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Explicit button

Status: Good Idea, give it some kudos
by sekuether21 on ‎2012-02-18 04:32 PM

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.

Status: Good Idea, give it some kudos
Updated: 2015-11-17

Hey everyone, Spotify Staff here again. We want to let you all know that we are continuing to keep an eye on this idea as it grows in the Idea Exchange. We don't have an update for you at the moment, this idea has the 'Good Idea' status. If we have any news around this feature we'll post here so you're the first to know. Thanks!

by Multiple Award Winner on ‎2012-02-18 11:38 PM

This would be useful for parties or family gatherings! 

by dag552 on ‎2012-03-03 09:24 AM

Please add an option to disable the playback of explicit songs. It is quite annoying to be listening in the car with children and then hear f words and the like. Thank you!

by CadMonster on ‎2012-03-12 05:43 PM

I would LOVE this feature. I have young kids and would like to be able to just start a playlist going without having to worry about explicit lyrics being played.

by on ‎2012-03-14 04:57 AM

Some time ago, marks about explicit tracks began popping up on Spotify. Now they have completely disappeared.



by 1wave on ‎2012-03-15 04:23 AM

I basically can't listen to to Spotify around my kids, sucks it doesn't have this feature.  Each song has this tag, how hard can this be???

by zannwalker on ‎2012-03-16 02:13 PM

Would LOVE to see this feature.  I'm no prude, but sometimes I just get tired of hearing F**k and B***h over and over.

by Cjoy2Day on ‎2012-03-17 01:26 PM

I would think this would be a basic feature.   Please create a filter so I can listen to the songs as if they were on the radio and not the explicit versions.


I'd like to just be allowed to let my playlist go without my kids asking me "mom! what are you listening to?"

by lauracw on ‎2012-03-17 01:40 PM

agreed, this needs to happen!  (And this post would have a lot more feedback if it didn't take 5 steps to be able to click the kudos button!)

by QwikSandy on ‎2012-03-17 06:50 PM

Yes this would be very useful and make the service much better so that it can be taylored to the listening audience.

by ericschwartzman on ‎2012-03-25 10:12 PM

Love the service, but would like to be able to enjoy it in good conscoius with young ears.


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