Spotify Is Planning to Ban Users Who Use Ad Blockers

Spotify ad blocker

Spotify ad blocker

Spotify has made a change to its Terms of Service that hint at a big crackdown on users who take measures to avoid advertisements.

In the user guidelines section of its updated TOS, Spotify notes that "circumventing or blocking advertisements in the Spotify Service, or creating or distributing tools designed to block advertisements" is strictly forbidden. However, when you use the service without paying, Spotify relies on the ads to make money and pay artists' royalties. The updated policy kicks in on March 1.

"Spotify respects intellectual property rights and expects you to do the same", it said.

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So if you are using ad blockers you might want to consider upgrading to the premium account or not using them at all. Spotify also notes that if a user attempts to get around the rule, it may result in suspension or termination.

The new Terms of Service is stated to be effective as of 7 February, which means that the music streaming service can and will terminate account without prior warning.

Of course, this doesn't affect Spotify Premium subscribers, who pay $10 a month to enjoy an ad-free experience - among other things. Attempting to block adverts on the free version of the music streaming service is now much more likely to see your account suspended and then terminated depending on the severity of the ad blocking being carried out. Spotify said previous year that it estimated two million people - one per cent its total users, and 2 per cent of people using the ad-supported service - were using its free service in a way that generated no revenue for the company or musicians.

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