Amazon has announed it will be launching a subscription service for children’s games, videos and books aimed at getting more kids to use its Kindle Fire tablet devices.
The Kindle FreeTime Unlimited service will be available in the next few weeks as part of an automatic software update, the Associated Press is reporting.
Aimed at kids ranging in age from 3 to 8, the service will cost $4.99 per month for one child. and $2.99 per child for members of Amazon Prime, the company’s $79-a-year premium shipping service.
Subscribers will have access to ‘‘thousands’’ of pieces of content, the company says. Kids will be able to watch, play and read any of the content available to them as many times as they want as long as their parents allow for it.
With the subscription service, kids will be allowed browse age-appropriate videos, games and books and pick what they want to see without being exposed to ads. They will also be prevented from accessing the Web or social media andwon’t be able to make payments from the device.
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