Spotify has launched Spotify Kids, a standalone app designed for “the next generation of listeners”. This is a version of Spotify for kids. And it features a child-friendly UI and a collection of songs (and more) curated for even the youngest music lovers.
In October 2019, Spotify launched Spotify Kids in beta in the Republic of Ireland. The streaming service then rolled the app out to other countries, gaining insights as it went. In March 2020, Spotify launched Spotify Kids in the US and Canada.
What Is Spotify Kids?
Spotify Kids is an app designed for kids aged 3+. There are thousands of songs available, all hand-picked by a team of editors. Younger children get Disney soundtracks and the like. While older kids can listen to pop songs from the likes of Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift.
A huge variety of genres are covered, and Spotify is adding new songs all the time. Spotify Kids also boasts audiobooks for the more literary children. And there are bedtime stories, lullabies, and calming sounds designed to make night time more enjoyable.
Good news for Spotify Premium Family subscribers in the U.S., Canada, and France: Your little ones can now access the Spotify Kids app. Find out more here. https://t.co/fbvOf2eqT5
— Spotify News (@SpotifyNews) March 31, 2020
The Spotify Kids app looks and feels different than the regular Spotify app. With a bright and colorful UI, and a cast of characters to choose from. The look varies by age group too, so the Spotify Kids app can evolve as kids grow up listening to Spotify.
Spotify Kids is exclusively available to Premium Family subscribers. Mainly because it’s completely free of ads. Spotify Kids is available in the US, Canada, France, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil.
Spotify Wants Kids to Start Streaming
With the streaming wars starting to heat up, appealing to the next generation of subscribers could be the key to the longterm future of Spotify et al. If children associate a certain company with music, they’re more likely to stick with them as adults.
While Spotify Kids is likely to keep the kids entertained, what about the adults in the family? If you consider listening to music as an activity to share with other people, here’s how to listen to music with friends far away . It’s easier than you may think!