A year ago I purchased a Fire HD 8 Kids Edition for my daughter. It’s a standard Fire HD 8, in a protective case, and with a year’s subscription to a service providing content specifically for children.
The tablet itself has a special login and layout for children, where they can access eBooks, apps and videos, all specially curated and aimed at them. As a parent, you can easily manage screen time and other restrictions to ensure your children are safe when using it.
However, after a year, my daughter was pretty bored of it. Slip the tablet out of the case, though, and it returns to being a standard Fire HD 8, so all is not lost. You can even set up standard adult accounts on it, too.
After a year, though, your initial Fire for Kids Unlimited subscription is due for a renewal, so to avoid additional fees, I needed to cancel this.
Fire for Kids Unlimited subscription costs
Here are the current subscription costs:
As you can see, you pay half the price if you’re already a Prime member. Nevertheless, £1.99 a month saved is nothing to be sniffed at.
How to cancel Fire for Kids Unlimited
Unfortunately, Amazon’s own instructions on how to cancel the subscription are incorrect – I suspect they’re simply out-of-date. Instead, I found what I thought was the solution, which was only confirmed to me today when I received an email from Amazon.
I’m not aware of there being a way to do it from Amazon’s website or via the company’s app, only from the tablet.
So, here’s what I did:
- Sign into your child’s account on the tablet (not your own account)
- Drag down from the top of the screen and click on the cog icon that appears
- You will now be asked to select an adult user and sign in
- You are then presented with the settings screen that you will have used to change your child’s access
- Scroll down to a section named “Fire for Kids Unlimited” and click on “Subscribe to Fire for Kids Unlimited” underneath it
- A list of all your registered children will appear. Untick any that you don’t want a subscription for and save
That’s it. If you’re using the initial free subscription, it will expire after your first year. If you’re using a bought subscription then it will cancel immediately and you’ll be refunded any remaining fees due to you.
Thanks for this. Even though payments were disabled on my child’s account they were able to sign up for kids unlimited. What I can’t tell is what you actually get for it, and what we will losen when it cancels, any idea? I think most of the games are on play store anyway aren’t they? Thanks
Do you know how I can Cancel the subscription without using my fire tab? Mine broke and I cant get into it, so I need to cancel the subscription using a desktop computer.
Any help would be great.
I don’t believe there is a way to do it via a browser – I suspect you’ll need to get in touch with Amazon directly to get this done.
Thank you for your straightforward explanation. I found it very frustrating that Amazon.co.uk did not offer any clear instructions.
click manage subsciption> cancel subscription
Hi, how can I remove the Amazon Kids from my device if I still have the free years subscription? I just want it gone!!