Spotify Launches Spotify Kids
Spotify has launched a new app called Spotify Kids. The app is meant to provide a safe space for kids to explore and listen to music. The app was launched first in Ireland, includes around 6,000 tracks, all of which have been curated by editors at Spotify.
For younger kids, the app will be limited to things like Disney soundtracks, songs about dinosaurs, and children’s stories. If parents set the app up for an older kid, then it will add pop hits from artists like Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and Bruno Mars.
The app requires a Spotify Premium Family subscription, which costs $14.99 per month in the US (or €14.99 per month in Ireland). This is because Spotify Kids won’t show ads, which is a feature exclusive to paying listeners.
Spotify editors are looking at more than whether a song contains foul language when determining if it’s an appropriate fit for this app. References to guns and violence, for example, could be disqualifying. Song selections will also change by region, with editors creating different playlists based on what’s popular in each area.