Amazon FreeTime Unlimited just made the jump to to the Apple App Store. This service for children ages three to twelve offers thousands of books, movies, and games for a flat monthly fee.
The service launched years ago on Amazon’s own tablets, but only became available for iPad and iPhone today.
FreeTime Unlimited boasts a huge array of options. In addition to the ones already mentioned, there are TV shows, educational apps, games, ad-free radio stations and playlists, and Audible books.
Parental limits in FreeTime Unlimited
It’s called “unlimited” because there are no additional fees for using this Amazon service as much as a child wants, but parents can definitely put in limits. Adults set screen time limits and educational goals, filter age-appropriate content, and also manage web browsing and content usage.
FreeTime Unlimited costs $2.99 a month, after a free one-month trial. That subscription covers four users, and the service can be used on any compatible device, from an iPad to a Android phone.
The just-released iOS software can be downloaded now from the App Store.
Parental controls in iOS 12 too
Amazon isn’t the only company helping parents control how long their children use their gadgets. iOS 12 includes Screen Time, a new app that not only monitors how much each application is used, but allows time limits to be set for each one.
Parents are concerned about their children getting addicted to tablets and phones. Tools like Screen Time and the limits in Amazon’s kid-friendly service are the response.