Published: Wed, August 21, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Spotify announces new parental control settings

Spotify announces new parental control settings

The parents now can control the Explicit Content Filter setting of all the accounts under the Family pack. There's also Family Mix, which creates a personalized playlist for the whole family.

Following reports of planned increases at the streaming giant, the notable development with the all-new Spotify Premium Family plan is that it's the same price - £15 or $15 in the US.

Spotify announced today an upgraded Premium Family Plan, featuring an Explicit Content Filter. Also, families get exclusive access to a personalized playlist that includes songs your other family members might enjoy.

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Parents will soon be able to exclude songs with swearing, violence, and other explicit content by toggling on the parental control setting. The filter can be controlled from the Family Hub, which is where you can also add and remove family members, or update your family address. Parental controls can be managed in the Family Hub and can be toggled on or off remotely with a password. Family Mix is updated regularly and you can control who is in each session to optimise your family's favorite shared listening moments.

These kinds of bells and whistles and an increasing sense of feature-rich usefulness will continue to grow in importance as Spotify - which is still a long way from turning a profit - works to maintain its lead over Apple Music, its nearest competitor. However, the Family Plan supports up to 6 users per subscription, with each user having their own separate accounts.

News of the expanded feature set comes on the heels of rumors that Spotify is considering increasing the cost of its Family plan by as much as 13 percent.

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