Spotifree
Spotifree
1.6.5

3.8

Spotifree free download for Mac

Spotifree

1.6.5
29 December 2015

Automatically mute ads on Spotify.

Overview

Spotifree automatically mutes ads on Spotify. Spotifree sits in your menu bar, mutes Spotify whenever an ad plays, and unmutes it when the ad is over.

What's new in Spotifree

Version 1.6.5:
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11 Spotifree Reviews

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OSX-FTW!
23 September 2014

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Best app of 2014 and 2015 too if it continues to work! Thanks!
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Version 1.4.0
Jb4
06 November 2019
Perfect.... still works with Catalina... no issues at all.
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Version 1.6.5
fotofah
10 July 2017
I've loved using this app until about 2 weeks ago, would have rated it 5 stars. Then while using my Spotify app, it would go silent for the ads, but then not play the next song. So I think Spotifree might be a broken (perhaps orphaned?) app now. I'm using the latest macOS 10.12.5 and the latest version of Spotify. I wasn't able to find any newer version of Spotifree than from 2015.
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Version 1.6.5
Todd-MacUpdate
21 January 2016
Works great! Love this app.
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Version 1.6.5
Brooklyn-Al
29 December 2015
Just stumbled on this program. Wow what a cool application!
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Version 1.6.5
ruchikemis
09 July 2015
Spotifree is one of my essential installs for OS X. I listen to Spotify all day at work. Spotifree auto-mutes the audio ads for me so I don't have to press the mute button on my keyboard. Banner ads still appear and you will have a period of silence while the audio ads play muted. Spotify still gets ad revenue because the ads are playing... you just can't hear them. I feel using this software creates a win-win situation for Spotify and consumers.
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Version 1.6.3
OSX-FTW!
28 April 2015
Thanks for the update! Fantastic as usual!
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Version 1.6.2
Mindplay
18 March 2015
I think one should pay for the service. If this app would work then the service would fail and there would be no need for the app.
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Version 1.6.1
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OSX-FTW!
OSX-FTW!
19 March 2015
And I think one should rate software based on functionality and value. Spotifree is excellent in both respects.
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Mindplay
Mindplay
28 April 2015
@OSX-FTW! What exactly didn't you understand in "the service would fail"?
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csaborio
csaborio
01 June 2015
How is the service going to fail if they still keep getting paid for ads I am simply not listening to? Your logic, as well as your one-star rating, is completely illogical.
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Canadianpj
Canadianpj
28 December 2015
I would have to agree. App seems wrong.
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Mindplay
Mindplay
28 December 2015
Don't think too hard @Grumpytico, it may well screw up your brain ^_^

Here's the catch... If advertisers know their ads are not going to break through to the intended audience, why should they invest on them? Can you figure the logic now? Would you invest on Google Ads if those ads would add nothing to your business?

I'm not saying the app is bad or something, but I feel the purpose is wrong. And where should we draw the line then? Agreeing to your logic it would escalate pretty quickly. Say one builds an app to sniff your e-banking account , so to be able to steal money from it and publish on macupdate. It would be a perfectly functional app and so worthy 5 stars but... what the hell bro.

Spotify helps revolutionize the music industry and most important fight against the majors who'd like to impose crazy pricing schemes. I remember the days when a single album would cost me €30.00 If you don't like ads you can pay for a subscription which looks pretty cheap considering the offering. If you don't like spotify then help it fail by considering an alterative business, but... screwing their business model is mostly like stealing to me.
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Lvdoc
Lvdoc
28 December 2015
I get what you're saying, although in my situation, I do have a Spotify account. However, like Rdio, one cannot play different selections on different computers. And I am not about to pay for a second account for my wife's computer. So, she uses my account, and I now use a free account. Spotifree is exactly what I need for that. And they're still getting their money from me.
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Mindplay
Mindplay
28 December 2015
Well @Lvdoc, I'm not a spotify promoter nor I want to be one. I just offered my opinion about this app, period. That said, their business model is based on accounts. I think they provide also family accounts to cover your and your wife's need, at a slightly higher price, but you should really check their website.

