Spotify Will Suspend or Terminate Your Account for Blocking Ads

Spotify Will Suspend or Terminate Your Account for Blocking Ads

Spotify is coming down hard on users who're using ad block tools. "Spotify learns from each engagement, fueling a more personalized ad experience".

Anyone who has an ad blocker knows the beauty of having one.

According to Digiday, Spotify already has detection measures in place in order to find users on the free service using an ad-blocker. Do you use ad blockers in Spotify?

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Spotify had begun cracking down on freeloaders much earlier, though. Any account with suspicious or abnormal activity on this front will be red flagged. So, If you're invested in your Spotify account for whatever reason, now's probably a good time to remove or disable ad blockers functions that specifically target the service.

Spotify is like any other company, with the need to make a profit. Perpetrators could regain access by re-installing the official app or upgrading to the paid version of Spotify, but further use of the blockers could result in suspension or termination.

Spotify has often punished rule breakers by sending warning emails and temporarily suspending the offender until they remove their ad blocker or purchased Premium to continue using the service. Spotify responded to that by introducing multiple detection techniques a year ago. The company is reportedly in talks to acquire podcast network Gimlet Media, which includes podcasts such as Reply All and Homecoming, in an attempt to bolster the podcasting element of its service. "The format is really evolving and while podcasting is still a relatively small business today, I see incredible growth potential for the space and for Spotify in particular".

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