YouTube content has become much richer over the last few years. Multiple channels are producing high-quality videos of longer duration. Moreover, all this content is free. However, you have to pay a small price in terms of your time. The video platform plays small ads in the middle of the video. However, now you can avoid getting disturbed by such ads without using any third-party software or ad-blocker. YouTube is now offering a decent bargain to its users. Read more to find about How To Watch Long YouTube Videos Without Interruptions
All you have to do to enjoy interruption-free video content is sit through two non-skippable ads in the beginning. YouTube will offer this choice to users before the start of a long-format video. The new features called ‘Ad Pods’ will let you watch longer videos without interruptions.
YouTube will start testing the new feature pretty soon. The Ad-pods service will initially be forced on the desktop version of the video platform. The new feature will later be rolled out to the YouTube app on smartphones and TVs.
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How To Watch Long YouTube Videos Without Interruptions
Once the Ad-pods service is rolled out, all you have to is choose to watch the two ads in the beginning. This will automatically allow you to enjoy interruption-free long videos.
Till then, you head over to Google Web Store on Chrome and choose an ‘ad blocker’ extension.
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The new service will make the YouTube viewing experience less annoying. The two ads (non-skippable) will be played consecutively. Currently, YouTube plays an ad at the start of a long format clip and again in the middle of the video.
“Our recent user experience research suggests that in addition to factors such as the length of ads, viewers are quite sensitive to the frequency of ad breaks, especially during longer viewing sessions. We learned that fewer interruptions are correlated with better user metrics, including less abandonment of content and higher rates of ad viewing,” said Google Video Ads Product Manager, Khushbu Rathi.
“We will begin testing ad pods–two ads stacked back to back, where viewers have the option to skip directly to the content if it’s not the right ad for them,” she added.
YouTube claims that the new feature will offer 40 percent lesser interruptions on the platform. At the same time, it expects an 8-11 percent increase in an advertiser’s reach.
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