YouTube Ads not getting blocked by Shields (Desktop/Mobile)

The ads are rampant on Youtube using the Brave browser. Sometimes a couple minutes long without the ability to skip. I even disabled the ad block feature and still get ads. Youtube has enabled the f**k you for using the Brave browser filter. I had to turn away from YT For the time being until there is a fix.

@ChuckMCCluck, @lunarsedge,
Thank you for letting us know - would you mind telling us whether you’re on desktop or mobile and which OS you are using for either?

I did not start getting youtube ads until I updated brave to Version 0.63.55 Chromium: 74.0.3729.131. Multiple ads will play before a video, and no matter how many times the page is refreshed, I still see more ads.

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Maybe the lists were being updated, changed, etc…That’s why they just started working again…

Guess I’ll stick with new firefox + ublock.

windows 10
Version 1.8.86 Chromium: 81.0.4044.129 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Hello, @Chaz1, and welcome. For some reason your Brave is out of date, so it is worth seeing whether the current release resolves your issue:

YouTube ads are also showing prior some of the videos I am seeing. I am in Canada
Some of the videos includes

See the latest post:

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Is YouTube ad blocking in mid 2020 something Brave claims it can block? If so, that would be incredible. :slight_smile:

iMac users (m not sure Win) just by relaunch and updating to latest version sorted annoyance

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YouTube Ads not getting blocked by Shields (Desktop/Mobile), then go

If you are facing the issue, then you no need to look more. Simply watch the below video

If you repeatedly reload this live steam with chat you will get ads. This is whether Brave is set to aggressive for ads or not. If I enable UBlock Origin extension the ads never show up.

I checked brave://components/` and Brave Ad Block Updater - Version:

Brave Ad Block Updater - Version: 1.0.275
Status - Component already up to date

Brave Ad Block List Catalog - Version: 1.0.38
Status - Component already up to date

Clear cookies and cache, then reload the youtube website with shields up.

No difference. Close YT tab. Cleared Cache and Cookies. Loaded that stream up and doing a reload caused multiple ads to show up

in Brave is up to date

Version 1.51.97 Chromium: 112.0.5615.138 (Official Build) beta (64-bit)


The stream also still exhibits a 7 month old issue where the Live chat will not always load with the video but rather sees a 20 second delay. Reported that here back in Sept 2022 as well on Github. Others have reported same issue. I have seen that chat issue on multiple fresh installs of Windows and Brave (w no extensions)

This is happening in a clean profile with no extensions. YT account is not logged into and I get localized ads as well as general ads.

May or may not help help, in some instances I saw a small delay, others it was fine. I feel its more YT end, but who knows. The above change will roll out in the next 24/48hrs.


Thanks for the update… Appreciate it.

If it was YouTube it should be across all browsers. Why is Firefox< Chrome and Vivaldi having no such issue? You can reload that same stream over and over again and there is no 20 second delay in the chat populating.

Will this fix solve the issue I am seeing in Brave Beta and that stream where ads are not being blocked?

Here is a video of the not blocking any ads in Brave Beta with Brave Shields up w no extensions in a clean profile!AjeWNAchT2Ixm6N_cRDFFpT54YGBbA?e=MhNld7


I even tried a Private Mode window in Brave Beta and the ads sailed through before the video like there was nothing blocking the ads at all.


I nuked Brave Beta from orbit here, Deleted the User Folder on Windows 10 and did a complete reinstall of Brave beta. The adblocking in Brave is now working on YT. The 20 second delay in loading YT live chat is still there.