Before there was Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading, Amazon had Kindle Freetime, a kid-focused subscription service that offered kid-friendly ebooks, apps, and games for a low monthly fee (it’s now called Freetime Unlimited).
Yesterday Amazon expanded Freetime Unlimited’s catalog with 1,000 audiobooks. Or so The Verge reports; I can’t find the announcement from Amazon.
Amazon announced today that it’s making more than 1,000 kid-friendly audiobooks available through its FreeTime Unlimited program. Parents can also add additional audiobooks through Audible to their kids’ device through the Parent Dashboard. The update should start rolling out later today. Parents can also add any Audible title from their own library to their child’s.
FreeTime Unlimited allows parents to pay a set price per month to give their kids access to age-appropriate, Amazon-approved content, including apps, games, videos. It also gives parents access to their kids’ viewing habits and the ability to set time limits. Basically, it’s Amazon’s program for ensuring that kids never go somewhere online that their parents wouldn’t like.
In September Amazon also added Spanish-language content.
The service is available on Kindle Fire tablets as well as on Andorid and iOS devices.