"Accounts that use ad blockers in Spotify face immediate suspension or termination under the new terms of service, which go into effect on March 1"
@porsupah Time to stop using it, I guess. Their ads blast my head off with double the volume and make the whole thing unusable.
@porsupah Well, time to delete that app.
@porsupah Oh, then… from now on I'll listen to music using YouTube Vanced. 🤷🏻♂️
@porsupah woops damn guess everyone should have "pirated" their music collection.
@_ampersand @lyliawisteria @porsupah bandcamp is quite literally the only place I've ever paid for music. Well, I think I might have bought a CD in a store once but the point is bandcamp is all right in my book. And I always make sure to download Flac files of all the songs for local usage, that's freeing me from ever having to interact with anyone else forever to ensure I can still listen to the music I just bought in perpetuity
@porsupah lmao once again feelin good about keeping my music archive local
@porsupah lol guess i'll just have to not use spotify and torrent everything... oh wait
@porsupah sigh, time to delete spotify i guess.
@porsupah Sounds like the perfect time to push FunkWhale 👍
Let's see if we can decentralize the world a bit more 😀
@porsupah Hmmm, I block ads with "Spotifree", it just turns the volume to 0 during an ad break. I still get the pause between songs, but it's just silence. I wonder if they can detect that one.
@porsupah if this is how Spotify freaks out about 1.3% of its user base, I'd hate to see what it does about anything more substantial
guess I better go cancel my premium subscription
@porsupah the Adblock situation has now escalated into a full-on war against the user has rights to run whatever software they please on their own computers. I mean I get the businesses have to make money to keep the lights on, but users have very good reasons for using Adblock, from data conservation to privacy to security.
@porsupah I don't use as blockers. I just ignore the ads. If they get too annoying I stop using that app and so something else.
@porsupah “fraudulent streaming activities are not permitted” note the wannabe authoritarian language. they can’t say it’s wrong or illegal, but the do try to shame you by calling you a fraud. nice try to lean on the old guilt nerve, piggy