Amazon Kindle FreeTime Limitless launches, bundles child-pleasant media, menu for a payment

Amazon Kindle FreeTime Unlimited launches, bundles kid-friendly media, menu for a fee

We acquired a peek at Amazon’s Kindle FreeTime throughout its press convention again in September, however now it is making the household-pleasant function a part of a subscription package deal out there throughout the household of Kindle Hearth units. Greater than only a submenu of video like those provided by Netflix and Hulu Plus, it resembles the Child’s Nook launcher in Home windows Telephone eight by password locking youngsters out of the remainder of the gadget, however with a preselected package deal of content material to fill it.

Obtainable to Prime subscribers for $2.ninety nine per thirty days, per baby or for $6.ninety nine for a household-broad license of as much as six youngsters (do not have Prime? you possibly can decide it up for $four.ninety nine/$9.ninety nine a month), youngsters can flick through the choice of instructional apps, video games, books, films and TV exhibits. It additionally throws in different options mother and father will dig, with a customized login and bookmarks for the youngsters, plus the power to set deadlines on use that may be particularly tailor-made by class.

All of this occurs with them seeing any advertisements or racking up a invoice for video on-demand or in-app purchases, since these hooks have been eliminated, creating an surroundings endorsed by Widespread Sense Media. Massive names like Disney, Nickelodeon, DC Comics and PBS are all on the record, with the promise of a retailer of content material to maintain the little ones distracted/studying so long as essential. To set it up in your gadget, you will solely have to create a FreeTime account if you have not already, and hit the free trial button.

Need to see it for your self? The function is obtainable in an OTA software program replace rolling out over “the approaching weeks” to the brand new Kindle Hearth, Kindle Hearth HD and Kindle Hearth HD eight.9, with a free month of trial entry obtainable to house owners. There are extra particulars within the press launch after the break, or past the supply hyperlink.

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Introducing “Kindle FreeTime Limitless”-The All-You-Can-Eat Content material Service Constructed From the Floor Up Only for Youngsters-Obtainable Solely on the All-New Kindle Hearth and Kindle Hearth HD For the primary time ever, bringing collectively all of the forms of content material youngsters and fogeys love-books, video games, instructional apps, films and TV exhibits-into one easy, straightforward-to-use service for teenagers ages three-eight

Limitless entry to hundreds of titles together with unique-to-Amazon Android apps and video games-all curated for age-appropriateness-a particular worth for Prime members of simply $2.ninety nine per thirty days per baby, or $6.ninety nine per 30 days per household

That includes the most effective in youngsters’s leisure from Andrews McMeel Publishing, Chronicle Books, DC Comics, Disney, HIT Leisure, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Marvel, Nickelodeon, PBS, Studying Rainbow, Sesame Workshop and extra

House owners of the all-new Kindle Hearth and Kindle Hearth HD get one month of FreeTime Limitless free of charge

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 5, 2012– (NASDAQ: AMZN)-Amazon at the moment launched Kindle FreeTime Limitless, bringing collectively for the primary time all the forms of content material youngsters and fogeys love-books, video games, instructional apps, films and TV exhibits-into one easy, limitless, straightforward-to-use service for teenagers ages three-eight. For a particular month-to-month worth of simply $2.ninety nine per baby or $6.ninety nine for the entire household, Prime members get limitless entry to hundreds of in style youngsters titles. Clients who aren’t but Prime members can join FreeTime Limitless for a month-to-month worth of $four.ninety nine per baby or $9.ninety nine per household. FreeTime Limitless can be out there on the all-new Kindle Hearth, Kindle Hearth HD and Kindle Hearth HD eight.9″ as a part of a free, over-the-air software program replace that shall be routinely delivered within the coming weeks.

Youngsters will love FreeTime Limitless as a result of:

They will discover all of the content material on their very own and decide for themselves what to learn, watch or play subsequent All of their favourite characters are included-Elmo, Dora, Thomas & Associates, Cinderella, Buzz Lightyear, Lightning McQueen, Curious George and extra With particular person profiles, every part of their library is theirs-no sharing a house display with siblings or mother and father and no dropping their place in a film or TV present when another person picks up the Kindle Hearth They will simply discover their favourite subjects-decide a favourite topic like “Princesses” and navigate seamlessly between princess books, princess video games and princess TV exhibits Mother and father will love FreeTime Limitless as a result of:

All apps have in-app funds, ads and social media eliminated They do not have to fret that youngsters will run up a invoice All-you-can-eat pricing means they do not should enter into negotiations with youngsters about what to purchase or lease-“You already rented that yesterday” is a relic of the previous All the content material is already pre-screened for age-appropriateness “As a mother or father it is onerous to foretell what my daughter goes to take pleasure in, or which film she’s going to observe 50 occasions in a row-so I purchase a variety of content material and hope for one of the best-however I get it incorrect regularly,” stated Peter Larsen, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. “FreeTime Limitless provides youngsters the liberty to discover age-applicable content material on their very own and decide for themselves what they need to watch, play or learn subsequent. For as little as $2.ninety nine a month, your youngster may have limitless entry to hundreds of in style books, video games, instructional apps, films and TV exhibits from Disney, Nickelodeon, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, PBS, Sesame Workshop and extra.”

