Amazon Kids+ is a great way to turn any Amazon tablet or smart speaker into an entertainment hub that's perfect for your child. Our complete guide tells you everything you need to know about Kids+ subscriptions.

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First off, it's affordable. Signing up to this paid tier – which starts from £3.99 per month if you’re already a member of Amazon Prime – opens up access to thousands of books, learning apps, games, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, ad-free radio stations and more.

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Parents who picked up an Echo Dot Kids smart speaker when it launched on 21st July may be especially interested in Amazon Kids+ on Alexa, a new service that’s set to introduce voice-activated child-friendly content.

So, whether it’s keeping your child occupied with a new game, listening to a narrated book before bed or asking questions about school subjects, a Kids+ subscription has you covered. Here’s what you need to know about how it works.

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What is Amazon Kids+?

Amazon Kids+ is a paid subscription service that gives unlimited access to a slew of content specifically made for children, including books, videos, apps, audiobooks, and educational material, and is sorted by three age groups: 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

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It also gives parents a special dashboard to control what content their child is able to see and access. Parents are able to set screen time limits, filter out any content that is not age appropriate and review activity that’s recorded on the account – so there’s no chance of a child browsing social media without your consent.

Essentially, it adds a vast library of content on top of the free Amazon Kids service, which offers several basic child-friendly controls to your tablet or phone – including screen time limits, the ability to block websites and make announcements to Echo devices. This base service does not have access to the premium content.

In the free service, some apps may contain ads, but Amazon Kids+ offers a totally ad-free experience. The free service has in-app purchases blocked by default, while in the Amazon Kids+ membership, parents have more flexibility to allow purchases. In both options, the parents can create profiles for up to four children.

Amazon Kids+ on Alexa adds even more into the subscription, providing access to Alexa-specific content including more than 170 Audible books, premium skill apps including Numberblocks, and wake up alerts from some popular fictional characters.

There is also a free version called Amazon Kids on Alexa that brings some voice control features and parental controls to Echo, Echo Dot, or Echo Plus devices but – much like Kids vs Kids+ – totally lacks the premium paid content for children.

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How to sign up to Amazon Kids+

Amazon makes it easy to sign up to Amazon Kids+, and there are discounts available if you are already a member of its Prime subscription service. Some plans even come with a free trial, with the charges not starting until that has expired.

These are the Amazon Kids+ plans currently available:

Monthly plan: Amazon describes this as its most popular plan. It costs £3.99 per month if you're a Prime member and £6.99 per month if you're not. This plan includes a one-month free trial.

One year plan: A full year of Kids+ costs £38 for Prime members and £68 for non-Prime members. It gives you unlimited access for up to four children. There’s no free trial included.

Any customers who already subscribe to Amazon Kids+ on their Fire Kids Tablets or compatible devices will be able to upgrade to Amazon Kids+ on Alexa for free.

Get Amazon Kids+ one month free trial — then £3.99 per month

What devices are compatible with Amazon Kids+?

  • All Amazon Fire tablets
  • Fire TV
  • Kindle e-readers
  • Android phones and tablets
  • iOS phones and tablets
  • Chrome OS Chromebooks and tablets

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