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Amazon revamps Echo Dot Kids Edition and FreeTime

Announced in Apr of final year, a Echo Dot Kids Edition got something of a churned reception, essentially due to remoteness concerns surrounding a broader intelligent orator category. Amazon is behind with a chronicle of a $70 device.

Design-wise, a product looks a lot some-more like a latest chronicle of a Dot, swapping a initial generation’s cosmetic physique for a winding cloth covering. The brightly colored bumpers, meanwhile, are gone, in preference of new colors, including Rainbow and Frost Blue. As with a unchanging Dot, a orator got a boost here. It’s now 70% louder.

The $70 cost includes a year of Amazon FreeTime, that bundles in device time limits, activity examination and a ability to filter out songs with pithy lyrics. There’s also a discerning and easy underline built in that lets relatives and kids work on their possess Alexa Skill Blueprints.

As for privacy, Amazon has enlisted Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) to assistance build FreeTime. Per Amazon:

To entrance FreeTime on Alexa, verifiable parental agree is required. None of a Alexa skills enclosed within FreeTime Unlimited have entrance to or collect personal information from children, and there are mixed ways to undo a child’s form or voice recordings. Parents can examination and undo recordings by a Alexa app or a Alexa Privacy Hub, and hit Customer Service to ask deletion of their child’s profile.]

The new Dot is accessible for pre-order today.