It seems like every time parents have a tablet in their hands, kids find a way to plunder it for themselves. Amazon is cashing in on that with the next generation of its Fire HD 8 tablet lineup, which is designed with the whole family in mind.
The collection will include the new Fire HD 8, the Fire HD 8 Plus, and the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition. The tablets will include more storage, longer battery life, faster performance, and affordable price points. The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition features an 8-inch HD display, 32GB of storage with up to 1TB of expandable storage via microSD, up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life, and USB-C for reversible charging. It also includes a kid-proof case and a two-year product guarantee. But most importantly, it comes bundled with a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, which will keep kids entertained anytime, anywhere.
Amazon FreeTime Unlimited gives kids access to more than 20,000 age-appropriate books, Audible books, educational apps, games, and videos, including titles such as Pinkfong Baby Shark, Sonic Dash, Descendants Junior Novel, and Barbie Dreamtopia from brands like Smartstudy, PBS Kids, SEGA, and Mattel. There are also more than 2,000 Spanish language titles. More than 1,500 educational titles are organized by core curriculum and extracurricular topics, such as math, science, exercise, art, and virtual field trips. For a limited time, families will also have access to additional premium content from HOMER and PBS Kids.
Parents can use parental controls to choose what content their kids can access. They can also manage their kids’ FreeTime settings with the ability to set daily goals, age filters, and time limits for both weekdays and weekends. Families can visit the Parent Dashboard at parents.amazon.com to view daily activity reports and easily adjust their kids’ FreeTime settings from any web browser.
The Fire HD 8 is available for preorder now, starting at $89.99. The Fire HD 8 Plus is available for preorder, starting at $109.99. The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is available for preorder, starting at $139.99. All of the tablets will begin shipping on June 3.