Youtube ads not skippable


Hello, I’m new to brave and actually agree on having ads on the web. At least on some sites it makes sense. So i allow ads, yet on Youtube they are unskippable, which is a real bummer. Any idea?

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You dont have to see ads just shield up in youtube site. And never appears again



Thanks Bebak - but I actually WANT to see the ads - but they should remain skipable. Why do I want to see them? Because that is the only way free youtube can work.


i’m having the same problem, i want to watch ads, but i can’t skip the ads, and if they end, the video doesn’t start, i still on the ad only being able to re-watch the ad

the only way i found to skip the ad is reloading the page, and that’s not how this should work


Can you try clearing your browsing data (or at least any site data/cookies associated with Youtube) and seeing if this resolves the issue?


i’ve downloaded Brave 2 days ago and i was having the issue on the first day

also the skip button doesn’t even appears, if that helps


If this is a caching issue (which it likely is, considering other users have reported this or similar errors) then the length of time in which Brave is used is not necessary relevant. Let me know if you end up testing the above.

More things to try:

  • Does this happen only when you’re logged into YT or any time?
  • Does this happen in a private window?

i cleared the browsing data and cookies, tried without logging in & private mode, same issue


What Brave version are you using?


version 0.62.51 Chromium: 73.0.3683.103


Thanks for the details. I’m forwarding this to the team for review – I think it maybe logged on github already. I’ll let you know what I find out.

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Can't skip YouTube ads