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SpotMute - Mute ads for Android

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Key Details of SpotMute - Mute ads

  • Want to listen to Spotify ads. No? Then install SpotMute.
  • Last updated on February 22, 2024
  • There have been 9 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Developer's Description

Want to listen to Spotify ads. No? Then install SpotMute.

Want to listen to Spotify ads? No? Then install SpotMute.

If muting stops working please follow instructions below.

SpotMute runs in the background and mutes music volume when a Spotify ad is playing, and automagically restores the volume afterwards. All you have to do is enable 'Device Broadcast Status' in Spotify settings, and enable the SpotMute service.

As the name implies, SpotMute does not block ads, it simply mutes them. Therefore it does not mess with the Spotify app, require crazy permissions or even root access. This comes with some limitations, specifically it can not mute ads after you skip a track or before the first track has finished.

Tip: SpotMute comes with a Quick Settings tile for you to easily enable it.

Problems? Unfortunately Spotify can be quite buggy as you might know, especially after an update. This affects SpotMute and it might unexpectedly stop working. To fix it please follow the steps below. SpotMute should work on all devices and Android versions!

1. Check that 'Device Broadcast Status' is enabled in Spotify settings.

2. Force-stop Spotify

3. Clear Spotify cache

4. Turn notification channels OFF/ON.

5. Reinstall Spotify and SpotMute

I have myself experienced that the last step was necessary to get it working again.

If you hear the last part of an ad, please increase the unmuting buffer (accessed by the overflow menu).

If you have a device with an aggressive battery saving feature, such as with Huawei/Samsung, be sure to whitelist SpotMute or disable it. Otherwise you might experience issues such as muting not working when the screen is off.

Unfortunately Spotify Lite is not supported because Spotify has removed the functionality I use to detect ads to keep the app lightweight.

SpotMute requires 'run foreground service' permission to actually mute ads without the app being open

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