Kindle FreeTime Limitless is an non-compulsory extension to Kindle FreeTime, a free function on the brand new Kindle Hearth household, which re-invents parental controls and presents mother and father new instruments like Time Limits, which helps mother and father handle their youngsters’ display time. FreeTime Limitless is designed to make FreeTime even higher for folks and youngsters: when a mother or father indicators up for FreeTime Limitless, hundreds of content material titles mechanically seem in FreeTime, sorted by their youngsters’ age and gender, alongside the titles mother and father have already accredited from their very own assortment of content material. Youngsters can comply with their very own imaginations throughout books, video games, instructional apps, films and TV exhibits with out being depending on assist from mother and pop. Mother and father can really feel snug handing off their Kindle Hearth to their youngsters, figuring out that all the content material is age-applicable. Youngsters will acknowledge lots of their favourite characters like Elmo, Dora, Thomas & Buddies, Cinderella, Buzz Lightyear, Lightning McQueen and Curious George-all out there with Kindle FreeTime Limitless.

“With video games like The place’s My Water? and The place’s My Perry? Disney is bringing hours of leisure to Kindle customers in any age group,” stated Tim O’Brien, VP of Enterprise Improvement, Disney Video games. “Amazon’s Kindle FreeTime Limitless is a good way to introduce a few of Disney’s hottest apps to a good bigger viewers.”

“Nickelodeon has been serving youngsters for greater than 33 years – offering them with enjoyable and gratifying experiences on a number of platforms,” stated Steve Youngwood, Government Vice President and Basic Supervisor, Digital Nickelodeon. “We’re thrilled to supply our content material as a part of Amazon’s progressive new service for teenagers.”

“We’re thrilled that HIT Leisure’s trusted content material portfolio is a part of the launch of Kindle FreeTime Limitless,” stated Natasha Fishman, Senior Director, Digital Media & Advertising, HIT Leisure. “Our beloved manufacturers, together with Thomas & Pals©, Bob the Builder©, Fireman Sam©, Barney©, Angelina Ballerina©, and Pingu© encourage discovery and encourage creativeness in youngsters and are an ideal complement to FreeTime Limitless’s rigorously curated combine. Whether or not it is enjoying with apps, studying e-books, or watching films, followers could have loads of their favourite HIT characters from which to decide on.”

“PBS KIDS is devoted to offering instructional and interesting content material that opens up worlds of prospects for teenagers,” stated Lesli Rotenberg, Senior Vice President, Youngsters’s Media, PBS. “We’re excited to work with Amazon on Kindle FreeTime Limitless to supply a brand new alternative for at the moment’s on-the-go youngsters to play and discover with their favourite PBS KIDS characters in an age-applicable method.”

“I’m excited that Studying Rainbow has been chosen by Amazon to be a key consultant of high quality youngsters’s programming of their new FreeTime Limitless providing,” stated LeVar Burton, Host and Producer of the long-lasting tv present. “In making these 25 episodes of Studying Rainbow obtainable for youngsters, I hope that they and their mother and father can take pleasure in watching the collection collectively, and remind themselves that by way of the pages of an excellent guide, they will go anyplace.”

“We’re thrilled to work with Amazon’s latest service to ship a few of the most partaking instructional content material we have created for youngsters and their households,” stated Scott Chambers, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Media Distribution, Sesame Workshop. “From Sesame Road episodes, eBooks, and apps to episodes of our different award-profitable collection The Electrical Firm and Pinky Dinky Doo, our providing encourages youngsters to study whereas having enjoyable with a few of their favourite characters.”

The Greatest Video games and Studying Apps for Youngsters

FreeTime Limitless provides most of the hottest youngsters’s video games, with all in-app advertisements and in-app buying eliminated. Video games embrace Disney’s bestselling The place’s My Water? and The place’s My Perry?, in addition to Fruit Ninja Puss N’ Boots, Reduce The Rope, Peekaboo Barn, Counting with the Very Hungry Caterpillar, Magic Piano and in style early improvement video games like Youngsters Study to Learn, My First Puzzles Dinosaurs and SUPER WHY!

