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The hosts file entries to block Spotify audio ad servers.
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 open.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 desktop.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 googleads.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 pubads.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 audio2.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 www.omaze.com
127.0.0.1 omaze.com
127.0.0.1 bounceexchange.com
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HudsonGraeme commented Nov 10, 2017

127.0.0.1 adclick.g.doublecklick.net
127.0.0.1 adeventtracker.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 ads-fa.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 analytics.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 audio2.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 b.scorecardresearch.com
127.0.0.1 bounceexchange.com
127.0.0.1 bs.serving-sys.com
127.0.0.1 content.bitsontherun.com
127.0.0.1 core.insightexpressai.com
127.0.0.1 crashdump.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 d2gi7ultltnc2u.cloudfront.net
127.0.0.1 d3rt1990lpmkn.cloudfront.net
127.0.0.1 desktop.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 ds.serving-sys.com
127.0.0.1 googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 googleads.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 gtssl2-ocsp.geotrust.com
127.0.0.1 js.moatads.com
127.0.0.1 log.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 media-match.com
127.0.0.1 omaze.com
127.0.0.1 open.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 pagead46.l.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 partner.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 pubads.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 redirector.gvt1.com
127.0.0.1 s0.2mdn.net
127.0.0.1 securepubads.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 spclient.wg.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 tpc.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 v.jwpcdn.com
127.0.0.1 video-ad-stats.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 weblb-wg.gslb.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 www.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 www.googletagservices.com

Updated list

Credit to DillonInstruments on Reddit

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Rootzpower commented Nov 11, 2017

Thanks for your job.

Some domains are blocking other sites such next-episode.net
127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 tpc.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 video-ad-stats.googlesyndication.com

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IANCHUKY commented Dec 21, 2017

Host file .bat
Blocks:
Ccleaner licences
Google Adds
Spotfy Adds
Adobe Potoshop Licences
Corel Draw Licences
All Products of Piriform (Driver booster, ccleaner, Advanced SystemCare etc...)
Skype Adds
Bitcoins mining Adds
Browser Adds and more ...
By Me ;)
**

https://www.4shared.com/file/rgz_8d1yca/host.html?

Just right clic, run as administrator to update your host file (this file just add lines on your hots)
ianchuky32@gmail.com

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pirolito commented Jan 24, 2018

Today i updated my Spotify to version 1.0.72.117.g6bd7cc73 and with the hosts on second post i would not start to login.
So i checked all the host entries and found out that this one was blocking Spotify from start:
#127.0.0.1 spclient.wg.spotify.com

So, the new working hosts file (for everyone having the Spotify loading problem) is:
############## SPOTIFY - ADS - BEGIN
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
############## SPOTIFY - ADS - END

@l3vy23

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l3vy23 commented Jan 24, 2018

Unfortunately adverts did appear again after using pirolito hosts list. Any suggestions?

@pirolito

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pirolito commented Jan 25, 2018

Well, @l3vy23, i noticed the same thing and fixed it by uninstalling, installing version 1.0.66 and added this hosts to block any Spotify auto-updates:

  • 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

Hope this helps.
I've been listening Spotify for about 8 hours today and not a single Ad.

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ecaepsey commented Jan 25, 2018

Please somebody update hosts for window machine. Apparently new version is came out. I could not log in app, cause my old ports does not right.

@l3vy23

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l3vy23 commented Jan 26, 2018

so far so good. thanks a ton @pirolito

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rsiska commented Jan 31, 2018

@pirolito where did u get 1.0.66 installer please? I've been searching (even for 1.0.70 as there was no problem with this version) with no luck.

@kikka2411

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kikka2411 commented Feb 3, 2018

Where I can get an updated host please?

@stepedes

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stepedes commented Feb 6, 2018

If your Musixmatch or other spotify based apps don't work with detecting a song try updating to @pirolito 's list. Worked for me!

tags: ad ads ad block spotify music musix match musixmatch (I googled for this and found nothing, so this might help)

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austinjdean commented Feb 7, 2018

FYI blocking open.spotify.com blocks access to the web player.

