How to Cancel Amazon FreeTime Unlimited Subscription

Introduction

Amazon FreeTime is a relatively low-cost way to give your kids a tablet and make sure they are locked into a safe environment. However, whether your kids outgrow it, don’t use it, or you need to cut back on your expenses, cancelling Amazon FreeTime is a fairly straightforward process.

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Steps to Cancel Amazon Unlimited FreeTime Subscription

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen on your Kindle Fire to open a drop-down menu, and then tap “Settings” in the menu. The Settings icon looks like a gear. The Settings screen appears.

  1. Scroll down the Settings screen until you see Profiles and Family Library, and then tap “Profiles and Family Library.” The Profiles and Family Library screen appears.

  1. Scroll down to the bottom of the Profiles and Family Library screen to see a list of all of the profiles associated with your family library. Tap the child profile associated with the Amazon FreeTime subscription you want to cancel. That child’s profile appears on your screen.
  2. Scroll down to the FreeTime Unlimited section, and then tap “Manage Your Subscription” in the FreeTime Unlimited section. A menu appears in the center of the screen.

  1. Tap “Cancel Your Subscription” in the menu. An Unsubscribe from Amazon FreeTime window appears with a note that you can always subscribe to Amazon FreeTime again at any time.

  1. Tap “Unsubscribe” in this window. That Amazon FreeTime subscription will be cancelled and that account will be removed from your Amazon family.

What Happens If I Cancel Amazon FreeTime Subscription?

If you make the decision to cancel your Amazon FreeTime subscription, Amazon will actually issue a full refund from the data of your last service charge. Effective immediately, your child will no longer be able to access the Amazon FreeTime service, and any content they acquired through that service will no longer be accessible either. Finally, you can rest assured that any other content you’ve purchased for your child that is associated with his or her profile will still be available through your child’s profile.

Reasons to Cancel Amazon FreeTime Unlimited Subscription

1. Cost Considerations

Amazon Kids+ comes with a recurring cost, not a one-time purchase. Families with tight budgets may find this cost prohibitive. This is particularly true for those who don’t use the service frequently. When the cost outweighs the benefits, cancelling the subscription is a logical step. Managing finances effectively often requires such critical decisions.

2. Limited Use

Subscribers may notice their children’s waning interest in Amazon Kids+ over time. Infrequent use could be due to busy schedules or other competing interests. It’s impractical to continue paying for a service that isn’t fully utilized. In such cases, it makes sense to cancel the subscription to prevent wastage of resources.

3. Age of Children

Amazon Kids+ caters to younger children, providing age-appropriate content. However, as children grow, their interests evolve. Older children might find the content on Amazon Kids+ uninteresting or too childish. As a result, parents might decide to cancel the subscription, opting for services catering to older demographics.

4. Content Concerns

Quality and type of content can influence decisions about subscription services. Parents could feel that Amazon Kids+ doesn’t provide the desired educational value. Others might feel uncomfortable with some content. If parents believe the service isn’t enriching or suitable, they may choose to discontinue it.

5. Device Availability

Using Amazon Kids+ requires compatible devices. If a family no longer has Amazon devices, or prefers a different brand, the service becomes inaccessible. Choosing to cancel the subscription in such cases helps to avoid unnecessary payments for a service they can’t utilize.

6. Alternative Services

Many alternatives to Amazon Kids+ exist, each offering distinct benefits. Services like Disney+, Netflix, or various educational websites may better suit a family’s needs. Comparing services and opting for the best fit is a sensible approach. So, a switch to a more preferred service often results in cancellation of Amazon Kids+.

7. Technical Issues

Frequent technical problems can disrupt the user experience. If these issues persist or go unresolved, they can become a source of frustration. Subscribers may opt to cancel their subscription to avoid this inconvenience. After all, a service should provide ease and enjoyment, not cause problems.

8. Parental Control Concerns

Parental control options can greatly influence a subscription decision. Some parents may find Amazon Kids+’s parental controls unsatisfactory. They might want more control over what their children can access. If the service fails to meet these requirements, parents may decide to cancel it to ensure better content monitoring.

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