[All Platforms] Explicit Filter

Add a button that controls whether Explicit songs are played or not.  When it is off and you're listening to an album or playlist, the explicit songs are skipped. That way you can still listen to your favorite album or playlist when more impressionable members of the family (kids / parents) are around.

Updated on 2018-12-06

Hey folks!

It's great to hear music as the artist intended it to be heard, this means Spotify can sometimes include explicit content.
 
We recommend looking out for the EXPLICIT tag on any releases (E on the web player).
Note: Our explicit content tags are applied based on information we receive from rights-holders. This means we can’t guarantee all explicit content is marked as such. 

It's also now possible to use the Explicit content filter on mobile and tablet devices (more devices coming soon!). Right now, the setting is only for the individual account and device. If you do apply the setting on your phone, it doesn't filter explicit content for the same account on the desktop app. It also doesn’t apply if you use Spotify Connect to play to another device. For more information on this, check out this support article.

We'll keep you up-to-date if there's anything else to share!

Thanks
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Rock Star 12
Rock Star 12
Status changed to: New Suggestion

This would be a helpful feature since my niece often uses my account to listen to songs. :)

Rock Star 12
Rock Star 12
Status changed to: New Idea
 
Community Manager
Community Manager
Status changed to: Good idea, vote for it

Updated on 2018-04-18

Spotify Staff here. We want to update the followers of this idea to a test that is currently running for iOS and Android users.

If you have Spotify on an iOS device you will have an Explicit Content Filter option. Just go to Settings > Explicit Content for a toggle to enable or disable Explicit Content.

 

When Explicit Content is disabled, tracks marked as ‘explicit’ appear greyed out and will be skipped over by Spotify. The setting applies only for that individual account and per device. Explicit Content is also enabled by default. For iOS devices we also require face id/touch id/passcode (if enabled) in order to re-enable Explicit Content once it's been turned off.

 

Please note: Our explicit content metadata is not perfect, as not all songs are marked “explicit” by labels or rights-owners. Consequently this test is unable to guarantee that no explicit content will play even when it is disabled.

 

If you spot a song that is incorrectly tagged as explicit or needs an explicit tag, please help us by following these steps:

  • Click the three dots next to the song
  • Click Report Explicit Content
  • You’ll then get a message that says ‘Thank you for reporting’.

You can also sign into our metadata crowdsourcing platform Line-In to report a song as Explicit.

Please note this does not mark the content as explicit for the user but only collects data at the moment.

 

If you have any questions or comments about this test please post them here. We will close comments on this idea for the moment while we collect your feedback around this test. Thanks!

Community Manager
Community Manager
Status changed to: Good idea, vote for it

Updated on 2018-04-24

Hey Spotify Staff here. We want to update you about a test that is currently running for iOS or Android users.

 

If you have Spotify on an iOS or Android device you will have an Explicit Content filter option. Just go to Settings > Explicit Content for a toggle to enable or disable Explicit Content.

 

When Explicit Content is disabled, tracks marked as ‘explicit’ appear greyed out and will be skipped over by Spotify.The setting applies only for that individual account and per device. Explicit Content is also enabled by default. For iOS devices we also require face id/touch id/passcode (if enabled) in order to re-enable Explicit Content once it's been turned off.

 

Please note: Our explicit content metadata is not perfect, as not all songs are marked “explicit” by labels or rights-owners. Consequently this test is unable to guarantee that no explicit content will play even when it is disabled.

 

If you spot a song that is incorrectly tagged as explicit or needs an explicit tag, please help us by following these steps:

  • Click the three dots next to the song
  • Click Report Explicit Content
  • You’ll then get a message that says ‘Thank you for reporting’.

You can also sign into our metadata crowdsourcing platform Line-In to report a song as Explicit.

Please note this does not mark the content as explicit for the user but only collects data at the moment.

 

If you have any questions or comments about this test please post them here. We will close comments on this idea for the moment while we collect your feedback around this test. Thanks!

Community Manager
Community Manager
Status changed to: Implemented

Updated on 2018-12-06

Hey folks!

It's great to hear music as the artist intended it to be heard, this means Spotify can sometimes include explicit content.
 
We recommend looking out for the EXPLICIT tag on any releases (E on the web player).
Note: Our explicit content tags are applied based on information we receive from rights-holders. This means we can’t guarantee all explicit content is marked as such. 

It's also now possible to use the Explicit content filter on mobile and tablet devices (more devices coming soon!). Right now, the setting is only for the individual account and device. If you do apply the setting on your phone, it doesn't filter explicit content for the same account on the desktop app. It also doesn’t apply if you use Spotify Connect to play to another device. For more information on this, check out this support article.

We'll keep you up-to-date if there's anything else to share!

Thanks