9:00AM Monday 11 February
Spotify is frowning upon ad-blockers and those who want to continue using the free, ad-supported version, will have to stop using them. The post Want to continue using Spotify for free? Read More »
14 Days Ago Spotify has updated its Terms of Service agreement, implementing an explicit ban on the use of ad blockers. While the music streaming service has a decent number of paying users, a large percentage of the userbase stick with free, ad-supported accounts.
13 Days Ago There’s a huge number of users on Spotify who use only the free accounts because they essentially get what they want from a streaming service without paying for it.
14 Days Ago Spotify's web player is one of its best features, but it also opens the door to a significant problem: Ad blockers. If you have a free account on Spotify, you can circumvent the banner ads and commercial breaks by installing an ad blocker on your browser, cutting off the service's only means of making money off of you.
14 Days Ago Spotify released yesterday its financial results for 2018 and along with that updated its Terms and Conditions. The new rules say "circumventing or blocking advertisement in the Spotify Service, or creating distributing tools to block advertisements" will lead to termination or suspension of the account.
14 Days Ago Spotify relies on advertising to pay those pennies in royalties to the artists whose music it streams, so if you’re running an ad blocker, Spotify will block you.
14 Days Ago The free tier of Spotify includes non-skippable audio ads, so naturally, developers have found ways over the years to circumvent those ads. Spotify has become much more aggressive towards ad blockers over the past year, like filing DMCA claims against the popular 'Spotify Dogfood' app, and now it will start taking more drastic measures.
15 Days Ago Spotify has made a change to its Terms of Service that hint at a big crackdown on users who take measures to avoid advertisements. The free version of the service is ad-supported, meaning users occasionally hear an advertisement or are prompted to watch a video.