Spotifree is a free OS X app that automatically detects and mutes Spotify audio ads.
- Download Spotifree from the website;
- Move Spotifree.app to the Applications folder, run, and enjoy your ad-free music listening experience :)
On the first run, Spotifree will ask you if you want it to run automatically at login. If you agree, the app will be added to the login items. From this moment, Spotifree will mute all Spotify ads it detects (usually, all of them). Don't worry though, it will not impact your Mac's performance and you'll never notice it running.
How it works
Spotifree is polling Spotify every .5 seconds to see if the prefix of the current track URL is spotify:ad (as in all ads). If it is, Spotify is muted for a duration of an ad. When an ad is over, the volume is set to the way it was before.
Thanks Chris Ferrara from MacRumors forums, for the original idea and the proof-of-concept script.
Thanks Eneas, for turning that brittle AppleScript into a robust native application.
Thanks to all contributors for putting their time and effort into Spotifree.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to express their gratitude in numerous heartfelt letters. That means a lot.
Thanks BrowserStack, for generously providing me with a free "Open Source" unlimited plan, that enables me to test any website (even local one) on any device in just a couple of clicks.