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How to set up parental controls for Spotify Family
Spotify is home to tens of millions of songs. That expansive library ensures something for everybody; however, not all of these tracks are appropriate for young ears. Spotify added parental controls to its Family plan — part of its extensive family of premium payment plans — to make filtering out explicit content a breeze. Let’s go over how to set up parental controls in Spotify.
THE SHORT ANSWER
To set up parental controls on Spotify, log into your account on the Spotify website, then click the Premium Family tab from the menu on the left. Click on the plan member who you want to filter content for. On their profile page, you can toggle Allow explicit content on or off.
Parental controls for Spotify Premium Family
Disabling explicit content is quite simple and works on a per-member basis. Only the Spotify Premium Family account holder can adjust these controls, and they can toggle Allow explicit content on or off for each member on their Family plan. If toggled off, explicit song titles will be greyed out for that user, and they won’t be able to listen to them.
How to set up Spotify parental controls (desktop)
Visit the Spotify website in a browser and log into your account. After logging in, you will notice a menu on the lefthand side; click the Premium Family tab.
In the People on this plan section, click on the plan member you want to filter out content for.
Click the Allow explicit content toggle on their profile page to switch it off. This will block explicit content on that person’s account.
How to set up Spotify parental controls (Android & iOS)
Visit the Spotify website in your mobile browser. Tap the Menu (≡) button in the top right > Log in > enter your account details.
Open the dropdown menu labeled Account Overview, then select Premium Family.
In the People on this plan section, tap on the account name of the member whose account you want to control.
On their profile page, tap the Allow explicit content toggle (enabled by default) to switch it off. This will block explicit content on that person’s account. You can also block certain artists on Spotify by navigating to their artist page on the mobile app, tapping the three dots icon, and tapping “Don’t play this”.
How to control videos played for your Spotify Family members
Ever since Spotify introduced videos to their platform, many users have been curious about how they can control which videos are played for their family members. Sadly, as of now, there is no feature to disable video playback for individual family members. However, you can voice your opinion on this matter by casting your vote for this feature suggestion in the Spotify community. This will pressurize Spotify to consider introducing such a feature.
In the meantime, a workaround is to use Spotify Kids. This app gives you more control over settings and ensures that the content is appropriate for younger listeners. Here’s how you can set it up:
- Install Spotify Kids on your child’s device.
- Once installed, log in using your existing Spotify Family Plan account.
- Spotify will then provide a PIN code so only you can access the app’s settings.
- You can create one or more kid accounts. Do note that each account will take one slot in your Family Plan package.
If you use Facebook or Apple to log into your Spotify account, tap on LOG IN WITHOUT PASSWORD, and Spotify will send you an email link to log in.