Parents can now remotely set restrictions on Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablets
Amazon is expanding the powers of its Parent Dashboard, allowing parents to remotely control the settings on their children’s Fire Kids Edition tablets for the first time.
Until now, parents have been able to set time limits and access controls for their children on the device itself, but will now be able to do some remotely from their own device on the Parent Dashboard website.
The parental controls come as part of the Fire for Kids Unlimited subscription that comes with Kids Edition tablets, and enables users to not only set time limits on entertainment features on the device, but also daily goals for usage of educational content.
The Parent Dashboard already provides parents with daily, weekly and monthly activity reports on how their kids are consuming content on their tablet.
Amazon said that those wishing to access the new remote parental controls will need to opt in by visiting the Parent Dashboard website.
This would reset existing Fire for Kids settings, the tech giant said, but parents will then be able to readjust.
The Fire for Kids subscription gives access to 5,000 apps and games, as well as videos, books and educational content from the likes of Disney and Nickelodeon.