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Youtube now has subscription service for no ads.
« on: April 12, 2015, 04:35:18 AM »
Got an email today from YouTube saying users can now pay a nominal monthly fee to get rid of ads. I'm sure most of you have already heard this, but its a first for me.

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Dear YouTube Partner,

Your fans want choices. Not only do they want to watch what they want, whenever they want, anywhere, and on any device they choose, they want YouTube features built specifically with their needs in mind. Over the past several months, we’ve taken bold new steps to bring these experiences to life. Since inviting hundreds of thousands of fans into our YouTube Music Key Beta, we've seen tremendous engagement. And we've seen an equally enthusiastic response for our new YouTube Kids app, designed to give families a simpler and safer video-viewing experience— it’s already crossed 2 million installations in less than one month.

We’re excited to build on this momentum by taking another big step in favor of choice: offering fans an ads-free version of YouTube for a monthly fee. By creating a new paid offering, we’ll generate a new source of revenue that will supplement your fast growing advertising revenue.

So what’s next?

Launching a new paid offering will require us to update your terms through your Creator Studio Dashboard—a process that should feel familiar to anyone who went through a similar process three years ago when we began distributing and monetizing your content on mobile devices. Today, mobile represents over half of all watchtime and mobile revenue is up 200% in the last year. Just as with mobile, we’re confident this latest contract update will excite your fans and generate a previously untapped, additional source of revenue for you. Please look out for our notification, review it and let us know your thoughts.

It’s an exciting year for YouTube, as we push ourselves into uncharted territories. But we continue to be guided by a desire to deliver the choices fans want and the revenue you need. By working closely with you, we know it’ll be a successful journey.

The YouTube Team

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Re: Youtube now has subscription service for no ads.
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2015, 02:10:52 PM »
I know a way to get rid of YouTube ads for free.

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Re: Youtube now has subscription service for no ads.
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2015, 07:33:16 AM »
I know a way to get rid of YouTube ads for free.



I don't think that works for mid-video ads though... does it?

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Re: Youtube now has subscription service for no ads.
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2015, 11:28:49 AM »
I use Adblocker and I ain't seen one yet.  So my guess would be yes.

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Re: Youtube now has subscription service for no ads.
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2015, 01:52:18 PM »
Yeah, mid-video ads are gone with AdBlock. In fact, just about every advertisement is gone with Adblock. I love it.
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Re: Youtube now has subscription service for no ads.
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2015, 08:07:16 AM »
Oh good! I actually use adblock, I just never bothered to check its effects.

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Re: Youtube now has subscription service for no ads.
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2015, 11:35:32 AM »
If you don't notice ads, then it's doing its job.
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Re: Youtube now has subscription service for no ads.
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2015, 09:30:11 AM »
What ads, LOL. :D

Mine is Adblock Plus, with the Element Hiding Helper (on Firefox, ofc.) and I also use a hosts file in Windows:

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Re: Youtube now has subscription service for no ads.
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2020, 07:09:19 AM »
Why would I pay if I have the opportunity to skip, avoid these ads just with some adblockers. I'm pretty nervous when it comes to ads, especially these videos on youtube, they're ridiculous sometimes. Moreover, I did tried and checked more than 5 adblockers. I can say that not all of them are as effective as I was expecting. Owing to the article reviewing the best ad blockers for chrome, I've chosen a couple of them(Ghostery, Ad Remover, AdBlock). Indeed they turned out to work perfectly. Nice source to consult, try to check it!