26-07-2012 10:47 PM
I'm very upset with the new condom adds I'm getting on spotify... I hated the adds in the first place but this and the non stop glitches are the final straw... there are kids on this program... I will be uninstalling spotify as well as telling all my friends about this... don't come back with: " well if you would buy spotify premium you won't have to listen to the adds" because I'm not waisting a single dime on this program.... I'd rather spend a dollar per song on itunes
26-07-2012 11:08 PM
I agree, what is this? I leave spotify on and have my kids listen to kids songs on it! Completely unacceptable for a commercial about condoms and sex to play like this.
It has to go, immediately. Please everyone else speak up who agrees.
As for a more long range solution, how about some ability by users to block ads or choose prefered ad types? There have been quite a few ads that I don't like playing while my children are listening (or me for that matter really). So why not let us choose ad genres we're "ok" with or something.
26-07-2012 11:59 PM - edited 27-07-2012 12:07 AM
Usually I'm not one to complain about ads, as much as I can't stand them.
Nevertheless, these ads are HIGHLY inappropriate, for almost ANY situation. Kids don't need to be exposed to this; I wouldn't want this coming up at work, or with friends or parents (I do still live at home, and I know I'm not the only one) in audible range (which can be quite a long range when I have my speakers cranked); and personally, I just don't want to hear this kinda crap.
I also second the above suggestion- an adult content filter, preferably one for music and one for ads. Or simply better judgement in ad selection. Because this was DEFINITELY a lapse of good judgement.
27-07-2012 05:49 AM
I agree. If they're not gone soon, I will be gone off of Spotify. And to think that I was enjoying the service so much that I was thinking about even subscribing. Forget that now. So much for being a family-friendly service.
27-07-2012 01:29 AM
I just logged into the forums for the same reason as you--to complain about the condom advertisement! I really did not want to hear that, and frankly, it was quite annoying.
Spotify: I appreciate your service; you have made one of the best music programs out there. I understand that you need advertisements for revenue, but can you please remove the condom ads? I don't have the money for Premium right now, though I was planning on upgrading soon. I'm sure you can find many ready companies willing to advertise. I'm sure many of your users will appreciate the switch!