EZBlocker is a simple-to-use ad blocker for Spotify that automatically mutes commercials.

EZBlocker automatically detects ads and adds them to a blocklist. You can also manually select adverts to remove by adding them to the “blocklist”.

There are no fancy features, just pure ad blocking. When an ad is blocked, only Spotify is muted, so no other sounds will be affected. EZBlocker aims to be the most stable and reliable ad blocker for Spotify.

There’s no setup required – just drag it into any folder and run. To upgrade your EZBlocker, simply replace the executable.

Get EZBlocker here: Download 1.3.6.6 (April 14, 2014)Changelog
**Known issue: Spotify can’t be found if it’s hidden to tray.

EZBlocker requires .NET Framework 3.5.

Help contribute on Github or by leaving a comment.

For alternative download links, visit:
Softpedia
CNet Download
Please use external links at your own risk. Links also may be out of date.

FAQ

How do I use EZBlocker?
When you decide you want to listen to songs on Spotify, open EZBlocker. When an advertisement plays, EZBlocker will mute your Spotify. If you run into an advertisement that’s not muted, open EZBlocker and press the “Add Current to Blocklist” button.

EZBlocker is not muting Spotify (or other muting issues).
There may be issues with EZBlocker muting Spotify on your computer. If this is the case, uncheck the “Mute Only Spotify” option on EZBlocker. You can manually modify your Spotify’s volume by opening the “Volume mixer” by right clicking on the volume icon in your task tray.

I accidentally added an artist to the blocklist.
If you mistakenly add something to the blocklist, open EZBlocker and press the “Open Blocklist” button. Simply remove the line that you added and EZBlocker will automatically recognize the change.

EZBlocker is muting my local tracks.
If you have music that isn’t labelled correctly, EZBlocker may recognize it as an advertisement. When playing local tracks, uncheck the option “AutoAdd Ads to Blocklist.”

Can you make EZBlocker for Android/iOS?
EZBlocker for Android is available here. There are no current plans for an iOS version.

Is EZBlocker open source?
Yes it is, and I encourage all to contribute. The source & technical description is available on Github.

If you run into any issues, email me so I can get it resolved ASAP. Don’t forget to leave your feedback below in the comments section!

226 thoughts on “EZBlocker – Spotify Ad Blocker

  1. is it possible to startup this program minimized?

  2. EZBlocker works fine. I think it can do with a little improvement though… I like to place al my programs, utilities, executables etc. somewhere in the program files folder. When starting EZBlocker, it creates a blocking list and some more stuff in the location where the executable is located. Because the program files directory is not writable, EZBlocker won’t start.

    I think the right solution for this is, EZBlocker should create a subfolder in the program data folder and put the blocklist there and all the other files should be placed in %tmp%.

    For now, I have a workaround. I created a shortcut for EZBlocker and I checked the ‘run as administrator’ checkbox. The only thing is, whenever I start EZBlocker, I need to do an extra click to confirm I really want to run the program as an administrator. The blocklist is still written in “C:\program files\EZBlocker” and if I ever choose to remove EZBlocker, I should be aware not to just delete this folder and lose my blocklist with all the stuff I added myself. Therefore, in my opinion the blocklist should be places somewhere in a subfolder program data .

    Cheers,

    Alex

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