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Posted on Nov 9, 2011 8:58:33 AM PST
I'm surprised Amazon is allowing Netflix, but glad. Makes the decision to get a Fire that much easier. The timing of this announcement makes me wonder if we don't have the new Nook to thank for this decision.

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 9:06:39 AM PST
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Posted on Nov 9, 2011 9:17:55 AM PST
Robert says:
I want to get the Fire for my 9 year old. I don' want her to have access to the internet. Is this possible?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2011 9:25:32 AM PST
Jo MW says:
Don't turn on the wireless. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2011 9:26:33 AM PST
D. Knight says:
It takes a lot longer than a day to do the negotiations, develop the app, etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2011 9:28:10 AM PST
L L. says:
NO, it's not, Most of the fires capabilities use wifi. You could deregister it from your account, but then any cloud content wouldn't be available. You could do it, but I sure wouldn't do that to my child.

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 9:28:34 AM PST
Robert says:
Thanks Jo MW. I'm not really up on all the new technology. Still using a desk top at home. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2011 9:29:17 AM PST
Jo MW says:
So you think Amazon conjured up a compatible Netflix app in the two days since the Nook announcement? As someone who works with sw developers, I can say that that seems very unlikely. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2011 9:33:05 AM PST
L L. says:
Exactly right. THey have said from the beginning and in the article I read that those places mentioned were the only people that had advance information on the kindle fire so that they could get their apps developed in time. It was always in talks and a most likely thing.

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 9:34:47 AM PST
I don't think Amazon conjured up a Netflix app, its likely the same one the Nook uses. Amazon has no doubt been testing it. But for the attention that the Nook was getting in comparison to the Fire I think it is likely Amazon would have waited at least a few months on releasing the Netflix app to see how video sales and Prime adoption benefited from its absence.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2011 9:36:07 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 9, 2011 9:37:10 AM PST
Jo MW says:
If you are concerned about your child's internet access, you should read up on stuff, learn how to set your router to block and filter access, and even chat with your child's friends' parents about their network access. And, most important, you should talk to your child about the risks that exist on the 'Net--I think those risks are a bit overdramatized, but no tech solution works very well without the humans involved getting educated. :)

All that may sound like a lot of work, but it's really no different than teaching your child how to ride a bike safely...or choosing the right helmet for her to wear.

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 12:08:41 PM PST
C. Coulter says:
I've never had anything that I could purchase apps this is new to me. I have my kindle fire on preorder. Netflix comes preloaded onto the kindle fire correct? Meaning, I don't have to purchase the app in addition to paying a monthly fee to have a netflix account?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2011 12:11:50 PM PST
The Netflix App will be free if you need to download it. It is always free. If you have a subscription to Netflix you will be able to use it on th Fire.

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 12:15:05 PM PST
Sheldon says:
amazon had a press release today.
Lots on info on there about what the Kindle fire can do and what apps
it will run.
And Netflix is one of them.

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 12:15:53 PM PST
I have a Fire on order for my 11 year old and will be getting my 13 and 8 year old a Fire. They have a PC they all share and never had to use net nanny or block their access to it. When I first let them have access to internet I just went over safety guidelines with them. I have never had a problem with any of them accessing any content I would not approve of. They know to not talk to strangers or give info about themselves online.

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 5:45:46 PM PST
R. S. Chaney says:
I was confident these apps would be available but I am glad to see it confirmed. Now I just need to be able to access my Spotify account. That's not a complaint, by the way.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2011 7:29:04 AM PST
Amazon announced Sept. 28 that Netflix and Pandora were among the first to get the Kindle Fire to partner with them.

They continued to say this in other news interviews.

- Andrys

Posted on Nov 10, 2011 7:34:50 AM PST
Ava L. Fogel says:
i would like to see a kindle fire before i commit to buying one

Posted on Nov 10, 2011 7:43:35 AM PST
That makes sense, even with Amazon's firm 30-day full refund policy if you don't like it.

They announced the new Kindles will be at 16,000 retail locations across the U.S.
"Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Staples, Sam's Club, RadioShack, Office Depot, as well as several other retailers..." That includes the Kindle Fire.

- Andrys

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2011 8:26:21 AM PST
Chris Feia says:
Someone answer me this. The books that I've purchased in hard copy over the years from amazon. Will those books be available electronically for me to read at no charge since I have bought them. If so, that will be key in my buying decision.

Posted on Nov 10, 2011 8:27:46 AM PST
C. Claiborn says:
No, Chris, hard copy books aren't made available electronically. Publishers won't allow free copies of their ebooks to be sent out to existing customers.

Best wishes.

Posted on Nov 10, 2011 9:44:25 AM PST
That's like saying I bought Fried Green Tomatoes on Video, will y'all give me a free digital copy since I'm upgrading my technology? No, you say? Well, how about a free DVD copy? Guess my decision is made.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2011 9:51:28 AM PST
Chris Feia says:
Touché! When u put it like that, well geez.

I get it. Just frustrating. I've literally purchased about 10 books last month (wasnt looking into the kindle at all like I am now) it would be nice to convert all these new books just bought and unread to digital. Just wishful thinking I guess.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2011 9:52:22 AM PST
AkShiz says:
Don't think that's the full case. It works on my Infuse that still runs Froyo.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2011 12:36:15 PM PST
Jo MW says:
Well, you could ask Amazon CS whether those recent book purchases can be returned so you can re-buy for the Fire. They try hard to work with customers that way.
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