Amazon Kindle Fire tablets getting new education features with FreeTime update

Amazon has announced that it is releasing a new version of Kindle FreeTime on Kindle Fire tablets, which will bring new education-related features to these Android tablets. The update will be automatically delivered to Kindle Fire tablets like Fire HD, Fire HDX and Fire HDX 8.9 in the coming weeks.Kindle Freetime

“Kindle Fire is already the best tablet for kids and families—and now we’re making it even better,” said Peter Larsen, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. “We know kids spend a lot of time every day looking at screens, and we’re excited to add new tools that help parents make this time more educational. Parents can use features like ‘Learn First’ to ensure study comes before play and set daily educational goals for reading and learning. If you subscribe to FreeTime Unlimited, your kids will enjoy thousands of new educational books, apps, games and videos.”

New Kindle FreeTime features

  • Set new Educational Goals: parents can now set additional goals for their kids
  • Learn First: all non-educational content is removed from the child’s FreeTime library until they have met their daily reading or educational goals
  • New Options in Time Limits: Bedtime, Weekend and Weekday Time Limits
  • Borrow a Kindle book from a participating public library (available in coming months)
  • Thousands of more educational books, apps, games, and videos in Kindle FreeTime Unlimited