UPDATE: YouTube Users can no longer use AD Blockers.
Article Written on – Oct 6th, 2023
YouTube is conducting a global experiment urging users with ad blockers enabled to either allow ads on YouTube or consider using YouTube Premium.
This move follows tests in which repeated use of ad blocking tools leads to warnings that video playback could be interrupted.
Google, YouTube’s parent company, stated that ad blocker detection is not new and that viewers will receive multiple notifications before their viewing experience is disrupted,
encouraging them to disable ad blockers or opt for YouTube Premium.
Certain users have reported encountering this prompt.