How To Remove Spotify Ads Without Premium

This guide, in its entirety, is taken from SmexDesign. Credits goes to him for finding this!


Open Spotify and log in with your credentials. Click Edit in the top-hand menu and then press Preferences….


Set the Proxy to HTTPS and enter these details as your host and port:
Port: 80

Make sure your settings look like mine:
spotify proxy settings https

Now, play your favorite music without ads interrupting! Comment back if this works for you!

Other notes

A reader by the name Christoffer had an idea about how this fix works. Here’s what he said:

But I’m pretty sure that I understand why it did work before. They seem to have targeted the ads to the countries in which it was possible to register for spotify only, so if you used a proxy from a country with no ads, you wouldn’t get any at all.

Sounds like a reasonable explanation, does it not?


Make your voice heard! Leave a Comment

  1. Darren says:

    This seems to be working for me ACE!!

    Just got a few questions?

    How does this work, is it using the proxy to block certain IPs (Advert Address)

    Other question, is this a trustworthy Proxy?

  2. Douglas says: (Author)

    To be perfectly honest with you – I’m not a 100% sure about how this works.
    But what I can tell you though is that the trustworthiness of the proxy is of no real concern since there really is no sensitive information going through it!

    Good to hear that it worked 🙂 !

  3. Scrooge says:

    So far so good!

  4. Anton says:

    It worked! Thanks!

  5. Anders says:

    This didn’t work for me, I still get interrupted by annoying ads.

    PS. I have a Norwegian account.

  6. Pablo says:

    It’s apparently working!! Thanx!!

    PS. I have Spotify since May and today was the first day I had ads, ¿anybody know why?

  7. Jason4 says:

    This aint working for me anymore…

  8. Jysky says:

    Don’t tell me that there is ip for proxy that does this, tell me how to do my own proxy!

  9. Douglas says: (Author)

    @Jysky: I can’t really imagine you’d be able to do your own proxy like that. I’m fairly certain this only happened once and is not repeatable.

  10. TroubleKid says:

    sry, but this didnt work for me, but maybe its because i have a Swedish Account, i started gaining French ads instead…

  11. Jesper Svenning says:

    @Paulo. I experince the same, also wondered why I didn’t have ads, but the same day as you the ads started. Anyoing…

  12. Douglas says: (Author)

    I’ve started to get ads again, the technique apparently no longer works! Ah well, it was good as long as it lasted!

  13. jørgen says:

    it’s working pefect, thanks 😉

  14. Christoffer says:

    I haven’t tested this since most comments I’ve read about it says it’s no longer working. But I’m pretty sure that I understand why it did work before. They seem to have targeted the ads to the countries in which it was possible to register for spotify only, so if you used a proxy from a country with no ads, you wouldn’t get any at all.

  15. Douglas says: (Author)

    @Christoffer – that’s an interesting thought, I will include it in the post!

  16. JoJo_Dancer says:

    This works great, thanx! The roxy is in Paris by the way.

  17. Mozart says:

    It’s working fine! Been listening since half and hour and it’s uninterrupted. Thanks!

  18. Mozart says:

    Got the first ad! It is not working!

  19. DT says:

    WoW :O It Worked

  20. clem snide says:

    I couldn’t get this to work, but I used Mutify ( which is the next best thing!

  21. K says:

    i get commercial anyway. Do i have to restard Spotify or reboot the computer?

  22. Tafou says:

    Hi Douglas,

    It doesn’t work with me (I use a french account).
    Maybe since your post, Spotify has changed something.

    Too bad 🙁

  23. Carmo says:

    Worked for me aswell!! Super!!

  24. ced says:

    I’m from france, and it didn’t work for me…

  25. Tractorboy says:

    Sorry didn’t have any effect for me – I am in the UK

  26. silly goose says:

    Do I need a computer for this to work? will my headphones be enough?

  27. smsm says:

    it does work, but you have to change the HTTP adress evrey time, because it will be expaired

  28. Lutshow says:

    Come on… You’re killing this killer app… If everyone get rid of the ads, spotify will just die…

    • Jason says:

      I was fine with ads every 2-4 songs, but now it’s just ridiculous. There’s a thirty second ad for every four minute song. Why not just listen to and endless loop of ads?

  29. Jack says:

    Stopped working after 1 day

  30. Prince says:

    Wow, thanks!
    This is working sweet!

  31. Oli says:

    Brilliant + it still works! 04/12/09

    Thanks for the share – well done!

