Spotify recently updated its Terms of Service policy to specifically target those who are using ad blockers. In a statement for DigiDay, Spotify confirmed it has “multiple detection measures in place monitoring consumption on the service to detect, investigate and deal with artificial manipulation of streaming activity.”
Spotify accounts that are flagged with using ad blockers might be disabled after March 1, when the new rules announced earlier this week will take effect. Premium Spotify accounts aren’t targeted by the new rules since the service only displays ads to free subscribers.
Unfortunately, more than 2 million users (2 percent of free Spotify subscribers) were blocking ads with modded apps and accounts last year, The Verge reports.
Spotify’s new Terms of Service policy have been updated this week with a new rule that forbids ad blockers or any other method of blocking advertisements.
If you’re one of the 2 million people using ad blockers, your account won’t be disabled until next month, but you should seriously think about upgrading to Premium if you don’t want ads in Spotify.
Let’s block ads! (Why?)