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Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition features bright candy-like colors and age-appropriate Alexa

8 monthes ago   |   By Phone Arena

Amazon today introduced a Kids Edition of its hockey puck shaped smart speaker, the Amazon Echo Dot. This smart speaker is definitely designed to grab kids' attention with colors that resemble a candy coating. And a special kid-friendly version of Alexa is, in Amazon's words "a kid-friendly DJ, comedian, and storyteller." This age-appropriate Alexa is for younger ears, and will reinforce positive behavior by acknowledging when kids say "please" and "thank you."
This version of Alexa is also programmed to respond to questions differently. Ask her how many planets there are in the ...
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Amazon made an Echo Dot for kids, and it costs $30 more than the original

Amazon made an Echo Dot for kids, and it costs $30 more than the original

8 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

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Those with an Amazon Echo device in their home have likely already exposed their children to Alexa. Now, Amazon wants to give kids the opportunity to turn Alexa into their friend with the new Echo Dot Kids Edition. The hockey puck-like smart speaker doesn't look much different than the original Dot , but it comes with new "Amazon FreeTIme" content that gives kids new ways to interact with Alexa and parents more control over over those interactions.
The $79 Echo Dot Kids Edition takes the original device's design and wraps it in a kid-friendly, colorful case. Otherwise, the...
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The new Amazon Echo Dot Kids edition has parental controls and a worry-free guarantee

The new Amazon Echo Dot Kids edition has parental controls and a worry-free guarantee

8 monthes ago   |   By iMore

Don't let your kids accidentally order pizza anymore.
The other day a family member asked me to help him figure out how his youngest daughter, who isn't even two yet, was spending money on his Fire tablet. She had apparently spent more than $20 just clicking around and buying random videos. I showed him how to set up parental controls and block those activities from happening automatically but not before accidentally spending $2 myself. Amazon does not put a lot of barriers between you and spending money, and that can be an issue if you have young children. Especially when they learn to...
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'Awexa, play Disney songs' - Amazon unveils new Echo Dot Kids Edition

'Awexa, play Disney songs' - Amazon unveils new Echo Dot Kids Edition

8 monthes ago   |   By Beta News

While the likes of Google and Apple are making some headway in the home voice assistant market, Amazon remains king. Part of the reason for its success is the retail giant offers a range of Alexa compatible devices to suit every need and budget. Today, it adds another device to its range, targeting a different, but inevitable demographic - Echo Dot Kids Edition. This new Echo Dot is - from a technology point of view - the same as other Echo Dots, but because it's aimed specifically at children it has some important...
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Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition Arrives Plus Amazon FreeTime on Alexa

8 monthes ago   |   By App Advice

Amazon has just unveiled what will surely be one of the hottest gifts of the upcoming holiday season. The Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition is just one of the new kids-oriented products announced today, April 25, by the online retailer.
The three new products include:
Amazon FreeTime on Alexa brings parental controls and family-focused features to Echo, Echo Dot, or Echo Plus-all at no cost. Simply add FreeTime to an existing or new Echo device to get started.
Amazon FreeTime Unlimited on Alexa , Amazon's content subscription service for parents and kids, brings a wide selection of...
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