Is it just me or does it seem like YouTube has become more ad heavy recently? At least double the amount than say, a month ago.

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  • FreeTube

    An Open Source YouTube app for privacy

    Desktop: FreeTube Android: Newpipe Web: Piped, Invidious

  • NewPipe

    A libre lightweight streaming front-end for Android.

    I agree. The commercials are getting ridiculous and probably with the intention of frustrating viewers to the point of switching to YouTube Premium just to avoid them. Not me though. I switched to Newpipe, a commercial free YouTube client.

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • SponsorBlock

    Skip YouTube video sponsors (browser extension)

  • NewPipe

    A fork of NewPipe with SponsorBlock functionality. (by polymorphicshade)

    Here is a fork of the official app that has Sponsorblock capability added

  • uYouPlus

    uYou+ is a modified version of uYou (made by @MiRO92) with additional features and mainly made for non jailbroken users!

    Different creator, but same idea

  • AltStore

    AltStore is an alternative app store for non-jailbroken iOS devices.

    Here is the program you need to install on your pc/Mac: It is also open source, so you can go to the GitHub repo and compile it yourself if you want.

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