  32. Sam says:

    Works for meee – 26/12/09
    pretty good christmas present – hehe

  33. nikii says:

    i got a problem with the stuff, i still got ad’s, and that bugs me.. is it the voice ad’s who it removes or the commercial ad’s?

  34. Bjørn Ape says:

    Doesn’t work in Norway

  35. Phillip Sear says:

    I have just tried this. It is too early to judge the effect, but it does seem to speed up the program.

  36. Roy says:

    No, doesn’t work, now I get my adverts in French! Which is worse.

  37. ribbonino says:

    haha I am looking forward to hearing a french ad – been listening 30 minutes no ads yet……

  38. LSK says:

    Yes I’m getting French ads too now… I guess we need to find a proxy for a country with no ads at all?
    Oh and also it seems you need to restart for it to work- that was the case for me anyway

  39. Phillip Sear says:

    I have now had more chance to use this fix – I get the adverts in French, but am not getting as many visual adverts. I should say that I am happy to see and hear adverts as the price for enjoying the service, but I had been finding that they were making the music very jerky. This fix makes the music much more listenable!

    • Game2Gaming says:

      I agree I love this app I do at times find the ads annoying but can put up with them, understanding they make Spotify money. I’m just glad it doesnt make my music jerky.

  40. x says:

    French ads too, from Europe. And visuals, also…
    Any new workin´ proxy?

  41. LSK says:

    Actually I’m getting used to these French ads- shorter and less annoying than the UK ones but still supporting Spotify so it doesn’t “die” (@ #28)

  42. Nina says:

    LOL, I get frensh ads. 😀 (I’m in Sweden)

  43. Mats says:

    Norway here and getting french adds to.

    but isnt it posible to just switch proxy?

  44. Stephen says:

    Wohoo ! : D Works for me, thanks alot !

  45. Stephen says:

    Norway here too, works perfectly : )

  46. Yosi says:

    I didn’t work for me unfortuantely! im very sad because it would be so useful!

  47. l3utterfish says:

    Not working for me now..

    24 January,,, Spain

  48. LSK says:

    It seems to have figured this out somehow and now I get: “Your current location is different from that you set in your profile, if you’ve moved please update your profile. You can travel for 14 days or upgrade to premium for unlimited travel. Spotify will operate in offline mode. Please logout and login to try again.”

    Oh well, it was good while it lasted…

  49. spotify ads says:

    found this , registered for discount hopes it will help

  50. recall says:

    @ #49 – blatant spam

  51. wollizz says:

    gg 😛 i got it, but its spanish commercials thats coming up all the time…

  52. Debbie says:

    I used to use this proxy. Now its doesn’t work and delivers advertisements in Spanish. Any chance of a different/new no-ads proxy?

  53. Love says:

    Hi Douglas!
    Search for proxys in the “proxy list” and copy it and paste it in your spotify preferences. There is countries that doesn´t have any spotify commercial. It´s countries lika Kazakhstan or other smaller countries. If too many people use the same prxoy adress they will see this and block the proxy. Then it will look like you are offline and you can´t listen. Go to and press “proxy list” next to the red marked button on the upper part of the page. Then you can search for any proxy. You must have a Proxy with port: 80.
    High numbers like “360”.
    It has to be fast so seconds or what it says write the lessest you can choose!
    I hope you can fix this now =) It works superb for me!
    When you do this make sure you have the page in front of you. Good luck all and have a nice commercial free spotify! =D

    Love Gidlund (Sweden)

    • Sophia says:

      Hey, thanks bro! Works great, I’ll repost what you said at the top so that more people will see it.

  54. Oma Els says:

    It’s a lot slower though…

  55. Oma Els says:

    Doesn’t work btw, don’t waste your time

  56. max says:

    geosnt worrk.. i still get ads… but in french

  57. fail says:

    didnt work, now i get commercial on other language but still interrupts music..

  58. Lacey says:

    omg, it actually worked!
    I’ve tried like loads before and none of them worked, but this definately did 🙂

  59. Christoffer says:

    Dette lille frekke trikset virker desverre ikke i Norge, ettersom at Spotify har fÃ¥tt leiet noen servere her ogsÃ¥ … Noe som egentlig ikke skal nÃ¥ det offentlige!

  60. martin R says:

    doesn’t work for me – french account

  61. nick says:

    Works fine for me in England.

