How to watch Youtube videos without Ads
Youtube is the second most used search engine in the world after Google. It has a monthly user base of over 2 billion, so it is used by approximately 55% of marketers to advertise its product or service. The number of advertisements is increasing day by day on Youtube but fortunately, there are some ways to get rid of those annoying ads.
As per the recent policy of Youtube, it will show ads on every video whether the channel is monetized or not. So it has become even more difficult to watch Youtube videos without ads.
How to Watch Youtube Videos without Ads
Although it is difficult to counter Youtube’s AI, you can use some tricks to bypass the advertising system. By using the following methods you will be able to watch Youtube videos without ads.
1. Youtube Premium Subscription
Youtube Premium subscription is the best way to get rid of youtube ads. The service provides ad-free access to content across the service, as well as access to premium YouTube Originals, Youtube Music, etc.
With a premium subscription, you can watch Youtube videos without ads. Plus, it will let you play videos in the background and even when the screen is locked.
In the United States, the Personal plan for YouTube Premium (formerly YouTube Red) costs $11.99 per month after a one-month free trial. You can save more by choosing a family plan that costs $17.99 per month.
If you’re a student who can provide verification (required each year), the Student YouTube Premium plan instead costs $6.99 per month.
The first plan of Youtube Premium starts at ₹79 per month as a student plan in India. The second plan is for an individual user which costs ₹139 per month. If you cannot afford these plans then you can go for the following methods.
2. URL Modification
According to a Reddit report, you can bypass ads by simple customization in Youtube’s domain URL. This trick will remove not only pre-rolled ads but also mid-roll and post-rolled ads. This is a bug on Youtube that hasn’t been fixed yet.
To play the Youtube videos without ads, you have to add an extra period (.) after ‘.com’ in the URL of any Youtube video i.e “youtube.com./xyz”.
This method works because of the undefined hostname in Youtube’s server. Youtube uses another server to show ads on structured videos without any duration. But whenever a user modifies the domain URL, it redirects to the video which does not contain any ads.
Although this bug may be fixed by Youtube, it seems they haven’t recognized it yet. So you can use this trick until they fix it.
3. Using Adblockers
Another easy way to stop those annoying ads is to use ad blockers. You can use adblocking software which will block ads appearing on any YouTube video.
If you’re using an Android phone, you can download an ad blocker from the Play Store. Unfortunately, iOS users can’t find ad-blocking apps in the App Store, so try other methods to block ads on YouTube.
There are a lot of third-party ad blockers available on the Play Store that claim to block ads on YouTube, but instead, they take unwanted phone access and steal user’s data. We highly recommend you to go for the popular and highly downloaded apps or software like AdGuard as they tend to be reliable.
4. Using Browser Extensions
You can use the Web Tools extension to block ads on Youtube in your desktop browser. Browser extensions provide additional features to web pages according to their properties.
“Enhancer for YouTube” is one of the best tools that let you block ads on Youtube videos. Its additional feature gives you additional control over Youtube videos and enhances the user experience. It provides mouse and keyboard shortcuts to change screen size, playback quality, speed, etc.
It is available for many popular browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, etc.
5. External Web Players
You can watch Youtube videos without ads by using other websites instead of Youtube. Some websites remove ads from Youtube videos and provide you ad-free videos.
Here’s how to do this:
- Just copy the URL of the Youtube video.
- Go to the ViewPure webpage.
- Now paste the URL and click Purify.
This will eliminate all types of ads and serve you an ad-free video.
6. Youtube Vanced
You can use Youtube Vanced instead of the original Youtube App. Youtube Vanced is a mod version of the Youtube App which unlocks the premium features for free. You’ll also get Youtube Music Premium as well as Youtube Premium. By using MicroG, users can also sign in to their Google Account to get personalized videos and to subscribe to the channels.
To download Youtube Vanced:
- Go to Youtube Vanced page.
- Download and Install the Vanced Manager.
- Open the Vanced Manager and select the device type. (If you have rooted your phone tap on Grant Permission, and if not tap on the Non-rooted)
- Now, download the MicroG and Youtube Vanced. (You can also download the Youtube Music Vanced if you want to)
- Once you installed, just open the Youtube Vanced.
Now you will be able to watch Youtube videos without ads for free. You can also play the videos in the background and in Picture-in-Picture (PIP) mode.
Video Tutorial on how to get YouTube Premium for free
You can watch Youtube videos without ads by following the above methods. Please keep in mind that YouTube ads are a way of earning for creators, so always try to consider watching videos with ads unless blocking is necessary for you.