If you're afraid of not supporting content creators, remember that the revenue they get from ads is absolutely minimal and if you were to donate three cents to their patreon per month you'd probably be giving them more money than your views' worth on YouTube
Donating directly to projects you like is much better than subjecting yourself to ads, both for them and for your mental health
@dragon do you know of any online guides or anything for how to root your android?
@julia yeah it's really easy now for most devices
You find yours here https://twrp.me/Devices/
Then follow the instructions (might be harder for some devices, Samsung ones are a bit of a hassle iirc) to flash twrp
Then when you boot into it you can go to the flash menu and flash an app called magisk which you can find here https://magisk.me/ (flash the zip not the apk)
That'll root your phone and install magisk manager, you can find AdAway on F-Droid if you use it, or on github
@clarjon1 yep! A lot of them are 10 seconds long so you can skip it easily
TBH if you genuinely care for a content creator (maybe they are your online or IRL friend) its better to get them away from the YouTube ecosystem; demands to constantly upload content (sometimes more than once per week) to feed algorithms seem to burn many of them out after about 3-5 years (particularly if they try to use it for for a sole source of income, its not as much of an issue for older creators who already have a stable day job and their channel is linked to it)
@alexandria uBO sends money to websites?
@alexandria oh sorry I misunderstood yeah uBO is great but AdAway also removes ads inside of apps like the popups and banners and stuff
twitch is especially shit
@dragon I stream on twitch and ad rev is a few pennies a month if you run ads during breaks, and basically nothing if you don't
the "three cents" is literal. it is pennies for small streamers, and twitch still forces my viewers to watch preroll ads. ad blockers are good. a single $2.50 (take home of tier 1) subscription covers any small streamer's "lost" ad rev so many times over
re: twitch is especially shit
@dragon (and for me specifically, i stream once a week currently. i basically can't make ad rev even if i want to. the numbers i gave are assuming you stream most of the week and run ads once a stream)
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