  62. tristan says:

    seems to work!!!!

  63. PayalMIstry says:


    • Bert Visscher says:

      Spotify crashed by a proxy? How did you pull that off. And we already know that Spotify doesn’t like us finding workarounds for the ads.

  64. Douglas says: (Author)

    Don’t worry, Payal, this will not get you in jail.

  65. jeebentoft says:

    I can´t connect to spotify when i have done this.. What is the problem? :O

  66. PayalMIstry says:

    why should i worry Douglas i haven’t dun what it says on here. and I’m mistaken u wont get in jail but this thing is sort of illegal and crashes trust me im 32 and i work for spotify i’m one of the assistant for designing and copyright intended personnel worker . i doo a verrry verry little job but ive learnt alot. u can research me if ya want but take it to someone u knows more than spotify okk.

  67. Endasil says:

    PayalMIstry, it is very clear that by your way of writing that your no where near 32 year old. I would guess at around 13-16. Second please explain how using a french proxy could cause things to crash? People who know what a proxy is understand that using it would not cause things to crash. Also please copy and paste the section in the terms that says using a proxy is illegal. Futher explain what law is broken that is so serious that it would get you in jail?

    Oh i’,m GOD btw. Nice to meet you mr 32 yrs old design and copyright assistant. 🙂

  68. Simen says:

    Workt alittle ;o i can listen to ca8 songs, then 2 smal ads..

  69. martin says:

    finally bought spotify premium, works great online, offline, pc and mobile
    works great and is worth paying

  70. Alan says:

    Just skipped about 5 songs or so to the end and it seems to work fine 🙂 will post back if there is anything I notice

  71. Alan says:

    Nope doesnt acctually work when I pressed next I got an advert…

  72. Blom says:

    It worked for me!  (finland)

  73. MrPopeen says:

    This used to work and probebly did when the article was written. But when people started to write aricles like this one they made spotify aware of the bug(or that we knew about it) and they fixed it so it will not work any more, now they will give you ads from the country you have filled in your profile.
    And to Payal, if this is illegal how come Spotify added the function for using proxy? also why would a proxy cause the program to crash?
    Like Endasil said your writing makes it kind of clear that you are not 32 and even if you where what diffrence would it make?

  74. Petay Poo says:

    It works!!!! 🙂

  75. Joxa says:

    It works!!! (in Finland)  Thanks a lot! 🙂

  76. Paul says:

    doesnt work for me, it behaves exactly the same (UK)

  77. Paul says:

    PS apologies, it does once I changed to HTTPS.
    Goody goody, well done

  78. Paul says:


    it works for a bit at least

  79. awsum says:

    works fine, thanks!!!

  80. awsum says:

    works fine, thanks alot!!

  81. ***** says:

    Doesn’t work its also so i would leave it im taking mine off now.

  82. Works ! says:

    Works fine.

  83. BrandiniMP says:

    This is a pretty sound method, assuming you can find a proxy located in a country that Spotify doesn’t have ads for, its not illegal at all, if it was, why would Spotify allow proxy settings inside their program.
    good work!

  84. Grimesy says:


    The reason why there is proxy settings inside the program is so that organizations with internal proxy servers can route spotify through it.

    This is what it should be used for, not routing to public proxy’s in other countries.

  85. mikemo says:

    Hi Douglas!

    Search for proxys in the “proxy list” and copy it and paste it in your spotify preferences. There is countries that doesn´t have any spotify commercial. It´s countries lika Kazakhstan or other smaller countries. If too many people use the same prxoy adress they will see this and block the proxy. Then it will look like you are offline and you can´t listen. Go to and press “proxy list” next to the red marked button on the upper part of the page. Then you can search for any proxy. You must have a Proxy with port: 80.
    High numbers like “360″.
    It has to be fast so seconds or what it says write the lessest you can choose!
    I hope you can fix this now =) It works superb for me!
    When you do this make sure you have the page in front of you. Good luck all and have a nice commercial free spotify! =D

    Love Gidlund (Sweden)
    It worked i chosed a proxy from singapore with the port 80 thanks a´lot

  86. Bad Ass says:

    Thnx man!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!! No homo…<3

  87. selim says:

    This is quite staggering. If you all continue to listen without the ads, for free, who is going to pay? By my reckoning (I may be out a bit) Spotify has 2-3 years of cash left. Either pay up the stupidly small amount of money per month or the site will one day go the way they all have, to the Americans and then everything changes. Remember last fm had free tracks? I bet most of you had ad blocker on there too?

