Very good news for French families, the Spotify Kids app is now available in France for children. Already in service in Brazil, Sweden or Ireland, we can say that this app is timely!
In this period of confinement, parents are constantly looking for new ideas to distract their children. Good news: Spotify music streaming platform in turn takes the turn already started by Facebook and Youtube and by launching, this March 31 in France, an application dedicated to children under 12. The objective of Spotify is simple: to offer children to build solid musical tastes in the most secure environment possible. All in an adapted and colorful ergonomics where they will choose their avatar themselves, in order to build a fully personalized profile. Spotify has set up playlists according to the listening countries. For France, 160 playlists are thus accessible, to the delight of children and their parents. The Spotify France team has selected one by one the 5,000 titles suitable for children. These personalized lists are established according to the child’s date of birth and all the data collected are fully encrypted.
Content adapted to each age
Two age categories have been defined to better target the content. Thus, the smallest between 3 and 6 years old will be able to listen to nursery rhymes and songs from Henri From or Bobby Lapointe while the pre-teens and teens will have access to the tubes of Angela or Master Gimms. The application obviously has a function parental control for safe use. Children can only select their favorite titles from those available. The application, free to download on Google Play or Apple Store, however, only works for owners of a Spotify Premium Family subscription which costs 14.99 euros per month and gives access to the opening of 6 accounts. This beta version of Spotify Kids should be enriched with new content in the coming months, always making sure to adapt its content to its young audience. In the United States, the app also offers podcasts and nursery rhymes. Soon in France ?