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Amazon Launches Kids Subscription Service

Written By: laurie - Dec• 05•12

Amazon Sells Subscription Package of Kids Books, Videos and Apps

Called Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, Amazon’s new all-in-one unlimited subscription service will offer all types of media from books and apps to movies and television shows for kids. It will work on any Kindle Fire device and will be available as part of Amazon’s next automatic OS software update for that device. The package features all kinds of media focused on children ages 3-8. Amazon Prime members get preferred pricing–$2.99/month per individual child (or $6.99 per family)–but others can subscribe for $4.99/month (or $9.99 per family.)

Companies participating in this subscription service by making their content available include: Andrews McMeel Publishing, Chronicle Books, DC Comics, Disney, HIT Entertainment, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Marvel, Nickelodeon, PBS, Reading Rainbow, and Sesame Workshop, among others. Chris Van Allsburg’s “Jumanji” and Barbara Lehman’s “The Red Book” are among the available picture books, along with those featuring characters like Big Nate, Ivy and Bean, Phineas & Ferb, Shrek, and Kung Fu Panda. The service also includes ebook apps and in-book games from characters such as Thomas & Friends, Looney Tunes, Scooby-Doo, Arthur, Duck and Goose, Caillou and Superman, and from award-winning children’s author Sandra Boynton.

Read the entire announcement here.

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