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Report ads as inappropriate?

Cyntech
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I'm curious to know if there's a way to report the audio ads in between tracks on the free service as inappropriate?

 

I'm not particularly fond of the Internode (Australia) ad where the guy is eating chips and talking with food in his mouth. It makes me feel sick everytime it comes on. I'm happy with the free service with ads but I don't want to have to listen to a guy stuffing his face right in my ears.

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I agree with you, welcome to annoying ads, you should see some of the really stupid ones here in the States on our TV stations. I swear all US corporations must be using the same ad company and the same group of mad men or mad women to develop them. They seem to get dumber by the year, I am almost an expert at the mute control when ads come on now because of them. The ones I really hate are the AT&T ads for their cell phone service, gawd they drive me up the wall. I have made a mental subconscious note never to ever buy their products, which means that even thinking about the new Amazon Fire Phone is out for me since AT&T bought up the exclusive rights to provide service for them at least in the States they have. That is the biggest way to turn me off of certain products, annoying and stupid ads.

 

The best you can do is get that premium going to avoid them.

 

Edited to add: As far as I know they only way to report ads is through the customer contact forms using the Give spotify feedback about something by going here https://www.spotify.com/about-us/contact/contact-spotify-support/?contact

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I agree with you, welcome to annoying ads, you should see some of the really stupid ones here in the States on our TV stations. I swear all US corporations must be using the same ad company and the same group of mad men or mad women to develop them. They seem to get dumber by the year, I am almost an expert at the mute control when ads come on now because of them. The ones I really hate are the AT&T ads for their cell phone service, gawd they drive me up the wall. I have made a mental subconscious note never to ever buy their products, which means that even thinking about the new Amazon Fire Phone is out for me since AT&T bought up the exclusive rights to provide service for them at least in the States they have. That is the biggest way to turn me off of certain products, annoying and stupid ads.

 

The best you can do is get that premium going to avoid them.

 

Edited to add: As far as I know they only way to report ads is through the customer contact forms using the Give spotify feedback about something by going here https://www.spotify.com/about-us/contact/contact-spotify-support/?contact

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kbrooksc
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Unfortunately, the only way to currently avoid ads you deem inappropriate is to subscribe to premium. Wondering what each subscription gives you? compare subscriptions here.

 

Alternatively, you can add your kudos to this idea here - http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Ideas/Spotify-Ads-Filters/idi-p/11675 - it's not entirely the same, but may fit the bill if implemented. 

 

Cheers!



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Re: Report ads as inappropriate?

Cyntech
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I found the feedback form after I posted the thread.

 

Thanks.

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couttsm
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Any way to get rid of alcohol ads for children less than 21? It's a little inappropriate. 

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@couttsm

 

Hello:

 

You might be able to adjust what kind of ads you get in your account by adjusting the birth year on the main account page to be below 18. But listening regions plays into what kind of ads are allowed in any given listening region to.

 

Or you can add premium to your account and then they won't get exposed to any ads at all. Even TV in all of it's ratings overload for viewers still ends up showing something that makes parents to get a bit irate that something was shown in an ad. The way of the world. The best bet is to go without ads with a permium subscirption just to avoid the whole issue altogether.

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paigejrichards
Newbie

There is an ad for the son of zorn, and It has inappropriate words and my little brother listens to spotify and I don't him or anyone else hearing that.

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JeramyPWNs
Casual Listener
Are you serious?

You answer the fact that you have terrible ads by trying to sell your Premium service?

I did subscribe to Premium but it's this attitude RIGHT HERE which is why I'll never pay nor recommend it to anyone again. How are you going to justify the fact that a condom ad happens every time there's a commercial break?

Are your guys commercial ads REALLY so expensive you can only advertise the same 3 people every minutes of the darn day?

Seriously. This is one of the most pathetic responses to customer service I have EVER SEEN.

I'm capping this to share with my readers.

Seriously. Mega douche ^

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JeramyPWNs
Casual Listener
Also notice how this response got zero likes but was accepted as a solution because Spotify feels the need to push their agenda.

Yeah, this guy struck a nerve. I'll be including this in my Spotify review for 2016 at the end of the year.

Companies like this need to be seriously checked because their ego gets away from them all too often.

Re: Report ads as inappropriate?

cakejones27
Newbie

Yeah, I totally agree. I mean, I am only fourteen years old and I just heard something advertising lubricants, and, man, I heard some very inappropriate things! I mean, it was like health class but scary, and they said "s*x" like seven billion times and that's just not something that a little girl like me should have to worry about. This is a real issue, and I did some research, and there are no such options to make restrictions on ads or change preferences or make it kid-friendly-- I read all of the comments other people posted, and the people who work at Spotify just respond with "oh, sure, that's a real problem, we'll get right on top of that" and then it shows it as "solved" or "closed" but they never really actually do anything. I'm genuinely sick and tired of these people thinking they can just ignore such a serious problem. I'm seriously just going to stop using this app. I hope Spotify enjoys losing listeners to their mere stupidity and laziness.

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