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youtube without ads

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is there a way to watch YouTube with no ads on Roku?

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Re: youtube without ads

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@homebody1966  Thanks for the note. For questions about a channel's features or functionality, you'll want to reach out to that channel provider directly for more information. 

For YouTube, you may be able to sign into the YouTube channel using a YouTube Premium subscription in order to limit or eliminate ads during playback, but you would need YouTube to confirm whether or not that functionality is supported. You can reach out to their support team here: https://support.google.com/youtube/?hl=en#topic=9257498

 

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Tanner

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Re: youtube without ads

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@homebody1966  Thanks for the note. For questions about a channel's features or functionality, you'll want to reach out to that channel provider directly for more information. 

For YouTube, you may be able to sign into the YouTube channel using a YouTube Premium subscription in order to limit or eliminate ads during playback, but you would need YouTube to confirm whether or not that functionality is supported. You can reach out to their support team here: https://support.google.com/youtube/?hl=en#topic=9257498

 

Thanks,

Tanner

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Try this:

Start with Roku Settings
  1. Tap on the Settings option in your Roku home screen.
  2. Next, tap on Privacy, and choose Advertising.
  3. Then you need to tick the box next to Limit Ad Tracking.
  4. Finally, restart your Roku device.
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did that. didnt notice any difference. really wanted political ads to go.

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@loufuddrucker3 I have YouTube Premium and I don’t see ads on my Roku. Purchased it long before I got a Roku since it works on everything I’m signed into, Chrome, Chromecast and etc.

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Yours was not a solution, it is just a promotion making people pay.  Youtube display commercial every 5 minutes, it is a matter of time people would get sick and calling for a boycott. 

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It’s a free service; either you find a way to block ads yourself (e.g. PiHole) or you pay for it, pretty straight forward. If you look at the original question, they asked a simple question with a very simple answer.

As to the frequency of advertisements: That’s up to the content creator. There is some debate on that topic (e.g. YouTube revising old videos and defaulting them to higher frequency advertisements), however that has literally nothing to do with Roku.

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I'm hoping YouTube Vanced creates a Roku app soon!

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That's not a youtube issue its a Roku issue to which there is no solution. I'm getting those annoying ads too and considering going to another platform  

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If the ads are within YouTube, that is Google not Roku shoving them at you. Roku only controls ads on the home screen and within The Roku Channel. And the ads I see on the home screen are not video, just static ads.

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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