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How to get Spotify without a phone?
« on: 09:31:19 | 09 January, 2017 »
My son has a problem..... his daughter!
To cut to the chase, is there a way for him to allow her access to Spotify Premium in her room WITHOUT allowing access to social media (Snapchat in particular).
Up till now she has been using an Android phone connected by Bluetooth to her Hi-Fi, however it is now necessary to keep her off social media without denying her access to her Spotify account. Any suggestions gratefully received.
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Re: How to get Spotify without a phone?
« Reply #1 on: 09:52:12 | 09 January, 2017 »
Your son can set up an account for her on the phone and designate what apps she can see (such as Spotify) and not authorize access to any other apps.  Use passwords to restrict access to any other accounts.  http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/google-android/parental-control-on-android-image-3461359/
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Re: How to get Spotify without a phone?
« Reply #2 on: 10:22:57 | 09 January, 2017 »
Your son can set up an account for her on the phone and designate what apps she can see (such as Spotify) and not authorize access to any other apps.  Use passwords to restrict access to any other accounts.  http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/google-android/parental-control-on-android-image-3461359/
Many thanks for this.
I'll need to check the version of Android on her phone. I would be fearful that there might be geeks among her schoolmates who could find a way round this.
I wonder if Castalla might have a way that Logitech Media Server might offer a solution?
« Last Edit: 10:35:16 | 09 January, 2017 by anotherbob »
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Re: How to get Spotify without a phone?
« Reply #3 on: 11:34:45 | 09 January, 2017 »
Amazon Dot could do this ... you'd need a BT speaker and run the account on your phone which would control all access.

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Re: How to get Spotify without a phone?
« Reply #4 on: 13:21:19 | 09 January, 2017 »
Yep, you can get Spotify on LMS using an app or plugin.  Haven't tried it myself.

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Re: How to get Spotify without a phone?
« Reply #5 on: 09:49:21 | 11 January, 2017 »
My thanks for all responses.
A fortuitous temporary solution has come via an old HTC tablet using an early version of Android which is compatible with Spotify but not with Snapchat.
I give thanks that I was blessed with sons, and at a time when "social media" involved either speaking to people or writing a letter.
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