Amazon launches Kindle content service for kids

Amazon launches Kindle content service for kids

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A visitor looks at a e-book for children at the 64th Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 10, 2012. This years edition of the largest book fair in the world takes place from October 10 - 14, and features New Zealand as guest of honour. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL ROLAND (Photo credit should read DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/GettyImages)

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Posted on December 5, 2012 at 2:29 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon is launching a subscription service for games, videos and books aimed at kids using its Kindle Fire tablet devices.

   Amazon.com Inc. is announcing Wednesday that the service, Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, will be available in the next couple of weeks.

   Parents can set up profiles for each child so that kids can browse age-appropriate videos, games and books without being shown ads or accessing the Internet.

   It'll cost $4.99 per child each month, though members of Amazon Prime, the company's premium shipping service, can get it for $2.99. Amazon Prime costs $79 per year for free shipping of merchandise bought in the company's online store.

   Family plans for up to six kids will cost $9.99, or $6.99 for Prime members.

 

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