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Why you should buy an Amazon Kids Fire Tablet?

The Amazon Kids fire tablet is actually everything you could want for a tablet for your kids, with several benefits built in!

In this day and age lets face it at some point your kids are going to want a tablet, and I think that the Amazon Fire Kids is quite possibly the best tool for what most people need. In the past I would have condemned the Tesco Hudl 2 but unfortunately that isn’t available any more :(, you can still find them on eBay here but to be honest they aren’t supported anymore and I am not sure if the excellent parental controls are still as good since there hasn’t been any updates for a while.

I digress the main reason your here is that you probably want to buy an Amazon Kids Fire Tablet but not sure if it is right for you?

We have two Amazon Kids Fire Tablets in our house one for my 5 year old daughter and one for my 8 year old son, and they love them. My favourite thing about them is that they come with parental controls right out of the box and they are really easy to setup, in fact you literally just put the age of the child in using it and the clever software will work out the best things for that age range. Also on top of that with the Amazon Kids Fire tablet you get a 1 year subscription to Amazon kids unlimited which basically gives them endless free apps and media and when you need to renew its actually not that expensive at £3.99 a month and if your a prime member its only £1.99 a month.

On top of all of that if your child breaks the tablet in anyway shape or form within the first two years Amazon will replace it no questions asked!

Here are the details from Amazon

  • Fire Kids Edition comes with a 2-year worry-free guarantee, 1 year of Fire For Kids Unlimited and a Kid-Proof Case – available in Blue, Pink and Yellow.
  • Not a toy, but a full-featured Fire 7 with a 7″ IPS display, 16 GB of internal storage and up to 8 hours of mixed-use battery life. Add a microSD card for up to 256 GB of expandable storage.
  • Peace of mind: protection package with Kid-Proof Case and 2-year worry-free guarantee – if they break it, return it and we’ll replace it for free. No questions asked.
  • One year of Fire for Kids Unlimited gives your kids access to more than 5,000 popular apps and games, videos, books, Audible audiobooks and educational content from Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, and many more. After one year, your subscription will automatically renew every month starting at just £1.99 per month. You may cancel at any time.
  • Add even more content to your child’s profile in Fire for Kids by giving them selected access to videos, books, Audible audiobooks and apps from your personal library, such as Netflix, and Minecraft.
  • Flexible parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals that can be managed through their device, or remotely from Amazon Parent Dashboard.
  • Amazon Parent Dashboard with Discussion Cards enables parents to discover the titles their kids enjoy and connect with them through rich conversations about these titles.

Which version should you buy?

OK here is where the Amazon Kids Fire Tablet lets itself down a little bit, the main weak point is it storage. 16gb as standard on the 7″ model is really poor and most kids will quickly use it up after downloading a few apps and films. There is a handy piece of software on the fire that helps you clear down stuff but in my honest opinion 16gb is just not enough, you can buy an external SD card up to 256gb but unfortunately you can’t automatically get apps and videos to install to it you need to manually copy them over which is a bit of a bug bearer of mine, here is a list of the entry level models, also I have set a handy tracking alert so that you can be alerted on price drops.

Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet, 8" HD Display, 32 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case, Amazon

Price: £129.99
as of July 10, 2020 7:04 am  
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Current Price £129.99 July 10, 2020
Highest Price £129.99 December 24, 2019
Lowest Price £84.99 December 2, 2019
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£129.99 February 12, 2020
£89.99 February 6, 2020
£129.99 December 24, 2019
£84.99 December 2, 2019

Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet, 8" HD Display, 32 GB, Pink Kid-Proof Case, Amazon

Price: £129.99
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Current Price £129.99 July 10, 2020
Highest Price £129.99 December 14, 2019
Lowest Price £84.99 November 22, 2019
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£129.99 February 12, 2020
£89.99 February 6, 2020
£129.99 December 14, 2019
£84.99 November 22, 2019

Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, 7" Display, 16 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case (Previous Generation - 7th), Amazon

Price: £99.99 out of stock
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Current Price £99.99 July 10, 2020
Highest Price £99.99 November 29, 2019
Lowest Price £99.99 November 29, 2019
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£99.99 November 29, 2019

So I recommend getting at least the 8 inch 32gb version, it just gives you that little bit more room for your kids to do a bit more downloading, then you can always clear down things they aren’t using that often. It is very easy to clear stuff down.

There are plenty of other tablets on the market that probably do things a bit better than the Fire Kids tablets but I think that for the price and the guaranteed replacement if they get broken, the free years subscription to kids unlimited its a Fantastic Deal.

I hope you find this useful in your purchase of the Amazon Kids Fire Tablet

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