Spotify Kids Now Has Two New Features That Let You See and Customize What Your Children Listen To
We created Spotify Kids as a way for young listeners to enjoy a playground of sound—one that also provides parents with peace of mind. From day one of our beta app rollout to today’s launch in Japan and Germany, the Kids experience has prioritized safety and parental control. Between lullabies and bedtime stories for younger kids to appropriate popular tracks for older ones, the app can be tailored to your child’s needs—and that’s just the beginning.
All of the content accessible in Spotify Kids, which is available to Spotify Premium Family subscribers using iOS or Android devices, has been hand-picked by our expert kids editors, ensuring that only kid-friendly music and audio stories are accessible within the app. Yet we believe that parents should have the ultimate say in what their children listen to. That’s why starting today, parents can access their kids’ “Listening History” as well as block individual songs or audio stories from appearing in the Spotify Kids app. It’s an added level of control and comfort, created for both great audio experiences and parental peace of mind.
Parents, read on to learn how you can access your child’s Spotify Kids listening history and block songs or stories in the app.
- Log into the “grown-ups” section of Spotify Kids.
- Tap the account you want to check out.
- Head to “Listening History.”
- From here, tap the “block” icon beside a track to hide it.
- Once hidden, that song won’t be visible anywhere in the child’s app.
- Note: Blocking a song only removes it from that child’s account so you can customize what each kid is able to listen to.
- You can unblock content at any time by revisiting the PIN-protected “Listening History” or “Blocked Content” and tapping the icon again.
Keep in mind that content can only be blocked if it appears in “Listening History.” If there’s a track you would like to block, first play it on the child’s Spotify Kids account—a few seconds is all you need—then follow the steps above.
Spotify Kids is ever updating with music and audio stories children will love, from the latest Pinkfong song, “Wash Your Hands with Baby Shark,” to the newest celebrity-read chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone. Plus, find music from your kids’ favorite artists, movies, and TV shows—and for every mood and moment—only in the Spotify Kids app.
The Spotify Kids app is available exclusively for Spotify Premium Family subscribers at no additional charge and can be downloaded on iOS or Android devices. The app is available in several countries including Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, and Japan.