Video streaming platform YouTube is the most popular platform to watch videos or songs and even movies without extra cost. However, only premium subscribers are privileged to watch the videos or listen to music without any interruption of commercial ads during streaming.
On the other hand, normal users have to bear the brunt of watching ads. While some of the ads are skippable after a few seconds, some of the ads are unskippable, which certainly is a waste of time.
Now, adding to the woes of free users, YouTube may introduce five unskippable ads before streaming the video.
As per the latest reports, YouTube recently tested this feature and may introduce it very soon.
Well, such reports have irked the users and many have expressed disappointment over the step.
Later, after getting lashed out by the netizens, YouTube tweeted that the plan will not be implemented for all videos. Even the video streaming platform clarified that the 'long ads' will not be very long.
Clarifying the same, YouTube confirmed that the duration of each ad would be only six seconds long.
YouTube's Tweet read: “This may happen with a certain type of ad format called bumper ads since they are only up to 6 seconds long. If you’d like, you can send feedback directly from YouTube via the send feedback tool."
Bringing together the clarification made by YouTube, it can be said that if there are five unskippable ads before the video starts streaming, the free users have to wait for approximately 30 seconds to watch the selected video or music file.
To watch ad-free videos on YouTube, either the users need to use Chrome's ad blocker extension on their desktop or spend money to become owners of a premier subscription. Premier subscribers also can avail some extra benefits as well.