@stepedes

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stepedes commented Feb 7, 2018

Oh you're right.
open.spotify.com and desktop.spotify.com block musixmatch. Now I can even block google ads safely.
Thanks a lot @austinjdean !

@darkdex52

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darkdex52 commented Feb 12, 2018

I recommend removing all *.googleusercontent.com entries as that can block google maps streetview.

@shadypierre

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shadypierre commented Feb 14, 2018

I also had to remove "geo3.ggpht.com" entry to don't block my google maps streetview, I don't know why but 50% of the images was blur with this entry.

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jafuuu commented Feb 17, 2018

I got success using @pirolito post of host + using a older version of Spotify and blocking the update sites, newest version played ads and sometimes just stop playing music until I restart the app.

I don't know if it's ok to post link but I risk it and downloaded the 1.0.64.399 version from Uptodown (https://spotify.en.uptodown.com/windows/old), it doesn't seem to be anything wrong or fishy with my client, so I'm guessing is legit, feel free to delete the link if it violate any rule or ask me to delete it.

Feb 17 2018

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2pac1 commented Feb 25, 2018

@shadypierre thank you
commenting geo3.ggpht.com removed the blur

@harpratap

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harpratap commented Mar 28, 2018

I am using @pirolito's updated list on Android 7.1.1 with Adaway and I still get ads. Any fix or different list of hosts for android app?

@paundpro

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paundpro commented May 28, 2018

muchas gracias a @pirolito tiene todos los codes que bloquean la cochina publicidad de spotify!!! SALUDOS DESDE VENEZUELA

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lxvren commented Jun 8, 2018

opus-x its not working for me?

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@DarkOverFlow

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DarkOverFlow commented Jun 14, 2018

May i ask something? How yall get these urls??

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opus-x commented Jun 15, 2018

@DarkOverFlow Just by logical thinking. Spotify also uses (video) ad servers with hex prefixes. When I blocked some of them, Spotify started using other servers. So I saw the pattern. Pasted three in an Excel-sheet and let it auto-generate the server list (and that worked). Added also hosts for audio ads but they are non-existent at this time.

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haydarai commented Jun 17, 2018

@opus-x your gist doesn't work on my pc

@nicmr

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nicmr commented Jul 7, 2018

@DarkOverFlow One could also analyse spotify's traffic with wireshark to find out which ad servers they are contacting

@yeimir

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yeimir commented Jul 14, 2018

I remove 127.0.0.1 spclient.wg.spotify.com entrie, that block me friends list.

@jakey1995abc

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jakey1995abc commented Aug 2, 2018

@nicmr Got any tutorials on how to filter the traffic to find ads from a specific application?

@danielp174

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danielp174 commented Aug 7, 2018

this stuff has helped me greatly on mac with terminal, is there a way of doing this on windows with cmd?

@ChrisGomes012

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ChrisGomes012 commented Aug 8, 2018

Ei alguém sabe como resolver o problema da rádio? Não inicia

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jseal1987 commented Aug 17, 2018

i have the most recent version of spotify and the above lists didn't work. so i searched the internet and combined several lists. removed duplicates. testing now

edit update at 1:03p cdt - still playing audio ads. it is probably the spclient one that turns off the friends feed that does the streaming of the ads. gonna take a break. lolol. maybe there is a specific port we can block on "127.0.0.1 spclient.wg.spotify.com" that will block ads but not friends list?