Favourite Youngsters’s Books

Kindle FreeTime Limitless options lovely youngsters’s image books, together with new and basic favorites like Massive Nate, Ivy and Bean, Phineas & Ferb, Shrek, and Kung Fu Panda in addition to books by Caldecott-honored authors resembling Chris Van Allsburg’s “Jumanji” and Barbara Lehman’s “The Pink E-book.”

FreeTime Limitless additionally consists of a whole lot of eBook apps with Learn-to-Me performance and in-ebook video games from characters akin to Thomas & Buddies, Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo, Arthur, Duck and Goose, Caillou and Superman, and from award-profitable youngsters’s writer Sandra Boynton (“Moo, Baa, La La La!”).

Well-liked Youngsters Films and TV Exhibits

FreeTime Limitless consists of films from Barney, Thomas & Buddies, Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam and Angelina Ballerina, in addition to TV exhibits like Sesame Road, Spongebob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues, Diego, Yo Gabba Gabba, The Backyardigans, Rugrats, Arthur, Studying Rainbow, Caillou, and Garfield.

Amazon can also be working with Widespread Sense Media, the non-revenue group that gives unbiased scores of books, films, tv, apps, video games, web sites, and music, and lots of of their prime-rated media decisions for youngsters are included in Kindle FreeTime Limitless.

“Tens of millions of oldsters belief Widespread Sense Media’s scores and evaluations to seek out high quality media for his or her youngsters, and we’re excited to work with Amazon to tell a substantial amount of the choices obtainable in Kindle FreeTime Limitless, making this an excellent selection for folks,” stated Amy Guggenheim Shenkan, President and COO of Widespread Sense Media. “We additionally endorse FreeTime Limitless’s advert-free surroundings and blocking of in-app purchases for teenagers as we all know from expertise that these options will make mother and father extra snug.”

FreeTime Limitless can be obtainable on the all-new Kindle Hearth household as a part of a free, over-the-air software program replace that might be routinely delivered within the coming weeks. After receiving the software program replace, clients can join FreeTime Limitless from inside the Kindle FreeTime app on their $159 Kindle Hearth, $199 Kindle Hearth HD, and $299 Kindle Hearth HD eight.9″. Clients can study extra at www.amazon.com/freetimeunlimited.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 firm based mostly in Seattle, opened on the World Vast Net in July 1995 and at this time presents Earth’s Largest Choice. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most buyer-centric firm, the place clients can discover and uncover something they could need to purchase on-line, and endeavors to supply its clients the bottom attainable costs. Amazon.com and different sellers supply hundreds of thousands of distinctive new, refurbished and used gadgets in classes reminiscent of Books; Films, Music & Video games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computer systems; House & Backyard; Toys, Youngsters & Child; Grocery; Attire, Footwear & Jewellery; Well being & Magnificence; Sports activities & Outside; and Instruments, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Net Providers supplies Amazon’s developer clients with entry to in-the-cloud infrastructure providers based mostly on Amazon’s personal again-finish know-how platform, which builders can use to allow nearly any sort of enterprise. Kindle Paperwhite is probably the most-superior e-reader ever constructed with sixty two% extra pixels and 25% elevated distinction, a patented constructed-in entrance mild for studying in all lighting circumstances, additional-lengthy battery life, and a skinny and lightweight design. The brand new newest era Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, now options new, improved fonts and quicker web page turns. Kindle Hearth HD encompasses a beautiful customized excessive-definition show, unique Dolby audio with twin stereo audio system, excessive-finish, laptop computer-grade Wi-Fi with twin-band help, twin-antennas and MIMO for quicker streaming and downloads, sufficient storage for HD content material, and the newest era processor and graphics engine-and it’s out there in two show sizes-7″ and eight.9″. The massive-display Kindle Hearth HD can also be out there with 4G wi-fi, and comes with a groundbreaking $forty nine.ninety nine introductory 4G LTE knowledge package deal. The all-new Kindle Hearth contains a 20% quicker processor, forty% quicker efficiency, twice the reminiscence, and longer battery life.

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Ahead-Wanting Statements

This announcement incorporates ahead-wanting statements inside the which means of Part 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Part 21E of the Securities Change Act of 1934. Precise outcomes might differ considerably from administration’s expectations. These ahead-wanting statements contain dangers and uncertainties that embrace, amongst others, dangers associated to competitors, administration of progress, new merchandise, providers and applied sciences, potential fluctuations in working outcomes, worldwide enlargement, outcomes of authorized proceedings and claims, achievement middle optimization, seasonality, business agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, overseas change charges, system interruption, stock, authorities regulation and taxation, funds and fraud. Extra details about elements that probably might have an effect on Amazon.com’s monetary outcomes is included in Amazon.com’s filings with the Securities and Trade Fee, together with its most up-to-date Annual Report on Type 10-Okay and subsequent filings.

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