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In this tutorial we will see how to mute Spotify ads on Arch Linux with a very simple and lightweight script I found on GitHub called Spotify-AdKiller.
If you’re using Spotify Free on your Arch Linux system (or any kind of Linux distro), this useful script will be able to mute its annoying audio ads.
Spotify-AdKiller allows you to block Spotify ads in 3 different ways:
We will see in details these 3 different features after the installation!
Spotify-AdKiller it’s packed for Ubuntu and OpenSuse as well, but we will see in details how to install and configure it on Arch Linux:
Since there’s a package in the AUR repos, we can install it using an AUR package manager or using these commands:
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/spotify-adkiller-git.git cd spotify-adkiller-git makepkg -si
After installing it, we will see a menu entry called Spotify (AdKiller) with the famous Spotify green icon.
As said before, Spotify-AdKiller has 3 different ways to work:
The default ad blocking mode is continuous.
In order to completely mute Spotify ads on Arch Linux, open the file $HOME/.config/Spotify-AdKiller/Spotify-AdKiller.cfg (if it doesn’t exist, run the Spotify-AdKiller script).
In the CUSTOM_MODE section add simple.
From now on, Spotify ads will be muted. Anyway, if you are a frequent Spotify user, consider obviously to get your Premium subscription! 🙂
You can get more info about Spotify-AdKiller on GitHub.