To give parents more control over the listening habits of their children, Spotify is adding new features to its Family Plan subscriptions.
Starting in Ireland, and soon in other countries where the plan is offered, parents will be able to set the Explicit Content Filter on their children’s accounts.
This will prevent them from playing anything that Spotify marks as explicit. The facility to change the filter will be password protected, which means that only parents will have control over the setting.
The Story Of The Family Package Plan
Announced back in 2014, Spotify’s Family Plan is a way to share a discounted $14.99 monthly subscription for up to six people.
Since an individual Spotify Premium subscription is $9.99, this plan can result in a pretty huge price reduction.
However, besides this, there is a vague requirement where all members should live in the same place.
The plan did not provide any features previously that was explicitly designed for the use of families.
The New Features
According to the plan, parental controls will be available to the user who has the Family Plan’s master account.
However, the sub-accounts will not be able to switch it on and off themselves without a password.
This filter can be controlled from the Family Hub. This is also where you can add or remove family members and even update your family contact details.
Spotify will also be adding a new Family Mix, which offers a personalized playlist which is generated from the listening habits of the user’s accounts on the shared subscription.
Spotify also said that the user would be able to control who is in each session to personalize the playlist.
This suggests that the user will be able to stop the playlist being dominated by a family member’s particular song obsession.
It does sound like a similar feature to the Duo Mix that Spotify had introduced with its Premium Duo subscription earlier this year.
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Apart from this, there are many other advantages to enjoy using this new feature, and it is worth a try.
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