Amazon tackles one of the biggest problems with its Echo Dot Kids Edition – support for streaming music service from Spotify, with the ability to filter explicit lyrics. The news was announced Friday next to Disney's new content for the Kids Edition device. However, Amazon claims that Spotify support will not be available until next week.
The lack of access to one of the most popular streaming services was one of my personal critiques with the Kids Edition. As a Spotify focus, it was difficult to use the device here because of its limited support for music services outside of Amazon and the iHeartRadio Family. Our favorite playlists and music were not available because we do not pay for the music service at Amazon's request. It will be a welcome change.
When Spotify is activated, Amazon indicates that the explicit filter will also be enabled by default – but parents can disable it on their FreeTime dashboard.
In addition to support for the Kids Edition device, the update will now allow Spotify customers who do not subscribe to FreeTime to disable explicit lyrics, as they already do with Amazon Music and Pandora.
In addition, Amazon says that the Echo Dot Kids edition wins a host of new Disney content this week and the next.
He has already added a new skill for kids called Disney Dailies that includes jokes and skits in the "Zootopia" world, which are updated daily.
Next week, there will also be new character alarms with characters from "Coco" from Pixar, "Moana" from Disney and others. And Disney has updated its Daily Stories with stories of "Incredibles 2", "Doc McStuffins", "Wall-E", "Moana" and more.
The Kids Edition is a combined set of a Dot Echo with a protective case and a year of FreeTime Unlimited, which includes exclusive Alexa skills for Kids Edition owners, as well as other content, like games, applications, books and videos. That's $ 79.99 on Amazon.