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YouTube has been cracking down on ad blockers for some time. Users using these extensions may not be able to play videos at all.
However, there is a way to significantly shorten ads, at least in Chrome: Ad Speedup. The extension, which is also compatible with Edge, says it all: it ensures that ads play much faster. Anyone who is bothered by commercial breaks should give this a try. Because the expansion works automatically and reduces interruptions to a minimum.
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Simple trick: The browser extension speeds up advertising on YouTube
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Specifically, the extension has the following features: It automatically recognizes ads and plays them at 16x speed. For example, this shortens a 30-second ad to less than two seconds. In addition, ads are automatically muted and potential “skip” buttons are automatically pressed.
Regular YouTube videos are not affected by Ad Speedup. According to the developer, there should be no problems with ad blockers activated at the same time. It is not yet clear whether YouTube will take action against this extension in the future. View time, which is significantly reduced by Ad Speedup, is likely to play an important role in ad rates.
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