Spotify Kids hands parents more control as it lands in Japan and Germany

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What you need to know

  • Spotify now gives parents more control over what content their kids can access.
  • In the Kids app, parents can now block certain songs or albums.
  • Spotify Kids will also now be made available in Germany and Japan as the rollout continues.

Spotify continues to develop its Kids app, an offshoot of its premium service that's aimed to give parents a child-friendly subset of the streaming giant's library.

First, Spotify Kids is getting a bit more global. The beta app rollout is available from today in Japan and Germany, and now the company is now expanding the level of control parents will have over audio content.

Spotify says:

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.

As of today, Spotify Kids is now available for Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, and Japan.

Yesterday, Spotify also announced Group Session, another service that builds off its Premium plan, aimed at connecting friends for socially distanced music experiences. While these features aren't for everyone, Spotify's Premium offerings continue to set the company apart from competitors like Apple and Google.

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