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Re: Intrusive advertising

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:45 am
by Arpangel
Wonks wrote:Get the right ad blocker and you can use YouTube as before, with no ads at all.

I watch mostly on our TV, so can’t install an ad blocker.

Re: Intrusive advertising

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:58 am
by Kwackman
Arpangel wrote:
Wonks wrote:Get the right ad blocker and you can use YouTube as before, with no ads at all.

I watch mostly on our TV, so can’t install an ad blocker.
Watching YouTube on TV, watching any commercial TV broadcaster, you get ads on both? What’s the difference?

Re: Intrusive advertising

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:06 am
by Wonks
Don’t watch on the TV app then, just use it as a monitor for your computer if it’s got an HDMI output.

I have to use the TV app sometimes for jamming along to backing tracks, so have to suffer the ads then, but if I was using it a lot then I’d get a laptop or similar to feed through it.

Re: Intrusive advertising

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:40 am
by Arpangel
Wonks wrote:Don’t watch on the TV app then, just use it as a monitor for your computer if it’s got an HDMI output.

I have to use the TV app sometimes for jamming along to backing tracks, so have to suffer the ads then, but if I was using it a lot then I’d get a laptop or similar to feed through it.

I’ve tried screen mirroring on my i Pad, but my great, but frustrating Sony TV isn’t very accommodating, it came out just before all this stuff was the norm.
We don’t have any computers in the TV room.

Re: Intrusive advertising

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:41 am
by Hugh Robjohns
I'm amazed GOOGLE have been able to provide their services for free for so long. This stuff isn't created free. It's hugely expensive to provide. Okay, so they can recoup some of that by data mining the users... but at the end of the day it's a commercial operation providing a service you want. So you need to pay for it one way or another!

Re: Intrusive advertising

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:08 am
by blinddrew
But I demand my right to free, instant access entertainment, communication, webhosting, real-time streaming and worldwide distribution! :protest:
I pay* my taxes.
Or something. ;)


* Unlike Google - ironically.

Re: Intrusive advertising

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:22 pm
by The Elf
Wonks wrote:Get the right ad blocker and you can use YouTube as before, with no ads at all.
I never, ever see YouTube ads. I must have the right blocker(s), but it was just luck, if so!

Re: Intrusive advertising

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:53 pm
by shufflebeat
The Elf wrote:
Wonks wrote:Get the right ad blocker and you can use YouTube as before, with no ads at all.
I never, ever see YouTube ads. I must have the right blocker(s), but it was just luck, if so!

[Red flashing light appears on the user-base console at Google Tower]

Op1 - "Sir, we have one. Somewhere in the UK, homing in now"

Dr Evel B'stard - "One more for the pot, Send him Mark Knopfler to start with, hold off on the Nigella til he's in the middle of his Christmas shopping!"

Mwa-ha-ha!

Re: Intrusive advertising

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:39 pm
by wireman
Hugh Robjohns wrote:I'm amazed GOOGLE have been able to provide their services for free for so long. This stuff isn't created free. It's hugely expensive to provide. Okay, so they can recoup some of that by data mining the users...!

That't right. If the site is free then most likely you are the product.

Re: Intrusive advertising

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:42 pm
by wireman
The Elf wrote:
Wonks wrote:Get the right ad blocker and you can use YouTube as before, with no ads at all.
I never, ever see YouTube ads. I must have the right blocker(s), but it was just luck, if so!

Same here, at least on the PC. On a smart-TV it is a different matter.

Re: Intrusive advertising

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:52 pm
by BobTheDog
What blockers work for youtube?

I used to put up with it but recently I was 5 minutes in to a video and had already seen six adverts which is pushing it a bit too far!

Re: Intrusive advertising

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:08 pm
by The Elf
I hear this from other people too. I get NO adverts when logged into YT. It's making me wonder what I have in my settings (it's the same on all my devices) that achieves this?! I wish I knew, because one day I may need to know!

I use 'uBlock Origin' and 'Facebook Container' in Firefox, but it was the same when I used AdBlock Plus. I've never had adverts! :?

Re: Intrusive advertising

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:16 pm
by Eddy Deegan
BobTheDog wrote:What blockers work for youtube?

I used to put up with it but recently I was 5 minutes in to a video and had already seen six adverts which is pushing it a bit too far!

+1 for Ublock origin. I never see ads on youtube either and at this point I'm so used to it that were something to change so that they appeared I'd almost certainly stop watching it!