Spotify Could Ban You for Using Ad-Blockers

MakeUseOf | 2/11/2019 | Dave Parrack
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Spotify has updated its Terms of Service, which now explicitly prohibit the use of ad-blockers. Spotify already uses various methods to detect and deal with people using ad-blockers, but the music streaming service is now upping the ante.

For the uninitiated, ad-blockers are tools that can hide ads from view. They’re extremely harmful to websites such as MakeUseOf which rely on advertising revenue. And even brands with paying subscribers are now battling the scourge of ad-blockers.

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Spotify’s Terms of Service now state that “circumventing or blocking advertisements in the Spotify Service, or creating or distributing tools designed to block advertisements in the Spotify Service” is “not permitted for any reason whatsoever”.

Spotify warns that it could terminate or suspend your access to the Spotify Service at any time for breaking this rule (or any of the other rules outlined in its ToS). So unless you want to risk getting banned from using Spotify you should stop using an ad-blocker.

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