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Amazon - Fire HD Kids Edition - 8" - Tablet - 32GB 8th Generation, 2018 Release - Yellow-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 917 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Eh

    Posted
    Deanna
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    Subscriptions don't work under your child's profile. Paid apps don't work under multiple profiles. For example: I have ONE email address, therefore one account. An app purchased under an adult profile is not available for a child account (even though it is made under the same account). Likewise, a purchase made in a child profile is not available in the adult profile. Also, subscriptions are not all available in the child profile. This ended up in a weird situation where I paid for Peppa Pig World (subscription) but it's only available for the adult profile. I also paid for the full version of Endless Reader and Endless Numbers, but those were only available under the child profile. Thankfully, Amazon support was very supportive on this issue (and refunded me so I could make all purchases under the adult account) but that doesn't change the issue. On the other hand, I never had this issue with Google Play Store. The Support people are awesome! The tablet specs (battery life, screen, GUI) are awesome. The set up with the store being specific to profiles and not accounts? I'm not too excited about.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible OS

    Posted
    Omegawarrior
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    I bought two of these tablets during the Black Friday event sale for my kids. Once received I setup as normal, updates, personal info...anyway. Bottom line is when the kids are on their profiles there is no home screen, no favorites screen, no way to view books, games, or apps that were downloaded. All it does is puts a check mark on the app that they clicked on, which is now downloaded to the tablet. So the main screen it stays on is all the apps, books, apps and games, audio, video. Every time the kids want to find something they have to type in the search or scroll through the hundreds of apps listed until they find it, silly. After a few days of trying to figure out why there is no home screen I gave up and let them play with it. After setting up profiles with an hour of reading before playing it prompts the kids to do so, then they click the X and by pass it all together and start playing the games anyway, so silly. The tablets constantly say "oops, something went wrong" and I am forced to restart. Done with this silly Mickey Mouse tablet and am returning for something better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A bit of a headache

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    JRW11
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    I wish I had not purchased this product. I am not able to add personal movies to my daughters profile. There is no way on the current model to access the usb media transfer options to add files to the profile. they will add to the parent profile, but not the child. Also the free time unlimited, is not unlimited. there are limits to the number of videos that can be downloaded for example. Also, when offline, an annoying message pops up that content is only available for 48hours. This device is fully dependent on internet access, not very good for car/plane trips. I find it to be slow in the child mode and there is no want to organize the content in any manor. I would like the content already on the device to be at the top, instead of the bottom. When looking at the apps for download, there is no description of what it is or what it does. Don't know if it is educational or what it teaches. Just a very big disappointment.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet

    Posted
    Imagin1000
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    This is a great tablet, I know there are a lot of reviews about how you cannot download YouTube kids but there is a way to download Google play which will then allow you to download YouTube kids, I was able to do this pretty easily just by watching a YouTube video about it. The only reason I took away a star is because I don't think the kid part of this tablet is very user friendly, and I had a hard time figuring out how to get out of kids mode and back to regular mode. I also thought Alexa could read my kids books but I can't figure out how to do it, and I can't even find a button for the books to play out loud so if my son goes into a story I end up having to read it but like I said maybe I just don't know how to unlock this feature. Otherwise great

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent upgrade from Previous Model

    Posted
    rstuebner
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    This Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition was a replacement for my daughter's 2+ years old Fire Kids 7"(still working, but time for an upgrade). It has increased memory, a larger screen and a slightly faster processor. It handles Roblox and Minecraft Story mode without a problem. Streaming is also seamless and doesn't need to be reconnected to the wireless network very often (if ever) The battery life is slightly better than the older one, even considering that it has s a larger and higher resolution display. Finally, your amazon Freetime subscription is extended by purchasing the new tablet, which is a $60 value for a current user.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Amazon should have to reimburse all

    Posted
    Connie
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Took home set-up constantly gets stuck and Best Buy says oh just continuously hold down off/on button. This became a frequent nuisance so I returned it and reordered another one. Guess what that one wont even work because it is in another language and will not work in the US. Called Best Buy again transferred from Geek Sqad to a person who says they cannot fix it and it is a hit and miss when you purchase one as to the country you receive? Are you kidding me? Really? I would not want this for free. How is this acceptable and I bought 2 one for my grandson and it is doing the same thing. I would not purchase this ever again if it was from a garage sale! How can Amazon get away with this??

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet for kids

    Posted
    Niecey
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    I bought this tablet for my 5 yr old granddaughter that drops everything all the time. It has held up from several months of abuse. The preloaded apps are great at entertaining her. You can add more by using the freetime parent control. I have it linked to my amazon acct so I can download more books for her. I bought a second one for my other granddaughter now and I can easily put extra apps, videos and books on both. I like how you can put a micro sd card in it for more internal memory since I don't need to be taking it out to store pictures on it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Charging - Achilles heel

    Posted
    Nikimo
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    My four-year-old daughter loves this tablet with the Amazon Freetime Unlimited. I love the parental control options it gives me. What I do not like is the charging port. It is so unbelievably delicate. My daughter unplugged it once and now I have to position the charging cable just so for it to even want to charge. My sister-in-law has encountered the same problem with her five year olds tablet. It's a good thing that comes with a 2-year worry-free guarantee, because I have a feeling I will be needing it. It would be so much better if this tablet had the C charger port instead.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Ok tablet for beginners

    Posted
    Bocciguy
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    I was unsure what this kids tablet would be so I bought it to try and it was not what I was expecting. I thought they would have access to all the apps and games as you would on google play store or apple app store and when in kids mode you do not. It's a good tablet for watching and viewing and playing with good display. The case is nice for drops. I have found that I need to have the child play or watch alot of apps on regular adult mode since access to some things are just not there in kids mode especially if you have a subscription to a tv channel for a show or movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    We love this tablet!