That said, your position does not weaken my opinion so far in any way.
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csaborio
csaborio
28 December 2015
How is not listening to an ad (not ilegal) even remotely comparable to an app that intercepts private data (illegal)?

This app just helps automate the process of what I would do with ads anywhere: mute them.

Furthermore, the plethora of web ad-blockers out there do exactly what this app does: filter content. Has that stopped advertisers from spending millions of dollars with Google? No, because it's a small subset of people who actually take the time to install something like this or an ad-blocker.

Think harder.
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Mindplay
Mindplay
28 December 2015
@Grumpytico...

"How is not listening to an ad (not ilegal) even remotely comparable to an app that intercepts private data (illegal)?" I didn't say that. I said "Agreeing to your logic it would escalate pretty quickly..." Please read again.

"This app just helps automate the process of what I would do with ads anywhere: mute them." That's precisely why spotify did make a paid account for: keep you from the hassle of manual muting... and then some. I think it's called user experience somewhere.

"Furthermore, the plethora of web ad-blockers out there do exactly what this app does: filter content." You don't pay to see Google ads or Facebook ads or whatever, because... as someone told already: "If you're not paying for the product, you are the product." It's just plain different, just you don't get it.

"Think harder." Kiddo ^_^ please stop typing, plug your earbuds and just keep listening to your music.
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Lvdoc
Lvdoc
26 February 2016
I will admit that Mindplay gave me a different perspective that I am now keeping in mind. At the same time, I wonder how many of us are using ad blockers in general with our web browsers. Or fast-forward through commercials on our DVRs.
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Mindplay
Mindplay
27 December 2016
@Lvdoc there's a difference between a business running on advertising and people trying to make money on casual clicks. The internet is full of bullshit sites, filled to the brim with ads, hoping you click them and offering nothing really valuable in return. No content.. just bullshit. You should definitely use ad blockers to mute those ads. Then there are businesses who offer you something valuable and to keep it "free" to you (that is no direct money transfer involved, which is actually a cost for you), they use advertising to support the business. Hey that music doesn't stream from nowhere. There's people working who needs to be paid. If you like this kind of business model, you should not mute those ads. Once it will be public domain that this kind of advertising doesn't work because of ad blockers (this behavior will be catched in logs), then the business model will not work... for spotify as well as other new endeavors... So no more "free" services for you.

It's like antibiotics... they are good agains certain kind of bacteria, but use it everywhere and they won't make a difference anymore (well in long run bacteria will become pretty worse, but that's a different story).
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OSX-FTW!
15 March 2015
Working great on the latest version of Spotify with the latest version of Spotifree. Thanks a ton to the dev!
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Version 1.6
TechGuru
25 January 2015
Works well on my late 2013 MBPr 13" running on mavericks 10.9.5. Very pleased.
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Version 1.5
Jazzyguy
10 November 2014
I don;t see the purpose of this application. The ads are still therein though I am running this application all the time. I am using Yosemite. I am giving it 1/2 a Star and removing it.
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Version 1.5
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
10 November 2014
Not only that but it puts two Unix files on my Mac that is purely impossible to get rid of. Thank the LORD for Trashit and its ability to empty your trash can. App Cleaner does not remove all of it but Find Your Files does but you exec Trashit to remove the Unix files.
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
10 November 2014
It is FAR better to pay the $5 a month rater than go through the machinations of the app. $5 is a pittance compared to some fees for apps. Muting of ads is far better than listening to them but $5 is a good deal. Give the Devil his due!
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OSX-FTW!
OSX-FTW!
30 November 2014
Same old Jazzyguy I see. It MUTES the ads, it doesn't remove the banner ads. Understand?
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Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
11 March 2015
Pay a little money to get rid of the ads! Give the devil his due!
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