Ive been using Spotify for a long time and I decided its about time to remove the ads that has been tracking my usage.
The ads on web player version is easily removed via browser plugins like uBlock Origin but i wanted to remove ads on the Spotify desktop and mobile apps.
First for the Spotify desktop app just download and install EZ-Blocker by Xeroday, this comes in a single executable format without the need to install. Make sure to run this as administrator if you want to block ad banners too.
Finally for Spotify android app install via F-Droid app store the Ad-Free AdBlocker for Spotify.
Both these applications does not break TOS or modify the application itself but mutes Spotify when playing advertisements.