Spotify has begun to introduce parental control features for Family Subscription users. So far, however, the functions have only surfaced in Ireland, with more markets expected to follow in the fall of this year. Why parental control starts in Ireland first, Spotify did not explain.
Parents can now control the “Explicit Content” setting for other Family Subscription users and ban them from children. Due to the filter setting, content from Spotify that is marked as “Explicit” on Spotify can no longer be played with the respective account. However, the contents of this are decided by Spotify and can not be influenced by the account owner. An additional exclusion list, with which the admin of the family subscription can specifically block certain contents for others, does not exist so far. Through a password set by the admin, it is possible to disable the feature through the app of a sub-account.
With “Family Mix” comes the family playlist
Also the feature “Family Mix” is new, where all users of a family account see a common, constantly updated playlist of the songs that all family members like. The update does not change the fact that every user has their own individual Spotify premium account, can create their own playlists and receives personalized recommendations.
First family-specific features for Spotify
With the Family Playlist and the first parental control feature, Spotify adds the family's first family-specific features since launching this subscription plan in 2014.
Spotify has announced that it will inform family subscription users about the new Parental Controls option as it becomes available on the market this autumn.