    • Pat says:

      This isn’t strictly true. This technique does not “eliminate ads” for the general population, and companies will still pay Spotify to advertise on their client. Just because we don’t hear them doesn’t mean advertisements aren’t being run. Besides, companies don’t pay for advertisements based on how many people buy their products as a result, so what difference does it make if we choose to ignore them, as we always have in the past?
      So you are aware that premium subscriptions are not anywhere close to their only source of revenue yes? Not to mention, people who would go out of their way to find work arounds like this aren’t exactly the type who would or could pay for a monthly subscription.

  88. A says:

    agree with Selim! i mean WTF, don’t ruin the best thing for music since the tape recorder because you’re too greedy to pay a few dime.

  89. Daniel says:

    I mean, really? Yeah, the ads are a little annoying, but c’mon. Spotify is about the best thing to happen for music fans on the internet, why threaten their revenues? They’re an honest firm of Swedes with good intentions for music. If this catches on and Spotify struggles financially as a result, we’re left with the option of illegal downloading, which whilst easy, is ultimately counter-productive because most of us who are passionate about music tend to listen to bands who need the money, not the commercial-sellout-second-rate nonsense WB and EMI would love to ram down our throats.
    Put up with an occasional ad for goodness sake! You don’t have to pay any money, click on the ad or anything else. And no, I don’t work for Spotify (wish I did tho!) and no, I don’t work in the music industry.

  90. MR L says:

    Well, it seems to work. Singe.

  91. helkoll says:

    I choosed an US proxy and it works fine….

  92. Jony says:

    Hmm, why I dont get any ads even tho I live in Finland?
    All my friends whine all the time about it, but I dont since I have free version and never heard even one ad for in like a month?? 😀

  93. Proxies Suck says:

    This method is OK. But you are dependant on the speed of your proxy, also not all proxies are trust worthy. There are better ways to block the adverts.
    The way I found best was this software Blockify.
    It automatically turns down the volume when an advert starts playing. New versions are released every week or so and it works really well.
    I found it at:
    Or check out the youtube video:

  94. I think we forgot something important here.
    If you connect spotify through a proxy server, your personal information, including your username/passport, will go through someone else’s computer!
    I’m not saying it’s “DANGEROUS” like some guy at the top said.
    But it’s really risky.

  95. MrSnowman says:

    If this could get you in jail i would be amazed by the really awesome lawyers that designed the EULA.
    @PayalMIstry You clearly have no clue on what you’re talking about. As long as you use a proxy you can trust there’s nothing that will possibly wreck your account or anything. As long as Spotify doesn’t decide to ban all spotify accounts connecting through US for example. That’s unlikely.
    Haven’t tried it long enough to get a result. But i can see how this would work. It’s most likely gonna be fixed sometime. (I’m most probably bypassing the regional ads atm, if i choose a location without regional ads i will not have any I assume. Global ads will probably go though still, just guessing though)

  96. lucy :) says:

    the messages come up in a different language and interupt with the songs

  97. Rowan says:

    This doesn’t work at all. It doesn’t even connect!

  98. brad n says:

    now i cant stream music, only play stuff thats on my hardrive, nice one douche.

  99. TITS says:

    works like a beautiful set of tits on a saturday night.

    all you need now is some burger nips and your there…

  100. Something better says:

    You might be interested in taking a look at this instead

  101. Junaid says:

    This technique of using proxies does work – what it does is redirect your Spotify account to seem as though it is coming from a different country (one that Spotify has not yet added any ads for). However, as Spotify add support for ads to more and more countries, this will mean that such proxies are more and more difficult to find. If you are happy to have to search for a new proxy every few weeks, then fine.
    Alternatively, you can just restart Spotify when an ad comes along, at when you start playing again, it will think that the ad has already happened. If you can’t be bothered to do this, then do what I do – mute the volume when the ad starts. This will cause it to pause, but you can just hit play again, and listen to a silent ad.
    So, in conclusion, this does work, but there are other solutions as well. Good luck in choosing the one that’s best for you!

  102. Rastha says:

    Doesnt work…

  103. TriBe says:

    This method is OK. But you are dependant on the speed of your proxy, also not all proxies are trust worthy. There are better ways to block the adverts.
    The way I found best was this software Blockify.
    It automatically detects and mutes adverts
    Check out the youtube video:
    I found it at:

  104. oliver says:

    Dont trust it..

