Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 16gb Tablet – REVIEW – Excellent For Kids & Loaded With Videos, TV-Shows, Books & More!
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 16gb Tablet is one of Amazon’s many own-brand products that are available, this one being designed specifically for kids. This device is the cheapest model in the Fire For Kids Edition tablet range. The other two tablets available in this range are the Amazon Fire HD 8 and the Amazon Fire HD 10 editions.
This is the smallest version of Amazon’s Kids Edition tablets, and with a case that looks like it could take a blow from a sledge hammer, for your money, you can also expect your child to have access to an impressive library of child-friendly content including apps, books, educational apps, games and videos.
You can access all this content through Amazon’s highly popular Fire For Kids Unlimited subscription service, and Amazon throw in the first year for this completely free! Not a bad deal if you ask me.
On top of this, it comes with a no questions-asked 2-year warranty as well.
Kids can expect to be entertained on a crisp 7’ display, with an improved processor that is faster than the previous Fire Kids tablets. The new improved model has a decent size 16 GB internal storage, plenty room for downloading apps and games. Although, you can add more storage if you want to.
Before going into details about the device, lets talk about the Fire For Kids Unlimited Subscription that you get the first year free with the purchase.
Amazon Fire For Kids Unlimited – How it works
Amazon offers the first year free when purchasing The Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet, your kids would have access to thousands of child-friendly content such as:
- Educational apps
All this content is accessed via over 5,000 apps. These apps can be downloaded to use, and the format of Amazon Fire for Kids allows you control and restrict what you child can gain access to.
Let’s now go into more detail.
As mentioned, Amazon Fire for Kids Unlimited is a subscription service that gives your kids access to a world of child-friendly content, including thousands of educational apps, books, audio-books, games, movies and TV shows.
Browsing by character, for instance, reveals a load of familiar faces: Harry Potter, PJ Marks, Postman Pat, Thomas the Tank Engine and a shed load more. There are also sub-categories such as Dinosaurs, Trains, Princesses, Sports and Superheroes.
You can also download standard Fire apps, such as CBeebies Playtime Island. The parent can also approve apps to the child account that are not on the Fire For Kids subscription, which comes in handy for parents who have older children, as much of the Fire For Kids content is aimed at younger children.
The Content is divided into three children age categories, as below:
With the subscription you can create up to four different child profiles, and switch between your children to ensure the apps and info is saved to that particular profile.
From here, within the subscription parents can see the books, videos, educational apps, audible books, and games, your kids enjoy and use. Also, you can gain access to child activity and manage settings such as daily time limits, modifying web browser behaviour, pausing the device, and more.
For more information on the dashboard, see the breakdown of what’s included below:
You can limit your child’s screen time, for example playing games. Parents can set daily limits, or restrict certain categories, like games, while leaving unlimited time for reading.
Learn first (Educational goals)
With Learn First, parents can block access to games and cartoons until after educational goals are met. For devices with the Bedtime feature enabled, parents can control when Fire for Kids shuts down for the day
Kids don’t have access to social media and can’t make in-app purchases without parental approvals. So, there will be no unexpected purchases!
Fire for Kids Age Filters ensure that your child sees age-appropriate content. Parents can also adjust the age filter settings to tailor the experience for each child.
The filters can be amended between the ages of 3–12. These filters ensure kids see age-appropriate content. Parents can also add content to their child’s profile to give them more access to apps and games like Netflix or Minecraft.
Set a bedtime
Parents can control when Fire for Kids shuts down for the day.
Available on the go
Download your child’s favourite content for access even when you don’t have Wi-Fi. When an Internet connection is unavailable, your child will automatically see available content that has been downloaded to their profile. You can temporarily download a limited number of video titles across devices linked to your Fire for Kids Unlimited subscription.
The Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet – Specifications
The Fire For Kids Tablet has 16 GB of internal storage. But you can add a microSD card for up to a massive 512 GB of additional storage. Plenty storage for apps, games, videos etc.
This device has 7’ touchscreen, 1024 x 600 resolution at 171 ppi, with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and advanced polarising filter. The display is clear as day.
CPU & RAM
This device has quad-core processor: 1.3 GHz, with 1 GB of RAM. Decent speeds for a child tablet.
With a full battery you can expect to have 7 hours of reading, internet browsing, watching videos and listening to music. Plenty time for your children to dig deep into the content and keep them entertained. The downside to the battery is, to fully charge the device, it takes approx. 4 hours.
The kid-proof case is designed to protect against drops and bumps with a perfect fit for small hands. The case looks like it could take a blow from a sledge hammer, never mind being dropped or thrown by a child!
The Fire Kids Edition tablet includes a 2-year worry-free guarantee. If they break it, they can return it and it will be replaced for free.
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 16gb Tablet– Final thoughts
Overall, Amazon’s Fire 7 Kids Edition 16bg tablet is a very good tablet for children, and with the year free subscription to Amazon’s Fire For Kids Unlimited, your child will never be bored with the massive library of videos, TV-shows, games, books and educational tools. There is huge range of content to choose from. This is worth the price alone.
The device has good specifications for a child tablet, and is robust, and protected by the heavy-duty case. If I was to break, there is 2-year no questions asked warranty to fall back on.
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