Denied saves your ears from Nickelback or any other band, song or album. It sees what you're playing in Spotify and iTunes (including Apple Music) and automatically skips songs that you dislike.

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Customizable rules

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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Skip 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.

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Skip disliked songs

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

Currently works with iTunes and 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."

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Now Playing info

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 iTunes!

Works with Spotify and iTunes (Apple Music)

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

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Block repeating tracks

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 iTunes.