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Parental controls: Children can listen to services such as Spotify on their phone without having full access to the internet. Picture posed

Parental controls: Children can listen to services such as Spotify on their phone without having full access to the internet. Picture posed

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Parental controls: Children can listen to services such as Spotify on their phone without having full access to the internet. Picture posed

Question I want to give my 10-year-old god-daughter a device that allows her to play Spotify music but not use it for YouTube or the rest of the internet. Is there something that can do this? — Josephine Quinlan

Answer
Not specifically, no. Spotify, if that’s the service you want, must connect to the internet to work. You can download songs from it, but only if the device can occasionally check you’re still a paying customer (by going online).


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