YouTube blames ad blockers for slow load times, and it has nothing to do with your browser | The delay is intentional, but targeting users who continue using ad blockers, and not tied to any browse…::YouTube has clarified in a statement that users who use ad blockers will have a suboptimal experience regardless of their browser.

  • 1bluepixel
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    203 months ago

    I tried this exact scenario and didn’t see any difference in load times. I’m using an ad blocker and it’s definitely sluggish, but switching to a Chrome user agent made no difference.

    • ZephrC
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      263 months ago

      Yeah, people seem to be having very different experiences with it. It might genuinely be them rolling out different versions to different people to bug test it or something like that. Even if that’s the case I still think its probably not unintentional that it hurts Firefox more. They do that too much for me to believe it’s an accident.

    • @Evilcoleslaw
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      93 months ago

      It’s hard to tell these days when there’s so much A/B testing and stuff going on. I haven’t run into this at all personally.