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Spotify not letting me skip ads on laptop

Spotify not letting me skip ads on laptop

Spotify isn't letting me skip ads on my laptop, even thought I can skip them just fine when I'm listening to Spotify on my phone. This has been an issue for 2 weeks now.

Plan

Free

Country

Australia

 

Device

Macbook Pro 2020

Operating System

macOS Big Sur 11.5

 

 

 

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Hi @Lil_Roro,

 

Thanks for reaching out in the Community about this.

 

Please note that you can't skip ads on Spotify free. Spotify depends on those ads to offer users their great service for free! 

 

You still can subscribe to the Premium service which offers you an ad-free experience, the ability to save songs offline and much more 

 

Don't hesitata to give us a shout if you have questions.
 

Take care.

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I thought you could skip ads after 5 seconds on Free. Is this a new laptop feature? Because Spotify's not letting me skip ads at all (even after 5 seconds) on my laptop.

Hey @Lil_Roro,

Thanks for your reply.

If on your laptop, you are using the desktop/web version of Spotify free, this means you can still browse and choose what songs to play, but ads aren't skippable and will be played to you occasionally. This has always been the case, and if you need to know more about the advantages of ad-free listening with Spotify Premium over the free plan experience, you can read more here.

Hope you find this useful. Keep us posted if you have any questions.

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That's what I thought, it worked like that on my old laptop (Mac Air 2017) but ever since i got the 2020 model it won't let me skip...

Exactly this, when I went to 2020 macbook model I can't skip ads but on my 2017 after 5 secs I could skip. Pretty silly isn't it?

aah.. so frustrating i switched to mac and now i cant skip songs anymore!! probably trying too make us get apple music or spotify premium, pretty annoying 😧

yeah i always got to skip ads but randomly today it stopped letting me. spotify has GOT to stop getting rid of features to make us get premium. first the lyrics thing and now this? not everyone is made of money or has a card! 

Spotify on my laptop always used to let me skip the ads for free. But for some reason today it isn't letting me skip any ads. Yesterday it was.

I've been using Spotify free on my laptop for a long time and just yesterday it was letting me skip ads after 5 seconds. But for some reason today it isn't letting me skip any I don't know why.

Same just started happening today. Notify me when it's fixed.

Exact same thing with me, idk what might be the reason, but most likely it has to be the new update rolling around, its all so annoying 

all ads I get are unskipable

Usually when I listen to spotify using the app on my iphone after 5 seconds of the add I can skip it. For the last week my phone has not allowed me to skip these adds and frankly sitting through 5 ads in a row where I cannot skip is really annoying. (for refrence my phone is an iOS)

Same for me

Plan

Free

Country

Australia

Device

iPhone 6s Plus and PC and Surface Laptop

Operating System

iOS 14 and Windows 10.

My Question or Issue

I am unable to skip all Spotify ads on all the listed devices and operating systems after returning from China to Australia. It is important to note that I recall encountering no ads in China, likely due to the firewall.

I have tried logging in and out and waiting some days.
I've had Premium before, but it was at least a year ago.

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