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Amazon Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa – How to Setup for the First Time [Video]

Thinking about buying an Amazon Fire 7 tablet? Not sure how to configure it? Here’s a quick video that shows how to set up a Fire tablet. This applies to the 2017 version of the device.

Featured in this video: Amazon Fire 7 with Alexa – $49.99 (incl. special offers)
Amazon Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa - Marine Blue

  • The next generation of our best-selling Fire tablet ever – now thinner, lighter, and with longer battery life and an improved display. More durable than the latest iPad.
  • Beautiful 7″ IPS display with higher contrast and sharper text, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, and up to 8 hours of battery life. 8 or 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 256 GB of expandable storage.
  • Now with Alexa, for quick access to the information and entertainment you want. Ask questions, play music, check your calendar, get the news, weather, and more – just press the home button and ask.
  • Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps and games – including Netflix, Facebook, HBO, Spotify, and more.
  • Prime members get unlimited access to over a thousand books and magazines, millions of songs, and thousands of movies and TV episodes – at no additional cost.
  • Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership, Netflix plan, or Showtime subscription.
  • Enhance your entertainment experience with features you only get from Amazon, including ASAP, X-Ray, On Deck, Blue Shade, and FreeTime Parental Controls.

(Description from Amazon)

You can also get a refurbished Amazon Fire 7 Tablet for only $39.99.

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Amazon Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa Review – WHS 214

Amazon Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa Review


On Prime Day, I purchased 3 Amazon Fire 7 Tablets for our family. We’ve been Fire users since the first generation and now that the 7th generation is out I thought it was time to review their newest model.

For this review I used the criteria from episode 108 of The Wired Homeschool: How to Choose the Best Tablet for Homeschooling. I’ve found that the Amazon Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa still fulfills my prerequisites when buying a tablet. Continue Reading →

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Apple’s App Rating System Explained and Google Family Link- WHS 207

Apple App Rating System Google Family Link

More and more, companies are finally starting to realize that parents want a way to let their children safely use digital devices.

Apple and Google have been providing app ratings similar to the ESRB ratings for video games for years now but what do those ratings mean?

In this episode of The Wired Homeschool I take a look at the Apple app rating system and give a brief overview of Google’s new parental control feature: Family Link. Continue Reading →

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