How to Remove Ads from Spotify without Premium

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jun 2, 2021 4:37 PM.
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It's really an annoying experience to get ads playing all of a sudden in the middle of a pretty song. But this kind of situation just happens to Spotify music users who are using the free service. That's a specific limit applied to the free accounts by Spotify while providing the right to remove ads to three types of membership, namely Free, Premium and Family.

For free users, they don't need to spend money when streaming the music. But the cost to this service is they have to accept random ads occurring in the songs and they can't download any song for offline listening. To block Spotify ads or other limits, you can upgrade to the premium or family plans by ponying up a fixed amount of subscription fee monthly. If you don't want to spend such an investment, you can follow the 3 alternative ways to block ads on Spotify

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Way 1. Remove Ads on Spotify Permanently with Spotify Converter
Way 2. Block Ads on Spotify with Host File
Way 3. Remove Spotify Ads with Spotify Ad Blocker
Conclusion

Way 1. Remove Ads on Spotify Permanently with Spotify Converter

To remove ads from Spotify music once and for all, all you'll need is a powerful tool called TunesKit Spotify Music Converter that can directly remove protection from Spotify music and convert Spotify contents to unprotected formats like MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B losslessly. While stripping off the protection from Spotify contents, TunesKit Spotify Music Converter will remove Spotify ads as well. Then, you can get ads-free Spotify tracks. With this tool, you can also download Spotify songs without a Premium subscription. Please download this smart tool on your computer before we getting started to remove Spotify ads.

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TunesKit Spotify Music Converter Key Features

  • Remove ads from Spotify without Premium Plan
  • Function as a Spotify add blocker and downloader
  • Convert Spotify songs to common formats like MP3
  • Preserve lossless Spotify music and ID3 information
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Step 1Add Spotify Contents

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Launch TunesKit Spotify Music Converter and it will open the Spotify application automatically. Find your targeted Spotify songs or albums or playlists on Spotify and then drag and drop them to the interface of the converter. Or simply copy and paste the Spotify links to the search box to load the songs.

Step 2Set Audio Preferences

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Go to the top-right menu and click on the Preferences button. You'll then view the window where you can set the basic parameters including output format, channel, sample rate, bit rate, etc. You can choose any format, including MP3, AAC, FLAC, M4A, M4B, and WAV according to your own needs.

Tips: If you need to store the Spotify music tracks as Artist/Album automatically, please check the option of Archive output tracks by. Otherwise, all of your Spotify songs would be converted into one big folder by default.

Step 3Start to Remove Ads

convert spotify songs

After the above settings, click the Convert button and it will start converting Spotify music to a common format. Once the conversion finishes, all Spotify ads will be removed completely from all Spotify tracks so that you can listen to Spotify music without the distraction of ads and share those unlimited Spotify contents with others.

Way 2. Block Ads on Spotify with Host File

The second way can only be applied on a Windows or Mac computer. You can change the host file on your computer to get rid of Spotify ads.

host file

On Windows PC: Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts as administrator. Refresh the DNS cache with ipconfig /flushdns.

On Mac: Open Finder and navigate to Go > Go to Folder. Then go to /private/etc/hosts.

Then you need to replace the old host file with the new one. But the problem is Spotify is constantly changing the ad parameters so that you need to always add new host files. Therefore, this method is not suitable for those who want to get this thing done for once.

Way 3. Remove Spotify Ads with Spotify Ad Blocker

There are many Spotify ad blockers on the market. These tools help Spotify free users block Spotify ads. Most of them support PC, Mac, Android, and iOS. EZBlocker is a good Spotify ad blocker and we will take it as an example to tell you how to use a Spotify ad blocker to remove Spotify ads without premium. EZBlocker works by block the loading of the Spotify ads and muting Spotify ads when they load on Spotify. When it works, it only mutes the Spotify ads. Other audios on your device will not be affected. Here is how to use EZBlocker to listen to Spotify free without Spotify ads.

Step 1. Download EZBlocker. There's no installation required. Just drag it into any folder and launch it.

Step 2. Right-click it and choose the Run as Administrator button.

Step 3. When a window appears, keep the Mute only Spotify and Disable all ads options selected. Then it will get rid of Spotify ads for you automatically.

Note: EZBlocker only supports Windows 8/10 or Windows 7 with .NET Framework 4.5+.

Spotify announced that it would ban your account if it found you use a Spotify ad blocker. You must think twice before you take an adventure to remove ads from Spotify with a Spotify ad blocker.

Conclusion

For the 3 ways mentioned in this post, the first one - using a Spotify converter is the most reliable and safe solution, since editing host files is too much complicated and using Spotify ads blocker is too risky. And another advantage is that you can download Spotify songs for listening on any device at any time after the conversion with TunesKit Spotify Converter. In addition to the 3 methods above, you can still choose to join Spotify Premium with Spotify 6 month free trial or a Spotify Family plan to remove Spotify ads.

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