Amazon has announced the launch of a new Echo Dot specifically designed for children in the form of the aptly named Echo Dot Kids Edition. Preorders are now open at an introductory price of $49.99 offering a $20 saving of the recommended retail price of $69.99. Amazon will start shipping out preorders later this month from June 26, 2019 onwards.
As you can see from the images Amazon has adorned its latest virtual personal assistant hardware with a bright stripe finish. Together with some new features including children specific features including call approved friends and family.
“This is an experience made for younger ears. Just ask and Alexa will play music, answer questions, read stories, and tell jokes—all with kid-friendly content. In addition to the fun new design and improved speaker, you also get a 2-year worry-free guarantee and a 1-year FreeTime Unlimited subscription.”
Features of the new Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition include :
– Designed with kids in mind – They can ask Alexa to play music, hear stories, call approved friends and family, and explore a world of kid-friendly skills.
– Endless fun for kids – Includes a world of content with 1 year of FreeTime Unlimited. After 1 year, your subscription will automatically renew every month starting at just $2.99/month plus applicable tax. You may cancel any time by visiting the Amazon Parent Dashboard or contacting Customer Service.
– Kid-friendly content – FreeTime Unlimited gives you access to over 1,000 Audible books, thousands of songs, plus favorite games and skills.
– Let them explore on their own – Not a toy, this smart speaker lets kids ask Alexa questions, set timers and alarms, or check the weather.
– Peace of mind for parents – Set daily time limits and review activity. Plus, automatically filter explicit songs from select music services.
– 2-year worry-free guarantee – If it breaks, return it and we’ll replace it for free.
– Your family’s privacy is important to Amazon – All Echo devices are built with multiple layers of protection and privacy controls.