service Less Confusing. According to Wikipedia Amazon is a multinational technology company based in Seattle, It was founded in July 5, 1994, by Jeff Bezos. It began as an online marketplace for books but expanded to sell electronics, food, toys, apparel, etc.
It deals with e-commerce, digital streaming, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing. The company has been classified as one of the four large technology companies. It is also one of the most influential economic and cultural forces in the world, also the world’s valuable brand.
However, Amazon was known for its disruption of well-established industries through technology Innovation and mass scale. It is the world’s largest live streaming platform, AI assistant provider, online marketplace, and cloud computing platform, as measured by revenue and market capitalization.
The company distributes downloads and streaming of video, music and audiobooks through it’s Prime Video, Amazon Music, twitch and audible subsidiaries.
In accordance with The Verge, the company has rebranded Free Time to Amazon Kids in order to make the service less confusing. To get the full details, go through the next section.
Amazon Rebrands FreeTime To Amazon Kids To Make The Service Less Confusing
According to The Verge, Amazon debuted FreeTime back in 2012 as a way for kids to enjoy and experience tech and also for parents to easily monitor their kids during usage. It sounds more like a service to help people spend less time on their electronic devices. However, to fix this, the company decided to remain it from “Free Time” to “Amazon kids” and ‘FreeTime unlimited to ‘Amazon kids plus.’
In a few week’s time, the company will release a new Amazon kids home screen, recommended for kids ages eight and above, to experience what a grown-up tablet feels like by changing the layout to look now like a traditional tablet. Thus, the service previously had a simplified interface where kids could swipe between one app at a time.
However, with the Amazon Parent Dashboard, parents can modify age filters to designate what type of content appears on their kids’ home screen. The new home screen also has quick access to kid-friendly music stations from iHeartRadio.
Amazon also announced that kids will soon be able to use fire tablets to broadcast announcements across any Alexa device in their homes. Their parents will have to approve each announcement, to enable kids to perpetually ask their parents to come to their room with snacks.
Is There a Subscription Plan For Amazon Kids?
The Amazon kids have no subscription plan, it is totally free. But if you’re going for the kids plus, it requires a monthly subscription of $5 or $3 monthly if you already pay for Amazon Pi.
The difference between the paid service and non-pay service is that the paid service offers exclusive access to more audiobooks, books, shows, games, and media in Spanish. So, to enjoy more kids’ content you need the kids plus subscription plan.