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How to Use Amazon FreeTime on Fire TV

With Amazon FreeTime, you can create a personalized experience for your kids on your Amazon Fire TV, and choose what content they have access to.

About Amazon FreeTime on Fire TV

The Amazon FreeTime app is pre-installed on certain Amazon Fire TV devices. You can find and launch the app from Your Apps & Games.

Important: Amazon FreeTime is not available on Fire TV Stick or Fire TV (3rd Generation). You can use Fire TV parental controls to manage access to content on these devices. To learn more, go to Set Up Amazon Fire TV Parental Controls.

The first time you launch Amazon FreeTime, the app guides you through the setup process--just select the Get Started option on-screen.

Create Child Profiles

You'll be prompted to create a FreeTime profile for each of your children as a first step. You can create up to four child profiles for your device.

Note: Profiles you create from your Fire TV also sync across all FreeTime-enabled Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets also registered to your Amazon account.

To create child profiles:
  1. After you select Get Started, you'll be prompted to enter or create your Prime Video PIN. This is what your Fire TV uses to manage FreeTime and parental controls settings. Enter your PIN, then select Next.
    Tip: If you've forgotten your PIN, you can reset it from Prime Video Settings on the Amazon website. Go to the Parental Controls section and enter a new 5-digit PIN under Prime Video PIN.
  2. Enter your child's name, gender, and date of birth. Then select a profile picture.
  3. Select Next to save the profile.

Add Titles to Your Child's Library

Once you've saved your child's profile, you'll be prompted to add content from your library. When using your Fire TV in "FreeTime mode," your child will only have access to the content you've added.

You can browse titles from your library by recommended family favorites, or filter by Videos and Apps. Scroll left to right to view available titles, then select a title to add it to your child's library. Select Done to save your changes.

You can also add or remove titles from your child's library at any time from your FreeTime settings. See the Manage FreeTime Settings section below for more information.

Note: If you aren't already an Amazon FreeTime Unlimited subscriber, you'll see an option to start a free trial during setup. Amazon FreeTime Unlimited is a content subscription designed for kids ages 3-12, that offers unlimited access to thousands of movies and TV shows. Select Learn More to view subscription plans and a sample of included movies and TV shows. Select Start Free Trial or No Thanks to continue. To learn more, go to Subscribe to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited.

Use FreeTime on Your Device

Amazon FreeTime features a separate on-screen experience designed for kids. When you launch the Amazon FreeTime app from Your Apps & Games and select your child's profile, your Fire TV automatically switches over to "FreeTime mode."

While the Amazon FreeTime app is open, your Fire TV will only display content you've added to your child's library and content available with FreeTime Unlimited (if you have an active subscription or free trial).

To exit "FreeTime mode," select the Exit icon in the left menu, then select Exit to Parent.

You'll need to enter your parental controls PIN to return to the Fire TV Home screen.

Manage FreeTime Settings

The Amazon FreeTime app features its own settings menu, which you can use to manage your child profiles, content, and preferences.

To access Amazon FreeTime settings:

  1. Launch the Amazon FreeTime app from Your Apps & Games.
  2. Select the Settings option on-screen.
  3. You can then choose from the following preferences and options:

Settings Option What to do…
Add a profile

To add a new child profile, select Manage Child Profiles.

Then select the Add New Profile option.

Time Limits

Set Time Limits to specify how long your child can use his/her FreeTime profile each day.

To manage Time Limits, select Manage Child Profiles, and select your child's profile. Then select the Turn On Time Limits option.

You can set an amount of daily screen time for the profile, as well as a bedtime (which turns the profile off at a certain time each day).

To turn off time limits, select Turn Off Time Limits.

Add titles to your child's library

You can manage the movies, TV shows, and apps your child can access within his/her profile.

Select Manage Child Profiles, and select your child's profile. Then select the Add titles to [your child's] library option.

Scroll left and right to browse titles from your library by recommended family favorites, or filter by Videos and Apps.

Select a title to add it to your child's library.

Delete a profile

To delete your child's profile, select Manage Child Profiles, and select your child's profile. Then select the Delete Profile option.

Note: Deleting profiles on your Fire TV will also delete them from any Kindle or Fire tablet devices also registered to your account.

Block access to FreeTime

If you want to block access to the Amazon FreeTime app, you can turn on PIN Protect App Launches in your Fire TV parental controls preferences.

To learn more, go to Set Up Amazon Fire TV Parental Controls.

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