• YouTube is cracking down on ad blockers, preventing videos from playing if it detects one. Users have no choice but to acknowledge the ad stoppage.
  • The anti-ad block feature has been gradually rolled out, starting with a gentle nudge and evolving into a stricter policy with three strikes and a timer.
  • Using ad blockers while signed out may still work for some users, but this is likely to change as YouTube continues to implement new measures.