How to Set Up FreeTime on Amazon Echo Device


Hey everyone.

I'm Max Dalton, and in this video I'm goingto show you how to enable Amazon FreeTime on your Amazon Echo device so your childrencan interact with Alexa in a kid friendly environment.


In May 2018, Amazon rolled its FreeTime serviceout for Amazon Echo devices.

FreeTime for Amazon Echo devices lets youconfigure your device for your child so that they can interact with Alexa.

Alexa can read your kids stories, play music,answer questions, and much more.

Additionally, you can disable the abilityfor your kids to make phone calls and send text messages; you can filter out explicitmusic from being played; and you can control how much time your kids are allowed to spendwith Alexa.

If you're family is already using F reeTime,you can enable it at no additional cost on your Amazon Echo device in a matter of minutesusing the following steps.

Step 1.

Launch the Amazon Alexa app on your smartdevice.

You'll land on the Home screen for your account.

Step 2.

Tap the "Menu" icon in the upper left cornerof the screen.

The Menu icon features three horizontal whitelines.

A menu flys in from the left side of yourscreen.

Step 3.

Tap "Alexa Devices" in the menu.

The Alexa Devices screen appears, displayinga list of all Amazon Alexa devices associated with your account.

How toStep 4.

Tap the name of the Amazon Alexa device thatyou want to enable FreeTime on.

A new screen presenting information associatedwith that specific device appears.

Step 5.

Scroll down to the General section on thisinformation screen, and then tap "FreeTime.

" A Settings screen appears.

Step 6.

Tap the toggle to the right of FreeTime.

A FreeTime screen appears.

Step 7.

Tap the yellow "Setup Amazon FreeTime" buttonat the bottom of this screen.

The next screen shows you all of the FreeTimeprofiles your Echo device will be associated with.

You should see all of the existing accountsusing FreeTime on other devices associated with your account.

Additional profiles can be added through theAdd Child button.

Step 8.

Tap the yellow "Continue" button on the permissionsoverview screen after all child profiles have been added.

The next screen will prompt you to enter thepassword associated with your Amazon account.

Step 9.

Tap the yellow "Sign In" button after enteringyour Amazon account password.

A screen appears, informing you that you'llneed to verify your identity.

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Step 10.

Tap the "Send Code" button to have a codetexted to the phone number associated with your Amazon account.

Alternatively, you can choose to verify yourAmazon account using your credit card security code.

An Enter Code field appears on the screen.

Step 11.

Enter the code you receive into the EnterCode field, and then tap "Continue.

" You'll arrive at a Parental Consent screen.

Step 12.

Tap the yellow "I Agree" button on the ParentalConsent screen.

The Who Will Use FreeTime screen appears.

Step 13.

Tap the radio button to the left of the childaccount displayed on the screen to select the child who will be associated with thisdevice, and then tap the "Continue" button at the bottom of the screen.

The next screen lets you control what servicesare set up to work with Amazon FreeTime on this Echo device.

You can use the toggles to control whetheryou want to allow your child to make phone calls or send messages through this Echo device,or to be able to drop in on other devices.

Additionally, you can choose to turn on anexplicit music filter.

Tap "Continue" at the bottom of the screenafter making your selections.

A prompt appears to watch an overview videoto learn more about using Amazon FreeTime with your Echo device, however, your setupis now complete and you can click the "X" in the upper right corner of the screen toclose it.

If you ever decide that you want to be theprimary user of this Echo device, you can do so at any time by navigating back to theFreeTime settings for that specific Echo device, and then toggling off FreeTime.

A prompt will appear asking if you're certainyou want to turn FreeTime off.

Tap the blue "Turn Off" button.

FreeTime will be disabled on that Amazon Echodevice.

Congratulations! You now know how to enable Amazon FreeTimeon your Amazon Echo device, which makes it possible for your child to interact with Alexain a kid friendly environment.

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