Amazon Echo Dot Kids: Is it a good idea?

Previously available in the US, Amazon has now launched a UK version of the latest Echo Dot Kids. The hardware is exactly the same as the 4th gen Echo Dot. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The Echo Dot Kids is for kids aged 3+, costs around $10/£10 more than the standard equivalent, and features either a fun tiger or panda design. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
It comes with Amazon Kids parental controls, a one-year family-plan subscription to Amazon Kids+ for extra content, and a two-year worry-free guarantee. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Whether you want your children to have a smart speaker in their room is completely up to you -- but this is a safe space for kids. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Echo Dot Kids is definitely worth the extra if you're buying into a Kids+ subscription for that content. It won't suit older children, but that's not its aim. (image credit: Pocket-lint)

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