How to Set Up Kids Edition on Any Amazon Echo Device

Want to give an old or spare Echo speaker to your child? Turn it into the Kids Edition. However, Amazon has specially launched Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition for the child that has a lot of child-friendly features, such as FreeTime. These child-friendly features let you set daily usage time limits, filter explicit contents, as well as review your child’s activities. It means you can choose which radio stations, Audible Books, playlists, and other activities your kid can access on their Echo speaker.

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But, if the Alexa speaker you’re giving to your child is Echo, Echo Plus or Echo Dot, then possibly you’ll want to use these features on it. Luckily, you can get all these parental control features on your these speakers too without requiring any additional hardware. Here is how to set up kids edition on any Amazon Echo device.

Setting up Amazon FreeTime on an Echo speaker

You just need to enable FreeTime service on your Amazon Echo speaker to access all these settings. Here is how.

  1. Take the mobile device that has an Amazon Alexa app and is connected to your Echo speaker.
  2. Now, launch the ‘Alexa’ app.
  3. Open the ‘Devices’ tab. It is the right-most tab at the bottom of the main screen.
  4. From the Devices screen, select ‘Echo & Alexa’ option from the top.
  5. On the next screen, you’ll see the available Echo and Alexa devices, choose the ‘Echo’ speaker you want to set up for your child. Tapping on an Echo will open the DEVICE SETTINGS for it.
  6. Under the DEVICE SETTINGS, scroll down to the GENERAL section and tap on ‘FreeTime.’
  7. Now, enable the FreeTime by using the toggle switch next to it. If the toggle switch turns into blue, it means the feature is activated on your device. This will also open the FreeTime screen on your mobile screen.
  8. Tap on large yellow color ‘Setup Amazon FreeTime’ button at the bottom. Now, you’ll be asked the details of your child, including name, age, and gender of the kid.
  9. Enter your Child’s name.
  10. Select ‘Gender’ and ‘Birthdate’ of your child.
  11. From the Icon heading, pick an icon for the child’s profile.
  12. Check your entered information and tap on ‘Add child’ to proceed.
  13. Read the information displayed on the next screen, and tap on ‘Add Child’ button, if you want to add another child profile. Otherwise, tap on the ‘Continue’ button.
  14. Now, you’ll see Hello screen asking you to enter your Amazon password, type your password, and tap ‘Sign in.’
  15. Read the information on the Parental Consent screen.
  16. Then, scroll down and tap on ‘I agree’ to proceed.
  17. Now, select the services you want in FreeTime. All the services may be selected by default. If there is any service you don’t want to add, then tap the toggle button next to it.
  18. Scroll down and tap on the ‘Continue’ button at the bottom.

FreeTime has been successfully enabled for the Echo device. If you want to adjust time limits, modify age filter, allowed content, and more, then you can visit, “parents.amazon.com” with any browser. You can also install ‘FreeTime’ app on your Android device to access and adjust these settings quickly through your smartphone or tablet.

Sam John is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Sam has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

 

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