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Parents with Android phones can now get Amazon FreeTime

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Want FreeTime? You can now get it without having to buy an Amazon Kids Edition tablet.

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Amazon has brought its FreeTime kids app to the Android world.

FreeTime, a free app that provides a gated, age-appropriate experience for children, had been available only on Amazon devices. The app will now come to Android-run tablets and phones, via the Google Play store, Amazon said Wednesday.

The app is still unavailable for Apple devices.

Amazon has been working to build up its FreeTime business, likely to get more families involved in Amazon and its Prime membership service. Last month, the e-commerce giant introduced a new dashboard for parents to monitor their kids' digital diets on FreeTime.

FreeTime lets parents set up a library of books, games and videos tailored for their kids, while excluding ads and in-app purchases. The app also offers over 40,000 YouTube videos and websites that the FreeTime team picked as age-appropriate.

Adults can also decide to spend $3 a month for FreeTime Unlimited, which offers more staff-picked libraries of books, videos and other content for different age groups.