Although smart speakers are not devices designed for children, why not expand the spectrum and allow the little ones in the house to also enjoy technology? With this objective, Amazon Kids was born in Alexa, which now arrives in Spain.
Starting today and thanks to a free software update, Alexa users will be able to create a special profile aimed at children up to 12 years old that will allow them to activate or deactivate some functions. Users will have the possibility to associate it to a specific device or to activate it automatically with profile detection.
The goal of Amazon Kids in Alexa is offer entertainment and activities that allow learning and fun for the smallest of the house, using only your voice and a device with Alexa, as simple as that. Mind you, it must be an Echo or Echo Show smart speaker.
“Amazon Kids on Alexa is a service intended to enrich the experience of use for children and their parents. Technology, when used correctly, can play a positive role in the lives of families.s […]. Amazon provides them with the tools.”comments Gianmaria Visconti, Alexa Country Manager in Spain, France and Italy.
What can we do with Amazon Kids on Alexa with Echo or Echo Show
First of all it will be create a profile for the child through the Alexa app so that it recognizes your voice and can automatically adapt its responses or content to the child.
Among the list of features that Amazon Kids offers in Alexa, it includes a explicit content filter that will prevent Alexa from showing content that is not suitable for children, both in its responses and in streaming services such as Spotify or amazon Music.
Note that Amazon Kids will also take care of block any type of purchase by voice, to avoid scares. It also includes several Skills, educational and entertainment, and playlists with books and educational content. He is going to become, in short, a new teacher, since he will be able to answer math or science questions as well.
The parents, in turn, may limit the time that children can use this device or set schedules for its use. For example, you can set a cut-off time at 9:00 p.m. at night, for example, while a relaxing song is playing, so that later it turns off and the child stops using the device. device.
Finally, and something that is sure to catch the attention of children with Amazon Kids, are some new Skills such as “Lingokids” for the little ones to study new languagesor “Talk to Pocoyo” the Skill to learn from the hand of the well-known cartoon character that the little ones will surely love.