Explicit content

It's great to hear music as the artist intended it to be heard. This means Spotify can sometimes include explicit content.

Look out for the EXPLICIT tag on any releases (E on the web player).

Note: Our explicit content tags are applied based on information we receive from rights-holders. We can’t guarantee all explicit content is marked as such. 

Explicit content filter 

For: Mobile and tablet (more devices coming soon!)

Filter out content labelled as explicit with these steps:

  1. Tap Home .
    Got Premium? Tap Your Library .
  2. Tap Settings .
  3. Tap Explicit Content.
  4. Switch Allow Explicit Content off (gray).
  5. Tracks marked as explicit now appear grayed out. It’s not possible to play them and they are skipped over by the player.

Things to note about this setting:

  • It applies only for the individual account and device. For example, if you apply the setting on your phone, it doesn't filter explicit content for the same account on the desktop app.
  • It doesn’t apply if you use Spotify Connect to play to another device.

Remember: Content we identify as explicit is based on information we receive from rights-holders, so we can’t guarantee that no explicit content will play with this setting. If you spot a song that needs an explicit tag, let us know by tapping  next to the song and select Report Explicit Content

Finding clean versions

You can check for clean versions of songs marked as explicit. Pick your device to learn how. 

Note: Some explicit content may not have a clean version available.

  1. On an album page, scroll down to the bottom of the track listings.
  2. Find more releases of the same album in the bottom-right.

    Note: If you don’t see this option, there are no other versions of the album currently available on Spotify.
  3. Choose a version of the album that doesn’t have the EXPLICIT label.

You can also enter the title of the song into the search bar to find any versions that that aren’t marked as explicit.  

Enter the title of the song into the search bar to find any versions that aren’t marked as explicit.  

Note: Some explicit content may not have a clean version available.



 


 

Last updated: 25 May, 2018