It took fives years after it launched on competing platforms but iPhone and iPad owners can now download Amazon‘s popular FreeTime Unlimited app right immediately.
Designed FreeTime Unlimited by Amazon just to give kids aged 3-12 access to reading materials and entertainment concepts as part of a competitive subscription service. Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited comes to offer access to 10,000 books, movies, and TV Shows for as little as $2.99 for Amazon Prime members.
Non-members can also get access but they will need to pay $9.99. This will give a whole for up to four users and that is across devices like phones, tablets, e-readers, and notable, smart speakers.
Why it took this long for Amazon to get its FreeTime Unlimited service over to iOS is anyone’s guess. Although Amazon suggests that it was a simple case of its FreeTime Unlimited app simply not ready for prime time until recently. We don’t know exactly quite how much of what we believe, but we don’t have much choice rather take Amazon at its word.
“We launch new products and features as they’re ready,” an Amazon spokesperson said when commenting on the timing of the new release. “We’re excited to bring the FreeTime Unlimited experience to iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.”
It has only been available to users of Amazon’s own devices or those running Android, and this inclusion of iOS into the mix gives Amazon a huge new potential market that has yet to be tapped. Content comes from the likes of Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, PRS Kids, National Geographic and Amazon Originals for Kids. If the iOS version of Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited app proves anywhere near as popular as it did on other platforms then the retailer could be in for better time now.
(Download: Amazon FreeTime Unlimited for iOS on App Store)