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Spotify launches a new children’s app with a mix of carefully chosen numbers

Spotify has launched a new ‘Kids’ app for 3 to 12 year olds that provides access to 8,000 hand-picked songs and stories that people have analyzed to make sure they are ‘clean’.

The new app is available on iPhone and Android, but only for people with a Spotify Premium Family subscription.

It has been described as a ‘playground of sound for young listeners’ and Spotify says it has been developed with security and privacy as the main priority.

The company chose to have experts read and study the texts and meanings of each song, rather than just using an algorithm to filter tracks from the main library.

This means that from the launch only around 8,000 songs – consisting of a mix of music and stories – will be available.

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The new app is available on iPhone and Android, but only for people with a Spotify Premium Family subscription

The new app is available on iPhone and Android, but only for people with a Spotify Premium Family subscription

The app contains a mix of songs from TV shows, films, children’s songs, lullabies and top music with ‘clean content’.

It contains singalongs, soundtracks and stories that children can explore, according to Spotify, which has collaborated with Disney, Nickelodeon and Cbeebies to find content for the service.

The company says that because it requires a premium family subscription, no ads are played between the songs.

They also have some exclusive content that is specific to each region. The British version, for example, has ‘Dinosaurs in Love’ by the three-year-old singer-songwriter Fenn.

It is a 60-second track that Spotify describes as a ‘mesezoic love tragedy’ about dinosaurs who fall in love, eat people, have a party and are then swept away by a big bang.

The app contains a number of cartoon avatars that children can select to represent themselves in the app

The app contains a number of cartoon avatars that children can select to represent themselves in the app

The app contains a number of cartoon avatars that children can select to represent themselves in the app

There will be a number of playlists that have been compiled by human editors and cover everything from songs to dances to tracks to a file

There will be a number of playlists that are compiled by human editors and cover everything from songs to dances to tracks to a file

There will be a number of playlists that are compiled by human editors and cover everything from songs to dances to tracks to a file

Fenn’s father, Tom Rosenthal, said that Spotify Kids would give artists a chance to make music available to a younger audience.

“Music is important to everyone, but children are often forgotten in the musical world, many believe that children’s songs are enough for their early years,” he said.

‘Children are open to everything and deserve a diverse and interesting range of music that has been specially selected for them.

“A Spotify service that is dedicated to them is up-to-date, important and very useful!”

Spotify said it will expand the experience over time as it continues to integrate best practices and lessons, including insights from parents and caregivers and other experts.

WHAT WILL BE ON SPOTIFY KIDS AT THE LAUNCH?

  • Movies and TV shows
  • Top hits
  • Activities (playing time, party time, bedtime and homework)
  • Genres
  • seasonal
  • Originals from Spotify
  • Artists / groups
  • stories

The British playlists include content from CBeebies, Little Mix, Rastamouse, George Ezra, Hey Duggee, McFly, Adele, Craig David, Calvin Harris, Spice Girls, Take That and Busted.

The company hopes to expand the app over time, including possibly bringing it only to audio devices such as the Amazon and Google smart speakers – if they can find a way to do this safely and the privacy of children.

“Spotify strives to give billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by music and stories, and we are proud that this dedication now includes the next generation of audio listeners,” said Alex Norström of Spotify.

“Spotify Kids is a personalized world full of sound, shape and color, where our young listeners can start a lifelong love of music and stories.”

The app is currently limited to songs and audio books, but can be expanded in the future with specially selected and edited podcast content.

Children can add songs and stories to their own 'favorites' list, which is also available to listen to offline

Children can add songs and stories to their own 'favorites' list, which is also available to listen to offline

Children can add songs and stories to their own ‘favorites’ list, which is also available to listen to offline

At launch, the app is split into two sections – younger and older children – where parents decide during the registration which to choose based on their child’s taste.

The section for young children contains a mix of lullabies, soundtracks and songs chosen by the editors for children from zero to five years, as well as softer and quieter works of art.

The older children’s section is for six to 12 year olds and contains popular songs that are suitable and relevant, as well as songs from TV and movies.

In addition to the composed playlists, users can search for specific songs and add them to a list of downloadable ‘favorites’ that they can listen to without the Internet.

Parents have control over the music their children can listen to by placing their account in the younger or older age group

Parents have control over the music their children can listen to by placing their account in the younger or older age group

Parents have control over the music their children can listen to by placing their account in the younger or older age group

The app contains a number of cartoon avatars that children can select to represent themselves in the app – that is the only setting that younger users can change, everything else is hidden under a parent-controlled pin code.

Spotify launches the app on Safer Internet Day to emphasize that it is built as a ‘safe environment’ for children.

Will Gardner OBE, director of the UK Safer Internet Center, said it was “great” to have a company like Spotify create a secure online space for young people.

“For many, music is an essential part of self-discovery, so it is very welcome to have a safe place for children to begin this journey.”

The company plans to add more parental controls as soon as it is live, including more customization focused on their children’s interests.

The app is available worldwide in the App Store and Play Store.

WHAT COST MUSIC STREAMING AND WHAT DO YOU GET FOR YOUR MONEY?

Spotify

price:

Play for free with ads and shuffle only

Premium costs £ 9.99 ($ ​​9.99) per month

Premium features:

This allows you to listen to albums from start to finish

No ads that interrupt your enjoyment

With this you can download music

Youtube music

Price:

Free with advertisements

Premium costs $ 9.99 (or £ 9.99 if YouTube Spotify and Apple prices follow)

Premium features:

No ads that interrupt your enjoyment.

With this you can download music

Remixes, covers and live tracks exclusively for YouTube

Apple Music

Price:

£ 9.99 ($ ​​9.99) per month

Characteristics

Integrates with your existing music collection

Connect with your favorite bands

Largest music library currently

With this you can download music

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