How Gabb Music is Changing Music Streaming

JUN 21, 2022

How Gabb Music is Changing Music Streaming

Kids are so much more connected than previous generations that it can be difficult to understand just how much is streamed into their consciousness. 

This can be an amazing thing and also terrifying, depending upon what’s being presented to your kids. 

As a parent, it’s important to know what your kids are listening to, because they’re listening to a lot of it.

Kids listen to a lot of music. In fact, according to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, teenagers listen to an average of 2.5 hours of music every day, or the equivalent of 38 straight days of listening to music each year. 

With so many kids and teens listening to music on a regular basis, and so many songs with questionable and explicit lyrics, Gabb could see there was a problem: There is no true kid’s music streaming platform.

Major streaming apps focus on a mostly adult user base, with kid and family friendly music as an afterthought. They use filters, but those can be bypassed, or in some cases, miss the explicit content altogether.

The problems with filters

Streaming services have explicit filters that work to varying degrees, but none fully filter all the available content—leaving gaps for kids where inappropriate content can squeeze through. Here are a few ways this can happen:

Incomplete information:

Filters rely on information supplied by record labels to tag songs as explicit, but if the information is not correct, explicit songs won’t be filtered out. 

Uncensored videos:

Some streaming services don’t filter music videos the same as music—or at all—meaning kids may be accessing even more damaging content. 

phone with inappropriate content

Inappropriate album covers:

Problematic album covers can easily slide through explicit filters if the artist’s music is not classified as explicit.


Explicit filters rarely account for contextual language and subtle innuendo, making them useless if the words in a song are not blatantly explicit.

This is where Gabb Music is different. Rather than rely on filtering systems to stop music before it hits kids’ ears, we stop it before it reaches the app. 

Gabb Music is Curated for Kids

Gabb Music sifts through millions of songs using industry-leading tools, including LyricFind’s state-of-the-art solution LyricIQ to identify and remove songs with explicit lyrics, innuendo, drug references, or otherwise inappropriate content.

Gabb’s own proprietary technology and human review of songs ensures all the music your kid is hearing is worry-free for you. 

So next time you’re searching songs for your kid’s party, Gabb Music is the best way to push play.

An Ever-Growing Library

Gabb Music doesn’t have kid remake songs, and it’s not a collection of nursery rhymes. We pull from millions of songs across genres, and the list will never stop growing. 

Here’s a sampling of the mixes on Gabb Music, so you can see some of the goods you can find on Gabb Music.

person dancing to headphones

Built on the World’s Safest Device

Gabb Music is the most kid-friendly and safe music streaming app on its own. 

Gabb Music is exclusively available for Gabb Phone and Gabb Phone Plus, which don’t have internet access or social media—making it the safest listening experience for kids.

How to Start Listening

Gabb Music is available now. If your kid already has the Gabb Phone or Gabb Phone Plus your kids can start listening today. 

  • Start by checking the MyGabb app to update your subscriptions, and add Gabb Music to your active subscriptions.
  • You can listen for 30 days free or get 3 months free with a Gabb Phone Plus. After the trial period, Gabb Music is only $4.99 per month, and terms and conditions apply.
  • Once you’ve activated the subscription, your kid will be able to start playing as long as the Gabb Music app icon is showing on their Gabb Phone home screen.
  • Now that your kid is in, it’s time to start listening. There are tons of mixes to start with, and plenty more being added regularly. 

Navigating Gabb Music

Once your kid is in the app, they’ll be walked through some of the features of Gabb Music. When they’ve finished the welcome walkthrough, they can toggle through different tabs with different ways to find the mix that fits them.

Home Tab

The Home tab will have any new and trending music. Any mixes from featured playlists to top hits and new releases, they’ll be found here.

find what's hot on gabb music

My Music Tab

The My Music tab helps them find the playlists they play the most, and offers suggested music based upon their tastes.

my music tab on gabb music

Discover Tab

Just as the name suggests, Discover is where your kid can see what other mixes Gabb Music has to offer. Anything from decade-based mixes to mixes focused on different moods, they’ll find it here.

discover music on gabb music

Get Gabb Music

Want to get your kid listening to safe music, or want to learn more? Start here, and let the good tunes roll.


  • Michelle on Jul 01, 2022 01:14 PM

    I added the music subscription to my daughter’s phone. The music app has shown up a couple months ago and I added the subscription today. When you open the app there are moving lines (like it’s thinning) and that’s it. What do we need to do to be able to listen to the music?

  • Gabb on Jul 05, 2022 11:39 AM

    Hi Michelle, We're sorry you are experiencing some difficulty with the app. Just to clarify, are you referring to the Gabb Music app that allows you to stream clean music, or are you referring to our music app that allows you to add MP3 songs?

  • Henry on Jul 15, 2022 07:24 PM

    I can’t wait to get a Gabb device Gabb keep making all these good products for kids

  • Gabb on Jul 26, 2022 12:08 PM

    Thank you for the support, Henry! We can't wait for you to get your very own Gabb device.

  • Heidi on Jul 30, 2022 04:16 PM

    When will the music plus be available?

  • Gabb on Aug 01, 2022 02:57 PM

    We are working to get this ready as soon as possible. We know how excited our customers are for this service and we are ensuring it is completely safe for any kids to use.

  • Benn on Aug 03, 2022 08:16 PM

    How long after the subscription is paid for does the gabb music app show up?

  • Gabb on Aug 15, 2022 01:56 PM

    It should appear immediately! Please reach out if you are having any issues using the app.

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