#Updated List @ 12:46p cdt 18-17-2018

127.0.0.1 ad.atdmt.com
127.0.0.1 adclick.g.doublecklick.net
127.0.0.1 adeventtracker.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 adlab.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 adnxs.com
127.0.0.1 adnxs.comadplexmedia.adk2x.com
127.0.0.1 ads.pubmatic.com
127.0.0.1 ads.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 ads-akp.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 adserver.adtechus.com
127.0.0.1 ads-fa.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 ads-sp-lon.cdn.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 ads-west-colo.adsymptotic.com
127.0.0.1 analytics.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 anycast.pixel.adsafeprotected.com
127.0.0.1 assets.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 audio2.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 audio-ak.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 audio-akp.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 audio-cf.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 audio-ec.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 audio-fa.scdn.co #donotblockwhileusingchromecast
127.0.0.1 audio-fa.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 audio-fab.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 audio-fac-spotify.com
127.0.0.1 audio-gc.scdn.co
127.0.0.1 audio-gc.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 audio-sp-lon.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 audio-sp-sto.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 b.scorecardresearch.com
127.0.0.1 beta.spotify.map.fastly.net
127.0.0.1 bid.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 bounceexchange.com
127.0.0.1 bs.serving-sys.com
127.0.0.1 cm.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 content.bitsontherun.com
127.0.0.1 core.insightexpressai.com
127.0.0.1 crashdump.ciqe-gslb.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 crashdump.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 cs126.wpc.edgecastcdn.net
127.0.0.1 cs126.wpc.teliasoneracdn.net
127.0.0.1 cs283.wpc.teliasoneracdn.net
127.0.0.1 d2gi7ultltnc2u.cloudfront.net
127.0.0.1 d361oi6ppvq2ym.cloudfront.net
127.0.0.1 d3rt1990lpmkn.cloudfront.net
127.0.0.1 desktop.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 ds.serving-sys.com
127.0.0.1 dt.adsafeprotected.com
127.0.0.1 fw.adsafeprotected.com
127.0.0.1 gads.pubmatic.com
127.0.0.1 geo3.ggpht.com
127.0.0.1 gew1.ap.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 googleadapis.l.google.com
127.0.0.1 googleads.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 googleads4.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 googlehosted.l.googleusercontent.com
127.0.0.1 googletagservices.com
127.0.0.1 gtssl2-ocsp.geotrust.com
127.0.0.1 heads-ak.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 heads-akp.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 heads-cf.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 heads-ec.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 heads-fa.scdn.co
127.0.0.1 heads-fa.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 heads-fab.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 heads-fac.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 idsync-ext.rlcdn.com
127.0.0.1 js.moatads.com
127.0.0.1 links.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 log.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 log2.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 lon6-accesspoint-a33.lon6.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 media-match.com
127.0.0.1 mp3ad.scdn.co
127.0.0.1 na.gmtdmp.com
127.0.0.1 omaze.com
127.0.0.1 open.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 pagead.l.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 pagead46.l.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 pagead-googlehosted.l.google.com
127.0.0.1 partner.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 partnerad.l.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 partner-service.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 partner-service-testing.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 payment-callback.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 pci.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 pixel.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 prod.spotify.map.fastlylb.net
127.0.0.1 prod.spotify-heads.map.fastlylb.net
127.0.0.1 pubads.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 redirector.gvt1.com
127.0.0.1 s0.2mdn.net
127.0.0.1 secure.insightexpressai.com
127.0.0.1 securepubads.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 seen-on-screen.thewhizmarketing.com
127.0.0.1 server-54-230-216-203.mrs50.r.cloudfront.net
127.0.0.1 showads33000.pubmatic.com
127.0.0.1 spotify-desktop.com
127.0.0.1 sto3.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 sto3-accesspoint-a88.sto3.spotify.net
127.0.0.1 sync.adaptv.advertising.com
127.0.0.1 techattend.com
127.0.0.1 tpc.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 u.scdn.co
127.0.0.1 upgrade.scdn.co
127.0.0.1 upgrade.scdn.co#optional
127.0.0.1 upgrade.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 upgrade.spotify.com#optional
127.0.0.1 v.jwpcdn.com
127.0.0.1 video-ad-stats.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 video-fa.cdn.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 video-fa.scdn.co
127.0.0.1 video-fa-b.cdn.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 weblb-wg.gslb.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 www.audio2.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 www.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 www.googletagservices.com
127.0.0.1 www.omaze.com

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manikantareddyd commented Aug 25, 2018

Yeah! @danielp174 Simply open cmd (or powershell) as administrator and navigate to "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc". Now do a 'notepad hosts' and edit away.

