Amazon is catching up on the much needed upgrades to its Echo Dot Kids Edition.
The company recently announced that it adding the long awaited support for Spotify’s streaming music service, with the option to filter out explicit lyrics. Added to that Amazon will further add new content from Disney for the Kids Edition device.
As per the official statement, the Spotify support will be up and running starting next week.
For a long time people have criticised Amazon’s inability to provide access to one of the most popular streaming services via the Kids Edition. Many people found it hard to use the device here because of its limited support for music services outside Amazon and iHeartRadio Family.
However as we are talking about The Kids Edition, Amazon revealed that the explicit filter will also be turned on by default — but parents can turn it off on their FreeTime dashboard.
Along with the support on the Kids Edition device, the update will also now allow Spotify customers who don’t subscribe to FreeTime the option to turn off explicit lyrics, as they already can do with Amazon Music and Pandora.
In addition, Amazon says the Echo Dot Kids Edition is gaining a host of new content from Disney this week and next.
It has already added a new kids skill called Disney Dailies that includes jokes and sketches taking place in the “Zootopia” world, which are updated every day.
Next week, there also will be new character alarms featuring characters from Pixar’s “Coco,” Disney’s “Moana” and others. And Disney has updated its Daily Stories with stories from “Incredibles 2,” “Doc McStuffins,” “Wall-E,” “Moana” and more.
The Kids Edition is a combo package of an Echo Dot with a protective case and a year of FreeTime Unlimited, which includes exclusive Alexa skills for Kids Edition owners, as well as other content, like games, apps, books and videos. It’s $79.99 on Amazon.
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