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Initial post: Dec 12, 2012 12:17:58 PM PST
metz1295 says:
i'm confused. what's the difference between kindle free time unlimited and the free time controls i already have on my hd?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 12:32:32 PM PST
B. Marks says:
As I understand it FT Unlimited is a plan where you pay a monthly fee and your child gets to watch or read or use anything they want that's designated by the plan at no extra charge. I suppose this lets them pick their own stuff without risking credit card charges.

I've read that it's geared toward children up to about 5 or 6 years old.

Barry

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 1:18:33 PM PST
JenL says:
I added unlimited to my daughter's fire. I love it. She now has a library at her fingertips. It says it's for kids up to 8 years old. My daughter is 8 and although we are quickly moving into chapter books she still enjoys the shorter books with pictures. Also, many of her favorite apps showed up in the free time unlimited library. And not just the shortened free version of the apps, but the full version. It's worth a few dollars a month to give her the options and variety on her fire.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 2:52:51 PM PST
jsh1120 says:
metz1295,

The posts above are correct. It might help to think of Kindle FreeTime Unlimited as sort of a "Prime for Kids." The content included in the subscription service is accessible only from within the Kindle FreeTime app you already have. It includes...

() Many books mostly geared for younger children. It's roughly the equivalent of the Prime "Kindle Owner Lending Library" except that it is not limited to a single book per month.

() Videos. Again, streaming video much like the Videos available for Amazon Prime members. In this case, the videos are tailored to specific ages and the gender of the child.

() Apps. Access to lots of apps, games, and interactive books that are free to use as long as one retains the KFTU subscription.

All of this content is simply added to whatever content you enable independently in the Kindle FreeTime app.

Posted on Dec 13, 2012 2:45:30 PM PST
JimmyA says:
Are the Kindle Free Time apps, books and movies stored on the Kindle or are they stored in the cloud? I just was not sure if the 8gb in the Kindle Fire would be sufficient, or limit the amount of apps, books, movies loaded (or would you have to rotate the content?.
Thanks, Jim

Posted on Dec 24, 2012 6:22:23 AM PST
Gary Johnson says:
You would rotate the content, its kind of a mini-Amazon store inside of Freetime, but everything is free. I just got it up and going for my kids presents tomorrow and I am already 100% satisfied. I wouldn't say it's only for kids 5 & 6 years old. Mine are 9,8 & 6 and I found great content for all 3 of them. Ivy and Bean and Icarly books for my 8 yr old, History, and Science books for my 9 yr old, Animal books for my 6 year old. The video's have whole seasons of Spongebob, Bobby's World etc.. I was seriously impressed.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 24, 2012 6:34:31 AM PST
~nospin says:
Thank you so much for posting your experience.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 24, 2012 6:40:19 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 24, 2012 6:41:13 AM PST
So glad it is working for you. I hope you and your kiddies have a great Christmas and fun experiences with their new Fires.

I don't need Freetime Unlimited (no little ones at home) but I've been looking at it, and as described, it looks like a very useful feature for parents.

Posted on Jan 26, 2013 8:44:55 PM PST
A couple things I'd like to see with Free Time are time controls that allow parents to set when during the day it can be used (e.g. not before 7 am and not after 8 pm) , and with the unlimited service, I'd like to choosing which apps, books, and videos my son fan access. I don't necessarily want my son to see every title that the Amazon MBAs want to put in front of him. Since I'm paying for the service, I should be able to choose.
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