Here’s how you can watch Youtube without ads.
We all love Youtube because of the vast amount of content ranging in different categories but ever since the investing of large corporations such as Coca-Cola, IBM, Pepsi, McDonalds, and so on, the end user experience has been diminished due to how pushy the advertisements are whenever viewing a video on the site. The site today is not the same as it was in it’s initial days when people were just creating content because of their passion and interests unlike today where it’s a full-fledged job for individuals and companies alike.
Here are some solutions provided where you can have an uninterrupted viewing experience on the site on multiple different platforms.
1- uBlock Origin.
uBlock Origin is a browser plugin currently in development under the programmer Raymond Hill. It is available for current versions of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Chromium, Microsoft Edge, Opera browser and Apple Safari (prior to version 13). It is mainly being presented as an ad-blocking plugin which is needed in today’s internet where the average end user is bombarded with shady looking popups that trick them into clicking them and installing malware on their devices. This plugin is not only useful for helping improve the overall web browser experience but it is essential and perhaps very useful for blocking ads on Youtube. This is a must install if you don’t want any ads when watching a video.
2- Youtube Vanced
Youtube Vanced is a modded version of the Android version of the Youtube app. It is considered to the best option for watching ad free on your Android powered smartphones. It’s development has been discontinued due to a DMCA claim by Google Inc. You can still find re-uploaded links to the discontinued app but proceed with caution when downloading it from other websites. The best and safest possible re-upload could be founded on Reddit in it’s multiple Vanced based subreddits.
Now that we’ve discussed about dealing with ads, there’s also the issue of your favorite Youtubers doing sponsorship segments at different parts of the video for brands that you have never even heard outside this place. These are most annoying and could ruin the viewing experience. This is where SponsorBlock comes in, it is a browser plugin similarly like uBlock Origin that was discussed above that could make videos skip the certain parts that includes the sponsorship spots in the video. The community of this plugin and sometimes the end user as well can help submit portions of the video which can help the plugin detect what video is being viewed and what part of the video should be skipped.
The conclusion here is that most people think Youtube cannot be viewed without the ads but there are many community driven and developed projects that aims to enhance the end user experience if Google themselves aren’t interested in doing it. By reading this, and availing the resources mentioned you can make watch your favorite videos and channels without the hassle of ads and sponsorships ruining your viewing encounter.