Amazon's hope is that the changes will get more parents to put Echo speakers in their children's bedrooms.
Amazon has a new Echo Dot smart speaker in store, designed specifically for kids. Simply add FreeTime to an existing or new Echo device to get started. "We can't wait for parents and kids to try this out", said Dave Limp, senior vice president, Amazon Devices and Services, in a statement. The Echo Dot Kids Edition features parental controls and a kid-friendly Alexa. The device is up for pre-order now at $79.99.
Amazon is introducing a new feature which aims to encourage children to talk to Alexa politely.
Parent Dashboard allows parents to see their kid's FreeTime on Alexa activity, plus review their voice recordings in the Alexa app.
The new politeness feature, which Amazon is calling "Magic Word", will cause Alexa to say "Thanks for asking so nicely", when a child adds "please" to the end of a command.
It has also educational advantages - kids can ask Alexa questions about science, math, spelling, definitions and other educational remarks.
"Now Alexa is a kid-friendly DJ, comedian, and storyteller - and she's always getting smarter", touts Amazon.
Alexa has age-appropriate suggestions at the ready, all kids have to say is, "Alexa, I'm bored". But for some it is not easy to escalate smart devices and that is the reason why story about Echo data being handed over in a murder case captivates so many people.
Amazon is also throwing in a free year of FreeTime Unlimited, which normally costs $2.99, granting access to more than 300 kid-friendly TV shows, Audible books, ad-free radio stations, playlists, and more.
Kids will enjoy hours of entertaining and educational Audible books performed by some of their favorite characters and authors such as Peter Pan, Rip Van Winkle and more.
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The 50-day moving average is perceived to be the dividing line between a stock that is technically healthy and one that is not. Investors often use this ratio to evaluate what a stock's fair market value should be by predicting future earnings per share.
Duterte signed Proclamation No. 475 on Thursday (April 26), the day Boracay was closed off to tourists and outsiders. Funds will be disbursed through the agencies, including the Labor and Social Welfare departments, said Diokno.
On Wednesday, FLOTUS' wax figure was unveiled at New York City's Madame Tussauds just before her 48th birthday on Thursday. Netizens couldn't stop joking how even her wax figure keeps a distance from Donald Trump .
Intel (INTC) EVP Navin Shenoy Sells 498 Shares
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Google honors runner Fanny Blankers-Koen with new Doodle
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Saina, Srikanth, Sindhu have it easy
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Barclays slips back into the red on USA fine and PPI claims
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Budenholzer done as Hawks coach
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Hit-and-run deaths spike to record high nationwide: AAA
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