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How do I cancel an Amazon Fire for Kids Unlimited subscription?

cancel an Amazon Fire for Kids Unlimited subscription
Fire fighting: find out how to stop a subscription

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Unfortunately, Amazon’s own instructions on how to cancel the subscription are incorrect – I suspect they’re simply out-of-date.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.

About the author

David Artiss

Currently working for a technology company based in San Francisco, David has worked in IT for nearly 30 years. He is a keen gamer and happily admits to being a gadget nerd too.

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