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How to Block Ads on Spotify without Premium [Updated in 2024]

Spotify is a popular streaming music service offering three types of subscription – Spotify Free, Spotify Premium ($9.99 per month) and Spotify Family ($14.99 per month). Spotify Free users can listen to songs on demand, discover new music, play and share music, playlist, album, etc, at the expense of having to hear adverts between tracks, because those ad-free Spotify songs are limited to Premium subscribers. Therefore, a great many Spotify Free users are seeking for a way to get rid of the annoying ads for free. This tutorial will guide you on how to completely block ads on Spotify without Premium.

Block Spotify Ads

A good method is to use the advert links and block them in our systems hosts file. But Spotify adds new adverts nearly every week so we'd have to open up the code and paste in a new code every week. Here we are going to introduce three methods to enable you to listen to Spotify without ads. In the second method, you can enjoy Spotify without ads, without Premium, without Wifi and Spotify App, either.

Method 1. Use a VPN to Block Ads while Listening to Spotify

Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to help you listen to music on Spotify no ads. Normally, this method works for all computer & mobile devices. Just select a different region server on VPN, and launch Spotify to stream music. You'll find that there's fewer audio advertisement during listening. But note that this method will not completely stop all ads from Spotify. If you would like to remove every piece of ad from Spotify, please refer to the next workaround.

Method 2. Use a Spotify Music Converter to Remove Ads from Spotify

As we all know, Spotify music is protected by its encoded technology. We are tied up with all kinds of restrictions. To unlock these limitations, we must record Spotify songs. Next, we are going to introduce a popular Spotify music converting tool – NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter, which is able to record and download Spotify songs/playlists to MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, or ALAC format, the ID3 tags and 100% lossless quality are kept after conversion. Without further ado, the following we will show you how to block ads on Spotify without upgrading to Premium by using NoteBurner.

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Tool Required: NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter

Features of NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter:
  • Convert Spotify music to MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, ALAC.
  • Record songs at 10X faster speed with 100% lossless quality;
  • Upload converted Spotify music to iTunes/Music directly.
  • Keep ID3 tags & lyric after conversion;
  • Burn Spotify music to CD easily.
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Step by step tutorial: Block Ads on Spotify without Premium

NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter supports both Windows and Mac OS. Here we will take the Windows version as an example to guide you to block Spotify ads without Premium.

For Mac users, please turn to Download Ad-free Spotify Music with Spotify Free Mac for the detailed steps.

1 Add Spotify songs or playlists to the Program

After downloading and launching Spotify Music Converter and then choose the "Spotify App" download mode, click button "+", there will be a pop-up window prompting you to copy and paste or drag and drop the playlist link from Spotify to NoteBurner.

add Spotify songs to NoteBurner

2 Customize Output Settings

Click the "Settings" button on the bottom left. Here you can choose output format (MP3, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV, or ALAC), output quality as well as output path.

Set Output Format

3Remove Ads from Spotify without Premium

Click button "Convert". When the conversion is done, all the Spotify songs you selected in Step 2 have already been saved as ad-free Spotify songs to your local computer.

start conversion

By clicking the Converted button on the left side or directly going to the output folder you customized in Step 3, you can find all the converted ad-free Spotify songs. Now you can listen to your Spotify songs without ads or any other limits, enjoying a better experience without subscribing to Premium.

Note: The free trial version of NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter enables you to convert the first 1 minute of each song. You can buy the full version to unlock the limitation.

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Method 3. Use Spotify Ads Blocker on Windows, Mac, iPhone, or Android

You can also modify the host file from Spotify to block ads during listening, but using a Spotify ads blocker will be more convenient. The working principle is to mute the ads and continue to play music. Here we will introduce you various popular Spotify adblockers to help you block Spotify ads on Windows, macOS, iPhone, or Android devices.

Spotify Ad Blocker (Chromebook, macOS, or Windows) - It's a free extension, compatible with all Windows, macOS, and Chromebook devices, and you only have to add it to your browser to remove all audio ads on Spotify so that you can listen to music ad-free.

EZBlocker Spotify Ad Blocker (Windows) - EZBlocker is a simple-to-use ad blocker/muter for Spotify which will attempt to block ads on Spotify from loading. But it won't skip the video commercials, it just mutes the sound. So keep your Spotify minimized, if you don't want to see them.

SHELBLOCK (Windows) - It's an ads blocker to get rid of ads on all content from the internet, Spotify music is one of its targets. You can use SHELBLOCK to skip ads from Spotify Free, and enjoy your Spotify music without ads interruption. But note that it's a shareware, needs to be paid for some premium functions.

Mutify (iOS, Android) - Mutify is one of the popular Spotify adblockers on mobile phone. It's a free tool that helps to automatically turn down the volume for your phone when it detects Spotify ads playing. Please remember to enable 'Device Broadcast Status' in Spotify settings for Mutify to work.

SpotMute (Windows, Mac, Android) - It's a free Spotify ads muter that runs similar to Mutify, mutes music volume when a Spotify ad is playing, and automatically restores the volume afterward. It does not block ads, it simply mutes them.

Method 4. Upgrade to Premium Subscription to Avoid Ads

If you're a regular listener on Spotify and would like to pay for the subscription, then being a Spotify Premium member is the easiest way to avoid ads. Apart from skipping ads, paid users are also able to download Spotify music for offline playback, enjoy Spotify library with a better audio quality, access Spotify playlists on all devices, travel abroad with no limitations, and so on.

Steps to Upgrade to Spotify Premium:

Step 1 Open a web browser on your phone or computer, go to and log into your Spotify Free account.

Step 1 Navigate to "Profile > Account > Subscription", then click the green "TRY PREMIUM FREE" or "GET PREMIUM" icon in the new window.

Now, you have become a Premium subscriber on Spotify. If you haven't been a Spotify Premium before, you can get three months of Spotify Premium for free!

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