  105. its just pefetic that you cant pay 5 euro a month to remove the ads, guys like you screw the internet…

  106. its just pathetic that you cant pay 5 euro a month to remove the ads, guys like you screw the internet…

  107. u53 says:

    Tried it, now i cant use Spotify at all. I hate Spotify so it’s a win for me 😀
    Seriously ppl, Spotify is ok to try out music, but i prefer to download it so i can do whatever i want with it. Without ads, the way god intended 😛

  108. Magnus says:

    Doesn’t work!

  109. bill says:

    where did you get this proxy from the first place? It’s not working, i’m guessing that they changed this proxy, if you write where you got it from, we could update the proxy, and it would probably work then.

  110. bill says:

    sorry I did’t look in older comments where you did exatly what i said, my bad!

  111. Simon says:

    Works perfect! Thanks

  112. Tobias says:

    Det funkar! TACK! 😀

  113. Stephen says:

    Unforunatly after i entered this the Host ot set an ad to play, ive entered this right for sure?

  114. Wow says:

    Wow it works!!! thanks mate.

  115. ginger says:

    doesn’t work for me (i live in finland)

  116. Stopify? says:

    [Stopify] – Spotify With No Audio Ads (w/o banned lists etc)
    Looks promising – anyone tried it out?

  117. fk spotify says:

    proxy: port: 80
    Block ads with hosts file:
    no more ads, dont matter which country, points to your own pc and the hosts file.

  118. Nathan says:


  119. w says:

    What is fucked up is that spotify pauses the ads when you mute your speakers! ie treating us like animals

  120. Max says:

    alternatively, you can use other services. 🙂 My favorite is Grooveshark, it works in your browser, ads are only in a banner on the side (and are not changing from side to bottom), and there are no audio ads. No limitations of 20 hours, you can play songs as many times as you want. (and it is available in all countries)
    Only downsides are the ads (which can be removed through a google chrome extension) and there are sometimes multiple copies of songs. 
    Good parts are that there are almost no limitations, ads can be removed (at least in google chrome) Grooveshark keeps improving… at least, give other streaming services a try. Spotify is overhyped, and there are lots of equally good services out there (if not better)… I honestly think they are worth the try.

  121. ivan says:

    it works!  THANKXZ!

  122. Marc says:

    Ok none of this works for me. No matter what proxy I enter, whether one on the list, the one from this post, or, I always get this:

    So Spotify doesn’t connect to anything at all. Any thoughts? Am I missing something? 

  123. Camdagr8 says:

    If you’re behind a router.. set your proxy to https, port 80

  124. WiL says:

    works for me. 🙂

  125. LEi Mobile says:

    Doesn’t work for me at work. I am guessing they have a firewall blocking this. I will try when I get home.

  126. Tip that will work ALWAYS work! says:

    Here’s a tip that will always work, guaranteed!

    It’s 99 SEK / month or 49 for unlimited!

  127. Luke says:

    It blocks the adds fine, but unfortunately Spotify have picked up on this and block your connection to Spotify completely if this proxy is used as of 07/12/11, thanks anyway 🙁

  128. Lara says:

    this hasn’t worked for me 🙁 but it was worth a try 🙂

  129. maurice says:

    it didnt work for me im In England 🙁

  130. hicham says:

    Thanks man it worked perfectly

  131. Rick says:

    Just tried this trick but I still keep getting annoying voice adverts. And when I tried to login to my account it would not play.Does that proxy trick have to be input each time after login-in normally?

  132. kaleb says:

    nice thanks

  133. vic says:

    Works a treat

  134. Thankful user says:

    It works! Aceeeee

  135. Anoymous says:

    OMG thank you.. 😀 Ads were annoying, but NOT ANY MORE! }:D

  136. Chris says:

    Worked for a little bit then ads started coming back

  137. says:

    how to fix this? get a proxy in mongolia 😉

  138. Nico says:

    This doesn’t work for me, once i applied the ip and port, it goes offline in Spotify, and it doesn’t help if i reboot or reopen Spotify…


  139. tanic says:

    this doesn´t worked for me either… belgium

  140. tomas says:

    It does not work in Germany

  141. wakaka says:

    well this IP address is from the USA.. so the excuse given for being in a country without targetted adverts is obviously made up

    Port 80 is your web browsing port, so you’re opening a connection to this server which allows traffic to be sent and requested to and from your browser.


