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Disable Explicit Songs?

Jts
Music Fan
‎2012-02-23 08:25 AM

Is it possible to tell spotify not to play any songs with explicit lyrics?  I like to play random playlists or spotify's top lists sometimes but don't like songs with explicit lyrics. 

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

Jonathan

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Re: Disable Explicit Songs?

Music Lover
‎2013-11-09 05:46 PM

a cool way Spotify could 1up the competition - create a separate Spotify-Kids App.  uses the same account but the App only plays the clean versions of songs. just an idea...

Re: Disable Explicit Songs?

Music Lover
‎2016-12-28 06:17 PM

I just went to go sign up for the family plan to try for a while, until I found out there are no parental controls and/or no way to disable explicit songs. So no thanks. I'll keep my money.

Re: Disable Explicit Songs?

Festival Fanatic
‎2016-12-29 04:57 PM

I was in the same boat as you, i'd play a playlist at the lake and constantly have to have my finger on the next button so my young niece and nephew didn't hear the f* word. 

 

So I built this to help with it.

http://kidsafeplaylist.com

 

(totally free - unless you want to donate to help pay for the server but don't feel like you have to. All I ask is that you share this around with friends and family on social networks. I want to help as many users as possible.) 

 

Enjoy - I love spotify but I don't love having to constantly monitor what is playing in my playlists at parties. 

 

Regards, 

Sean

Re: Disable Explicit Songs?

Garage Band
‎2017-01-10 02:43 AM

Just wanted to let people know if they don't aready but there is a workaround to this (but if you have a Mac):

 

Download Denied (https://www.getdenied.com/)

Turn on the "Disable Explicit Tracks" option in Denied

Open Spotify

 

This also works with Spotify Connect - You can have one computer signed into Spotify on the Mac and if you use that account on any other device (eg iPhone, Chromecast etc) it will also skip.

 

But yes I repeat the sentiment that Spotify really just needs to make this happen already.

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Re: Disable Explicit Songs?

Agent
‎2012-02-23 04:18 PM
Not as yet. I'm pretty sure there's an idea on the Idea Board about this though. You might want to add your vote if you feel this is something that would be a good feature.

Link: http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Ideas-and-Feedback/Explicit-button/idi-p/3869
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Re: Disable Explicit Songs?

Music Fan
‎2012-03-05 01:44 AM

This can't be hard to do, why hasn't it been done. Songs are marked. Get this done quickly and it would please a lot of people, just the right thing to do.

Re: Disable Explicit Songs?

Music Fan
‎2012-03-17 02:01 PM

This would be terrific.  I can't listen to spotify at work because of this. 

Re: Disable Explicit Songs?

Music Fan
‎2012-07-30 08:21 PM

I also can't listen at work unless I use earbuds or earphones & I just can't sometimes because I need to be aware of my surroundings as well. 

Re: Disable Explicit Songs?

Music Fan
‎2012-08-03 04:00 PM

It isn't always for the kids.  I'm pretty picky about what goes into my brain, and I would really like to avoid explicit lyrics!

Re: Disable Explicit Songs?

Music Fan
‎2012-12-30 09:21 PM

I HATE radio edits/censorship but if it has to be included, it should just be a setting so I can avoid the censored version.

Re: Disable Explicit Songs?

Music Fan
‎2013-02-06 02:53 PM

Anyone working on this? Spotify is great until one of these songs pops up in Radio mode or when playing the Top List. Can't play this at work, and frankly I don't want to hear this stuff most of the time. how about a simple checkbox to block Explicits. You went to the trouble of tagging them, but there's nothing we can really do with that tag.

 

Re: Disable Explicit Songs?

Roadie
‎2013-03-25 02:32 AM

Just wanted to bump this topic as well.  I noticed this with the radio feature as well, when listening to, of all things, a radio station based on "Learning Spanish". which started well with tracks of different language, then for some bizarre reason launched into an explicit track of porn sound effects? (not sure I see the relationship there, but in any case, I'd prefer a setting to block this.)

 

Thanks

Re: Disable Explicit Songs?

Music Lover
‎2013-03-28 07:55 AM
This would be a great option for the workplace or being in the car with little ones can we please get this going?
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