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Hearing Un-Integrated Ads for Podcasts with Premium Family

Hearing Un-Integrated Ads for Podcasts with Premium Family

I listen to a lot of podcasts, but had taken a break before listening again yesterday. While listening, I saw on the Spotify lock screen Music Player that the podcast was being interrupted by 30-60 second commercials from StateFarm, etc. I recognize that some podcasts will include integrated ads during their episodes, but the ads I am hearing show up as interruptions to my current listening. Removing ads from mobile listening is a significant reason why I pay for Spotify Premium (Premium Family), which makes this either seem like a glitch - or a sneaky new policy.


Device: Samsung S20FE

Issue Occurred: 2022/03/08

1 Reply

Hey @MisterAbstruse,


Thanks for reaching out to the Community!


While Spotify doesn’t play ads that interrupt the music listening experience of Premium subscribers, some podcast creators may include third-party advertising, host-read endorsements or sponsorship messages in their episodes. These can be both integrated and (like in your case) un-integrated, and are managed by the podcast creator.


You can find more info about this here.


Hope this clears things up. The Community is always here if there's anything else you need assistance with.


Take care.

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