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(Pocket-lint) - Spotify has introduced a new app just for children aged three and up. It's now available in the US, Canada and France. 

Called Spotify Kids, it has been released for iOS and Android and is available to Spotify users with Premium Family plans.

It's been designed to be a safe haven for kids. All available content is age-appropriate and there are no adverts anywhere on the platform.

The content includes singalongs, soundtracks and stories and is entirely handpicked. Parental controls can be set to ensure that only the right tracks are available to stream - from options "Audio for Younger Kids" and "Audio for Older Kids".

Spotify Kids is freely available to all Premium Family subscribers and children can be given their own accounts. The app is colourful and simple to use, while the iOS version supports offline listening.

"Spotify is committed to giving billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by music and stories and we’re proud that this commitment now includes the next generation of audio listeners," said the service's chief premium business officer, Alex Norström.

"We are excited to be expanding the Spotify Premium Family experience with a dedicated app just for our youngest fans. Spotify Kids is a personalised world bursting with sound, shape and colour, where our young listeners can begin a lifelong love of music and stories."

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A Spotify Premium Family account costs £14.99 ($14.99) per month and gives up to six family members in the same household their own account each for the one inclusive price.

Writing by Rik Henderson. Originally published on 30 October 2019.