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Mute Spotify Ads On Mac

gdi3d profile image Adriano Galello ・2 min read

I use Spotify on my computer from time to time but I hate when the Ads start playing.

The first solution I was using was blocking Spotify Ads DNS's, but that stopped working after a while.

I don't mind having a break between a few songs, but I don't wanna hear the Ads, so I decided to create a small script to hack it.

The script does the following:

  1. Using OSX log system I can listen to Spotify events.
  2. Read the events and check if an Ad is about to be played.
  3. If the event is an Ad about to be played automatically mute system audio.
  4. If the next event is a song, unmute system audio.

How to install it

  1. Open a new terminal (use Spotlight search and type terminal.app)
  2. Inside the new window paste this command and then hit enter

    mkdir -p ~/MuteSpotifyAds && curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gdi3d/mute-spotify-ads-mac-osx/master/NoAdsSpotify.sh > ~/MuteSpotifyAds/NoAdsSpotify.sh
    
  3. This will create a new folder inside your Home folder called MuteSpotifyAds and will place a new file called NoAdsSpotify.sh

  4. To run the program just copy and paste the code below in the terminal and hit enter

    sh ~/MuteSpotifyAds/NoAdsSpotify.sh
    
  5. To exit the program just close the terminal app or press Ctrl+c

Website

https://gdi3d.github.io/mute-spotify-ads-mac-osx/

Here's the repo if you want to know more:

https://github.com/gdi3d/mute-spotify-ads-mac-osx

Photo Credits: (https://www.pexels.com/@burst)[https://www.pexels.com/@burst]

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Adriano Galello

@gdi3d

I'm a software developer who likes to try new things and is always looking for some new side projects to work on (and dropping the other ones 😬)

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No problem!, let me know if you found any bugs.