EZBlocker is a simple-to-use ad blocker for Spotify. The latest version of EZBlocker will attempt to block ads on Spotify from loading. If an ad does load, EZBlocker will mute Spotify until the ad is over.

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.

EZBlocker v1.6

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Latest: Download v1.6.3.0 (March 11, 2016)
Stable: Download v1.5.1.4 (March 13, 2015)
EZBlocker Changelog

EZBlocker requires .NET Framework 4.5 and Windows 7/8/10.

FAQ

What does “Mute Only Spotify” do?
If this is enabled, EZBlocker will only mute Spotify instead of your whole computer. This means other sounds from other programs will continue playing.

Why is my Spotify is permanently muted?
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.

How do I block banner ads?
Check the “Block Banner Ads” box (in EZBlocker v1.5+ only) to enable banner blocking. Enabling and disabling this feature requires you to run EZBlocker with administrator privileges.

Does EZBlocker block video commercials?
EZBlocker will mute videos but not prevent them from playing. If you don’t want video ads, make sure you keep your Spotify minimized.

Why does my anti-virus say EZBlocker is a virus?
The latest version of EZBlocker may be picked up as “Trojan.Generic” by a few AV vendors. This is most likely due to the way EZBlocker disables Spotify’s banner ads. If you do not feel comfortable downloading the executables directly, feel free to view the source code and compile it yourself.

How do I donate?
I don’t accept donations for EZBlocker. I would rather you spend your money on Spotify Premium. If Spotify Premium isn’t offered in your region, I suggest donating to a non-profit such as the Tor Project.

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, comment below so I can get it resolved ASAP. Don’t forget to also leave general feedback!

909 thoughts on “EZBlocker – Spotify Ad Blocker

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  1. I downloaded the latest version (1.6.3.0) and there’s no option for removing banner ads, even when I run it as administrator. It only has checkboxes for “Mute Only Spotify” and “Disable All Ads (Experimental)”

  2. This stuff actually works.. niiiiice!

  3. It only works once when you clean hosts file in System32/drivers/etc. Next time you launch Spotify the black bar is there without an ad.

  4. yeah, stopped working some time ago, always says “spotify is paused”

  5. I’m using the old EZBlocker with the list capability and an older version of Spotify. EZBlocker kept freezing so I tried updating Net Frame thinking that might be an issue, but now I just get the error. I have no issues with the same setup on my laptop, not what this error means.

    ************** Exception Text **************
    System.BadImageFormatException: Could not load file or assembly ‘CoreAudio, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null’ or one of its dependencies. This assembly is built by a runtime newer than the currently loaded runtime and cannot be loaded.
    File name: ‘CoreAudio, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=null’
    at EZBlocker.Main.Mute(Int32 i)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
    at EZBlocker.Main.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

    ************** Loaded Assemblies **************
    mscorlib
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5485 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework64/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
    —————————————-
    EZBlocker
    Assembly Version: 1.4.0.1
    Win32 Version: 1.4.0.1
    —————————————-
    System.Windows.Forms
    Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5491 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
    —————————————-