It took ages before Spotify finally added an explicit content filter, however, when they did it was still somewhat lacking. Earlier today, the streaming music company announced that parents with Premium Family subscriptions will now be able to control the Explicit Content Filter of all accounts, a long-requested feature.
As mentioned, the ability to filter out explicit content through the Spotify app was a long time coming. When it did, it was done on a per-app basis and parents didn’t have the ability to lock down their children’s accounts.
Another interesting feature is the addition of the Family Mix, a personalized playlist based on all Premium Family account users’ musical tastes. Currently, at least in our household, I run a “Fun Mix” playlist with an assortment of tracks that everyone in the house likes (for the most part). When camping or on a road trip, it’s generally the one that gets played. Having Spotify automatically curate a playlist based on everyone’s is interesting indeed. Once the feature rolls out, we’ll definitely be checking it out to see how accurate and balanced it is.
Aside from the content filter update, here’s an overview of the new features coming to the Spotify Premium Family subscription plans:
- Family Mix: Families will get exclusive access to a personalized playlist packed with songs the whole family enjoys. Family Mix is updated regularly and you can control who is in each session to optimize your family’s favorite shared listening moments.
- Family Hub: Billing users can now manage their Family’s settings in one place, including adding or removing family members, keeping your home address up to date, and adjusting your parental controls.
- Six Accounts: Spotify Premium Family still provides six individual Spotify Premium accounts for family members living under one roof, meaning you’ll keep your own saved music and playlists.
The new features are currently rolling out in Ireland and are expected to hit other Premium Family subscribers around the world in the fall.
What do you think about the new features, in particular the Spotify Explicit Content Filter finally being updated for proper parental controls? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook, or MeWe.Source: Spotify