[UPDATE] If Odysee is correct, YouTube ad blockers may soon never work again


Ad blockers have been a thing for a very long time, and Google knows this and has been battling ad blockers for years. Google has managed to prevent ad blockers from being used, but most developers have been able to get around them. Now, developers may be defeated, if Odysee is correct in its assessment.

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UPDATE Friday, June 14, 2024: According to PCMag, YouTube is indeed trying to block ads with the method that Odysee describes in our initial report. “With server-side ad injection, the user is fed one continuous stream of video with the ad included, making it difficult for ad blockers to determine when ads show up.” Read more here.

UPDATE Friday, June 14, 2024, 8:09PM CST: Yet more reports are confirming what we reported is indeed true. BGR and Gizmodo are also confirming this move by YouTube. “A Google spokesperson explained the test to Gizmodo: “YouTube is improving its performance and reliability in serving both organic and ad video content. This update may result in suboptimal viewing experiences for viewers with ad blockers installed. Ad blockers violate YouTube’s Terms of Service, and we’ve been urging viewers for some time to support their favorite creators and allow ads on YouTube or try YouTube Premium for an ad-free experience.”


Odysee is an open source video platform that prides itself on not having ads and being an alternative to YouTube. The company took to 𝕏 tonight to post that users of ad blocking software will be disappointed in the near future.

Here’s what the post from Odysee says: “Ad blockers will not work against YouTube videos anymore because the ads are inserted into the actual video file! Please help us get the word out that creators should upload directly to Odysee in order to maintain viewing integrity for their community”

Some users responded that Brave Browser still blocks ads on YouTube, while others responded still that their Brave Browser ad blockers were no longer working. It’s very difficult to tell right now how accurate this information is. But we see no reason why Odysee would lie about this.

For now, Brave Browser is working for some and not for others. We shall see what happens in the following days and weeks with this situation. What do you think of this? Do you think Odysee is correct? Are your ad blockers working for YouTube? What about Brave Browser? You may comment by using the social media buttons below. Share on your favorite social media site and tag us on Facebook, X, MeWe, and LinkedIn. Or join our Telegram channel here.

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Last Updated on June 14, 2024.


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