YouTube is promoting users to allow ads or try YouTube Premium to combat ad blockers. Users may see a notice stating video playback is blocked unless the platform is allowlisted or the ad blocker is disabled, prompting them to allow ads or try the premium service.
YouTube Ad Blocker Crackdown
A few months ago, the streaming platform started its global trial of removing ad blockers and has been expanding its efforts ever since. Currently, users have been completely blocked off when using ad blockers and are being pushed harder to subscribe to the platform’s premium service.
The platform’s ad blocker crackdown prompts users to explore alternatives or use extensions on other browsers. Industry experts warn that complex blocking tactics could create unintentional security issues, potentially causing unintended consequences.
As of now, users have two options, either use extensions on other web browsers and keep looking for alternatives or subscribe to the platform’s premium service.