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Spotify now lets parents access their kids’ listening history and block content



Spotify first launched its Spotify Youngsters app in October final 12 months, and now it’s introducing two new options to provide mother and father extra management over what their youngsters eat. Beginning right this moment, mother and father can entry their baby’s listening historical past and in addition block particular content material. The app can also be increasing its rollout to Japan and Germany right this moment, formally making it obtainable in 14 markets.

To entry the settings, mother and father must go to the “Grown Ups” part and choose which baby’s account historical past they wish to view. From there, they will see their child’s listening historical past, which comprises each monitor their baby streamed on the app over the previous three months. From this similar part, they will additionally choose tracks to dam by tapping the block icon subsequent to the content material. The blocked content material is linked to every baby’s particular person account, so it doesn’t apply to a number of youngsters without delay. Mother and father can unblock a monitor at any time by accessing the listening historical past or blocked tracks part and tapping the crimson icon subsequent to every monitor.

The Youngsters app now consists of 8,000 songs, tales, audiobooks, and sounds which are curated into greater than 125 playlists. That’s up from 6,000 at launch, and 50 p.c of that content material is localized. The corporate says these new options are simply the “first step” to elevated customization for folks, with extra content material and instruments to return.

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