Amazon is addressing one of many larger issues with its Echo Dot Kids Edition — help for Spotify’s streaming music service, with the choice to filter out express lyrics. The information was introduced on Friday alongside new content material from Disney for the Youngsters Version gadget. Nevertheless, Amazon says the Spotify help wouldn’t be accessible till subsequent week.
Lack of entry to some of the widespread streaming providers was certainly one of my private critiques with the Youngsters Version. As a Spotify family, it was onerous to make use of the gadget right here due to its restricted help for music providers exterior Amazon and iHeartRadio Household. Our favourite playlists and music was not accessible, as a result of we don’t pay for Amazon’s on-demand music service. This shall be a welcome change.
When Spotify is enabled, Amazon says the express filter may also be turned on by default — however dad and mom can flip it off on their FreeTime dashboard.
Together with the help on the Youngsters Version gadget, the replace may also now enable Spotify prospects who don’t subscribe to FreeTime the choice to show off express lyrics, as they already can do with Amazon Music and Pandora.
As well as, Amazon says the Echo Dot Youngsters Version is gaining a bunch of recent content material from Disney this week and subsequent.
It has already added a brand new youngsters talent known as Disney Dailies that features jokes and sketches happening within the “Zootopia” world, that are up to date day-after-day.
Subsequent week, there additionally shall be new character alarms that includes characters from Pixar’s “Coco,” Disney’s “Moana” and others. And Disney has up to date its Every day Tales with tales from “Incredibles 2,” “Doc McStuffins,” “Wall-E,” “Moana” and extra.
The Youngsters Version is a combo bundle of an Echo Dot with a protecting case and a yr of FreeTime Limitless, which incorporates unique Alexa abilities for Youngsters Version house owners, in addition to different content material, like video games, apps, books and movies. It’s $79.99 on Amazon.