Introduce your child to a playground of sound with Spotify Kids. Packed with singalongs, soundtracks and playlists made for young listeners, the app is an easy way for children of all ages to discover music in a fun environment. Included with a Spotify Premium Family subscription. Try Spotify Kids free for 3 months with a Premium Family trial. Cancel anytime.
Spotify Kids lets your child:
Listen to audio they love with their own account
Explore their tastes, without hearing explicit content
Discover music handpicked for kids by our experts
Hear playlists made just for young listeners
Play their favorite tracks offline
Important information about the app:
-To use the app, you need to subscribe to Spotify Premium Family first.
- A Kids profile counts as 1 account in your Premium Family plan. You can create up to 5 Kids accounts for your Family plan, and download the app to as many devices as you want.
- The app uses your device’s internal storage to store downloaded music for offline play.
- The app streams content over WiFi and mobile networks, so check your data package and allowance with your mobile network provider.
- The app asks for your child’s name and age. This is used to showcase the most relevant content for your child and to personalise their experience using the app. Children may see different content, depending on their age. All information is fully encrypted.
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Ratings and Reviews
Lacking in parental controls
Overall I am reasonably impressed. It has a bunch of prebuilt mixes that work well for children. However, I wish there were more parental controls.
For example, I don’t really think Taylor Swift’s Shake it off is appropriate for a six year old, even if it is sung by children. It takes the Lords name in vain and says “hella”. Not something I want my child picking up on.
If I could remove this song from the sets, that would be one thing, but I can’t. I’m limited to the prebuilt playlists without being able to change them.
It’s a good first step and the idea is something I’ve wanted for a long time, but it’s clearly in its infancy with a lot of room for improvement. I hope it gets the chance to do so.
Developer Response ,
This kind of feedback is really important to us. If you have time, could you send over the name of the content and your account’s country to our support team at support.spotify.com/article/how-can-i-contact-spotify/? They’ll make sure to pass this on, so the right team can review the content.
Needs More Variety
I really loved the idea of this for my step-daughter but the issue is we don’t just listen to pop music and Disney in this house (though there is nothing wrong with that and we still love those tunes). I have playlists I make just for her with all kinds of fun electronic dance music and UK pop records. I would love to be able to share those playlists with her kids account so I still have control over the content but she is getting a better selection than just radio tunes and Disney soundtracks.
Update to respond to developers: there is no perfect lineup because I don’t want pre-canned options. Parents should have the ability to share parent-approved playlists (read: playlists made my parents) and approve certain artists/albums/Spotify playlists for their kids. There are already parents in here who think the current pop content is too racy, so you’ll never win with a pre-made lineup.
Developer Response ,
Hey! Thanks for the feedback. If you could pick the perfect line-up, who would you like to see on the app? You can let us know here in the reviews, or reach out to our support team at support.spotify.com/article/how-can-i-contact-spotify/. They’ll pass this on to the right folks.
App is clearly not designed by parents...
If we want to allow our child to listen to certain music that we approve of but want to shield him from music we don’t approve, then we should be able to set those options up from the beginning, not have only 2 age range options of terribly curated options that cannot be customized.
Y’all have provided some highly inappropriate music in the ‘older kids’ grouping. It’s shocking.
And yet, if my son wants to search his favorite college football team fight song or some other wholesome, harmless instrumental fun song it is nowhere to be found in the search function. What if I want to introduce them to the music of a different culture? What if I’d like to provide them with older generations of classics? There is a world of age appropriate music that is completely inaccessible with a lot of provocative content promoted and showcased in their face.
Stop marketing garbage to kids. Stop pushing mature content on children. Stop curating what you think kids should listen to.
Allow parents to curate and approve and create playlists, and allow children to request approval for certain music. Allow parents to block individual albums and/or songs. Allow parents to proactively review what’s available BEFORE having to go into the listening history and block content.
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