Even though Spotify is a subscription-based streaming service, it also has a free, ad-supported version. The price you have to pay is not one that comes out of your wallet, but rather looking at (sometimes annoying) ads. Many users have employed ad-blockers to get rid of those ads. How many? About one percent of its user base, meaning around two million people, according to Spotify’s CFO Barry McCarthy.

Now the company has modified its Terms and Conditions of Use to prohibit users from employing methods that block advertisements. The wording is as follows:

circumventing or blocking advertisements in the Spotify Service, or creating or distributing tools designed to block advertisements in the Spotify Service

These new terms will come into effect as of March 1, 2019, and Spotify could go as far as banning, suspending or terminating accounts that are found to be in breach of the Terms, including but not limited to those referring to ad-blockers.




Anton is the Editor-in-Chief of Pocketnow. As publication leader, he aims to bring Pocketnow even closer to you. His vision is mainly focused on, and oriented towards, the audience. Anton’s ambition, adopted by the entire team, is to transform Pocketnow into a reference media outlet.

Contact: [email protected]

You May Also Like
Android apps on Windows 11
Windows 11 will only have a few selected Android apps at launch
Microsoft shared more details today, and also released the feature to Windows Insiders in the Beta channel, there’s a small catch however.
Apple Music Android app on Windows 11
Apple Music is now available on Windows 11 as an Android app
You can now take advantage of the Apple Music Android application on Windows 11, albeit you may need to do some extra steps to get it working.
Windows 11
Windows 11 leaked screenshots showcase how Android apps will work
Ever since Microsoft announced that Windows 11 will support Android apps, we’ve been anxiously waiting to get our hands on the new feature and try it out.