YouTube Subscription with Adblock blocked

By Alan Ng - Apr 9, 2015

If you haven’t heard the news, it looks like there is going to be a YouTube subscription service sooner rather than later. What everyone is talking about at the moment though is Adblocker solving this problem for those that don’t want to pay – but what about if YouTube manages to block Adblocker altogether?

If reports are to be believed, YouTube is about to roll out a subscription model for YouTube which will cost $10 a month. For this price, Google will give subscribers a 55% share of the revenue in views and also a 55% cut of total subscription money.

Those who are currently enrolled in the YouTube money making bandwagon will have no choice but to opt-in, as it’s obviously become a very lucrative way of making money – just ask PewDiePie.

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Google now wants to earn more money for their hosting services it seems and we were wondering when such a move would happen. While YouTube Ads are obviously very annoying for most viewers, others have no problem with it as they would simply turn on AdBlock.

We are seeing reaction to the subscription rumors now from those who will say that they’ll simply continue using Ad Block, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Youtube fully blocks Ad Block leaving viewers no choice but to pay up if they don’t want to see the Ads.

Blocking Ads only hurt the content creators on the channels that you are tuning into daily anyway, so it’s an interesting debate. Give us your thoughts on a YouTube subscription, whether you would be willing to pay and your reaction if Ad Block ends up being blocked on YouTube once this rolls out.

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  • Chilly8

    Adblockers would not be needed if Congress would do something about malware in ads. That is why I use AdBlock.

  • Chilly8

    I think they are already trying to find a way around adblock. There are some videos where the pre roll ads get past adblock, so it appears they have found a way around it already, and are experimenting with it.

  • Taylor

    Okay question, how is ClipConverter going to pay for it’s operating costs if it doesn’t have ads or doesn’t charge it’s users subscriptions?

  • Chilly8

    One could also use something like ClipConverter to download and view videos offline. CIipConverter is a very useful website.

    If YouTube starts blocking ad blockers, I think people will start using ClipConverter to download and view videos offline, without the annoying ads.

    • Taylor

      Okay question, how is ClipConverter going to pay for it’s operating costs if it doesn’t have ads or doesn’t charge it’s users subscriptions?

      • Chilly8

        ClipConverter is one of many sites out there that will let you download YouTube videos and then watch them offline. If YouTube blocks adblockers, that will be the next step users take.

        • Taylor

          But you still have not answered my question. How is ClipConverter going to pay for it’s operating costs?

  • Chilly8

    Someone will come up with some slick way to get aroud that. Athough CBS, for example, blocks ad blockers on their official video channel, I found that I can block ads at the firewall level on my router, and their detector for ad blocking does detect it, and I can enjoy CSI Cyber onine without the annoying ads.