Spotify Kids is a standalone listening app built with the unique needs of young ones in mind. With a Spotify Premium Family subscription of $14.99/month, you can give your kids their own app with 8,000+ songs, stories, and lullabies.
How to Set Up Spotify Kids
Before you can access the Spotify Kids app, you’ll need to have a Spotify Premium Family subscription. To sign up for the $14.99/month service, go to Spotify’s Premium Family page and follow the prompts. Once you’ve signed up and your primary account is active, it’s time to create the account(s) for your kids.
To create a new Spotify Kids account, download the Spotify Kids app onto your device from the Google Play Store for Android or Apple App Store for iPhone or iPad. Launch the app and tap the “Log In” button.
When you’re done, press “Continue”. You’ll receive a separate Privacy Notice receipt via email to verify that you’ve agreed to the terms listed therein.
Next, you can choose between two separate styles for both the content and the interface of Spotify Kids. For a more detailed interface with more radio-friendly music, select “Audio for older kids”. For a simpler interface with children’s songs, bedtime stories, and lullabies, choose “Audio for younger kids”.
Tap “Help me choose” for more information on the content and style of each choice. You can switch back and forth at any time by accessing the Settings menu in the Spotify Kids app. When you’re finished, press “Continue”.
Choose an avatar to represent this kids account. The main Spotify Kids interface will load, depending on whether you selected the content for younger or older kids. You can add additional kids accounts by accessing the Parental Settings menu, as shown below, and repeating these steps.
How to Manage Your Spotify Kids Account
To access the Settings menu in Spotify Kids, tap the kid’s avatar in the top left. From this screen, you can access Parental Settings by tapping the gear icon in the top right. You can also touch the pencil icon in the center of the screen to change the kid’s avatar to a different character.
You’ll be prompted to set up a secret four-digit password. If you’ve already set one up for your account, you’ll be prompted to enter it instead. You can change this PIN later by accessing this same menu. This is also where you can add a kids account. Each Spotify Premium Family subscription can invite up to five additional users.
Once you’re in the Parental Settings menu, tap “Edit” next to any kids account to change the name, birthday, or content settings. You can also delete the kids account from that submenu.
Having an exclusive app just for kids is a great step forward, both in terms of a parent’s peace of mind and the youngling’s education, enjoyment, and independence.
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