Apr 23, 2018

Spotify tests filter to block swearing in songs

Spotify, the UK's biggest music streaming service, has started testing a way of filtering out songs which have explicit lyrics. Currently more than a third of the Top 50 songs in Spotify's UK chart contain explicit lyrics. "She said:"I'd had quite a few awkward moments, where the kids had been listening to songs on the radio, and suddenly our home filled when they played the same songs on Spotify. The new setting, which was first introduced at the start of April, greys out explicit songs and prevents them from playing, but it doesn't replace them with clean versions. Spotify describes the explicit content filter as a "Beta version" and says it is currently being tested for "Some users".

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