Recent complaints from YouTube users have raised concerns about service slowdowns when using adblock. Google has officially responded to these complaints, though clarity on the situation remains elusive.
Google Denies Adblock Connection
In a statement to journalists at the Android Central portal, Google representatives dismissed allegations of intentionally slowing down the site to counter ad-blocking browser plugins. They emphasized that recent loading delays on YouTube are unrelated to efforts to detect ad blockers. The company’s official position, as stated, suggests users refer to the help center for troubleshooting tips.
Users have previously reported that disabling the ad blocker resolves the issue of slow video downloads. Interestingly, some users experience YouTube slowdowns even with a Premium subscription, priced at $13.99 per month, which is designed to eliminate ads.
Premium Subscription Anomaly
Despite the Premium subscription, users have observed instances where YouTube still “slows down,” adding a layer of complexity to the situation, notes NIX Solutions.
In conclusion, Google’s response attempts to address concerns but leaves users seeking further clarification on the reported slowdowns associated with adblock usage on YouTube. Users are advised to explore troubleshooting tips provided by the service’s help center.