Brave Browser + YouTube Premium?

Hey guys,

I’m new to Brave (switched just a few hours ago) and I don’t know how exactly it works. Apparently, the browser blocks site tracking etc. I’ve already encountered that bug when you can’t skip an ad on YouTube. So I decided that it’s finally time to switch to YouTube Premium.

I really want to support the creators I watch, so I was just wondering if there won’t be a problem with YouTube not being able to recognise who’s videos I’m watching and therefore not being able to pay them their revenue.

I guess it should be alright?

Hi @tomaspetrus,

Welcome to community, and thanks for using Brave. This link might be of help as you get started -

Any channel that’s a Brave verified creator you’ll still be able to tip directly through the browser.

What OS and Brave version are you running? We’re Brave shields down when you were on youtube? When sheilds are up they will bock ads within youtube.


That’s why I got YouTube Premium. It’s a subscription based, ad-free youtube and the creators I watch should simply get paid by YouTube because I watch their videos, ad-free. I’m just not sure whether brave actually blocks the communication between me and YouTube Premium, therefore the creators won’t get paid.

I’m running MacOS Mojave and Brave Version 0.66.100 Chromium: 75.0.3770.142 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Oh, got it. I guess it’s just really late and I’m tired haha. I’ve just realised that I can just turn off YouTube specific shields. Thank you so much haha.

Haha no worries at all! Glad that helps.

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