    Posted
    MrsG628
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    We had an iPad mini for my son to use but had a hard time with him getting out of the apps. With this we are able to download just what he is allowed to watch and play with out any other issues. It keeps him happy he is learning and we love Amazon Freetime! We took a road trip and it was a life saver, best part is he loves to share which not many 2,5yr olds do but he needs so excited to show and share with his friends. Will definitely consider buying another when our 2nd is old enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet for Kids

    Posted
    JhlkCarrell
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    Purchased for my 5 year old to be able to play games and watch movies on so that he could quit taking over our iPads. This is a great little tablet when you want to control what they see or play. I would have given it 5 stars, but after about 3 days, it completely froze. Couldn't turn it off because it required a confirmation on the screen, couldn't do anything but let it die. Exchanged at Best Buy the next day and the new one seems to be working great. Best Buy was amazing with the exchange and made everything quick and painless!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    Missy
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    I wanted a tablet for my toddler that he could watch YouTube kids and Netflix on. This tablet does NOT allow the YouTube kids app to be used. So I will be returning it for another tablet. I should have done better research before purchasing. I was very disappointed. It might be great other than that, it looks like it has a lot of kid things to do. But not having YouTube kids is a deal breaker for me. It’s a kids tablet, it seems like common sense to have access to YouTube kids on a kids tablet.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kids Amazon Fire is Awesome

    Posted
    Murph
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    I just bought my daughter the newest edition of the Amazon Kids Fire Kindle. We had a first generation for years. The storage was VERY minimal and it had no drive for an SD memory card. So it was extremely limited. My daughter had to delete a game or more to be able to download a new one. This new 8th generation has a ton of storage and also has a drive for an SD card for additional storage. My daughter no longer has to delete ANYTHING! Also the screen size is perfect for her too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love it...but

    Posted
    Caribbeansoul
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    My 5yr old daughter absolutely loves it! BUT everything you touch automatically downloads. Any child in control of it will accidentally or intentionally click on things that they have no idea about. It is all child friendly thankfully. There are games, books, shows ect. Overall it’s wonderful! It has so many options for kids (all for free the 1st year!). We are very happy with our purchase and would highly recommend. The only criticism I have is the instant touch and download.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't beat the value for the money!

    Posted
    Mikeysvt02
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    Replaced my daughter's aged 7" Fire HD 5th generation from a few years ago. Wow what a difference comparing that slow and dying turtle of a tablet compared to this new 8" Fire HD. Much more responsive and way better sound quality and display. Very happy and so is my daughter. Can't beat the 1 year free Amazon unlimited subscription and 2 year worry free guarantee. Good stuff.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Returned

    Posted
    kristyc
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    I thought this would be a great tablet for my son to use while taking a cross country flight. Nope. I wasn't expecting much since he's 2, but the menu is hard to navigate. There are no names to the apps, only icons which seems great for kids that can't read until you realize that there are 4 Thomas the train icons and you don't know which is which. It was very frustrating and ultimately we decided to return it. The only positive is the kid friendly case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    First laptop for kids

    Posted
    Maria2019
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    It’s nice laptop and it’s very important that it has a rubber cover. Because kids like to throw everything and the cover will always protect the screen. It has a lot of great new books, YouTube videos. But you can’t upload your own website with cartoons and watch the full episodes. The most episodes are not full and only 1-2 minutes and very poor choices of famous cartoons kids love

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Both had to be returned for screen freezing

    Posted
    Csimms
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    The first one only worked a short while and had to return it and there were none in the store so had to wait on one to come in. The second one stopped working shortly after that and again none in the store so had to wait and they sent one to the house via ups and it was not the pink one as it should have been it was the blue one. After all th return trips we just decide to keep it since it does work. Hopefully these last awhile.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I’m happy because my grandson is loving it!

    Posted
    Nikki
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    In today’s society it’s all about electronics and WiFi. To reduce the time spent watching TV. I purchased this for my grandson. And he loves it! It’s had to pull him off of it. His dad downloaded some educational apps, and my baby is learning while glued to his tablet. He asked for tablet for his birthday and his request is grandma’s command. Very happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Amazon Fire Kids

    Posted
    ironmustang
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    While i liked the case that comes with it to help stop it from easily being damaged when dropped, I didn't like either we bought. I bought this one for our 10 yr old son that has autism. It felt so pre loaded with apps and it was suffocating and over whelming to deal with. You can't place google play on the kid side of this tablet. That was the deal breaker for sure. The other thing i liked is it was 32 gb!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend