Spotify tells users with ad blockers to get lost

February 08, 2019

Spotify has had enough of ad blockers, updating its terms of service to expressly forbid them as it tries to ramp up its advertising business.

On Friday, Spotify notified users that its new policies include a ban on ad blocking technology. "The following is not permitted for any reason whatsoever: circumventing or blocking advertisements in the Spotify Service, or creating or distributing tools designed to block advertisements in the Spotify Service," the new terms say.

With its tougher stance, Spotify says it has the right to suspend any accounts that use ad blockers.

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