Control restricted content

You can block explicit music and video content from YouTube, Google Play Music, and other music/radio services from playing on Google Home and linked devices. 

YouTube Music and YouTube video search

Note: YouTube Music is only available in the U.S. and Australia. 

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. In the top left corner of the Home screen, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Verify that the Google Account that is listed is the one linked to Google Home. To switch accounts, click the triangle to the right of the account name.
  4. Tap More settings.
  5. Under "Devices,'  tap the device you want to adjust. 
  6. Under "YouTube Restricted Mode", 
    1. To block restricted content, slide the slider to the right On.
    2. To allow restricted content, slide the slider to the left Off

Here's more on YouTube Restricted Mode. 

Google Play Music

  1. Open the Google Play Music website. Note: You can't adjust this setting on the Google Play Music app. 
  2. In the top left corner of the window, click Settings .
  3. In the "General" section, click the checkbox next to "Block explicit songs in radio."

Note: This will not block Google Play Music premium users from playing a specific explicit song or album.

Other music/radio services

Read the Pandora Help Center and Spotify Help Center to learn how to manage restricted content on those services.

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