Spotify Terms of Service update bans ad-blockers

Spotify will soon ban your account if you use an ad blocker

Spotify will soon ban your account if you use an ad blocker

"Spotify learns from each engagement, fueling a more personalized ad experience".

That said, an explicit banning of ad blockers is an expected move.

In an update to their Terms of Service Spotify have made it clear that they are taking ad-blocking on their platform seriously. Such kind of tools created to block advertisements in the Spotify Service can result in immediate termination or suspension of your account.

The news comes not long after Spotify revealed past year that it believed more than 2 million users of its free service had blocked ads. If you break this rule (or any of the user guidelines), it 'may result in immediate termination or suspension of your Spotify account.' You could even lose your username.

For a person who loves music, that meant losing heaps and heaps of playlists, saved items, and other content.

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Although Spotify previously sent warning emails to users found to be blocking ads before disabling or terminating their account, the Verge notes that the terms of service update will allow them to "terminate accounts immediately, without warning".

Torrentfreak reported: "Spotify informs users of modified apps that they're on the company's radar and there could be consequences for trying to subvert the system".

Last week, the company had announced that it was going to acquiring Anchor and Gimlet Media which produce podcasts such as Reply All and Crimetown respectively.

"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", said Spotify CEO Daniel Ek.

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