Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22

Thread: YouTube Ads are getting out of control

  1. #1
    Premium Member
    ol' boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    17,011
    Thanks
    7,780
    Thanked 9,618 Times in 4,877 Posts
    Rep Power
    4063
    Reputation
    167432

    Default YouTube Ads are getting out of control

    After updating to a current version of YouTube on my Android TV Box (was forced too)
    And getting a new Android Smartphone with the latest YouTube app

    The ads have been relentless, both 2 Ads before watching a Video and Ads during it

    I appreciate its Free Content and in some cases its the content uploader than has chosen the Ads for revenue
    But its never been this bad

    Granted, both my Android TV Box and Smartphone are not running any form of Ad Blocker

    The previous version of YouTube on the TV Box was great, more simple layout and only the occasional ad during a video

    The new version on my phone is scattered with Ads, from pop-ups and to pull down ads that block you in the comments section until you close them.

    My browser experience using the Macbook with Chrome and AdBlocker Ultimate is great however
    No Ads on start up
    No Ads during videos
    No Pop-Ups ads below the Video near the comments section.....


    Can anyone suggest a method to solve YouTube Android App experience?
    It's out of control

    Cheers
    If u want to go on an expedition get a Land Rover, if u want to come home from an expedition get a Landcruiser!

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to ol' boy For This Useful Post:

    enf (13-02-20),SS Dave (13-02-20)



Look Here ->
  • #2
    Premium Member
    SS Dave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    North Canberra
    Age
    59
    Posts
    1,339
    Thanks
    3,068
    Thanked 1,985 Times in 539 Posts
    Rep Power
    887
    Reputation
    36042

    Default

    It got out of hand with the number of ADD's it would be Youtubes way of saying pay for it or suffer.
    Death smiles at everyone. Grumpy old men smile back.

  • #3
    Premium Member
    ol' boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    17,011
    Thanks
    7,780
    Thanked 9,618 Times in 4,877 Posts
    Rep Power
    4063
    Reputation
    167432

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SS Dave View Post
    It got out of hand with the number of ADD's it would be Youtubes way of saying pay for it or suffer.
    Pretty much

    And as YouTube is a Google product and Playstore is a Google product and Android for that matter is a Google product
    It is hard to imagine they would ever allow a solution to be on the Playstore that nagated thier revenue collecting

    With my research, it seems they have changed the way (the code) Ads have been injected into videos or before them.
    Back in the day, there was the "Ad Free" version of YouTube someone had made... Not sure it's still around or supported if it is.

    Ironically, i have 6 year old Android Tablets laying around the house that havent been updated in that time (not one app)
    And those apps work great, YouTube, Racing.com, etc, all load fast and play with no ads

    Maybe its time for an App roll back

    In fact, a lot of apps were better back then
    Last edited by ol' boy; 13-02-20 at 12:41 PM.
    If u want to go on an expedition get a Land Rover, if u want to come home from an expedition get a Landcruiser!

  • #4
    Senior Member
    Uncle Fester's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Commonly found in a pantry or the bottom of a fridge, searching for grains, fermented or distilled
    Posts
    4,821
    Thanks
    1,513
    Thanked 2,918 Times in 1,707 Posts
    Rep Power
    1345
    Reputation
    51858

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ol' boy View Post
    s

    Maybe its time for an App roll back

    In fact, a lot of apps were better back then
    Well that took you long to finally notice that.



    ...or stop using the stupid app and use a browser, even on Android the Youtube experience through the Duck or Opera(old version) is fine.

    ...and for even better user experience with longer videos, download with 4K Video Downloader and watch totally ad free.
    Last edited by Uncle Fester; 13-02-20 at 01:32 PM.
    This era of thoughtless consumption must end so we can encourage a world of creative geniuses rather than consumer idiots.


  • The Following User Says Thank You to Uncle Fester For This Useful Post:

    tristen (13-02-20)

  • #5
    Premium Member
    ol' boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    17,011
    Thanks
    7,780
    Thanked 9,618 Times in 4,877 Posts
    Rep Power
    4063
    Reputation
    167432

    Default

    Well, it is really not convenient to a use a browser on Android for one. Especially for YouTube.
    Neither is using another app to download the video to watch at a later date???

    I'll try a YouTube App roll back, but i'm not sure how that works on newer devices or ones with updated Google Services application folders
    Last edited by ol' boy; 13-02-20 at 02:14 PM.
    If u want to go on an expedition get a Land Rover, if u want to come home from an expedition get a Landcruiser!

  • #6
    Senior Member
    Uncle Fester's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Commonly found in a pantry or the bottom of a fridge, searching for grains, fermented or distilled
    Posts
    4,821
    Thanks
    1,513
    Thanked 2,918 Times in 1,707 Posts
    Rep Power
    1345
    Reputation
    51858

    Default

    When I tried out the Youtube app it annoyed the shyte out of me.

    Yeah I am staying on Android 8 for many a good reason.

