Tired of Youtube ads?

I read somewhere some time ago that putting a period after youtube.com in a youtube link prevents ads from playing. I’ve tried it for a while now, and it actually seems to work.

What’s even better is that any video you view from the sidebar of that original video will already have the period in the URL so also will play without ads.



Cool trick.

I use 1blocker, that blocks all YouTube ads on desktop, video and popover banners.

It worked for me for a while, but after a week or so I started getting ads again.

I have been a YouTube Premium subscriber for over a year now and it is one of my most used subscriptions. I find myself constantly using the background play feature to listen to content while the screen is switched off on my iPhone/I am using another app and not having videos interrupted by ads is a huge plus.

I tried using YouTube Music but prefer Spotify and so don’t use it even though it is bundled as part of the subscription. One perk of living in India is that I am paying the equivalent of $2.50/month (!) for a family plan that I can share with six family members :astonished:


Wish this trick worked with the YouTube app on AppleTV…

Between Brave’s built in ad-blocker and the Chromium extension I inastalled which customizes YouTube’s UI and includes its own site-specific ad-blocker, I almost never see ads.

The one exception is in the last few weeks, in which prior to some videos a semoiopaque screen pops up requiring me to click past it (without any wait time).

It’s not particularly onerous and I expect that Brave and/or that extension I use will, as they have before, fashion a workaround.

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