Explicit button

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: 2016-11-18

Hello everyone, Spotify Staff here again. We wanted to let you all know we still think this is a good idea. We don't have any specific updates for you on this but we hear your feedback that you are interested in filtering explicit content. If we any information to share on this feature request I will post here first. Thanks folks!



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billyjackpre
Regular

Would purchase the Family Plan if I could set permissions for the kiddos. 

jimka_2001
Music Lover

Family plan?  This has nothing to do necessarily with family.  I am 50 years old, and I have a sinlge premium accound, and I don't want to listen to explicit lyrics.  Allowing this feature only for the family plan would be a mistake.

gmartin12
Regular
Agreed. I am 28 and also would like the option of controlling what I
listen to. I don't like explicit lyrics. I don't want to listen to them.

So I don't know why Spotify is trying to force this down the throats of
those who would otherwise support their product.
gmartin12
Regular
Agreed. I am 28 and also would like the option of controlling what I
listen to. I don't like explicit lyrics. I don't want to listen to them.

So I don't know why Spotify is trying to force this down the throats of
those who would otherwise support their product.
sezzaw
Regular
I was actually listening to a kids album playlist anda song with clear, explicit lyrics came on. Lucky kids had left room. Had to just mute til it finished. Not cool spotify!
saved
Signed Artist

@Robbo75

 

You said (on a previous page)

"Oh, the irony.... What if I say I'm an artist and my comments are art and they have no right to censor my art?"

 

Yes! Brilliant.

 

We could add hypocrisy to irony, do you think?

 

Quarey
Regular

The lack of an explicit filter is why I uninstalled Spotify in the past.  I want to like the service but it looks like I will uninstall again.

888margo888
Garage Band

 

 

Robbo75 Thanks for getting it aslo thanks to "saved" for the additional comment.  I personally felt it was the height of hypocrisy  to have the guidelines for us the users be one way and for the company to be a 180 and  supporting the exact opposite. Still do not understand their thinking. 

 

https://www.spotify.com/us/legal/support-community-guidelines/?language=en&country=us

 

viiii. Always use an appropriate and respectful language when you post information in the Community. Avoid racist, sexist, abusive, harassing, defamatory, pornographic, threatening, obscene or otherwise offensive language that could be considered detrimental to other users, or Spotify employees or moderators.

 

 

 

saved
Signed Artist

 

 

I have just found another thread on this subject that I didn't know existed. I have just voted. You might want to too if you haven't already.

 

Disable Explicit Songs

 

I wonder how many total kudos this would have accumulated if everyone had voted in the same place (doubtless some have voted in more than one, but not everyone).

 

OH! Here's another one -

 

Parental Controls

 

AND another one -

 

Explicit Only Edited Only Option

 

This is getting silly. This one is about enabling us to mark songs as explicit if it's not already tagged as such -

 

Ability To Mark Songs As Explicit

 

That's not including the Closed threads and a few strays. At this rate I'm going to get kicked off Spotify, but never mind. It would be worth it.

 

PS  @888margo888 - thanks for clarifying my comment to Robbo75. I was going to edit it, but got tied up doing this. :D

 

johncats
Festival Fanatic

On a lighter note we won't need an explicit filter soon. With the increase of explicit material appearing (it seems that Spotify may be a driving force in the growth as it provides a guarantee of exposure of these groups to listeners (even if they are unwilling listeners)., : we will need a filter for NON explicit material to find what is left to listen to. But please, Spotify, ask your expert music curators to at least keep pornography out of the kiddies playlists. Sounds a bit like Duty of Care - a little better than the present Error of Judgement you display.