Spotify is going to start cracking down on ad blockers, according to The Verge.
Spotify bans ad blockers in updated Terms of Service
Ad blockers are a tactical measure against surveillance capitalism that block the ads, but not the surveillance… worthwhile, but only the tip of the iceberg https://t.co/e6ddJGdS7L
— Robbie Forkish (@rforkish) February 7, 2019
Spotify users who don’t pay for a premium account and wish to listen to unlimited music without any commercials frequently use ad blockers. Currently, 2% of Spotify accounts use an ad blocker, according to a report from March 2018, which made the company begin monitoring and even suspending accounts that used the ad blocking programs.
The streaming platform’s latest terms of services policy forbids “circumventing or blocking advertisements in the Spotify Service, or creating or distributing tools designed to block advertisements in the Spotify Service.” Users who breach the policy, which will begin on March 1st, could have their accounts suspended, or even terminated.