  142. Brian says:

    Wow, it’s amazing how many people have no conscience when it comes to bypassing the very mechanism which makes any of the music free in the first place – advertisements.

    Pay the fee for the service if you don’t want to hear ads. What makes any of us entitled to “stealing” ad free music from the artists and Spotify without paying the fees? What kind of a future are we headed for when entitlement and selfishness rule the day?

  143. Tom says:

    Perfect, working fine. Complains its in offline mode all the time but that doesn’t matter. Thanks 😀

  144. DaMsTaR says:

    do u need to add you Username and Password?

  145. trent says:

    this doesn’t work anymore if you do this it will say you are offline like it kicks you off. so if anybody has a recent way of doing this, then post it. thanks

  146. Kristian says:

    Does not work from the US as of 6/11/12

  147. Vindication says:

    Hey, It works great (english account) Thanks so much for this. I kinda ran out of money and couldn’t afford the unlimited payments. LIFE SAVER!!!

  148. Vindication says:

    @Brian: I would encourage people to pay for their spotify service if you can afford it. The last thing the music industry needs is people not even paying for a fantastic service like spotify. They’re not greedy or selfish, it’s just there’s very little money going to bands these days.

  149. tetten says:

    This proxyserver doesn’t work people.
    Yes you get no more ads..
    But thats because you take your spotify offline!

    No online spotify means no music…

    (unless you have the music on your computer, but in that case it would be stupid to use spotify as a musicplayer…)

  150. Jake says:

    working somehow

  151. Mikkel says:

    Dont work in 2012 🙁

  152. Hannah says:

    Its working thanks xxx 🙂

  153. Joe says:

    Works fine for me here in Thailand. That shit-awful vertical banner that would scroll up and down in the middle of spotify has gone. There are still the odd add between tracks, but I can live with that. I don’t mind ads that make sense, but those crap vertical ads had to go.

  154. Joe says:

    Ah, never mind, it came back after a few minutes.

  155. Gustav says:

    A nice idea, but it made Spotify Offline. No ads, but no music. What I was looking for is to change the language of the ads. I was on vacation in Sweden for the summer, where I set up Spotify, Now I am getting ads in a weird scandinavian language which makes no sense! (Audio ads in English, but banners in Swedish!)

  156. kei says:

    Works Really Well…Thank You :D…
    L n P

  157. Oana says:

    it works for me 🙂 🙂 thanks a lot!!

  158. Daniel says:

    This certainly does not work for me, I am from Australia, Pleasssee help

  159. adar says:

    thank you brooo

  160. Workes says:

    The proxy works, but I don’t know if the adds are gone.

  161. Anonymus says:

    My ex took my Premium Spotify… But damn! So far so good! Thanks bro***

  162. Anonymus says:

    Dont work anymore…

  163. Levi Dias says:

    After putting this, and restart the program, it goes offline, and never show anything unless my own library.
    24- October 2012

  164. Kuci says:

    Don’t work!

  165. Tobi says:



    I’m not joking, Thank you dude!!!


  166. San says:

    All of the low-life fucks who said anything along the lines of, “Who are we to steal music?”, i would greatly appreciate it if you just kept in mind your the muck of any society.
    1. You’re too stupid to even think of another situation other than your own
    2. You must fucking LOVE hearing hipster shit with absolutely NO relevance to anything Ive ever done or ever will be interested in, and having the mood and lifesets of things fucked in the ass OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER
    3. EVERY person has EVERY right to pirate and get music for free if Spotify is going to decapitate us and shit down our throats in the worst manor they could have come up with.

    Now to go and eventually forget i ever even posted something here, which all of it was simply story, and all of it neither reflects my opinions, nor does it not reflect my opinions.

  167. jacob says:

    Thank you so much. I can now meditate in peace to Anthony Braxton and Brad Mehldau.

  168. Jan says:

    Doesn’t work in NL

  169. Lucy says:

    This is a heavenly web page i can now listen to my music without being bothered about those stupid adverts.Thanks

  170. Grace says:

    This didn’t work for me, could you help me?

  171. Works!!~! says:


  172. Lordpill says:

    worked at first, but now appears to have set spotify to offline mode. can’t use anything on spotify now…

  173. lol12234 says:

    My Spotify doesn’t work since I have changed this.

