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I was listening to the Joe Rogan's podcast and got an (audio) ad mid-podcast for another podcast, called something like "Brandon &". It was not an embedded ad, it came from Spotify, it lasted 30 seconds. I am paying for premium - is Spotify now sneaking ads in even for premium users?
This has never happened before, and it happened after the revamped Spotify Desktop app got installed. I hope it's a fluke.
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While we don't play ads that interrupt the music listening experience of Premium subscribers, some podcasts may have advertising or sponsorship messages within the episodes. Spotify Premium offers an ad-free music listening experience, which should be noted on all resources available. Please do let us know if this isn't specified somewhere and we'll pass this on so it can be amended.
This is part of our efforts to help podcast creators earn more for their work and you can read more about it here. If you want to support your fellow podcaster, listening to their podcast on Spotify will help them out, even if it might be at the cost of a small interruption.
By the way, this is not part of the desktop app, it happens on mobile as well and is something that can be turned off or on by the podcast creators. It is actually possible that one doesn't here ads for quite some time, it all depends on the current ad campaigns and hot he specific podcasts is set up. We can confirm that the JRE does have advertisements embedded.
We hope you understand. Take care!