Amazon has retired Amazon Glow, an interactive video chat device focused on helping children and loved ones play together over the internet during the pandemic.
Launching in 2021, Amazon Glow featured a video screen and projector that gave children access to a wide range of entertainment and educational content. A video screen connected the child and the remote person on the other end of the video call, projecting the game space onto a silicone mat that both people could participate in.
However, sales apparently fell short of expectations and Amazon canceled the product.
Amazon spokeswoman Christy Schmidt confirmed the Glow cancellation. We are making adjustments on an ongoing basis and will be sharing updates and guidance with Glow customers in the near future.”
Amazon Glow included a wide range of entertainment and educational content. Built in games like Checkers and Go Fish, puzzles, thousands of books, free drawing apps with fun things like scanning objects into artwork and smashing them on the screen to create jigsaw puzzles out of your favorite toys It is .
Amazon has also partnered with brand experience studios Disney, Mattel, Sesame Street and Nickelodeon. Curated video content was available, but children could only watch the video while calling an approved adult.
The device retailed for $300, but was listed as unavailable on Tuesday after being sold for $150, 55% off the list price, to members of Amazon’s Prime program.