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YouTube is getting annoying with ads

Cmon, 2 unskippable ads. It got to the point where they are advertising adblocking extensions.

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I don't feel bad about using Adblock Plus or Ublock Origin. Ads can be legitimately malicious too, so I don't take any chances. The only time I'll whitelist a site is if Adblock breaks part of that site. Otherwise, if there's one of those "Please subscribe or whitelist us" popups, I just will refuse to use that site. It's 2020, I shouldn't have to have my eyes and ears pumped with bullshit.

 

I do have it disabled on this site however, because I actually like LMG and their ads are good.

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2 minutes ago, pm128 said:

Cmon, 2 unskippable ads. It got to the point where they are advertising adblocking extensions.

They are also doing 10 seconds per ad. Remember when we used to be able to skip one ad at 5 seconds? The good days..

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1 minute ago, TempestCatto said:

I don't feel bad about using Adblock Plus or Ublock Origin. Ads can be legitimately malicious too, so I don't take any chances. The only time I'll whitelist a site is if Adblock breaks part of that site. Otherwise, if there's one of those "Please subscribe or whitelist us" popups, I just will refuse to use that site. It's 2020, I shouldn't have to have my eyes and ears pumped with bullshit.

 

I do have it disabled on this site however, because I actually like LMG and their ads are good.

It's also not annoying with playing ads in the corner. Just one simple ad in the top right.

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1 minute ago, poorkidbuild said:

It's also not annoying with playing ads in the corner. Just one simple ad in the top right.

That wasnt even that long time ago

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Just now, dilpickle said:

Youtube ads have definitely gotten worse in the last few days. Blocking them on desktop is easy enough. But it seems impossible to block on mobile devices. I even use a pihole but it doesn't help.

They've been bad on mobile for about 3 months now. Luckily a lot of youtubers are recognizing this and aren't hitting us with 20 seconds of straight ads.

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There are ads on the internet?

Huh, learn something new every day...

(but have others have said, Ad blockers are a requirement these days, getting on the 'net without them is like going to an orgy without protection.)

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its like 1.74$ per month for YT Premium here, i've totally forgotten youtube runs ads

 

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Just use a decent VPN and/or browser plugins and you'll never see another ad again. Kinda funny that LTT sometimes run ads for the very thing that slows their income.

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4 minutes ago, Rohith_Kumar_Sp said:

its like 1.74$ per month for YT Premium here, i've totally forgotten youtube runs ads

Where are you, and how! It's 15 dollars where I am. :(

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Problem is it's an arms race; the more people using adblockers, the more ads without them people will have to see. I do use an adblocker but if there's a site I enjoy I will whitelist it

 

I can't afford YouTube Premium, otherwise I'd probably have it. Though at £12/month it's really expensive considering YouTube isn't paying much to license the content - more expensive than Spotify even.

 

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2 minutes ago, pythonmegapixel said:

Problem is it's an arms race; the more people using adblockers, the more ads without them people will have to see. I do use an adblocker but if there's a site I enjoy I will whitelist it

 

I can't afford YouTube Premium, otherwise I'd probably have it. Though at £12/month it's really expensive considering YouTube isn't paying much to license the content - more expensive than Spotify even.

 

Exactly- I already pay for a gym membership, and of course I need Spotify premium for a gym, so that an extra 200 dollars a month. 

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14 minutes ago, poorkidbuild said:

They are also doing 10 seconds per ad. Remember when we used to be able to skip one ad at 5 seconds? The good days..

You are lucky if you are getting 10 second ads, almost every video I watch now has 2 15 second unskipable ads back to back, and that’s not only before the video, it happens every time there’s an ad so before, mid-roll, and after.

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Just now, The_russian said:

You are lucky if you are getting 10 second ads, almost every video I watch now has 2 15 second unskipable ads back to back, and that’s not only before the video, it happens every time there’s an ad so before, mid-roll, and after.

Wow, that's a lot. Maybe it's because I've had Youtube Premium in the past, but you never know with Youtube.

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16 minutes ago, poorkidbuild said:

Where are you, and how! It's 15 dollars where I am. :(

India, if it's any consolation, Youtube Red had a page that it'd be coming soon to India and never did and it got shut down and was replaced by YT Premium 

 

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I have YouTube premium and adblock, what's an ad?

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36 minutes ago, Rohith_Kumar_Sp said:

India, if it's any consolation, Youtube Red had a page that it'd be coming soon to India and never did and it got shut down and was replaced by YT Premium 

Yt premium is just yt red renamed

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5 minutes ago, pm128 said:

Yt premium is just yt red renamed

i know, my point was while the rest of the world got YT Red, Indians were pretty much stuck in a no win situation, i wanted to watch Vsauce's Mind Field i had to wait 3 Fucking years to see it when i was finally able to see it on YT premium, there was no option to see it even if i wanted to pay for it for 3 whole years.and that's just 1 show, missed out on so many YT Red series, live streams etc like that.   

 

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I've been using Youtube Vanced on my phone for a week now and I haven't seen an ad ever since. It also keeps the video playing with the phone locked, which I appreciate. The reason I started using the app is because the ads at the start of the video were getting pretty obnoxious.

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2 hours ago, dilpickle said:

Youtube ads have definitely gotten worse in the last few days. Blocking them on desktop is easy enough. But it seems impossible to block on mobile devices. I even use a pihole but it doesn't help.

What do you use to block them on desktop? All the extensions I've tried do Jack.

 

Mobile is easy just get Vanced but I purposely don't watch anything YT on my PC as the ads are just too intrusive now.

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2 hours ago, pm128 said:

Cmon, 2 unskippable ads. It got to the point where they are advertising adblocking extensions.

I know... I agree.

 

I remember when certain someone publicly said "We will never put ads on YouTube"... but then Google happened...

 

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6 minutes ago, AndrzejL said:

I know... I agree.

 

I remember when certain someone publicly said "We will never put ads on YouTube"... but then Google happened...

 

Cheers.

 

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Thing is I actually kind of don't mind the pre-roll ads, the way I figure it if it means the channels I watch can keep going then it's worth 30 seconds.

 

The problem I have is the constant barrage of ads inside a ten minute video that interrupt the flow of what you're trying to watch.

 

If it wasn't for that I wouldn't need to find a decent adblocker for YT.

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18 minutes ago, Mn3m3nth said:

What do you use to block them on desktop? All the extensions I've tried do Jack.

 

Mobile is easy just get Vanced but I purposely don't watch anything YT on my PC as the ads are just too intrusive now.

On desktop I use uBlock origin and it works perfectly.

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