    So far I see no useful improvements in smart phones in last 3 years. On the contrary they are made of glass front and back.
    I took apart a cracked Huawei P20 pro, it's back is 0.2mm glass with a bit of paint, nothing else, stuck on with very sticky sticky tape, so that's progress... not for me!
    BTW waterproof my arse, the tiniest crack in the glass back and they leak. I have personally seen it.
    The sheeple will buy any shyte and pay big bucks for it.

    When everybody is using 5G I will have 4G all to myself, LOL.

    On a side note my favourite browser Epic (for PCs only) asked to update so I did and all of a sudden they want money to use their search engine
    Immediately deleted and installed the former version, search engine remains free, although I mostly use the Duck anyhow.

    I also went back to El Capitan on the Mac and no need to talk about Windows.
    Only Linux I can safely update/upgrade without loss of functionality.
    This era of thoughtless consumption must end so we can encourage a world of creative geniuses rather than consumer idiots.


  • #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Posts
    122
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked 66 Times in 41 Posts
    Rep Power
    34
    Reputation
    1330

    Default

    Pi-hole does a good job of blocking this content from youtube

  • #8
    LSemmens
    lsemmens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Rural South OZ
    Posts
    8,583
    Thanks
    8,036
    Thanked 5,212 Times in 2,520 Posts
    Rep Power
    2296
    Reputation
    95500

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Fester View Post
    When I tried out the Youtube app it annoyed the shyte out of me.

    Only Linux I can safely update/upgrade without loss of functionality.
    Amen, Brother!!!! Can I get a witness........! (Sorry, couldn't resist)
    I'm out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message...

  • The Following User Says Thank You to lsemmens For This Useful Post:

    Uncle Fester (14-02-20)

  • #9
    Senior Member
    Godzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Melbourne
    Age
    55
    Posts
    12,680
    Thanks
    16,003
    Thanked 7,062 Times in 3,601 Posts
    Rep Power
    2090
    Reputation
    76333

    Default

    Or pay a subscription for no ads.....(runs to hide and ducks for cover...)

  • The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Godzilla For This Useful Post:

    Bigfella237 (14-02-20),enf (14-02-20),SS Dave (14-02-20)

  • #10
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    14 Wombat Cres, Goanna Heights NSW
    Posts
    1,236
    Thanks
    635
    Thanked 996 Times in 507 Posts
    Rep Power
    486
    Reputation
    17483

    Default

    Or just stop using YouTube...

  • The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Bigfella237 For This Useful Post:

    alpha0ne (14-02-20),enf (14-02-20)

  • #11
    Premium Member
    ol' boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    17,011
    Thanks
    7,780
    Thanked 9,618 Times in 4,877 Posts
    Rep Power
    4063
    Reputation
    167432

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla View Post
    Or pay a subscription for no ads.....(runs to hide and ducks for cover...)
    Now you're just being ridiculous
    If u want to go on an expedition get a Land Rover, if u want to come home from an expedition get a Landcruiser!

  • The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to ol' boy For This Useful Post:

    Godzilla (17-02-20),Guiseppe (14-02-20),Uncle Fester (14-02-20)

  • #12
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    May 2018
    Posts
    1,140
    Thanks
    266
    Thanked 1,109 Times in 513 Posts
    Rep Power
    495
    Reputation
    21754

    Default

    The flip side to this is as a YT creator, revenues have been slashed to what they were even though the ads that are automatic and the creators have no control over have got a lot more saturated. My Numbers are all up pretty much every month but the revenue grows by nothing like the same proportion and is overwhelmingly way down on what it was a few years back when my channel was much smaller.

    YT is also demonetising so many channels for reasons that no one even themselves can explain but the bastards still put their ads on even though they are deeming the content is not suitable for advertisers. Nothing like Fking people over twice in the one go!

    There is an action in place atm where a load of tubers are trying to get some clear definitions out of YT but they are just stonewalling. They know they have a lot of people who have become full time creators and rely on it for their income by the short and curlys so they are being typical corporate pricks.

    I agree the ads are getting over the top though. I watch 95% of YT on my PC and it's still damn annoying. The way the ads are being piled on, the Creators ALL should be making fortunes but instead they are paying them shit and annoying the guts out of their audience because they can get away with it.

    The obvious solution is for a competitor to come along but the cost and logistics of that makes it VERY unlikely if not impossible to happen in the foreseeable future.
    YT has grown to a corporate Giant and as such they are leveraging their position for max profit no matter how much they have to Fk over their creators and Viewers and I suspect advertisers as well.

  • #13
    Premium Member
    alpha0ne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Mandurah WA
    Age
    64
    Posts
    1,220
    Thanks
    2,745
    Thanked 2,539 Times in 663 Posts
    Rep Power
    1189
    Reputation
    50497

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by george65 View Post

    I agree the ads are getting over the top though. I watch 95% of YT on my PC and it's still damn annoying. The way the ads are being piled on, the Creators ALL should be making fortunes but instead they are paying them shit and annoying the guts out of their audience because they can get away with it.
    To this day I can honestly say I have never seen an ad on YT on my numerous PC's (W7, W10, Linux) using the fox and ublock, I dont let my phone connect to the net, I use it as a phone, so no phone YT.............yes I know, I'm a Luddite !!

