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Amazon Fire Kids At Currys (from Friday) for £79.99

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I have been keeping an eye out for Amazon fire kids tablet...and this has suddenly popped up from Currys...listed as black Friday coming soon..I am not sure what quidco/TCB offers are on also... Read More
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I have been keeping an eye out for Amazon fire kids tablet...and this has suddenly popped up from Currys...listed as black Friday coming soon..I am not sure what quidco/TCB offers are on also...
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1 Like #1
Been watching these on Amazon also.I wonder if this offer has the no questions asked 2 year return policy?
#2
I bought the kindle fire 7 for £29.99 are they the same without cover and 2 year cover?
1 Like #3
ruffguidance
Been watching these on Amazon also.I wonder if this offer has the no questions asked 2 year return policy?

Been waiting for this to drop in price as lad wants a tablet but i like the added features parental control etc. Currys website says

"2 year accidental damage guarantee - if it breaks, return it for a new one. No questions asked"
#4
Kim_1988
I bought the kindle fire 7 for £29.99 are they the same without cover and 2 year cover?


The kids one has childrens settings...and for my son the 2 year no quibble guarantee eould be great!
#5
Kim_1988
I bought the kindle fire 7 for £29.99 are they the same without cover and 2 year cover?


agree
#6
Gotta be tempting to just break it close to when the 2 years are up just for a new unit and battery...
1 Like #7
This review is from: Fire Kids Edition Tablet, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case (Electronics)
A couple of month or so ago I purchased a Fire for Kids tablet. It looked a fantastic package as it had the ability to be able to had different profiles for children which provided age relevant content so that they couldn't accidently come across something inappropriate which is all to easy to do on most tablets along with that came a fantastic replacement policy.

My initial thoughts about the Fire tablet was that it was good hardware, a little bit slow from time to time but more than OK, the operating system looked good, the kids content was excellent and I was very pleased with the device. The device supports multiple profiles so was also able to setup profiles for both myself and my wife so we could have email on there in separate profiles and one for the kids. It is easy to switch between the kids and adult profiles. Excellent, I thought, this looks fantastic. There are a couple of apps missing within the Amazon App store such as YouTube and YouTube for kids which is a shame, however you can access YouTube through the web browser. But its a shame YouTube for Kids isn't available.

As I have started to look deeper some of the functionality on the device I am starting to find some major limitations which in some circumstances let the device down significantly.

Kid Edition Content i.e. Film, TV programs etc.
- Can only be accessed when connected to WiFi
- It can't be downloaded and watch offline

In my view this is a massive shortcoming of the device. I have a subscription for a year and would probably have continued the subscription after the free period expires if the content could be downloaded. I don't understand why this can't be downloaded, if you have an active subscription the content should be available to download and then expire at the end of the subscription. Not being able to watch the videos offline has obvious consequences for a number of usage scenarios, i.e. anywhere without WiFi. Equally WiFi at hotels/holiday accommodation is very often slow and doesn't work well, so streaming could well not be possible.

The second issue I have with this is that by not being able to download the content the device will use more battery power streaming the content over and over again, therefore reducing the time the device can be used for before needing to be recharged, better battery life is a major consideration when purchasing a tablet, especially when it will be used primarily by your kids.

Prime Movies and videos, TV programs etc
But I thought this won't be a major problem as I have an amazon prime subscription and therefore I'll be able to download that content and as you can share videos from the parent's profile with the child's profile, not a problem. I will be able to get around the limitation above, unfortunately this is not the case.

- It isn't possible to share Amazon Prime videos which you have downloaded onto the device with the child's profile.

If you open the Kindle for Kids application from the parents profile the Amazon Prime videos that have been downloaded don't show up within the video section where you choose which videos to share. You can only share videos you have actually purchased.

Also, It is not possible to share the Amazon Prime video application with the Childs profile either so you can't use that as a work around. Of course if you could you then get into the issue of your children being able to access unsuitable content.

I spoke with amazon support line about this and they confirmed my findings and suggested the way to get around this was to set up an amazon account for the kids and then add it to the device. However this also is completely flawed as the only way to do this is to setup the account as an adults account on the kindle which would then give them access to the entire device, which defeats the whole point of having the locked down kids profile.

Prime video's which are downloaded have an expiration time, they expire after a period of 48 hours after they have been played for the first time. Again, I have an amazon prime subscription which will last possibly for a year and within that period of time I am able to watch the video's as much as I like, as far as I'm aware. However you have to reconnect to the internet to be able to watch them after the 48 hours is up, again why only 48 hours this is a poor choice. I know that when you rent a video you have 48 hours to watch it, but it would be relatively easy to for amazon to check whether you have a prime subscription then place a longer expiration time for amazon subscriptions or if you were close to the end of your subscription then set the expiration to that date

Thankfully the BBC come to the rescue with their 'IPlayer for kids' and the Cbeebies 'Story Time' app which are both fantastic, if it wasn't for these two apps I would have sent the device back and got a different one. I doubt I'll renew the Amazon Kid's content as its OK, but not that great.

One other factor is there is no way of locking the touch screen, again this is quite a major oversight on the kindle, my wife's relatively old iPhone can do this. Its a pain as my youngest who enjoys watching some of the Cbeebies programs just loves to tap the screen all the time, much to the annoyance of his older sister.

I have now come across an issue with the BBC applications. Each time the application is opened the it has to be downloaded again. For example, I download the BBC story time application on my adult profile and share it to my kids profile. Log into the kids profile the app is now there, I open the app for the first time and the fire will download the app. When finished close the app. Try to open the app again and it needs to be downloaded again, the little tick which shows it has been downloaded disappears each time the app is closed. Not good if you are away from an internet connection. I found this is a known issue and has been a problem for the Fire tablet for some time, I think there were references to it going back to the beginning of 2016, its now august. I raised a support ticket with Amazon on the 4/8 and am still waiting to hear anything on the 16/8. I've heard nothing during this period.
#8
Kim_1988
I bought the kindle fire 7 for £29.99 are they the same without cover and 2 year cover?
Well if you think about it there the same tablet 1 for £30 and 1 for £95 because it's for a kid.

Edited By: AJ92 on Nov 23, 2016 13:19
2 Likes #9
My kids previous tablet the usb charge port rendering it useless so would rather pay a bit more for the 2 year guarantee and parental controls and years free subscription to amazon kids.
1 Like #10
hiswife
Kim_1988
I bought the kindle fire 7 for £29.99 are they the same without cover and 2 year cover?
The kids one has childrens settings...and for my son the 2 year no quibble guarantee eould be great!
and a free years subscription to the kids unlimited worth about £24 for the year too
#11
lurch
My kids previous tablet the usb charge port rendering it useless so would rather pay a bit more for the 2 year guarantee and parental controls and years free subscription to amazon kids.


Was it a tesco hudl? This happened to me
#12
Hi there, we're not sure where this communication came from but this is not an official confirmed deal.
#13
I really really really hope this deal comes off - or something similar! I have two to buy as presents for my nieces and have been hunting for ages! xXx
#14
Me too...I have googled it again and it is still showing...guess we will find out tomorrow.
#15
Can't believe there are no deals anywhere on this :(
#16
nikki1306
Can't believe there are no deals anywhere on this :(


I know...I have searched and searched...but a little cross as Currys had this under google yesterday....and mentioned black Friday...
1 Like #17
hiswife
nikki1306
Can't believe there are no deals anywhere on this :(


I know...I have searched and searched...but a little cross as Currys had this under google yesterday....and mentioned black Friday...


Yeah that is so unfair, I really don't want to pay £95!for this, really thought amazon would have come up with something at least (_;) x

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