Website review by Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
Spotify Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 15+

Easy way to stream vast music collection; no content filter.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 25 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 93 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this website.

Community Reviews

age 18+

No way to report explicit content

If you are an adult it is great. Not so great for kids especially curious teenage boys. It has an explicit content filter but there is so much content on there that has not been flagged explicit. There is no easy way to report explicit content. Simple searches on accounts with the explicit content blocked can easily pull up nudity and explicit podcasts. This issue was reported to Spotify 2 years ago but Spotify has done nothing about this. I ended up cancelling my premium family account.

This title has:

Too much sex
3 people found this helpful.
age 16+

Check their playlists

My daughter is currently in the hospital recovering from a tylenol overdose because of people on the Spotify app. She found a way people are communicating - creating playlists, changing the image to whatever they want, and then making their post in the playlist description. Others then reply using song titles. Three people claimed to be her friend then say they committed suicide, leading my daughter into a deep depression that made her want to follow her "friends". This is a great app when used with the Kids app or for adults, but I think the Kids app should be available a little longer - let our kids be kids. We didn't allow her social media, but kids will find a way.
2 people found this helpful.

Website Details

  • Subjects: Language & Reading: reading, vocabulary, Arts: music, rhythm, singing
  • Skills: Communication: listening, multiple forms of expression, Tech Skills: evaluating media messages, social media
  • Genre: Music
  • Pricing structure: Free to try, Paid, Free
  • Last updated: September 2, 2016

Our Editors Recommend

  • Fanlala Poster Image


    Cyber news source for teen celeb fanatics, plus music.

    age 13+
  • Pandora  - Free Music & Radio Poster Image

    Pandora - Free Music & Radio

    Popular Internet radio app great for discovering new music.

    age 13+
  • Grooveshark Poster Image


    User-sourced music-sharing site is fun, fast, and free.

    age 13+

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate