Amazon Improves Parental Controls on The Fire TV With The New FreeTime & FreeTime Unlimited

Today Amazon announced that they are adding FreeTime to the Fire TV Sticks and soon select Fire TV Edition Smart TVs. With FreeTime on Fire TV, parents will find kid-friendly video experience with strong parental controls that give parents the ability to manage their child’s FreeTime settings, including age filter settings, bedtime settings, and weekday and weekend settings. Plus as parents you can add and remove content from your child’s FreeTime profile giving you far more control over what your kids can access with the Fire TV.

Amazon says when you pair it with with a FreeTime Unlimited subscription or a Prime membership, kids can enjoy access to thousands of premium movies and TV shows on select Fire TV devices, including new and popular titles like LEGO Ninjago: Masters of SpinjitzuPete the CatBarbie Dreamtopia, and Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny, from brands like LEGO, Amazon Studios, Mattel, and Prime Video.

An update to add FreeTime on Fire TV is available on Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen) and Fire TV Stick 4K, as well as first and second-generation Fire TVs right now. FreeTime on Fire TV is also coming soon to select Fire TV Edition Smart TVs at a later date that has not been announced.

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