Pandora is a great service for adults and kids alike. It’s great for allowing your kids to explore their own personal music tastes without the hassle or expense of managing a separate music library. However, the random nature of Pandora can be concerning to parents who like to use parental controls on the content that their children consume.
Luckily, Pandora has emplemented parental controls to aid parents in excluding explicit lyrics and questionable content. Parental settings are specific to each account and apply across PC, Android, and iPhone. Pandora even allows you to set up a PIN to use as a password to guard this setting from being changed.
It’s super easy to set up a Pandora account to block explicit content”
- Click the “Settings” link under the dropdown of your email address.
- Click “No. Do not allow explicit content.“ under “Explicit Content Filter.”
- Here you can choose whether or not to block explicit content. Select “No. Don’t allow explicit content.” and enter a PIN and a recovery email address. The recovery email address is a handy feature as you can still allow the Pandora account to be managed under your kid’s email address but the PIN can still be managed under the parent’s email address.
- After clicking the Save button, That’s it! You can now rest assured that your child can jam out to explicit-free music.
A couple of caveats from Pandora’s FAQ:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Lyrically, only profanity and unmistakably adult language is filtered.
Risque topics or innuendo may still get through, so be conscious of the types of music you’re listening to, especially styles or subgenres of music that typically contain adult themes and topics.