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TCL Roku TV plays ads during YouTube videos, but other Roku devices don't

I recently bought my first TCL Roku TV and it works great.  But I can't figure out why it plays ads during YouTube videos.  I have several Roku devices throughout the house and the TCL TV is the only one that does this.  If I play the same video on the Premiere Plus, the ads only play in the beginning (which is fine).  But that same video on the TCL will have ads scattered throughout the video.

I read somewhere that video creators can choose to include ads throughout the video, but wouldn't my other Roku devices play them too?  The TCL is the only one that does this.  It's incredibly annoying, especially when we're watching one of those ASMR videos at night and a loud commercial jolts us awake.

 

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Re: TCL Roku TV plays ads during YouTube videos, but other Roku devices don't

I'm having the same problem with a Roku 2, but don't see this using my browser.

Based on this your correct that it's the video creators being allowed by youtube to do this: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6175006?hl=en

Don't know why it happens on one device and not the other, but maybe it's a clue to be able to turn off the ads.

It's getting really annoying for me and about to give up watching youtube on my Roku.

Privacy is a right, not a privilege. It's not that I have something to hide, I have nothing I want you to see (Anon 2018).
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Re: TCL Roku TV plays ads during YouTube videos, but other Roku devices don't

This is a good overview about why there so many ad's on youtube now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvCq1JeMgh8

(16min 52 sec long)

 

Privacy is a right, not a privilege. It's not that I have something to hide, I have nothing I want you to see (Anon 2018).
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