Amazon Echo Dot 2021 Kids’ Edition review
Finally, kids can pretend they have their own voice assistant Jarvis from the Marvel movies. From July 21, you will finally be able to pick up the Echo Dot Children’s Edition in the UK, just in time for the summer holidays. There’s a fun new design, improved parental controls, and Amazon promises plenty of educational tools to help kids learn and use technology. Plus, enough audiobooks to keep them busy on those vacation trips.
You get the same material and shape as the Echo Dot (4th gen), but the case changes from the usual shades of gray to an animal face – kids can choose between a tiger or a panda. And Alexa can now also understand children’s voices a little better.
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Keep this page tabbed for a full review in due course, but for now, check out everything we know about Amazon’s Echo Kids Edition.
Amazon’s Echo Children’s Edition Award
Shipping to UK families from July 21, the Echo Kids Edition will be costs £ 59.99 from the official Amazon store. Along with that price, there’s also a one-year family subscription to Amazon Kids + (which unlocks free games, books, and radio stations to explore) and a 2-year warranty.
Once the subscription ends, it can be recharged for another £ 1.99 if you’re a Prime member, or £ 3.99 if you’re not. It doesn’t seem like a big difference, but there are plenty of other perks of being a Prime member, like free next day deliveries, access to Prime Video and Music, and you’ll be the first to know the best deals when Prime Day and Black Friday are happening.
You can sign up for Prime for £ 7.99 per month or £ 79 for the year here.
Amazon Echo Kids Edition Parental Controls
from amazon long list of Echo speakers can access the internet to listen to music from your streaming services. Even if you’re worried that kids with their own speaker will cause them problems while searching for adult songs or inappropriate material, Alexa is now aware of their antics and you can set a few controls to keep them confined to content to which they are concerned. you can trust.
Parents can set time limits on listening time, block explicit lyrics or songs, and if they are guilty of being a little rude to the voice assistant, improve children’s manners by letting them interact. with Alexa only if they say “please”. first.
The Echo Dot can also communicate with other smart speakers in the house, sending alerts or calling them for dinner without yelling or having to go get them.
Amazon Echo Kids Kids + Edition on Alexa
Besides the fun design changes, the main difference between a Echo point and this one is that you can use the Kids + subscription to open kid-friendly audiobooks and podcasts.
So far, more than 170 books have been confirmed as part of the subscription, including that of CS Lewis The Magician’s Nephew, The snowflake read by Claire Foy, books by David Walliams, Sir Michael Morpurgo and more. This is great if you aren’t very good at putting in voices when reading bedtime stories.
Along with that, there are ten ad-free radio stations for them, as well as some fun games like a Harry potter Quiz and an adventure based on the CBeebies show Digital blocks.
Unlike the American iteration, this one will not come with a reading feature that allows Alexa to listen while your child is reading a book, then intervene with encouragement and pronunciation to guide them through. throughout their education.
Echo Dot Kids Edition Specifications
Power source: Power supply
Connections: Bluetooth, 3.5mm
Dimensions: 3.9 x 3.9 x 3.5 inches
Amazon Echo Dot Children’s Edition is available on Amazon for £ 59.99.
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