Amazon Echo & Echo Dot

Controls & Settings guide

Amazon Echo and Echo Dot are controlled by the Amazon Household service (it’s umbrella parental control service covering all Amazon devices). However, there are extra parental controls you can add directly to the Echo.

What do I need?

The Echo or Echo Dot device. An Amazon Account (email address and password) and the Amazon Alexa app.

Restrictions you can apply

icon Apps Access
icon In App purchasing
icon Innapropriate content
icon Timer

Convert your existing Echo to Kid’s edition step by step guide

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Open the Alexa app, and tap on ‘Devices’ in the bottom- right corner.

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Tap on ‘Echo & Alexa’.

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Scroll to the Echo you want to convert and tap its name then Scroll down to find ‘FreeTime’ and tap it.

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Tap the toggle to the right of ‘Disabled.’

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Tap on ‘Setup Amazon FreeTime’ at the bottom of the screen. If you don’t already have a child set up for free time, you’ll be prompted to add one. Provide a first name, gender, birthdate, choose an icon, and then tap on ‘Add Child.’

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If you have any more children to add, tap on ‘Add Child’ and repeat the process. Once everyone is added, tap on ‘Continue’.

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Log in to your Amazon account, provide the text verification code, read through the parental consent text, then tap on ‘I agree.’

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Scroll through the list of options and toggle off any features you don’t want your child to have access too, at the bottom of the list tap ‘Continue.’ If you want to try the FreeTime Unlimited trial, tap ‘Start your 1-month free trial’ otherwise tap ‘Cancel.’

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Tap on ‘X’ in the top right corner to close out the introduction video.
You can change time and age content limits through the app, but it’s easier to go to Amazon’s Parent Dashboard instead.

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Once you sign in, click on the option you want to change, like ‘Set Daily Time Limits.’ Here you can adjust the relevant settings.

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