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Check that the app will work with your Kindle first and watch out for the personality changes!!!!
on 16 January 2015
This is a nice little toy but it is badly let down by the lack of support for Android devices in the Furby Boom! app which is supposed to accompany it and enhance the play value of this toy. Despite Hasbro having updated the software to make it more compatible, it seems only a handful of Android devices can open this app and as we discovered, much to the great disappointment of our 8 year old son on his birthday, it doesn't work with the newest generation Kindle Fire HD6 that he got for Christmas, even though it has a microphone which is needed for the game to run. Considering this is meant to be a device aimed specifically at kids, this is doubly disappointing and very short-sighted of Hasbro. I even phoned their customer services team to see if there were any further updates planned, but the only advice they could give me was to go out and purchase another type of Kindle that will work with their app!!
On a separate note, watch out for the 'demonic' personality that your Furby can take on which could be pretty scary for younger kids as it develops a man's voice which yells and growls at you with pictures of flames appearing in its eyes!!! There is a way to reset it back to a nicer personality by either forcing it to listen to music for a few minutes or turning it upside down, putting a finger in its mouth and pulling its tail all at the same time, but they don't say anything about that in the instructions!