YouTube is one of the famous video sharing websites in the Internet. Even our lifetime will not be enough to watch all the videos on YouTube. It has plenty of useful channels placed under wide variety of categories. Apart from country restricted videos one more annoying thing in YouTube is the ads. An year before only text ads were displayed while watching videos but Google has introduced video ads in the beginning and middle of the videos recently.
Though you can skip some of the ads in five seconds, it will be bit distracting from your video. Previously I wrote about YouTweak for Chrome, to enhance your YouTube experience. Today I came with an extension called “Adblock for YouTube” to block all the video and text ads displayed on YouTube.
It is a very simple extension where you don’t have to do any complex things to block the ads. Just install the extension in Chrome, go to YouTube and enjoy your videos without ads. As soon as you install the extension, you can see a red box with a hand shaped icon in your Chrome URL bar. Click that to see options on the extension. There are only two options “Disable and “Settings”. You can use the first option to enable or disable the extension in your browser. In settings you can see the options as shown in the screenshot below.
You have noticed that there will be two types of ads in YouTube, Text ads and Video ads. Based on your browsing history Google will display ads on the YouTube while you are watching videos. In that some of the links might be useful for you. So you can enable the normal ads alone in the settings page or if you feel you need only the video ads, you can also enable that alone. So you can easily customize the extension to choose which types of ads you want.
As I said before, you don’t have to do anything after the installation. You can watch videos without ads straight away. The video ads in the beginning and middle of the videos will be disabled automatically. You can see a message “Cleaned by Adblock for YouTube” at the right end of video player in the beginning of all your videos. This will also remove all the text ads in the right side and bottom of the video player.
Though it looks very simple, it will help you to get rid of those annoying ads while watching the videos. So try this extension in your browser and share your experience with us in the comments. Thanks for reading, do share this post with your friends.