Along with its new line of Kindle tablets, Amazon unveiled a feature called FreeTime that “reinvents parental controls” at a press event on Thursday.
Kindle FreeTime lets parents control what media their children have access to, and for how long they can access that media. Need to put a cap on the amount of TV shows your child watches on their device? That’s possible with FreeTime.
“With FreeTime, parents never have to worry what content their kids will access—parents select all of the content their kids can see and kids can’t exit FreeTime without a password,” reads an Amazon press release.
“FreeTime also lets parents limit their kids’ screen time by content type—they may choose to limit videos and games, for example, but make reading time unlimited.”
FreeTime supports several profiles, meaning parents can change the settings in one Kindle so the controls will be different for each child. The service will be available for free on all of the new Kindle Fire devices in the coming weeks.
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