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How to Watch YouTube Videos without Ads : Quick and Easy Ways

Watch YouTube Videos without Ads

Last updated on January 23rd, 2024 at 02:17 am

You can watch YouTube videos without ads on your web browser or through your mobile device by using the methods below.

You’re watching an interesting video when suddenly you’re interrupted by an ad. Your concentration is upset, and you have to click Skip Ad to continue watching the video.

Minutes later another ad pops up from nowhere. You have to click Skip Ad again.

One of the banes of watching YouTube videos is the number of ads one is confronted with,

But then you can’t really complain. YouTube is offering the videos for free viewing and they need to be rewarded for it. The only way they can make money is by displaying ads.

You must also remember that video creators put a lot of effort into their videos and they also expect remuneration for it. The more ads that get shown on their videos, the more revenue they earn.

But then if you watch a lot of videos, you don’t really have to put up with annoying ads.

Here are some ways to watch YouTube videos without ads.

Use an Ad Blocker

One of the easiest ways to stop seeing YouTube ads is by using an ad blocker.

No matter what browser you use, there’ll be ad blocker extensions for it.

In the case of Chrome, you can search for ad blockers in the Chrome Web store.

Chrome Web store.

Choose any ad blocker extension. We shall choose Adblock from the list.

Adblock for YouTube videos

Click on Add to Chrome.

Next, click on Add extension.

Next, go to extensions to check whether AdBlock is installed and activated.

You can now watch YouTube videos without ads.

Sign Up for YouTube Premium

If you have deep pockets, you may want to sign up for YouTube Premium.

YouTube Premium allows you to watch YouTube videos without ads.

The service will set you back by $11.99 a month if you’re in the USA.

YouTube Premium to block ads

You get a 30-day free trial to test the ad-free experience.

Use a VPN Service

If an ad blocker doesn’t perform to your satisfaction, you may want to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service.

VPNs are generally used to mask your IP and location. However, most come with built-in ad blockers.

Among the VPNs that come with built-in ad blockers are:

  • NordVPN
  • Surfshark
  • Atlas VPN
  • CyberGhost

Each of these services has the option to enable ad blocking.

With a VPN you protect your privacy and at the same time enjoy an ad-free experience on YouTube.

Watch YouTube Videos without Ads on Android

There are mobile apps that allow you to watch YouTube videos without ads. They are available for Android.

One such app is NewPipe. It isn’t available on the Google Play Store. That’s understandable as it blocks Youtube ads.


If you’re concerned about your privacy when watching YouTube videos, then you should get NewPipe.

It also blocks annoying ads.

This app could well replace the once-popular ad-free YouTube Vanced.

The app delivers a faster and smoother YouTube video-viewing experience.

Check out NewPipe.

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