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Good news for parents: Spotify launches standalone app for kids in the U.S.

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Good news for parents: Spotify launches standalone app for kids in the U.S.

Looking for something to keep the kids busy?

Last year, Spotify began beta testing a familiar version of its app for premium customers in select countries. Now, with more kids spending more and more time at home, the music streaming app is launching Spotify Kids in the U.S. and comes complete with a "Wash Your Hands" playlist that offers hygiene tips for young people in the era of the coronavirus.

Spotify announced on Tuesday that the family-friendly app has been boosted with 30% more content, including 8,000 songs, playlists and stories to keep kids’s attention.

"Now, at a time when so many children are at home, we are bringing the experience to even more people as the app launches in the US, Canada and France," said Spotify in a blog post.

Spotify Kids is aimed at young listeners in the house.

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There is a focus on educational content. A playlist hub called Learning aims to teach children the alphabet, how to count and subjects like science.

Spotify also added a playlist of songs that teach kids to cough and sneeze on their elbows, in addition to other hygiene best practices.

For sleeping, there are lullabies and soft sounds that parents can play for young children. And there are conventional music options, free of bad words from companies like Nickelodeon, Disney and Discovery Kids.

Spotify insists that the app was developed with security and privacy in mind.

Access to the app is included in Spotify's Premium Family plan, which costs $ 14.99 for up to six people residing at the same address. A standard Premium account is $ 9.99 for one person.

Spotify Kids is available for download on the Google Play Store and the App Store.

Follow Dalvin Brown on Twitter: @Dalvin_Brown.

Good news for parents: Spotify launches standalone app for kids in the U.S.

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