Silence the ads on your Spotify
Blockify is an application from TriBe that lets users get a better experience as they stream music. Using this utility software, you can skip the ads as you listen to your favorite songs on Spotify. The best part, you don't have to pay for the subscription as it's free-of-charge. Moreover, you can play your saved songs on the popular platform. Be warned, though: The app may not work with the latest Spotify version.
No more ads
When it comes to streaming music, Spotify is perhaps the favorite of many. This is due to its perfect functioning and its almost infinite music catalog. You could spend a whole day playing it without hearing the same song twice. Moreover, it curates a list of songs based on your streaming history. Even better, you can create playlists, so you can listen to the songs that you like.
However, using the free version means ads will periodically interrupt the music playing. To skip them, you can pay for the premium subscription. Its service has different plans tailored to the needs of students, single users, and families. However, if you don't want to pay to listen to some music, you can use Blockify.
As mentioned, this lightweight app works to silence the ads playing on Spotify. It detects the commercial spots in your playlist. When that advertisement plays, the app will automatically mute the volume and return it to its normal decibel level when the commercial ends. With this, you don't have to listen to them. This feature will be especially handy if you are listening to music with a speaker.
Another cool thing about Blockify is that it does not only work as an adblocking software. During commercials, you can choose to play MP3 music saved on your hard drive. When it detects an ad being played, it mutes it and then plays different music from your chosen folder. However, it will wait for the MP3 music to end before going back to playing the next song on your Spotify playlist.
Setting up and shortcuts
More than skipping listening to ads, Blockify also lets you stream music with ease. You can set hotkey shortcuts to control the music app without launching them. To do so, click the Options button, and from the drop-down menu, click the Set Hotkeys option. From there, you can set commands, such as shuffle and repeat, and assign them to your keys on your keyboard. However, both keys and commands are pre-determined. You cannot add or modify them.
Furthermore, you can connect Blockify to your Spotify, so it’ll open and close every time you do the same on the app. You can play and pause songs from the app. Moreover, you can find the lyrics of the songs you play using its lyric finder. The app doesn’t need installation. Once downloaded, you can launch it from the extracted zip file. It also automatically recognizes the Spotify app installed on your desktop computer. However, it requires Microsoft NET Framework to work.
Is Blockify worth downloading?
All in all, Blockify offers users a free alternative to Spotify's premium plans. While it doesn't stop ads from playing, it saves you from listening to them. With this app, you can mute them or play your own music over them, so it would seem like you have your subscription. It also allows you to set up keyboard shortcuts for easier controls. If you don't want ads but do not want to pay for premium plans, this app is for you.