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Premium account and still gets ads in podcasts

Premium account and still gets ads in podcasts

I have a premium account and when I start some podcasts I get ads in my national language "Danish" but the Podcast is in English and after the ads that Spotify have put into the start of the podcast I also have to listen to about 1-1½ min of ads from the podcast company.
STOP this Spotify, I pay for not hearing ads and you still stuff them into the podcasts.

Plan

Premium

Country

Denmark

Device

OnePlus 7 Pro

Operating System

Android 10

 

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2 years after this comment was posted and we are having the same problem. I was going to get spotify premium for my husband because I enjoy it, but we listen to a lot of podcasts and it has become ridiculous. I have an ad like every five minutes throughout an episode. Spotify needs to either limit the number of ads that podcasters can have (I understand they need to make money) or eliminate ads for premium users altogether. This is supposed to be how the market works. You pay for a service and you continue paying if you get what you signed up for. I am paying to have no ads. I will cancel my subscription if I cannot get an answer soon. 

I have premium family and I'm getting ads that are not related to/in the podcast. The ads are playing over the podcast (while the podcast is still playing). They are pop-up ads within the Spotify app.

I have reinstalled the app on my phone, logged in and out, and restarted my phone. Nothing is helping. I also can't use the app on the web on my phone because none of the most common browsers for android are supported.

I have a premium account and I pay not to hear ads while I listen to music.

I don’t understand why I have to hear ads while I listen to podcasts.

 

I have read elsewhere from you:

“we provide this option to podcast creators as an extra way to help them monetize and live off of their content. “

 

This is not an answer!

 

What if musicians will ask for the “option” to have an “extra way to monetize”? 

So we’ll have to listen to ads because they want to monetize more? What are we paying premium for?

 

 

Just give us the premium users the option to opt out of that feature for the podcasters, so we can decide if they wanna accept the extra ads from the podcasters.

 

Hey dude,

 

Firstly, nice job staying current. This topic is like 2 years old.

 

Secondly, podcasts aren’t music, so you’re not going to win the “I paid for no ads” argument. You signed the contract agreeing to all the premium features, as well as tacitly agreeing to listen to podcast ads. Sorry.

Thirdly, your hypotheticals about musicians deciding to opt for more ways to monetize their music through ads, as well as the option to opt out of paying podcasters for their work through advertisements are so dumb and devoid of any understanding of how streaming works that it makes my head hurt. Read up, know your options, and proceed accordingly.

I’ve heard this excuse from Spotify before and I don’t buy it. I get local ads advertising major brands in New Zealand via a UK podcast. There’s no way that is not a spotify initiative. So dodgy. We pay for premium so we can have no ads, no ads means no ads. Simple. 

Ads play while listening podcasts from Apple Watch but not on iPhone. Interestingly, ads are not in my local language or English (phone language) or podcast language. I listen same podcast also on iPhone, without these weird ads. But everything happens when I play something on Apple Watch. I guess it shouldn’t be an embedded ad, because it only works on specific device. 

Plan

Premium

Country

 

Device

Apple Watch 6

 

Operating System

10.0.1 with latest Spotify

 

Plan

Free/Premium

Country Japan

 

Device iPhone 12 Pro Max 

(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)

Operating System iOS 16.61

(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)

 

My Question or Issue

I am Premium user but, I constantly receive Premium Upgrade promotion announcement during the Premium music playing.

 

  • Plan

Free/Premium

Country

 

Device

(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)

Operating System

(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)

 

  1. If i pay for premiums why am i getting advertisements! Aint that the whole point of paying for it? Really thinking of canceling. When i click on things i get carvona and others. I get if its in a pod cast but shouldnt be when i click on things.

 

I have a podcast called the daily Bible, but each time I'm listening to it I keep see if Ng or listening to filthy adverts on it I want the ads removed completely or I'm going to close my account

Plan

Free/Premium

Country

 

Device

(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)

Operating System

(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)

 

My Question or Issue

Please don't show me again it's irritate me 

Please use this link to talk to support directly

i can see i have payed this month my subscription but today while listening i randomly got an ad, i’m really sad, i have payed for premium for years😢

I pay for ad free content and this is how the premium package was advertised and sold to me in the first place. I appreciate the support for podcast creators however by using the Spotify platform I want to enjoy listening to a podcast whilst I'm driving without interruptions. It's very distracting when in the heat of a discussion of a podcast and an ad appears on how to sleep better. I really do hope Spotify fix this for paying customers. 

It's 2023 and we still have to endure our podcasts being interjected by useless, loud and annoying ads. I don't want my ear drums blasted by some southern **bleep** talking about bourbon when I'm trying to enjoy the stories I listen to. You're all on thin ice, most of us are growing tired of this. Spotify has just taken and abused its position. Perhaps a subscription to apple music will be a better solution to the blatant disregard of Spotify. 

I'm paying for family plan and still listenning to advertisement during podcasts. Why?

Plan

Premium

Country

Brazil 

Device

(Motorola Egde 30 pro )

Operating System

(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)

 

My Question or Issue

 

Plan

Premium

Country

Brazil

Device

(Motorola Edge 40)

Operating System

(Android T)

 

My Question or Issue

I have been a Premium user for years now and recently I've noticed an occasional Ad every now and then popping up while I was listening to podcasts. The Ads are not part of the podcast, because rewinding doesn't make it play again, and it doesn't happen that often (once a week at most). Why is this happening?

I am suddenly getting ads on podcasts that I can't skip on a premium account? I have not made any changes to my plan or my setting. So why did I start getting ads this week?

 

Why am I still seeing ads when I pay for premium? I keep seeing pop ups for merch and concert tickets for artists I don’t listen to. Even in podcasts there are still ads. Is this just an error or is this Spotify’s version of ad free?

Payed for ad free access to podcast and latest content, and there are ads and the content is old

Plan

Premium

Country

usa

Device

(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2021)

Operating System

(iOS )

podcast subscription

 

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My Question or Issue

 

Payed for ad free access to podcast and latest content, and there are ads and the content is old. The latest podcast is weeks older than new content on the free youtube channel.....I am getting ripped off ...how do I cancel my subscription to a podcast?

 

 

Why am I paying for premium, when Spotify can still insert extra ads into podcasts above and beyond the ads already included?!  Is this a glitch or is it time to cancel?

 

Plan

Premium

 

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