• @[email protected]
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    Ad blockers work fine, what do you mean? Youtube lost, their next big idea wont even try kicking in until next year.

  • yukichigai
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    As others have said, adblockers do still work on YouTube. Specifically, uBlock Origin works great on YouTube, as long as you don’t use it with any other adblockers.

    Also if you’re using Chrome, stop using Chrome. uBlock Origin still works on Chrome most of the time but Google is doing their best to kill it off. Switch to Firefox.

  • @Smokeydope
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    Ad blockers do still work on YouTube if you switch to Firefox. Aternatiely you ca n try out some 3rd party YouTube front end websites like invidious and piped. Just try out a few different instances each are a little different and some may work better than others.

    I personally like vid.puffyan.us for invidious and piped.video for piped.

  • @[email protected]
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    213 months ago

    You don’t.

    You’ll take whatever cock daddy capitalism shoves down your throat and you’ll damn well like it.

    Or use an adblocker.

    • @[email protected]
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      Capitalism is supposed to give consumers choice. It could help if consumers used a greater variety of video sites, eg. Dailymotion or that weird chinese thing BiliBili. If they keep focusing on Youtube, despite all that bullshit, they are basically begging for more bullshit.

      • @eltrain123
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        You have a choice. Use their service with the shitty ads or find something else to do.

        It sucks, but that’s what you’ve got.

          • @sir_reginald
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            that’s just a temporal patch and does not solve the monopoly situation

      • @Buffalox
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        Capitalism is supposed to give consumers choice.

        Nah that’s just propaganda, capitalism is supposed to be efficient and make profits, but tends towards monopolies over time.
        User choice comes ONLY from regulation preventing monopolies and dishonest practices.

    • @Bytemeister
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      Reporting the ad does not make it disappear. I still get that fucking epoch times trans-hate ad all the time.

      I’ve reported it about a dozen times so far.

  • @[email protected]
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    unlock orgin is one of the best Adblockers and there’s revanced, newpipe sponsorock and YouTube frontends

    edit: or you could leave and reclick on the video

    • monsterpiece42
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      Sorry to nitpick, but it’s Ublock Origin. I know autocorrect hates “ublock”

      • @[email protected]
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        thanks, im an human and humans make mistakes

        edit: i have auto correct off but the middle text button thing on

        • monsterpiece42
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          I 100% want trying to be a dick to you, I only said that in case people that didn’t know better tried to search it. Apologies if I came off sideways!

  • ChlorineAddict
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    143 months ago

    When the ad is playing you may see Sponsored X:XX and a little i in a circle in the lower left corner. Click the i. This will give you the ability to block or report the ad as appropriate. It will also show you what category has been associated to you as to why you received the ad, you can say if you want more or less ads of that category.

    The iOS mobile app has a bug currently where you need to quit the app and come back after doing this, but it does block the ad and you won’t see that particular cut of the ad again. Unfortunately unless it’s a mid-video ad, or from a channel you’re subscribed to you will lose the video you’re watching as it hasn’t made it into your play history yet. But if the ad was mid-video your video can be resumed via history. For clarity, the video still exists, it’s just hit or miss if the video will be in the curated randomness they present you for you to try starting the video again.

  • @zacher_glachl
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    I wouldn’t know, haven’t seen an ad on youtube in like 10 years.

  • shootwhatsmyname
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    123 months ago
    1. Tap and hold on the YouTube app icon
    2. Press “Delete”
    3. Confirm any following prompts
  • KingJalopy
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    103 months ago

    Just use newpipe or something similar. I haven’t used the actual YouTube app in years there’s literally no reason to

  • @[email protected]
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    103 months ago

    Here’s a creative way to do it.

    1. Print out the downvote symbol and a screenshot of the ad.
    2. Dip the paper in dog shit to emphasize that the ad is a shitpost.
    3. Send it to 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043.
    4. ???
    5. Profit.
  • Nix
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    103 months ago

    Its not possible to “downvote” ads but you can still block them by using ublock origin on firefox