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Add "remove video podcast content" option to Spotify Family

Please add an option to "remove video content" to Spotify Family! Since video podcasts were added, my children now watch videos on Spotify instead of listening to music.  I had given them unlimited access to Spotify (unlike other apps) because it was only used for music.  

 

All you'd have to do is add another toggle for "remove video podcast content" next to "Remove explicit content".

 

Spotify Kids is not an option for us.  My children are teens and tweens.  And because they're teens and tweens, they have a very difficult time turning off compelling video content (just like some adults).  If Spotify becomes just another screen to stare at, I'm not sure we want to keep our Family membership.

Updated on 2023-02-24

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ZeitRapha

Hi, 

I want to disable the videos altogether (at least for plan members).

My kids watch video podcasts instead of listening to music. Perhaps there can be a switch next to "Remove explicit content" in the plan member options. Something like "lock videos and canvas"

 

christof-kr

I'm using Google Family Link to limit the smartphone usage of my kids. I've added an exception for Spotify because my kids are allowed to use Spotify for Music and Podcasts. However, recently Spotify introduced video podcasts and my kids started using Spotify for literally hours and hours. It took me a while until I realized what was going on. My kids started hiding their phone when they heard me or my wife coming up the stairs and pretended to be doing something else.

Currently, I only have the option to limit Spotify usage with Google Family Link, but then Spotify will be completely blocked for the whole day when the kids use their time, leaving them with no music/podcasts when they are going to bed.

 

Please realize that audio and video consumption is a totally different thing when it comes to raising children and allowing them "media time". Please introduce a new option next to "Remove explicit content" named "Remove video content".

 

Using "Spotify Kids" is not an option. My children are way out of kindergarden age. We are totally fine with them listening to all music and podcasts they like and find interesting. It's only the video usage that totally breaks the game here. Our kinds started becoming video-adicted zombies, not leaving their rooms any more, and that was the point where we had to intervene. Spotify should give parents the settings to prevent that.

gmenhard

Christof-kr, I am absolutely with you. Same here with my kids.

 

ZeitRapha

Exact what I mean! Thank you

hayds79

Yes I agree. A switch to disable video podcasts for specific family plan members is desperately needed. 

StefHH

We have the exact same issue, too. I just talked with my wife about switching the family plan to TIDAL MUSIC, so that we can be sure that our kids have their music, without constant worry about them watching whatever videopodcast there is. 

It is really nothing more needed that the aforementioned "remove video podcast content" switch!

 

Smccroskey002

There are numerous requests from families on multiple message boards about removing explicit video content and pornography from the phones of our kids. I can remove explicit content from songs, but simply search “Music Video” and pornographic pictures and podcasts are available without any ability to remove from my children’s accounts. 

I’ve been a member of Spotify for many years and love the service. I will drop it all by the end of this year if this problem is not resolved. Spotify users need to be emboldened to do the same since the whole “500 likes” concept is clearly manipulated. Leave it to families whether they want that content. 

b4mboo

Please realize that audio and video consumption is a totally different thing when it comes to raising children and allowing them "media time". Please introduce a new option next to "Remove explicit content" named "Remove video content".

 

Using "Spotify Kids" is not an option. My children are way out of kindergarden age. We are totally fine with them listening to all music and podcasts they like and find interesting. It's only the video usage that totally breaks the game here.


This is exactly the point. Right now, all I can do is to prevent my kids from accessing Spotify altogether. If that doesn't change, there's no reason for me to keep paying for a family plan.

lentil_maps

This has been driving me nuts, too.  I just submitted a request to the idea board:

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Idea-Submissions/Community-Other-Add-quot-remove-video-podcast-cont...

If you vote for it, maybe it'll get some traction.

lauramckenziewaters

SPOTIFY KIDS IS TERRIBLE!!! ALLOW PLAN OWNERS TO DISABLE OTHER MEMBERS FROM VIEWING VIDEO PODCASTS!!! THIS IS NO FREAKING DIFFERENT THAN YOUTUBE!!!!!!!!