  174. Neeeeeeeet says:

    (As of 2/19/2013)

    Whenever I change the proxy it doesn’t allow me to connect online. I end up always going on offline mode and can not play radio, but when I change back to normal proxy, I’m able to get back online. Any ideas to fix this?

  175. freax says:

    not work for me – Malaysian account

  176. Lester says:

    This works but once I relaunched the application, all the files cannot be read due to non-premium account (offline mode)

  177. arch9 says:

    Work like a charm!!

  178. Bre says:

    Works wonderfully. Thanks so much.

  179. GinTastic says:

    doesn’t work for me at all, all it does is losing the connection to the internet and then it tells me that i can listen to the music in the offline mode and i get error code 177.

    running a win7 64bit

  180. Taylor says:

    Doesn’t work for me. Outdated?

  181. Vanja says:

    wow, okay. So I had used 6\10 hours on spotify. I changed the proxy things, and listened to like ten songs, and then – it says that I have used all my hours? whaaaaaat? This thingy doesn’t work anymore people!

  182. lalala says:

    works for me! (belgium)

    thanks alot man

  183. Chr1s says:

    Works for me 8/21/13 thanks so much that was a simple fix.

  184. ironphan24 says:

    It stopped working after like less than a day if it just didn’t work at all 😛

  185. Nick says:

    9/24/2013 Working just fine for me, haven’t had any interruptions yet. Thanks for this!

  186. Ra says:

    For some reason, whenever I put the proxy in, Spotify goes offline, even after I restart it. But when I remove the proxy link everything is back to normal.

    Also, maybe it’s my network, as I’m in a dorm and using, my university’s wifi. Maybe they won’t let me use proxies =/

  187. Chandra Sekar V says:

    other than US works nowhere

  188. Hi says:

    Can’t play any music when I set this proxy :/
    Sweden btw

  189. This does work, however I no longer have access to the search feature and cannot connect to the Spotify server to browse any other music, so.. yeah, it works but it is not worth the bother IMO

  190. Bilbo says:

    To the guys not able to connect after using a proxy. All that has happened is that either Spotify has blocked the proxy, or the proxy is no longer online (Most likely reason). There are thousands of proxy lists on the internet, but to be honest I wouldn’t bother for three reasons: Proxies can be very slow, and some can take a while to connect. You have to search for new ones every time the proxy goes down. You have to spend time searching for a proxy from a country that doesn’t have ads. The best thing to do is use Blockify. If you use Blockify, it will automatically mute audio ads for you, which is good for you and also good for Spotify, as the ads still run so it won’t affect their revenue. It also doesn’t slow things down. Play it safe and use Blockify, or one of the many others that basically do the same thing.

    • TheBigOne says:

      That sounds neat actually as it works for us and works for them by not stopping their ads. They have to make revenue somehow.

      It’s too bad though when companies like Spotify or Google/MSN/Yahoo reach a certain threshold they suddenly have a “My way or hit the highway* attitude not giving a rip about their people and then make *updates* that often make the site look worse then before.

    • TheBigOne says:

      Sadly most updates are usually not needed when what is needed is just efficiency updates on these websites that love to make changes just for the sakes of change. Efficiency updates could be done in the early morning hours when most people are asleep and the only changes would be behind the scenes to make sites run faster/smoother instead of trying to be flashy which always fails.

  191. Oliver says:

    Not working in Spain. Switching to Blockify.

  192. Marcus says:

    Works fine for me january 2014 Sweden !

  193. Chris says:


  194. Bob says:

    use privoxy.
    it’s local and usable by all apps.

  195. Claire says:

    Doesn’t work!

  196. cameron smart says:

    has worked but aint letting play my music what i want to select help!!!!

  197. Conor Charman says:

    Works perfectly for me!

  198. TheBigOne says:

    Due to the latest post about ads being from 2011 I am going to bet that people got used to it.

    I am also going to assume that the only *mad* people about the ads are just trolls looking to complain and *refusing* to use Spotify will not mean a darn thing to the owners as they will be glad to get rid of you trolls.

    Just like Google + or the health care things will smooth themselves out as they always do. I have notice those who come up with *conspiracy* theories tend to not hang around much to actually see the results.

  199. Andrei says:

    No joy at work but looking forward to testing out on home network.

  200. ZEZEZE says:

    From Portugal and worked ! THX !!! 😀

  201. eric says:

    TY :3

  202. Glenn Hitzert says:

    Hi, I filled in the correct numbers, but now I cannot connect with Spotify anymore.
    Is this because i live in the Netherlands?

