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  • YouTube has begun skipping videos for users attempting to access the service with an active ad blocker.
  • If you manage to get past the skipping videos, YouTube also mutes the video.
  • Users report success in bypassing these measures with different ad blockers, but we recommend exploring YouTube Premium as a hassle-free solution.

YouTube has been fighting ad blockers for a while now, recommending users either subscribe to YouTube Premium or switch off their ad blocker and make peace with the platform’s ever-increasing ads. The platform has adopted various tricks, like slowdowns, countdown clocks, and more, to persuade more users to jump over to fair means of monetization. The latest move from YouTube against adblockers is to start skipping videos entirely and even mute their audio.

Reddit user SDHD4K has shared YouTube’s latest tactic against ad blockers. If you have an ad blocker enabled, playing a video will jump you directly to the end of it, skipping playback entirely.