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DavidMaister commented Aug 28, 2018

@jseal1987 do you know how yo block the audio ads? even blocking the spotify friends, I do not use that option so temporarily can work perfectly with me.

@SM91337

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SM91337 commented Aug 29, 2018

Hey, I use a program called Adguard to block Spotify ads and other progams, its like Adblock or Ublock where you can select custom filters but you can assign it to any application on your pc not just a browser, so just assign it to Spotify and it works like a charm for me.

Hope that helps :)

@teddyursa

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teddyursa commented Sep 4, 2018

Is there a way to get the radio working also?

@wiredbrother

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wiredbrother commented Sep 4, 2018

So for the friend list problem. We can't block the entire URL because the list is gone but if we don't we start to let adds in. Now ads and the list cant be on the same port, so we know that there must be at least 2 ports open on spclient.wg.spotify.com. If we do a port scan of the url we find there are many ports open...

PORT STATE SERVICE
25/tcp open smtp
43/tcp open whois
80/tcp open http
110/tcp open pop3
143/tcp open imap
195/tcp open dn6-nlm-aud
443/tcp open https
465/tcp open smtps
587/tcp open submission
700/tcp open epp
993/tcp open imaps
995/tcp open pop3s
1883/tcp open mqtt
3389/tcp open ms-wbt-server
5222/tcp open xmpp-client
5432/tcp open postgresql
5671/tcp open amqps
5672/tcp open amqp
5900/tcp open vnc
5901/tcp open vnc-1
6379/tcp open redis
8080/tcp open http-proxy
8085/tcp open unknown
8099/tcp open unknown
9092/tcp open XmlIpcRegSvc
9200/tcp open wap-wsp
9300/tcp open vrace

We can eliminate a couple of these though because we know their standard ports.
Past that I am unsure, we would need to block each port and slowly test which lets the list through but not the ads.

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trev4788 commented Sep 13, 2018

@wiredbrother Have you made any progress with this? Would love to get it solved on my end too 👍

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srtod commented Sep 24, 2018

127.0.0.1 adclick.g.doublecklick.net
127.0.0.1 adeventtracker.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 ads-fa.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 analytics.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 audio2.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 b.scorecardresearch.com
127.0.0.1 bounceexchange.com
127.0.0.1 bs.serving-sys.com
127.0.0.1 content.bitsontherun.com
127.0.0.1 core.insightexpressai.com
127.0.0.1 crashdump.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 d2gi7ultltnc2u.cloudfront.net
127.0.0.1 d3rt1990lpmkn.cloudfront.net
127.0.0.1 desktop.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 ds.serving-sys.com
127.0.0.1 googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 googleads.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 gtssl2-ocsp.geotrust.com
127.0.0.1 js.moatads.com
127.0.0.1 log.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 media-match.com
127.0.0.1 omaze.com
127.0.0.1 open.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 pagead46.l.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 partner.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 pubads.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 redirector.gvt1.com
127.0.0.1 s0.2mdn.net
127.0.0.1 securepubads.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 spclient.wg.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 tpc.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 v.jwpcdn.com
127.0.0.1 video-ad-stats.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 weblb-wg.gslb.spotify.com
127.0.0.1 www.googleadservices.com
127.0.0.1 www.googletagservices.com

works fine

@teddyursa

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teddyursa commented Sep 24, 2018

What works fine with the above there mate?

The radio?

@Patrik-svobodik

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Patrik-svobodik commented Oct 17, 2018

hey, was the friends issue resolved? because if I don't block the spclient.wg.spotify.com I have video ads and if I the friends and daily mixes don't work, so that sucks

@mrdc

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mrdc commented Oct 18, 2018

Any update to the list? I've started to have audio ads some time ago again :(

@MeKot

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MeKot commented Oct 18, 2018

Hello there, any updates on which ports to block would be greatly appreciated!

@kamalhm

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kamalhm commented Oct 19, 2018

thanks for this

@sessionstudio

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sessionstudio commented Nov 6, 2018

Artist songs not display anymore... ?

