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Customizable rules

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Songs can be blocked by their artist, title or album, allowing you to truly enjoy Top 40 playlists, the Christmas season and Spotify Radio.

Make sure you never hear another live session or karaoke version with Denied.

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Skips explicit songs

Automatically block songs that contain explicit lyrics, making sure kids (or other sensitive ears) don't get stirred up by Eminem's latest and greatest.

Note: filtering explicit content requires an active internet connection.

Skips disliked songs

Denied showing the setting for skipping disliked tracks enabled

Mark a song as 'disliked' in Apple Music and Denied will automatically skip over it.

Currently works with Apple Music only.

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"Fortunately you can now download a nifty little app to prevent unwanted artists sneaking into your speakers."

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"When you're listening to compilations or radio, you sometimes come across artists you hate. Denied fixes that by creating simple rules."

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"That’s where Denied comes in. With a few clicks, you can banish your least-favorite songs or bands from earshot for good."

Now Playing info

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See which track is currently playing and easily create new rules by clicking on the title, artist or album.

Shows album art and track information from Spotify and Apple Music!

Works with Spotify and Apple Music

Whether you want to block songs while listening to Spotify or Apple Music, Denied has you covered.

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Stops repeating tracks

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Automatically block tracks that you've played before in the past few hours.

What others think


  • Block explicit songs.
  • Setup rules to skip artists, titles or albums.
  • Skip repeating tracks.
  • Show Now Playing info.
  • Block 'disliked' songs in Apple Music.