Finding new music to keep the kids entertained is getting easier with Spotify announcing their child focused service – Spotify Kids, is launching in Australia.
The Spotify Kids app, which is aimed at kids ages 3 and older, will be available in Australia in Beta for Spotify Premium Family subscribers from February 12th.
The service features curated playlists in two categories: Audio for Younger Kids or Audio for Older Kids. The app contains 130 carefully curated playlists featuring music from Disney, Nickelodeon and of course Australian artists such as The Wiggles, 5 Seconds of Summer, Guy Sebastian, SIA, Jessica Mauboy (and more) in their own playlists – you’ll even find local favourites like Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree and Waltzing Matilda in there.
Because Spotify Kids is linked to your Spotify Premium Family, there are no ads, and it also gets Baby Shark, Let it Go and all those other ear worms out of your playlists on the main Spotify app.
Spotify says they’ll be starting with music, but are looking to the future where you may find stories, sounds and podcasts included in the Spotify Kids app as well.
As a parent I have a curated playlist on my phone that contains all my sons favourite tunes, but Spotify is adding something a little extra here with ‘disoverability’ for new music. The playlists supplied are curated by Spotify editors, so in theory nothing unsuitable makes it to your kids ears.
Spotify’s Chief Premium Business Officer Alex Norström:
Spotify is committed to giving billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by music and stories and we’re proud that this commitment now includes the next generation of audio listeners. We are excited to be expanding the Spotify Premium Family experience with a dedicated app just for our youngest fans. Spotify Kids is a personalized world bursting with sound, shape and color, where our young listeners can begin a lifelong love of music and stories.