Amazon Announces FreeTime and FreeTime Unlimited—En Español
Sep. 06, 2018
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 6, 2018--(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced a new Spanish language experience within Amazon FreeTime and FreeTime Unlimited. FreeTime Unlimited now offers kids access to over 1,000 premium, age-appropriate books, videos, educational apps, games, and coming soon, Audible books—all in Spanish and at no additional cost to the subscription. Plus, kids now also have access to thousands of kid-friendly and hand-curated websites and web videos in FreeTime.
Whether already fluent in Spanish or still learning, kids of all ages can now enjoy Spanish language favorite books and videos like Sesamo, La vuelta al mundo en 80 días, El código del dragon, Miss Alegría, and Invasión del mundo principal: Una aventura Minecraft, plus translated versions of popular books, videos, apps, and games like Harry Potter, LEGO Ninjago, Teen Titans - Teen Titans Go!, and Where’s My Water? from brands like Pottermore, LEGO, Disney, Cartoon Network and more. All of the content is kid-friendly, age-appropriate, and hand-selected by the Amazon FreeTime team with new titles added regularly.
“Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the United States and is taught as a foreign language in many elementary schools today,” said Kurt Beidler, Director of Kids & Family, Amazon. “FreeTime and FreeTime Unlimited in Spanish offer an immersive experience that reinforces what many kids are learning at home or in school. With over 1,000 Spanish language books, videos, educational apps, games, and Audible books, plus thousands of websites and web videos, we think families are going to love it.”
In addition to new Spanish language content, kids can also enjoy unlimited access to the full catalog of English content, including over 20,000 kid-friendly books, videos, educational apps, games, and coming soon, Audible books, plus tens of thousands of kid-friendly websites and web videos. Along with Spanish content, FreeTime now also offers a new design, making it even easier for kids to find their favorite titles. The new design separates titles by content type, including by English or Spanish language, so kids can quickly find books, Audible books, videos, apps, games, and more.
Parents can also use the FreeTime parental controls to modify their child’s language preferences either directly on their child’s device or remotely through Parent Dashboard ( parents.amazon.com ), and can choose to enable Spanish-only content, English-only content, or a combination of both. Settings can also be customized for each individual child profile. Parents can also choose Spanish as their Parent Dashboard language to monitor their child’s activity and adjust their FreeTime settings remotely.
FreeTime and FreeTime Unlimited in Spanish will be available on Fire Kids Edition tablets, in the FreeTime app on compatible Fire tablets, and on compatible iOS devices via a free software update that will begin rolling out to customers starting October 4, and is coming soon to compatible Android devices. FreeTime Unlimited starts at just $2.99 per month for Prime members and $4.99 per month for customers who are not yet Prime members. For more information, visit: www.amazon.com/FreeTimeUnlimited.
Families can also use their FreeTime Unlimited subscription to access FreeTime Unlimited on Alexa, an all-new Alexa experience for kids and parents with over 1,000 Audible kids’ books; kid-friendly, ad-free radio stations and playlists; character alarms; and premium Alexa skills from Disney, Nickelodeon, National Geographic, and more. FreeTime Unlimited on Alexa is available on compatible Echo devices, including Echo Dot Kids Edition, Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus.
Today Amazon also announced the all-new Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet, which includes a year of FreeTime Unlimited. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/FireHD8KidsEdition. Amazon today also announced the all-new Fire HD 8. More information can be found at www.amazon.com/FireHD8.
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