Ads are still being played on Youtube while shield is on and aren't skippable

Description of the issue:

So recently whenever I watch a video on Youtube ads start playing even with the shield enabled and they can’t be skipped.

Exact URL of the website in question:

Did the issue present with default Shields settings? (yes/no)


Does the site function as expected when Shields are turned off?

No. Even when I have the shield on whenever an ad starts playing I still can’t skip it.

Is there a specific Shields configuration that causes the site to break? If so, tell us that configuration. (yes/no):


Does the site work as expected when using Chrome?

Yea but chrome doesn’t have the ad-block system normally built into it or not that I’m aware of which is why I use Brave.

Brave version (check About Brave):



I have the same problem. Additionally, my gmail started receiving “ad” messages.
I have been using duck-duck-go, for the entire time, and have bleached my gmail account around one month ago. I don’t understand what could be the problem. (???)

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Likewise. If this doesn’t get fixed soon I’m probably going to switch back to Google Chrome and make that my default browser.

Same Issue Here In YouTube And Most Of The Popular Sites :nauseated_face:


See fix:


This definently did not help :confused:

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Thank You Dear, Its Worked For Me… @fanboynz



Thanks you for this, but it seems to have fixed itself.

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Maybe Brave skip button works in youtube if you give them a donation?
Well sorry but money is tight so that is not going to happen.
Plenty of other browsers out there.

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Skip button issues on youtube, a fix is coming.

See: Youtube ads have no skip button and no longer blocks ads either

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