There are fewer things more annoying than watching unskippable ads before playing a YouTube video. Over the years, Google has massively increased the volume of ads on YouTube. This has marred the viewing experience for a significant portion of users. Some users resort to using universal adblockers on their web browsers. However, these adblockers aren’t always available for other devices. In this article, we show you how to block YouTube Ads on your Android TV forever.
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Use a third-party app (SmartTubeNext)
Depending on your Smart TV’s platform (Fire TV, Xiaomi TV Stick, and other streaming boxes), it may have a certain specialised third-party app that gets rids of annoying ads from YouTube. SmartTubeNext is a universal Smart TV that works on most major platforms like Android TV/Google TV, NVIDIA Shield, Fire TV, Android-based TV boxes, and more. You can download this application from its GitHub page. Once downloaded, you will need to sideload this app on your TV. Read this article to find out how you can sideload an app on your Smart TV.
Once the app has been installed on your TV, launch it and sign in using your Google Account. It has a slightly different interface than YouTube, but you will get a hang of it in no time. SmartTubeNext not only blocks the unskippable array of ads on YouTube videos but also skips past the ‘sponsored content’ section. To add to that, it can perform the same feat while watching videos in picture-in-picture mode.
Use YouTube Premium
If you wanna go about blocking ads on YouTube in a legitimate manner, the only option you have is subscribing to YouTube Premium. At present, a monthly subscription to YouTube Premium costs Rs 129. If you are a new subscriber, you get a free trial period for the first six months. The added benefit of using YouTube Premium is that it blocks ads across all devices, be it your Android TV or Apple iPad. You can get the same adless experience on YouTube Music as well.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I block YouTube Ads on my Smart TV for free?
Sideload the SmartTubeNext app on your Smart TV and sign in using your Google Account. The app will block ads on all YouTube videos as well as skip past the sponsored content section in videos.
How do I block YouTube Ads from my Smart TV without using third-party apps?
The most legitimate way of blocking ads from YouTube is by subscribing to YouTube Premium. Currently, a monthly subscription to YouTube Premium costs Rs 129.
How do I sideload an app to my TV?
To sideload an app to your TV, download its APK on your phone and send it to your TV using the Send Files to TV app.
This is how you can block YouTube Ads on your Android TV forever. Read this article to know more about the benefits that YouTube Premium has to offer. If you found this article helpful, let us know in the comments section!
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