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Amazon Freetime Unlimited Launches on iOS

Freetime Unlimited (originally Kindle FU,, now Amazon FU) is Amazon’s subscription service for kid-friendly content. It offers access to "over 10,000 kid-loved books, movies, and TV shows".

Initially available on the Fire tablet and later via an Android app, the service has now come to iOS.

From Techcrunch:

As with the existing version of FreeTime Unlimited, the app is divided into age groups and will have parental controls by way of the Amazon Parent Dashboard, as well as Discussion Cards that give them talking points about the work and summaries of what the kids are watching.

There may be variations based on geographies, but in the US the content will include films like Frozen, Moana, Star Wars, and Inside Out; TV shows like Sesame Street, Arthur, and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood from PBS; Bubble Guppies, Team Umizoomi, and Dora the Explorer from Nickelodeon; Marvel comics including Spider-man, the Avengers, and Captain America; and Amazon Originals such as Just Add Magic, The Kicks, Thunderbirds are Go, Creative Galaxy, and Tumble Leaf.

One drawback to the iOS implementation of FreeTime Unlimited is that, unlike on Amazon’s own tablets, you can’t configure FreeTime Unlimited to completely reskin the device’s user interface to keep kids locked into the experience. Apple simply doesn’t allow third-party apps to have that level of control. Instead, FreeTime Unlimited works like any other app – you can launch it and exit at any time.

You can find the app in iTunes. A subscription costs $3 or more per month when paid through the Amazon website, but it could cost more if ordered through the app.

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Patrick W. June 23, 2018 um 8:49 pm

Amazon FU. Really?

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