Spotify Ad-Remover

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jenkins4

Super Mod
Super Mod
Moderator
#1
Spotify Ad-Remover

So here's a quick easy way of getting rid of ads on non-premium spotify.
Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc and open the hosts file with a text editor. (I'd suggest notepad++)

At the end of the file add:
0.0.0.0 pubads.g.doubleclick.net
0.0.0.0 securepubads.g.doubleclick.net
0.0.0.0 www.googletagservices.com
0.0.0.0 gads.pubmatic.com
0.0.0.0 ads.pubmatic.com
0.0.0.0 spclient.wg.spotify.com
Save. It will ask you to launch your text editor in admin mode. Say yes, wait for it to reload and save again. If you have spotify open close it and open it again. If not just open spotify.
 

jenkins4

Super Mod
Super Mod
Moderator
#2
Spotify Ad-Remover [2019-03-24]

Update 2019-03-24:
Spotify changed how their ad system works to stop people from using this method. They also changed their TOS saying they can ban any account being caught using this. Afaik there's no way for them to detect that you're doing this, as several companies would limit for example the updating of spotify, but again, thought I'd let you know before using this.

So due to this update you'll not be able to use this method on recent versions and you'll have to download a previous version and block it's updates. If you don't wish to do that, there's several other tutorials out there, but they require either breaking your spotify by blocking certain essential features or using 3rd party software.

1. If your current spotify version is 1.8 skip to step 4. If not continue to step 2
2. Uninstall spotify.
3. Download
Code:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nklVgH3O7TMtEl7xQvV8jvqfEruJ5jv6/view
and do not install it until you have reached last step.
4. Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc and open the hosts file with a text editor. (I'd suggest notepad++)
5. At the end of the file add:

##############BLOCK ADS
0.0.0.0 pubads.g.doubleclick.net
0.0.0.0 securepubads.g.doubleclick.net
0.0.0.0 www.googletagservices.com
0.0.0.0 gads.pubmatic.com
0.0.0.0 ads.pubmatic.com
0.0.0.0 spclient.wg.spotify.com
############## END - BLOCK ADS

##############BLOCK UPDATES
0.0.0.0 ams12s29-in-f102.1e100.net
0.0.0.0 ams15s40-in-f1.1e100.net
0.0.0.0 fra02s28-in-f2.1e100.net
0.0.0.0 ams16s31-in-f6.1e100.net
0.0.0.0 81.64.199.104.bc.googleusercontent.com
0.0.0.0 136.199.104.bc.googleusercontent.com
0.0.0.0 53.224.186.35.bc.googleusercontent.com
0.0.0.0 upgrade.spotify.com
0.0.0.0 www.spotify-desktop.com
0.0.0.0 sto3-accesspoint-a88.sto3.spotify.net
0.0.0.0 upgrade.scdn.co
0.0.0.0 beta.spotify.map.fastly.net
0.0.0.0 prod.spotify.map.fastlylb.net

############## END - BLOCK UPDATES
6. Save and It will ask you to launch your text editor in admin mode.
7. Say yes, wait for it to reload and save again.

PS: IF you are still getting ads some people have suggested this instead, personally I never had this problem nor have I tested this but if you still have this problem after closing and opening spotify you can do this:
PPS: I always viewed this as otp and from the looks of it, it will block sh*t like the webplayer. I'd just stick to the above unless your ads are still coming in.

##############BLOCK ADS
0.0.0.0 pubads.g.doubleclick.net
0.0.0.0 securepubads.g.doubleclick.net
0.0.0.0 www.googletagservices.com
0.0.0.0 gads.pubmatic.com
0.0.0.0 ads.pubmatic.com
0.0.0.0 spclient.wg.spotify.com
############## END - BLOCK ADS
With

127.0.0.1 media-match.com
127.0.0.1 adclick.g.doublecklick.net
127.0.0.1 www.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 googleads.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 pubads.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 securepubads.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 www.omaze.com
127.0.0.1 omaze.com
127.0.0.1 bounceexchange.com
127.0.0.1 core.insightexpressai.com
127.0.0.1 content.bitsontherun.com
127.0.0.1 s0.2mdn.net
127.0.0.1 v.jwpcdn.com
127.0.0.1 d2gi7ultltnc2u.cloudfront.net
127.0.0.1 cs283.wpc.teliasoneracdn.net
127.0.0.1 cs126.wpc.teliasoneracdn.net
127.0.0.1 u.scdn.co
127.0.0.1 cs126.wpc.edgecastcdn.net
127.0.0.1 pagead46.l.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 pagead.l.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 video-ad-stats.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 pagead-googlehosted.l.google.com
127.0.0.1 partnerad.l.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 prod.spotify.map.fastlylb.net
127.0.0.1 adserver.adtechus.com
127.0.0.1 na.gmtdmp.com
127.0.0.1 anycast.pixel.adsafeprotected.com
127.0.0.1 ads.pubmatic.com
127.0.0.1 idsync-ext.rlcdn.com
127.0.0.1 www.googletagservices.com
127.0.0.1 googlehosted.l.googleusercontent.com
127.0.0.1 d361oi6ppvq2ym.cloudfront.net
127.0.0.1 gads.pubmatic.com
127.0.0.1 ads-west-colo.adsymptotic.com
127.0.0.1 geo3.ggpht.com
127.0.0.1 showads33000.pubmatic.com
127.0.0.1 crashdump.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 adeventtracker.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 log.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 analytics.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 ads-fa.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 audio-ec.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 sto3.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 audio2.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 http://audio2.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 www.audio2.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 desktop.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 heads-ec.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 open.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 spclient.wg.spotify.com
 

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