Amazon launches Echo Dot Kids

Amazon launches Echo Dot Kids

They've felt the devices have been conditioning their kids to be rude by not asking the assistant questions politely, instead incessantly barking at a disembodied female voice and implicitly learning that that's an acceptable way to act towards people. Alexa the voice assistant utilized by millions of smart gadgets including Amazon's popular Echo lineup, utilizes competence to effectuate orders.

Parents can set bedtime limits so kids can't talk to Alexa late at night, or pause Alexa during dinner or homework time.

"With Echo Dot Kids Edition and FreeTime on Alexa, parents can have peace of mind knowing their kids are getting age-appropriate content, while they listen to music, ask questions, enjoy Audible books, use Alexa skills, and more".

The new Echo Dot Kids Edition features the same overall design as the standard Echo Dot, but it now boasts a colorful case and a two-year warranty that guarantees a free replacement if the unit suffers any damage. Parents will have an online Parent Dashboard so they can see their kids' activity, set daily time limits, filter potentially explicit songs and prevent accidental shopping. The more they use Alexa, the smarter she will get. That's $30 more than the original, but has new Amazon FreeTime content that's tailored for kids.

Amazon launches Echo Dot Kids
Amazon launches Echo Dot Kids

"Now Alexa is a kid-friendly DJ, comedian, and storyteller - and she's always getting smarter", touts Amazon. You ask if it is going to rain for example, and Alexa uses the "Weather" Skill to answer.

"Gone are the days of shouting up the stairs", Amazon said in a statement Wednesday. This gives kids access to virtually unlimited entertainment and educational content like ad-free radio stations (Radio Disney, Nick Radio and Kids Hits), over 300 Audible books and more.

Kids can start the day with alarms featuring their favorite characters from Disney, Nickelodeon, and more.

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