Amazon’s just launched Free Time Unlimited for its range of Kindle Fire tablets. It offers unlimited access to age-restricted movies, games and books for kids, for $3 a month. Essentially a subscription service for children, the service lets you tell Amazon your offspring’s gender and age, and then a custom library of books, movies, apps and games is conjured. There’s content here from Disney, Nickeloden, PBS, Marvel and plenty more, and it’s an all-you-can-eat selection, so your little ones can read or watch whatever they want. The concept is the reverse of what’s currently in place, where content has to be white-listed: instead, you can just provide your child with an entire library, all of which you know is safe for consumption. All the content is pre-screened by Amazon to ensure it’s age appropriate, and apps have in-app payments, advertisements and social media removed.
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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, and is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and he hosts the Shelly Palmer #CryptoWednesday Livestream. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.