  203. Jak says:

    It worked! Thanks a lot!

  204. Gigi says:

    so far so good, thanks

  205. Random AntiHero says:

    I think I managed to do it. I’m not entirely sure but I DO know that I have managed to get rid of the banner ads at the bottom of the screen. I keep you updated if I get any sound ads, its been 5+ songs so far and nothing! 🙂

    How I did this:
    I opened up Wireshark and started clicking on stuff that I knew would make Spotify interact with the ad servers and started examining the packet traffic. Every time I would see any kind of url I would add it to my /etc/hosts file, and save it and just keep doing that over and over until I had a list that blocked most if not all of the ad servers.

    Mac Users: You’re on your own, google it 😉

    Linux users:
    Copy this list to your “/etc/hosts” file. You can use a text editor to do this or you can do it from the command line by individually putting in the hostnames and putting:

    # sudo echo “ ” >> /etc/hosts
    ex: # sudo echo “” >> /etc/hosts

    You can check which ones have been added by:

    # cat /etc/hosts

    Windows users:
    Open Notepad as an Administrator by right clicking on it and then “File, Open” C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

    Anyways, just add the following to the bottom of the file:

    As I was typing this, I had it running in the background, and an audio ad got through. I wasn’t even paying attention so I didn’t get a chance to start Wireshark and get the url of the server. I will continue to add servers to this list as I get them and hopefully I can get these audio ads blocked as well. It may not even be possible, but I’ll let you guys know if I have any success.

    • Thankful spot says:

      You’re my AntiHero! I knew the host file mod would help block the ad queries but wasn’t sure where to start or how it would exactly affect the Spotify free app. I now do not have random spikes in CPU usage due to ad fetching. Thanks so much!

    • potato says:

      the etc folder is empty for me

  206. Amos says:

    Wow, Thanks it works! :))

  207. Kay says:

    What do you mean edit in the top hand menu

  208. Jack says:

    Didn’t work and can’t log back in!! 🙁

  209. sarah says:

    It didn’t work it just made me have no internet connection.

  210. Ashleigh says:

    It won’t let me get back into spotify now?

  211. Harry says:

    Nope, didn’t work. It just said I was offline.

  212. potato says:

    for me its now saying no internet connection detected

  213. potato says:

    it must be outdated as of now (2015)

  214. Luis says:

    I’m not sure but i think i might have accidentaly found a better and easier fix for this.
    I installed a little app called disconnect desktop on my mac and since i’m using it i never had to suffer through any ad between my songs.
    I thought it was just taking a little longer to play the ads but now i have played hours of music with them popping up…

  215. Isaac says:

    It didn’t work for me. Instead of removing ads and working it just flat out didn’t work at all it said spotify was offline. anybody know how to help me?

  216. Callum says:

    It Work 😀

  217. Crystal says:

    This doesn’t seem to work for me, after I update the proxy and restart Spotify, apparently I have no internet connection. Any other proxy codes or any advice on this?

  218. Riley says:

    didn’t work for me. it just disconnected spotify from the internet

  219. Vic Cabrera says:

    This is working for me , nice hack. Using Spotify version This is good shit.

  220. Kitty Kat says:

    I just followed the instructions from this blog. Songs won’t even play now.

  221. Jeff says:

    Spotify says im offline

  222. asaeed says:

    I have been using a free account on my mobile and on my dektop mac and all of a sudden since 2 weeks there are no ads whatsoever .. Iam surprised at this ….. although I still have the skip limitation but all ads are gone !!!

    Thanks Spotify

  223. Dwayne says:

    it made me go offline doesn’t work its a fraud

  224. annoyed says:

    This is bs, it doesn’t work!

  225. oops says:

    DON’T try this! it will just take Spotify offline and then you can’t get back in to reset the proxy. It’s my own fault for believing an 8 year old ‘hack’ but I wish I’d used my head and realized there is really no good way to get something for nothing anymore

  226. ExoHayvan says:

    If you are wanting to block ads on spotify… good luck bc the dev of spotify made it REALLY hard to block ads. Some programs can be used to “block” the sound from the ads. If you are truely wanted the ads blocked use if you’re using chrome then go to and it will block the ads on the site… but this is bc spotify cannot control ad blockers in chrome but they can in there own program files… So removing ads from the program files are next to impossible… they’re covered up and if you do mange to delete them, spotify will just end up downloading the files for the ads again

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