Disable YouTube Video Ads

Disable YouTube video & screen based ads at home page, and right before or in the middle of the main video playback. For new YouTube layout (Polymer) only.

These are versions of this script where the code was updated. Show all versions.

  • v1.2.29 2022-10-09

    Experimental workaround for the new YouTube's even-more-intrusive-and-aggresive video based ads

  • v1.2.28 2022-06-28

    Update due to site changes. YouTube is actually trying to be smarter.

  • v1.2.27 2021-06-28

    Added code to disable video ads which is presented on fresh page load (YouTube's code is getting sneaky like a malware). Updated compatibility workaround for restrictive GM provider addons (FireMonkey and new Greasemonkey). More minor ads related things are disabled.

  • v1.2.24 2021-06-27

    Fixed compatibility with FireMonkey.

  • v1.2.23 2021-04-23

    I may got tripped once in a while, but I always catch you, YouTube!

  • v1.2.22 2021-04-23

    Keep running, YouTube!! And here, don't forget your raw guts!

  • v1.2.21 2021-02-24 Catched the sneaky ad break
  • v1.2.20 2021-02-23 Run, YouTube! Run!!! Because I will find you, and I will patch you.
  • v1.2.18 2020-10-29 Update for site changes.
  • v1.2.17 2020-08-14 Update #3: Workaround to block screen based video ads
  • v1.2.16 2020-08-14 Added workaround to block screen based video ads
  • v1.2.13 2020-08-07 Fixed broken embedded YouTube video player
  • v1.2.12 2020-07-20 Fixed embedded YouTube won't play
  • v1.2.11 2020-07-17 Fixed previous update for YouTube's new screen based video ads on video player
  • v1.2.10 2020-07-17 Reverted previous update
  • v1.2.9 2020-07-17 Update for YouTube's new video screen ads (non video) on video player
  • v1.1.8 2020-07-16 Workaround for Firefox's terrible performance which broke part of script's functionality
  • v1.1.7 2020-07-12 Worked around on FireMonkey's partial compatibility to GreaseMonkey specification
  • v1.1.6 2020-07-09 Fixed ads being sneaked-in in recent site changes
  • v1.1.5 2019-09-29 Also disable video ads at home page
  • v1.0.4 2019-05-14 Minor update to avoid emitting error log
  • v1.0.3 2017-11-27 New experimental blocker mechanism
  • v1.0.2 2017-10-15 Try to remove all ads related settings
  • v1.0.1 2017-08-27