Which Music-Streaming Service Is Best For Kids?
Our friends at Common Sense Media have rounded up the best music-streaming services for your whole family.
Music streaming has come a long way since the dawning days of Napster. But it can still be a challenge to find music you don't need to turn off when your kids are around. That's changing.
With big hitters such as Apple and Amazon and radio players such as iHeartRadio competing for listeners, music streaming is becoming bigger, better, and even more family-friendly. Many services now offer kid-safe channels and other features for families, including educational content and controls that block explicit lyrics and limit social sharing.
However, more options can mean more confusion. Companies constantly tweak features, acquisitions are rampant, and start-ups come and go (remember MOG, Rdio, and Beats?). In this saturated climate, even Jay-Z's Tidal is facing an uncertain future.
For most parents, the choice of a music-streaming service boils down to three key questions: What's in it for kids? Does it filter explicit lyrics? How much does it cost? We've identified the top eight music-streaming services that are best for families and tell you exactly what you need to know. Keep in mind that these services regularly introduce new terms and features, so before you tune in, check out their FAQs or the help section of the one you choose.