Google is running out of patience. YouTube sabotages ad blockers

It has been a widely known and, strangely enough, tolerated practice for years that when a YouTube viewer does not want to be interrupted by advertisements and at the same time is not willing to pay for a Premium subscriptionhe just needs to use it to hide advertising spots and banners AdBlock or other tools for ad blocking. But as it seems, this long-standing practice may end suddenly. And not by Google coming up with a new unskippable ad format, but by blocking users it just won’t show the video at all.


The American company has already cautiously engaged in this type of “sabotage”, which is common on many other websites with different types of content. User Sazk100 was one of the first to show off the results of this testing in Income. The YouTube website says in a pop-up window that users blocking ads are not welcome on the portal. The following is an explanation that the service lives precisely from the display of advertisements. Finally, there are buttons “Allow Ads” a “Try YouTube Premium”. Other websites are similarly fighting against ad blocking.

Apparently Ad Blockers are not allowed on Youtube. Is this a new thing they’ve implemented?
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A few hours after the aforementioned post was published, the testing was confirmed by a Google spokesperson. “We’re running a small global experiment that encourages viewers with ad blockers turned on to enable YouTube ads or try YouTube Premium. The detection of ad blockers is not new, and other publishers regularly encourage viewers to turn off ad blockers.” he told IGN.

What about you and YouTube ads?

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