YouTube has a crack in Adblock measures
YouTube users are unhappy about the new ''Ad blockers are not allowed on YouTube'' message they are met with while streaming, as the site cracks down on unauthorized ad-free service.
If you're using an external ad blocker to skip commercials on YouTube, you will now receive the message "Ad blockers are not allowed on YouTube". This is because the platform is cracking down on unauthorized ad-free streaming.
YouTube has been testing ways to block extensions that prevent ads from playing on the platform for a while now, and a few weeks ago, it began to warn users that "the video player will be blocked after 3 videos" if they were using an ad blocker.
Now, it is impossible to play even one video with an external ad blocker enabled on your device. You will be warned that you are violating YouTube's Terms of Service with a pop-up message that reads: "It looks like you may be using an ad blocker. Video playback is blocked unless YouTube is allowlisted or the ad blocker is disabled".
Everyone is bothered by Ad blockers are not allowed on YouTube message
Users are struggling to get around the ad blocker detection system. Unlike before, when users could successfully skip ads on YouTube with external ad blockers, the new system in place to detect such activities has made it almost impossible to get around.
Social media users are frantically looking for ways to bypass the feature and stream videos ad-free, but to no avail.
One user said: "I got the 'Ad-blockers are not allowed' message on YouTube for about a week now. You could just click it away for some time. But now everything is blocked unless I disable the ad-blocker".
"I stopped going on YouTube last week. It now says: Ad blockers are NOT allowed on YouTube. I will NOT watch ads when I'm looking for tutorial videos for my bracelets and stuff," said another.
A third user wrote: "SIGH. Ad block doesn't work on YouTube anymore. I am tired of trying".
How to block YouTube ads in 2023
It is not impossible to block ads on YouTube, but it is becoming more difficult. The platform allows streaming without any interruption for its Premium subscribers, which will cost you $13.99 per month.
The Premium feature allows you to stream videos ad-free, as well as play videos in the background when your phone screen is locked. You can also download videos using the Premium service to watch later when you don't have access to the internet. Additionally, you can access YouTube Music Premium to listen to your favorite songs without interruptions.
If you are not willing to pay for a Premium subscription and are sick of the ''Ad blockers are not allowed on YouTube'' message, there are a few other ways to try to block ads on YouTube such as:
- YouTube is cracking down on ad blockers more aggressively, here's how to bypass it
- Redirect YouTube Videos in Firefox to play them without Ads
However, these methods may not work all the time, and YouTube may eventually find ways to block them as well yet, YouTube adblock measures get Edge very wrong and Edge users are greeted with the same ''Ad blockers are not allowed on YouTube'' message even tough they are not using one.
And promise you keep this in between just you, me, and X user @STXBBED, you can bypass the ''Ad blockers are not allowed on YouTube'' message by doing this:
Youtube be mad about adblockers yet they make it so easy to bypass ??
(aka how to bypass YouTube Adblock) pic.twitter.com/JN65664AZo
— ? (@STXBBED) October 18, 2023