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How to Block Ads on Spotify without Premium [Updated in 2021]

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 and 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 block ads while listening to Spotify music. 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

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 music to OneDrive directly.
  • Keep ID3 tags after conversion.
  • Burn Spotify music to CD easily.
Spotify Music Converter

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 remove 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, 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 "Setting" button on the upper right. 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 3 minutes of each song. You can buy the full version to unlock the limitation.

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Method 3. 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!

YouTube Video: How to Play Spotify Offline without Premium:

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