YouTube is blocking third-party mobile apps with ad-blockers from streaming its videos

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If you’re using a 3rd party mobile app which offers an ad-free experience while watching YouTube videos, then you’re out of luck. This is because the video streaming platform is now blocking third-party apps from streaming its videos if it detects an ad-blocking feature on them.

As reported by engadget, the Google-owned platform announced that it’s “strengthening enforcement on third-party apps that violate” its Terms of Service. Specifically, YouTube said that it’s putting emphasis on ad-blocking apps. 

Hence, if you’re using these apps, you might experience buffering issues or see an error message saying, “The following content is not available on this app”. 

As for why it’s doing this, YouTube said that these ad-blockers are preventing the creator of the videos from being rewarded for viewership. Hence, for a truly ad-free experience on YouTube, the company is advocating for users to subscribe to YouTube Premium. 

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