Amazon Fire HD 8" (2017) Wi-Fi Tablets


Amazon Fire HD 8" (2017) Wi-Fi Tablets


This is a kids model. Nothing here to warn you. Don’t waste your time ordering unless you want a kids edition.


Hi there. Parental controls can be turned off. It should be in settings, I believe.


I have several Fires, all bought here, and I love 'em. Never missed my iPad for a second. I recently got a Surface 3 here for some specialized work (audio recording), and I wondered if it would be my “new best friend.” It’s not. I still use my Fires for writing, shopping, music, etc.


These should not be ‘Kids Edition’ tablets. However, if you received one in this mode, you can easily fix it:

Setup your Fire Kids Edition Tablet

  1. Turn on the device. Press and hold the power button at the top of the device for two seconds, or until the screen turns on.

  2. Select your device language, and then tap Continue.

  3. Connect to a Wi-Fi network, if possible. If you’re not able to connect to a Wi-Fi network, tap Complete Setup Later. However, you will not be able to set up your child’s profile or add content to their profile until you are connected to Wi-Fi.

  4. Register your Fire Kids Edition tablet to your Amazon account. If you don’t have an Amazon account, you can create one now.

  5. Note: The Amazon account you use to set up the Kids Edition tablet is used to set daily time limits or purchase additional books, videos, and apps to add to your child’s library. You should use the Amazon account that you use to purchase physical or digital products on Amazon. You do not need to create an Amazon account for your child.

  6. Select your time zone. The time zone is how you set the time and date for your Fire tablet.

  7. Select either Setup your child’s account to create a profile now, or Setup later to create a profile at a later time.

  8. Add a child profile. Select an image for your child’s profile, and then enter your child’s name, gender, and birthday. Then tap Continue.

  9. Share content with your child. If you have purchased digital content, tap the check box next to each title you want to add to your child’s profile, and then tap Continue.

  10. Tip: Tap For Kids to view recommended family-friendly titles in your library, or tap a content library (for example, Books) to view and select individual titles on your own.

  11. Set a lock screen password or PIN. To prevent your child from accessing device settings, web browsing, social media, in-app purchases, and more, you must set up a lock screen password for your profile.

  12. Launch FreeTime. After your child’s profile has been created and has content added to it, you can launch your child’s profile and they can start using it to make progress towards their educational goals. Alternatively, tap Set Daily Goals & Time Limits to choose different educational goals or time limits for when or for how long your child can use their Fire HD Kids Edition tablet.

  13. Tip: If more than one child will share the Kids Edition Tablet, you can create a lock screen PIN for each of their profiles so that each child only accesses content that is appropriate for them.

  14. Don’t want to use this as a Kids Edition tablet? Use your PIN to get into the settings, and delete the child profile you setup. BOOM, REGULAR FIRE TABLET!


Does this model use Wordwise and/or have other features to help an English learner?


Yes, the Kindle app on the device includes the ‘Word Wise’ option.


Is the latest, same version that is available on If not, what are the primary differences? And this version will work with the Show Mode Charging Dock, right?