  • The Following User Says Thank You to alpha0ne For This Useful Post:

    Uncle Fester (14-02-20)

  • #14
    Premium Member
    ol' boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    17,011
    Thanks
    7,780
    Thanked 9,618 Times in 4,877 Posts
    Rep Power
    4063
    Reputation
    167432

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by alpha0ne View Post
    To this day I can honestly say I have never seen an ad on YT on my numerous PC's (W7, W10, Linux) using the fox and ublock, I dont let my phone connect to the net, I use it as a phone, so no phone YT.............yes I know, I'm a Luddite !!
    Stay in your happy place...

    For the millions with Smart tv's, Android tv's and Android set top boxes, it's a very different story....

    You almost can't buy a TV now that doesn't come with YouTube and Netflix buttons on the remote.
    The cheapest $300 TV has it.
    Last edited by ol' boy; 14-02-20 at 05:17 PM.
    If u want to go on an expedition get a Land Rover, if u want to come home from an expedition get a Landcruiser!

  • The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to ol' boy For This Useful Post:

    admin (15-02-20),Godzilla (17-02-20)

  • #15
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    May 2018
    Posts
    1,140
    Thanks
    266
    Thanked 1,109 Times in 513 Posts
    Rep Power
    495
    Reputation
    21754

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by alpha0ne View Post
    I use it as a phone, so no phone YT
    I don't know how the Fk anyone can watch anything on a phone.
    People make a big song and dance about having the biggest TV then watch stuff on a postage stamp size Phone.

    No way in hell I could be bothered. I have on very rare occasions watched instructional Vids on my tablet when I was trying to do something as I went but that was out of desperation rather than choice or enjoyment.

  • The Following User Says Thank You to george65 For This Useful Post:

    lsemmens (14-02-20)

  • #16
    Administrator
    admin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Victoria
    Age
    52
    Posts
    30,899
    Thanks
    2,206
    Thanked 13,350 Times in 5,687 Posts
    Rep Power
    4340
    Reputation
    158185

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ol' boy View Post
    Stay in your happy place...

    For the millions with Smart tv's, Android tv's and Android set top boxes, it's a very different story....

    You almost can't buy a TV now that doesn't come with YouTube and Netflix buttons on the remote.
    The cheapest $300 TV has it.
    Yes, people are getting confused as to what you are actually talking about.

    I use Youtube so rarely on TV I am not too fazed. Having said that, if I was a regular viewer I would probably feel the same as you do.

    I would Google around, I would expect that someone has developed a solution given the increase.

    It wouldnt have to be in the Play store as long as you can side load it.

  • The Following User Says Thank You to admin For This Useful Post:

    ol' boy (15-02-20)

  • #17
    Premium Member
    ol' boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    17,011
    Thanks
    7,780
    Thanked 9,618 Times in 4,877 Posts
    Rep Power
    4063
    Reputation
    167432

    Default

    Yes, a Google search returns hundreds of recent posts on the exact same subject.

    I dare say the general posting public have little idea what to do...
    I thought on the off chance someone here might....

    More likely found deep and hidden in an Android forum....
    If u want to go on an expedition get a Land Rover, if u want to come home from an expedition get a Landcruiser!

  • #18
    Administrator
    admin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Victoria
    Age
    52
    Posts
    30,899
    Thanks
    2,206
    Thanked 13,350 Times in 5,687 Posts
    Rep Power
    4340
    Reputation
    158185

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ol' boy View Post
    Yes, a Google search returns hundreds of recent posts on the exact same subject.

    I dare say the general posting public have little idea what to do...
    I thought on the off chance someone here might....

    More likely found deep and hidden in an Android forum....
    Yeah, I get where you are coming from. I had a bit of a look around and you are right, there is no obvious solution. But I have no doubt there is one, you only have to look at how popular adblockers for browsers are. And Android TV is massive.

    Post back if you do find anything, like I said I rarely watch Youtube on there but its still an annoyance for people.

  • #19
    Administrator
    admin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Victoria
    Age
    52
    Posts
    30,899
    Thanks
    2,206
    Thanked 13,350 Times in 5,687 Posts
    Rep Power
    4340
    Reputation
    158185

    Default

    Maybe this ? Apk and side load.


  • The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to admin For This Useful Post:

    ol' boy (15-02-20),SS Dave (15-02-20)

  • #20
    Premium Member
    ol' boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    17,011
    Thanks
    7,780
    Thanked 9,618 Times in 4,877 Posts
    Rep Power
    4063
    Reputation
    167432

    Default

    Thanks admin
    That is a brilliant find.
    Will give it a try.....

    A bit easier than running Linux, Using a Browser, 4K downloader and Ad block:-)
    If u want to go on an expedition get a Land Rover, if u want to come home from an expedition get a Landcruiser!

  • Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •