Is there a consistently reliable way to block Ads in Windows Spotify app?

AnthonyB

Beta Tester
I'm struggling to find a consistently reliable way to block ads in the Windows Spotify app, and I'm wondering whether I'm 'doing it wrong' or this just expected.

Currently using Windows 10 Pro 20H2 19042.928, AGW 7.6, and Spotify app 1.1.57.443.ga029a6c4 (Microsoft Store version)
In AGW under Network Settings I do have 'Enable Traffic Filtering' and 'Use WFP network driver' enabled.

I've tried manually adding Spotify via 'add application' but every time the app is updated, there is a new folder path, and so the 'app blocking' doesn't work:

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I've also tried manually browsing to the executable, but same issue each time a new version of the app is released.

Is there a 'right' way to block Spotify so I don't have to re-black after every update?
 

Boo Berry

Moderator + Beta Tester
Moderator
Generally, it's not recommended to try to remove ads from Spotify, because if you read Spotify's terms of service it specifically mentions they can and will remove your account if you're discovered blocking ads on their services.

Because of that, it's why AdGuard products don't remove ads from the Spotify and Spotify apps by default, to prevent this issue for their users. So if you're going to be doing this and blocking ads in Spotify regardless, you're accepting the risks like the potential removal of your Spotify account if Spotify catches you blocking their ads.
 
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