I’d like to get an effective ad blocker. I do have a Set App subscription. I’d especially like to block YouTube ads which are particularly annoying. I thought I had an app called “Ad Blocker” (for my Mac) but I cannot seem to find it anywhere.
Not on set app, but I use AdGuard, although it used to be on set app. It has been really useful, I have it installed on my Mac, iPad and iPhone. I have to say that if you watch YouTube videos using their app on iOS or iPadOS, you are going to have to watch the ads. If you watch them through the browser with the AdGuard extension, then they are completely removed.
I’m not going to push hard on this but YouTube has to generate revenue in some way which they do by showing ads or by offering a way to pay for the service directly: It’s not paying to block ads; it’s paying to watch the content.
I do pay for YT premium but not everyone wants to see 6 ads in a 5 min video. YT rocks and is my choice of media platform. BTW, YT also gets a cut from revenue channels make.
PS: If we start paying for every video/content online, we wouldn’t be able save anything lol. Suppose you have to pay for search and visiting every webpage…I think the model of giving some of your data for consuming content works best for everyone.
Enhancer blocks ads within the videos and offers some playback control. I just realized that I’ve got uBlock and Enhancer running, so I’m not entirely sure which is blocking what. It looks like uBlock takes out the ads on the page, and maybe within the videos too. It may be enough for you. I haven’t done any real testing to see how things run with just one or the other.
I use Wipr for ad blocking. Best 2/4€ ever spent. Blocks a lot of intrusive ads.
@ACautionaryTale I agree with companies having to make money. But I think YouTube ads became excessive. I like the idea of Brave for a bit. Unfortunately, they are a bit too keen on Crypto and I don’t like that they put VPN and a RSS reader into a browser.