How to remove ads on YouTube on Android – the best blockers.
YouTube is the most popular video hosting site in the world, hosting highly sought after TV shows, news, movies, and videos from bloggers. Apart from the large number of advantages, it has a major drawback in the form of a large number of advertisements. Sometimes it makes navigation very difficult, forcing the user to wait for the end of the ads integration. Therefore, it is important to understand how to remove ads on YouTube on Android.
Buy a premium subscription
This is the best way to watch YouTube without ads. However, it also has the disadvantage of having to pay to use the service. The cost of the subscription varies from country to country, and in Russia it is 199 rubles per month.
It is important. In 2022, YouTube disabled monetization for Russian bloggers as well as displaying ads when watching videos in Russia.
You can subscribe both on your mobile phone and on your computer. If you use the official mobile app, please do the following
- Enter the system.
- Open your profile section.
- Go to “Purchases and paid subscriptions”.
- Select “Premium”.
- Enter your bank card details if you did not do so when creating your account.
- Press the connect button.
From now on, your personal account will be charged every month and you will have access to all your YouTube videos without ads. Of course, this won’t affect the ad integrations that vloggers embed into the content itself.
Installation of third-party applications
If you don’t want to spend money, the best way to watch YouTube without ads is to use third-party apps. Below, we show you the best options and what they offer.
It is a free browser with Adblock, which allows you to browse the Internet without ads. Ads disappear on all websites including youtube.com. However, using the browser has its drawbacks. The web version of YouTube is poorly adapted to mobile devices, so most users watch the platform’s videos through the official app, where ads will continue to appear.
This is a completely different app, which is an alternative software for watching YouTube. Vanced mirrors the interface of the official YouTube app, but excludes the ads.
You can log in to your account, watch videos from your subscriptions and the “Vanced” tab, and enjoy all the benefits of the classic YouTube program. And you will not have to pay any money for the subscription. But it will only work through Vanced.
The problem with this app is that it is not available for download through the Play Market. Therefore, you will have to follow the instructions below:
- Download the APK file from the official page of Vanced developers.
- Open the file.
- Allow installation from unknown sources.
- Confirm the installation.
Then you just have to launch Vanced, connect and start using the ad-free YouTube app. No additional subscriptions required.
Ad blocker that removes banners and integrations in all browsers. Unlike the previous app, AdGuard can be found in the Play Market store. However, please note that ad blocking will only work in browsers. If you decide to watch the video through the official YouTube app, you will see the integration again. So using AdGuard is not the best option to watch videos on YouTube.
The app works as follows:
- Start AdGuard.
- Press the “Start” button.
- Select the browser that will disable advertising.
Then it remains to launch your web browser, go to youtube.com and watch videos without intrusive ads. You can also consider other apps to remove ad integrations, which we’ll discuss below.
Another blocker, but designed exclusively for YouTube. But don’t look for that to be an advantage. The YouTube app will continue to be riddled with ad integrations, so AdAway is only useful in browsers (but any).
Another drawback of the application is the need to have root rights. Root rights are an extension of user rights, which allow you to modify system files. There is a serious danger in this, as rooted devices are automatically removed from warranty and transactions through banking apps are blocked.
This app is not available on the Play Store, but you can easily find it from other sources. Installation of Cygery AdSkip is only possible after you have given permission to install from unknown sources. And the purpose of using the program itself is to block ads in browsers. Therefore, you will be able to watch the web version of YouTube without ad integrations. At the same time, the ads will remain in the official app.
Which is better: the subscription or the apps?
In general, the options to watch YouTube without ads can be divided into two: buy a subscription or use a third-party application. The best way from all points of view is to install and watch videos through Vanced. It is an exact copy of the video hosting application with all its features.
However, if you decide to use ad blocking software, you will only be able to watch YouTube without ad integrations through your browser. This is a notable inconvenience that could put a strain on this type of visual experience. Of course, a YouTube Premium subscription requires some monetary attention, but it also has many more benefits than you might initially think:
- free access to the YouTube Music service;
- Access to exclusive content from YouTube Originals;
- background playback of video clips;
- Picture-in-Picture mode;
- download the video to your mobile device to continue watching it offline.
Vanced has some of the benefits mentioned, but it doesn’t even offer access to YouTube Originals content or the YouTube Music service. So it’s worth seriously considering a subscription.
Interestingly, even such a simple procedure as turning off ads on YouTube can cause a lot of complications. For example, if you remove ad integrations through AdBlocks, you’ll need to view the video through your browser. And there is no way out of this situation.
When working through Vanced, problems can also occur. For example, some users cannot be authenticated. The reason is not the input data, but YouTube does its best to block services that allow you to view videos without advertising.
If you turn off ads through a YouTube Premium subscription, you may not be able to make a payment if you’re accessing from Russia. This is due to the restrictions that YouTube has introduced in recent months, and the only solution to the problem is to wait for the service to change its position.