Amazon introduces kids Fire tablet, adds new mode to other Fire tablets

Donna Miller
June 30, 2018

Show Mode is available for Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets and Amazon plans to start rolling out it out as a free over-the-air software update on July 2. So if you ask Alexa for the latest news, weather, or upcoming calendar events, the assistant can display text or tell you verbally. After the first year, Amazon FreeTime Unlimited starts at $2.99 per month for Prime members and $4.99 per month for customers who are not yet Prime members. This peripheral supports both the Fire and the Show Echo and comes with a case, adjustable stand, and Micro USB charging adapter.

The Fire HD 10 Kids Edition will be Amazon's largest and fastest tablet for kids, according to the company.

The big feature of the HD 10 Kids Edition (which you'll also find on the standard version): parental controls.

Show Mode allows Fire HD tablet owners to use their devices as if they were Echo Shows.

Echo Show will still have an edge over these makeshift portable speakers, however. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. But one key difference appears to be that show mode takes the visuals completely edge-to-edge on the screen.

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As a special introductory offer, Show Mode Charging Dock for Fire HD 8 is $34.99 (regularly $39.99) and is available for pre-order at

"Our latest kids' tablet, the all-new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition, is the largest and fastest kids tablet we've ever offered, with a lovely 10.1in 1080p Full HD display, powerful processor, and thousands of books, videos, apps and games - we think families are going to love it". What's more, it also charges up the tablet at the same time.

The Show Mode Charging Dock design is small enough to fit on a kitchen counter, nightstand, or desk and is easy to use for wire-free charging.

Users will now have access to quick delivery on the Fire TV Stick, the new Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite (Wi-Fi), Echo Dot and Echo thanks to Amazon's Prime Now app. Amazon's Prime Now is an app-only ultrafast delivery service which has a selection of over 10,000 products fulfilled through the Now Store from a network of 15 dedicated fulfilment centres in Bengaluru, Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad.

It's actually a bit disappointing that the Show Mode Charging Dock doesn't solve this; the product listing recommends you connect your tablet to Bluetooth speakers. With the Show Mode Charging Dock, a Fire HD 8 or Fire HD 10 tablet automatically becomes an ad hoc Echo Show, which could make Google regret it gave up on Android tablets so easily.

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