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Hello,

 

I have a spotify premium account thus pay for no ads...

When I just listened to a Why Files podcast there where ads in them not related to the Why Files whatsoever 4 times in a 49 minute podcast 2 ads of about 15 sec each.

 

How is this possible when I pay for no ads?!

 

 

 

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Hey @MarcusM20,

 

Thanks for coming to the Community.

 

Spotify advertises that a Premium user can listen to music without ad interruptions, which is one of the key benefits of a Premium subscription. However, podcasts for both free and Premium users may include ads, and they can be either host-read endorsements, sponsorships or audio adverts within the podcast track itself.

 

A special feature is available that can dynamically insert ads within a podcast stream. This can be enabled or disabled by the podcast publishers. The desire here is to provide some added value for those who want to host their podcasts on Spotify.

 

The teams at Spotify understand that there might be some confusion on the fact that Premium comes with ad free music listening, but doesn't cover podcasts.

 

Hopefully this explanation provides you with a better understanding of the Premium subscription and the ads that you listened to. Apologies if this was not made sufficiently clear before.

 

Spotify cares about their users' opinion and they're doing their best to expand on the information sources available to be more transparent 🙂

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Hi Maxim,

 

Thanks for the fast reply.

 

 

I find it weird then that there are ads that are personal to my region,how can that be in track.

But if i get this right i pay for "premium" but it only covers the music, so what is the premium in premium then?

Yes this is confusing i pay for premium and expect to get premium

 

 

 

 

Hey @MarcusM20,

 

Personalized ads are likely possible due to the special feature that can dynamically insert ads within a podcast stream. This can be enabled or disabled by the podcast publishers after a podcast has been uploaded. 🙂

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