Do You Want to Turn Any Amazon Echo into a Kids Edition?

Amazon Echo is a smart speaker that gets connected to the voice-controlled assistant services like Alexa. Smart speakers have become a part of every smart home due to its countless advantages and features, one of which is turning it into a Kids Edition.

Are you wondering about getting your old Echo speaker back to the job? If not this, you can give a spare echo speaker to your kids as well. The best part is turning the Echo speaker to a Kids Edition without requiring any additional hardware.

If youre not familiar with the term Kids Edition, it refers to switching the speaker to kid-friendly mode via which itll become easy to detect when children are speaking. Its only a matter of a few minutes, and youll be all set.

How to Set Up Amazon Kids+ on an Amazon Echo?

Recently, Amazon announced the renewal of the name of its FreeTime and FreeTime Unlimited services to Amazon Kids and Amazon Kids+. However, both terms are found in some of Alexas settings. If youre keen to know about setting up Amazon Kids+ on an Amazon Echo, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Launch the Amazon Alexa app.
  2. Select the Devices tab from the bottom of the window.
  3. Select the Echo Alexa option at the top-left corner of the screen.
  4. Select the Echo device you want to set up as Amazon Kids+.
  5. Click on the FreeTime option under the General category in the next window.
  6. Turn the slider on for the FreeTime option to enable the same.
  7. Click on the Setup Amazon FreeTime option.
  8. Enter the information asked in the next window. For instance, your childs name, age, etc.
  9. Assign an icon to the profile.
  10. Click on the Add Child option.
  11. A permissions pop-up menu will open. Click on the Continue option to grant permission and move forward.
  12. Enter the details of your Amazon account and sign-in.
  13. Parental consent will appear in the next window. Click on the I Agree option to continue.
  14. Decide the Alexa services to be accessed on Amazon Kids+ and tap on the Continue button at the bottom of the screen.

Following the steps mentioned above correctly will set up Amazon Kids+ on an Amazon Echo. Also, you can use the free tier of Amazon Kids+ on Alexa and use the additional Kids Edition features. Some of the features are mentioned below:

  • Educational QA
  • Explicit song filtering
  • Age filters and content controls
  • Disabling purchases
  • Thanking kids when they say please
  • Screen limit

You might have second thoughts about getting Amazon Kids+ for your Echo device. However, it engages your kids in a lot of productive activities and the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition comes handy with a yearly subscription of Amazon kids+. It gives your children access to the following content:

  • Audiobooks
  • Kid-friendly radio stations
  • Age-appropriate apps
  • Educational books and videos
  • Premium Alexa skills

Note: To access the song filtering feature, you must have Amazon Music or Spotify subscription. Not only this, but youll have to buy the audiobooks and add the same to your kids playlist for them to listen.

How to Sign Up for Amazon Kids+?

To sign up for Amazon Kids+, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Go to the Amazon Kids+ subscription page.
  2. Select the Start your 1-month free trial option.

Just one click and your trial period will start immediately. Also, it is essential to note that if you want to discontinue the subscription, youll have to cancel the same before the month ends. Else, itll be charged further.

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