Parents have been given more control to make sure their kids are enjoying Spotify whilst ensuring they don’t see and hear anything unwanted.

Spotify Kids is the recently launched app from the music streaming giant that has an entirely tailored experience for kids of different ages. The app creates a colourful and uniquely designed way to navigate and is restricted only to child-appropriate content with control given to parents.

The app, available to Spotify Premium Family users for their kids devices, has added two new features to help parents customise the best experience that they’re happy with for their children. Now parents can see their kids’ ‘Listening History’ to get in touch with what they like.

Parents are also now able to block songs or audio stories from appearing if they don’t feel them appropriate – or you know, if you’ve heard Baby Shark one too many times this week. Spotify want to ensure that any parents or guardians using the app feel comfortable and secure with letting their kids use it on their own by knowing themselves that they’re having a fun but safe time streaming music or listening to audio stories.

Parents, read on to learn how you can access your child’s Spotify Kids listening history and block songs or stories in the app.

  1. Log into the “grown-ups” section of Spotify Kids.
  2. Tap the account you want to check out.
  3. Head to “Listening History.”
  4. From here, tap the “block” icon beside a track to hide it.
  5. Once hidden, that song won’t be visible anywhere in the child’s app.
  6. Note: Blocking a song only removes it from that child’s account so you can customize what each kid is able to listen to.
  7. You can unblock content at any time by revisiting the PIN-protected “Listening History” or “Blocked Content” and tapping the icon again.

Spotify launched their Kids app last November in Ireland and then the UK. It is now also available in the U.S., Canada, and France.