Disable ads on YouTube with a single command

Posted by: Jennifer Cefai (3 years, 2 months ago)

Though it hasn’t really been advertised, Google is currently running an experiment on YouTube that allows users to disable all ads through the browser’s developer console. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Run a YouTube video, any will do.
  2. Open up the developer console (Ctrl-Shift-J for Chrome, Ctrl-Shift-K for Firefox)
  3. Enter the following code:
<REMOVE BRACKETS BEFORE INPUTTING>document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=oKckVSqvaGw; path=/; domain=.youtube.com";window.location.reload();</REMOVE BRACKETS BEFORE INPUTTING>

Simple as that! We're not sure how long Google will allow it, but enjoy an ad-less YouTube experience whilst it lasts.

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