YouTube AdBlock

YouTube AdBlock

Accelerates and Skips YouTube Ads in Less Than a Second

YouTube AdBlock
What is YouTube AdBlock?
'YouTube AdBlock' is a Firefox add-on designed to enhance your video viewing experience on YouTube. It works in real-time to speed up ads as they play, and automatically skips them as soon as the 'Skip Ads' button appears. The add-on is secure and private, making no changes to the page apart from fast-forwarding ads and also does not collect any data. It calculates and stores locally the number of ads skipped, which can only be accessed by the browser.
By: Martin
Users: 3,615 ▲ 18
Rating: 4.41 (17)
Version: 1.57 (Last updated: 2024-02-10)
Creation date: 2023-11-09
Weekly download count: 120
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • activeTab
  • scripting
  • *://**
Size: 30.55K
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This is an Add-On Accelerating and Skipping YouTube Ads in Less Than a Second.

  • Real-time Acceleration: Ads are sped up on the fly.
  • Auto-Skip: Bypass ads as soon as they become skippable.

How it Works: A process, running when the current tab is, periodically checks the page content for ads. If there is one, the process accelerates it by setting the playback rate to 1000. As soon as the "Skip Ads ->" button shows up, the process clicks it. When the ad is skipped, the process increments a local private counter of skipped ads in the browser.

Privacy and Security:

  • Besides clicking on the "Skip Ads" and increasing the ad playback rate, it does not make any changes to the page.
  • It does not collect any data.
  • It does not store or retrieve any cookies.
  • It stores the number of ads skipped in the local storage, which can only be read by the browser (this information is not accessible to anyone / anything else).


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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Works reliably
  • Skips ads quickly
  • Bypasses YouTube's anti-ad block
  • Doesn't always auto-skip ads
  • May not work for all users
  • Unable to open .xpi file on some browsers
Most mentioned
  • Works reliably
  • Skips ads quickly
Recent reviews
Open source and does exactly what it advertises.

Funktioniert zuverlässig.

the only that works, the best
by gerstavros, 2024-04-12
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Risk impact

YouTube AdBlock may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

YouTube AdBlock is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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