Samsung Galaxy S10
Android Pie (9.0.0)
My Question or Issue
The other day when listening to a podcast, I was served targeted ads at the start and end of the podcast. I was able to determine that the ads were not recorded into the podcast itself because they were based on my own location. (I'm in Canada and the podcast was recorded in the UK. The ads specifically stated Canada in them.) It is my understanding that I should not be getting ads from Spotify because I am subscribed to premium. I have since verified that my premium subscription is active and in good standing. What's going on?
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I was wondering if you could confirm that the ads are typical Spotify ads.
If not, the podcast creator might be using Spreaker, a company that makes software & other services for podcast distribution, and what it does is embeds the ads (i.e. the ads aren't through Spotify itself, but rather there is data encoded in the files that call Spreaker's ad servers so that no matter where someone is listening to it--Spotify, iTunes, iHeartRadio--it'll still make money).
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