Everybody wants to enjoy videos without any distractions posed by banners or ads on YouTube. The good thing is that there are a number of plugins or browser extensions to block all types of ads on YouTube. I have listed step-by methods to block YouTube ads on different web browsers. These methods will surely help you in saving the time you spend waiting for the content to load. So follow these to watch your favorite videos interruption-free on YouTube.
Method 1 YouTube Premium
YouTube Premium is a paid version where you can enjoy ad-free videos and much more. You can try it for free by entering the payment details and buying it if you are satisfied with the services. YouTube Premium is compatible with various platforms that include Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and Xbox. Remember that premium services are available in limited countries.
Method 2 Block ads in Web Browsers
If you are using the normal version of YouTube and open it in a web browser, you can still block the advertisements by using ad blocker extensions. You need to adopt different procedures to block the ads in various web browsers.
Open the browser and click on the Chrome menu (three vertical dots) in the upper right corner and navigate to More Tools and then click on extensions.
Next, click on the main menu icon in the upper left corner and navigate to the “Open Web store”.
Now in the next screen, type the keyword “ ad-blocker” in the search bar. Here you will find a couple of extensions that can block ads on all websites including YouTube. Select the first one that is offered by Adblocker and click on the button “ Add to Chrome”.
Open the Opera web browser, now move to the upper left corner, and click on the opera logo. Now on the bottom of the options displayed, click on Get More Extensions.
Again in the search bar, type ad blocker. Here you will ad blockers from various developers. If you want to block the ads specifically on YouTube, you can select Adblocker for YouTube. To activate it, just add it to Opera.
Open Microsoft Edge, and click on three horizontal dots (shows more on hovering the mouse over it).
Next, scroll down and click on Extensions. Now click on “Get extensions from the store”.
Now Type the ad blocker keyword in the search field and you will get the ad blocker extensions or plugins from several developers. Just click on the one and it will get activated in the Microsoft Edge browser.
Open Firefox browser and navigate to the upper right corner and open a hamburger type three parallel lines menu icon. Now scroll down and click on add-ons.
On the next screen, click on “Find More add-ons”. Now in the search bar type ad blocker to find ad different ad blocker extensions. When you will click on the add-on it will show you its description, rating, and other information. If you want to add this add-on, you just need to click on “Add to Firefox”.
Bonus Tip: Block Ads on Android & iOS
In Android or iPhone, you can block advertisements on YouTube by opening the YouTube in adblocker browser. So you just need to download the “Adblocker browser” from the Play store or iOS App Store.
So whenever you wish to enjoy ad-free videos on YouTube, you have to open YouTube in the adblocker browser you just have installed on your device.
The browsers or Apps run faster when you restrict the annoying ads since apps become lightweight. If you are studying through YouTube videos or tutorials, ads can distract you and reduce your productivity. Furthermore, watching YouTube videos without ads also helps in saving bandwidth making them lighter on resources like CPU and RAM. I hope the ad-blocking techniques listed in this article will help in saving you precious time while keeping you focused on your targets. If you have used some awesome ad blockers on your browser, do share your experience with us in the comments section.