I’ll list a few ways of blocking intrusive ads on youtube or on any other sites. But you should always keep in mind these ads are the bread and butter to the original content creator so whitelist the sites where possible.
I personally avoid Chrome Browser as much as possible but Google has made sure that its products work better with Chrome than Firefox or any other. Youtube loads much faster in Chrome than Firefox!!!
1. For Desktop use Firefox!!!
Ublock comes as plugin/addons for most browsers so no tedious installation, it’s pretty straightforward.
Video Guide for Installation
2. For Android Mobile
There are two ways of blocking ads in Android. If you just need it for browsing there are browsers with Adblock capability as default and built on Chromium which is the base for Chrome browser. The reason I mention chromium; you will enjoy the same browsing experience as chrome added with AdBlock functionality. I will list those browser apps later in this post.
Or if you are looking for a complete solution that blocks ads on browser/ youtube app/candy crush use this Playstore Banned App! It’s ok it’s ok
Google just hates any apps that block their ads.
Blokada works across all of your apps, not only the browser! It doesn’t require root, supports both Wi-Fi and mobile networks, and is perfectly safe and simple to use. Just turn it on, and it will do the job silently! Go to the official link provided to download or use the F-droid link provided below.
Blokada is served outside of Google’s official play store so follow the video to enable installation from other sources.
or use alternate stores like F-Droid
F-Droid is a robot with a passion for Free and Open Source (FOSS) software on the Android platform.