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Harrison
26th October 2022, 17:34
Can anyone recommend an Adblocker for Android that will block adverts in the Youtube App?

I don't want to have to load everything through one of the apps that's basically a secure but basic browser. I'm looking for an app that runs in the background and blocks popups, notification requests and Youtube adverts.

I've been looking but there are a lot. Some look quite suspect, and others not really what I'm looking for. And free would be good.

Definitely not prepared to pay 11.99 a month just to get rid of adverts in Youtube.

J T
26th October 2022, 22:03
The adverts on youtube are getting worse. What really annoys me, is when I'm watching youtube while doing the dishes, and because my hands are wet (or busy) I sometimes miss the 'skip' button and have to watch the whole advert - even worse is if another advert comes on and then it won't let me skip that one! AGH!

Even worse, are the adverts that come before videos on news articles. I'll be ****ed if I'm gonna watch a 30 second advert before watching a 20 second clip related to the news article.

Demon Cleaner
27th October 2022, 05:58
I don't know if you can actually get rid of adds in YouTube :huh2:

Harrison
29th October 2022, 09:11
According to the app description for many they claim to, but I don't really want to start installing random Adblockers as I bet some have malware.

I might look at the Android magazines and see if any have reviewed these.

@JT. Exactly. They now force you to watch a whole 2 minute advert sometimes, after allowing you to skip one after 5 seconds. Is getting silly. Most annoying is right in the middle of a music video.

I'm sure they are doing this to try and force people to subscribe to remove the adverts. You can also now only access 4k videos with a premium subscription. But as I said above I'm not paying 11.99 a month for that if it had been 4.99 I might have considered it. But 11.99 is more than any other streaming service.

Kin Hell
29th October 2022, 11:13
I have heard from other users that paying for a membership doesn't get rid of all the adverts.... :eyebrow:

Harrison
29th October 2022, 22:05
Really? So what's the point? I would be really annoyed.

Kin Hell
30th October 2022, 13:30
So would I & I won't be trying anytime soon, that's for sure.

Harrison
30th October 2022, 16:38
It is really annoying that Youtube have locked all their 4K content behind this paywall too.

For 11.99 I would expect YT to start streaming original studio content within that price. Such as including films and series, in a similar way to Prime. After all, they already make a lot of money from advertising on every video, with only a very small percentage of that advertising revenue actually going to the creators.

Kin Hell
31st October 2022, 14:40
Aye Harrison....

With the cost of living going through the roof, looks like there's another money-scam on it's way.... :eyebrow:

Harrison
31st October 2022, 21:25
We are starting to see the internet slowly being locked behind paywalls. Greed and big corporations are destroying the freedoms of the internet for their own gain.

The original inventors of both the internet and www wanted it to be a global free and open network to share data and communicate. It started out this way in the 90s. But how much longer until everything is locked behind a paywall?

We need to fight to keep net neutrality and not let it be controlled by any specific country, government entity or corporation.

J T
31st October 2022, 22:07
It is really annoying that Youtube have locked all their 4K content behind this paywall too.

For 11.99 I would expect YT to start streaming original studio content within that price. Such as including films and series, in a similar way to Prime. After all, they already make a lot of money from advertising on every video, with only a very small percentage of that advertising revenue actually going to the creators.

They do/did make some original content (that's where Cobra Kai started out).

A lot of it looks crap though https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_YouTube_Premium_original_programming

Is making crap stuff worse than making nothing? I dont know.

Harrison
1st November 2022, 09:29
They don't have to make it themselves though. They could open it up to include commercial films or series. Or just fund productions, like many of the others do. Or even use their platform to get shows onto our screens that are stuck in another country. Look how Netflix has managed to make Korean series and films populat.

But personally I like to keep things seperate. You know when visitinhYoutube it's basically built on the idea of US cable access channels, where anyone could broadcast something. It gives freedom to anyone to create and share a video. It did started out with a lot of vein rubbish but there is now some great content, and a lot of stuff you can't find anywhere else. Such as tutorials on DIY. It's a great resource. Leave Twitter for the idiots these days.

Maybe all reality shows should be moved to their own channels on YT. That way they are removed from everything else I use and I can block and ignore them.