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 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 Premium 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!

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billyjackpre
Newbie

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

jimka_2001
Casual Listener

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
Newbie
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
Newbie
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
Newbie
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
Roadie

@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
Newbie

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
Gig Goer

 

 

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
Roadie

 

 

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
Gig Goer

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.