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[SOLVED] How to Block Ads on Spotify Without Premium

By Zoe Clarke

January 31, 2018

Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services. It offers users with 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 favorite songs and discover new tracks but they have to accept random Ads occurring in the songs and they can't download any song for offline listening.

This is because ad-free songs are limited to Premium subscribers. As a Free user, you can upgrade to the Premium or Family plans by paying a fixed amount of subscription fee monthly. If you want to get rid of troublesome ads for free, this article will tell you how to block ads on Spotify without Premium.


Solution 1. Block Spotify Ads by Connecting A Proxy Server

This solution has been tested by many users, it really works and successfully blocks ads of Spotify Free. Why can users block ads by connecting a proxy server? Because a proxy server is a computer that connects your desktop/laptop to another computer network service. In other words, you could be sitting in a country where Spotify hasn't launched yet and using a proxy server you could still run Spotify.

Step 1. Get A Server in DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean is a recommended proxy server provider and it is one of the cheaper options as well. Firstly, you need to create an account. Then you will receive an email containing the password for accessing your server.

Get Server in DigitalOcean

Step 2. Create A Proxy - SOCKv5

To create the proxy, you have to install OpenSSH. It comes as default with Mac OS X and Linux. In order to get your proxy created, you can replace X.X.X.X with the IP as given in the email sent to you from DigitalOcean, and enter your password when it is asked for. This should have a proxy server running for you.

Create Proxy of SOCKv5

Step 3. Setup Your Computer

Now, set up the SOCKS proxy to address as well as the port to 8080. Here’s how to do it on Mozilla Firefox. Go to the menu icon on Firefox and then click "Options" > "Advanced" > "Network" > "Settings", from the pop up screen of Connection Settings, select "Manual proxy configuration". Enter the proxy information as given in the email from DigitalOcean and hit "OK". Ensure that you have selected the radio button for SOCKv5.

Create Proxy of SOCKv5

Once you have set the proxy server successfully, access the Spotify website and sign in, then go to the console that you used to run the commands earlier and press Ctrl+C. The proxy server should now be stopped. Also, go to the settings on Firefox and select the option of "No Proxy". With all of the above done correctly, you can listen to Spotify songs without ads.

Solution 2. Download Spotify Converter to Remove Ads

Actually, there are many superior Spotify Converters that help Free users remove ads easily. So, in this part, we will recommend you top 3 Spotify converter in details. Just keep reading the features of them so that you can make a decision.

No.1 TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

TuneFab Spotify Music Converter is the ultimate software to download and convert Spotify music to MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC with few clicks. The ads will be removed at the time of converting and then you can upload Spotify music to iTunes, Google Play Music, etc. for listening. Also, you can customize audio parameters like bit rate, sample rate as you like.

Screenshot Launch Spotify Music Converter

How to move these no-ads Spotify Music and then enjoy Spotify on whatever iOS devices? Here, we would like to share the professional and ultimate Music to iOS Transfer to you. The name is TuneFab WeTrans.

TuneFab WeTrans is designed for iOS users for transferring music, videos, photos, contacts and other data between the iOS devices and PC. It makes it easy to transfer data without iTunes at super fast conversion speed. Besides, it is fully compatible with multiple devices, like iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and the latest iTunes as well as the iOS system and thus iOS users can free from the problem of the iOS-incompatible problem.

Main Interface of WeTrans

No.2 Sidify Spotify Music Converter

It is a clean program which can convert ad-loaded Spotify songs on Spotify Free to ad-free music. It downloads Spotify music without ads to your local files so that you can listen to ad-free Spotify songs free and freely. The converter also keeps ID3 tags and allows you to burn Spotify music to CD or share Spotify music via Email.

Sidify Spotify Music Converter Screenshot

No.3 TunesKit Spotify Music Converter

To remove the ads from Spotify music, this software really does a good job. It can directly remove DRM lock from Spotify music and convert the songs to DRM-free MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A and M4B without any quality loss. While extracting the DRM from Spotify songs, the converter will eliminate the ads as well.

TunesKit Spotify Music Converter Screenshot

How to block ads on Spotify without premium? It's solved! Solution 1 is more suitable for those who familiar with computer development while the Spotify converter enables most of the people to use easily. Now, as a Free user, you can listen to Spotify no ads songs with ease.

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