The new app takes the opposite approach. Instead of attempting to block inappropriate material, it features only "hand-picked" songs and playlists. As yet, we're not sure how broad a musical landscape this lets your children explore – if it's all modern pop and no Queen or Chemical Brothers, both of my young children are not going to be happy. So I'm going to download the app, explore and update this story with what I find.

The app is aimed at children aged 2-12, and can be configured for younger or older children. It can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. To make it work you'll need a Spotify Family Premium account – which costs £14.99/US$14.99 per month. This lets you have up to six people on the same account, and you'll need to create accounts for each of your children.