@remigastaldi

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remigastaldi commented Nov 6, 2018

To correct the problem with Artist page and radio you need to remove "127.0.0.1 spclient.wg.spotify.com" from the list, you will get a black banner at the border but without ads.

EDIT: you have audio ads

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murloc109 commented Nov 7, 2018

To correct the problem with Artist page and radio you need to remove "127.0.0.1 spclient.wg.spotify.com" from the list, you will get a black banner at the border but without ads.

EDIT: you have audio ads

I also found the "corrupted" line few minutes ago, but didnt noticed any audio ads yet. Is there any reason why this line suddenly bugged out and can we expect a fix for the black bar (and audio ads if they really appear) soon?

Edit: The line is fixed and works properly. No black banner and no audio ads anymore.

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AnnieYazbeck commented Nov 7, 2018

For the detailed tutorial on blocking Spotify ads, you can refer to this source page: How to Block Ads on Spotify, which includes 4 ways.

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s6rich commented Nov 11, 2018

To correct the problem with Artist page and radio you need to remove "127.0.0.1 spclient.wg.spotify.com" from the list, you will get a black banner at the border but without ads.
EDIT: you have audio ads

I also found the "corrupted" line few minutes ago, but didnt noticed any audio ads yet. Is there any reason why this line suddenly bugged out and can we expect a fix for the black bar (and audio ads if they really appear) soon?

Edit: The line is fixed and works properly. No black banner and no audio ads anymore.

audio ads didnt disappear

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murloc109 commented Nov 12, 2018

To correct the problem with Artist page and radio you need to remove "127.0.0.1 spclient.wg.spotify.com" from the list, you will get a black banner at the border but without ads.
EDIT: you have audio ads

I also found the "corrupted" line few minutes ago, but didnt noticed any audio ads yet. Is there any reason why this line suddenly bugged out and can we expect a fix for the black bar (and audio ads if they really appear) soon?
Edit: The line is fixed and works properly. No black banner and no audio ads anymore.

audio ads didnt disappear

I can only speak for myself. I use the list by srtod and only removed the line "127.0.0.1 open.spotify.com", since it used to crash my discord, when joining any music channels, where spotify links are posted. Works flawless.

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TechGizmo commented Nov 12, 2018

To correct the problem with Artist page and radio you need to remove "127.0.0.1 spclient.wg.spotify.com" from the list, you will get a black banner at the border but without ads.
EDIT: you have audio ads

I also found the "corrupted" line few minutes ago, but didnt noticed any audio ads yet. Is there any reason why this line suddenly bugged out and can we expect a fix for the black bar (and audio ads if they really appear) soon?

Edit: The line is fixed and works properly. No black banner and no audio ads anymore.

if i remove spclient.wg.spotify.com from the hosts file and when the ads kick in there will be 30 seconds of silence.. however if i don't remove that line from the hosts file i am not able to add new songs to my playlist. they will be synced to spotify servers so it appears on the web (browser) player but not on the desktop client. im also not able to play new songs (songs that are not already on my playlist) on the desktop app if that line is not removed

anyone knows of a better solution without removing "spclient.wg.spotify.com" line from the hosts file?

edit: the 30 seconds of silence is because i've installed spotifree previously. without spotifree the spotify ads will play with 30 seconds of audio

edit 2: adding back "spclient.wg.spotify.com" to the hosts file and all the issues mentioned above (radio function, playing new songs, adding new songs to playlist etc) is fixed! perhaps removing and adding back fixes everything. using spotify 1.0.92.390.g2ce5ec7d on OS X el capitan.

edit 3: upon further testing removing and adding back "spclient.wg.spotify.com" fixes radio function but im still unable to play new songs, add new songs to playlist from the desktop app.

edit 4: radio function works, but im able to play new songs, add new songs to playlist from the desktop app but it only works for certain songs (about 30%)..

someone has a solution?

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ivancarlfx commented Dec 12, 2018

is this updated?

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