Amazon renews its Fire Kids and launches it for iOS and Android
(Amazon Fire Kids)The tablets Amazon have always been a great choice for children thanks to the built -in parental controls. The company has now released the app for Android and iOS, rebranking it at the same time as Amazon Kids + , rather than Amazon Fire for Kids.
The subscription service that comes with the app is still optional, but it’s also available on more than Amazon’s Fire tablets.
The subscription can be used on any compatible device (including Chromebooks), giving children access to more than 10,000 e-books, videos, audible books, games, and educational apps.
All that content is curated, including the videos that are available through the children’s web browser, and divided into several age-appropriate categories.
Amazon has also made changes to the app’s home screen on Fire tablets, with a new one for kids ages 8-12. Previously the home screen was aimed at younger children, but the new design is more customizable and should be more appealing to older children up to 12 years old. This should come out as a software update shortly.
The company has also added more music and videos in the “Older Kids” category, which previously didn’t offer as much as for younger ages.
Amazon says it will also add Fun Kids music stations and playlists to the home screen of Kids Edition Fire tablets.
You don’t have to be an Amazon Prime member to use Kids +, but you do have a discount. And it must be said that it doesn’t make much sense to install the app on iOS or Android unless you plan to subscribe.