Spotify Kids, the standalone music-streaming app by Spotify, launched in October 2019 in a bid to provide family-friendly content appropriate for children aged three or above. Until now, the app was available in Ireland but the firm has announced (via Engadget) that it is rolling out the beta version in the UK, and Australia among other countries. Surprisingly, the launch coincides with Childnet International's Safer Internet Day.
To download the app for free on iOS or Android devices, users need to have the premium family subscription plan by Spotify. The app, which is ad-free, permits children to listen to age-appropriate music, soundtracks, and stories. It also lets parents choose from the "Audio for Younger Kids" or "Audio for Older Kids" options, recommending music accordingly for appropriate audiences. A global rollout will soon follow to all markets where the Premium Family plan is currently offered.
The UK version of the Spotify Kids Music playlist will feature the viral Dinosaurs in Love track, which is sung by Tom Rosenthal's three years old daughter and follows the story of dinosaurs falling in love and eventually being wiped off the Earth by the Big Bang.