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Homeless_Kids

Cons: it costs money


singingaknb

YouTube: mon-ey?


masterhal123

Monke


singingaknb

Slunke


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thechaimel

I would rather have it enslaved to my bank account than free it


46554B4E4348414453

Do you love monke or do you love me


Loud-Cheesecake-2766

Also YouTube: demonetized


usclone

🥺 👉👈


Only-Guidance1678

I had YouTube premium for months they still won't leave you alone they will still ask to buy premium (not through ads but through random pop-ups)


James_099

They’re taking the mafia insurance approach. “You know, $15 a month sure could be beneficial to you. Sure would be a shame if you were to run into, I don’t know, two, three ads before each video?”


ApGaren

"would be a real shame if someone destroyed your viewing experience"


obedear__

“Smart guy like you of course wouldn’t ever want that to happen. Say you’ve got a red hot looker sittin’ next to ya while watching something turning both your engines on. She leans into your chest and starts reaching down to your favorite place while watching the show, when all of the sudden, an ad louder than Baby Face Nelson’s Tommy Gun interrupts. The ad was a 2 minute long extremely depressing child abuse PSA. Your pretty little trick sits up straight, getting off your chest and holds her hand to her heart. After the ad ends, total silence, when your video comes back on. You look over and see her burying her face in her hands and legs and begins sobbing. You try to comfort her but she can barely get any words out besides “I’m so sorry, I just have to go” as she grabs her things and leaves out the door. You’re standing there confused and half erect, wondering wtf just happened. Well turns out that gal has PTSD from a horrific childhood and that ad triggered it. You didn’t know that, but we did. Ya see guy, we have all your data, ya know to keep you *safe* pal. We also have your pretty little date’s data. She’d spent a lot of time on the Internet researching PTSD treatment. You’ve never searched anything related to that, but since she was in your house (beautiful home by the way) and on your wifi, her targeted ads can now be shown on your television. $15 a month will keep you safe from that happenin’. *Flicks cigar onto your floor* smart guy like you wouldn’t want something like that to happen, now would you? Call me.”


BertMacGyver

I logged into the official app just so I could claim a free shitty award to give to you for this. Believe me, that is not something to take lightly.


obedear__

What’s funny is I wrote this bit from a really similar experience I had a couple years back, except I was the girl in real life. Real life bad experiences can be inspiration for music, art, writing, stuff like that, and I find it therapeutic in a way. Like if I can recontextualize something bad that’s happened in my life and make it into something light hearted in a way, I feel like it helps me heal. Especially if I can turn a dark experience into dark humor that makes people laugh. Thanks for the award (and the digital hug it represents) 💗


BertMacGyver

Ah shit, sorry to hear about the trauma. Glad you're finding ways to help heal which also give others a laugh!


Ou75ider

Hahaa


DisoLoser

Really nice writing, thanks for this.


spherical_cow314

Priceless! Read it in Don Corleone's voice


PM_ME_UR_POKIES_GIRL

"You know how you like listening to Youtube with your screen off? weeeelll... That's a premium service, see?"


knorke3

Look up YouTube vanced :)


RedstoneRelic

Firefox also had adblocking abilities too!


heretocallthebot

The vanced team have also modded YouTube music as well


spherical_cow314

Ikr... I won't simp for Spotify either. uBlock Origin blocks ads on PC for Youtube AND Spotify. Youtube Vanced and Music for uninterrupted experience on Android phone. Youtube premium can fuck right off


hugaddiction

Cons: no porn


Tank_blitz

not buying it then


akatherder

We found him. The one dude who apparently pays for porn and keeps the entire industry afloat.


The_Chimeran_Hybrid

Gotta have the premium experience on PH.


iyioi

You see how much YouTube tv costs? Insane. It’s cable all over again.


dosethenation

Dude seriously, they have one of the most successful platforms in history and they're choosing to run it into the ground. It's pitiful that they can't do better and I predict they will be gone within the decade because people are slowly growing tired of their shit...


orbitalUncertainty

I've legitimately switched over to dailymotion and vimeo. I'm tired of it. I ripped the few videos from YT that I routinely watch and they support my favorite creators on Patreon. I still get their videos and they actually get some sort of income for what they do, since we all know YT pays absolute ass nothing nowadays


Montigue

Because it is cable without a cable box


nine_legged_stool

Not if you use Vanced


tadalwxd

Pro: you can pretend you're Argentinian and get it for < $1/month.


SpiceHogs

I just block all the ads for free.


Werpogil

One of the few times I'm actually happy I live in a shithole - YT premium costs like 2 bucks here and I'm making decent money even by the global standards.


StEaLtHmAn_1

It's like Winrar except more annoying


singingaknb

I’m out of the loop, what’s Winrar?


StEaLtHmAn_1

It's a, popular, 26 year old data compression/extraction software tool. (It makes zip/rar files) Their market strategy has always been annoy the customer into paying but it's free to use.


singingaknb

I had a girlfriend like that once.


SBAWTA

What's a "girlfriend"? Where can I donwload it and is it open source?


nickmaran

I heard that it's too costly. Download in torrent


rayjaywolf

Downloaded a cracked Chinese girlfriend, it had virus :(


FriendlyAgent007

Be happy you did not get a Thai girlfriend, I heard they sometimes come with the wrong connector and have aftermarket parts installed.


MeKnowWhatUDid

Mine was open source. Apparently the entire school football team contributed.


bamimeneel

lmaooo


Affectionate-Pea282B

Trust me you don’t want it to be open source!


mvpetri

It is like a locker. Some can open it, some can't. You think your key is appropriate, but LockPickingLawyer have fancy tools and he will open it faster and better than you ever could


Mujokan

You can get one for free but it may have a virus.


StEaLtHmAn_1

Hahahaha same- sadkek


beardMoseElkDerBabon

"It's a popular, 26 years old girlfriend/extraction tool. (She gives a lot.) Her market strategy has always been annoy the boyfriend into paying but she's free to use."


MrWr4th

Actually winrar's strategy is to be the household name everyone knows for file extraction by being free for the average consumer, so that businesses, which have to actually buy the licences for any software they use, are likely to default to winrar. They don't really expect private users to pay them.


Stocksviewer1

That was the strategy Apple used back in 2012 when they distributed free MacBooks to schools. The idea was, when they grow old enough to buy their own laptop, they’d go for their computers over Windows


I_Am_A_Mudcrab

Jokes on them, my entire school used them and grew to hate apple products


jnd-cz

Must be a fluke. I see so many young people with Apple products, US is their best market by far, they have truly cult following. Not sure how much free macbooks helped but they are everywhere.


JumpForWaffles

I'd say iPods and the iPhone got far more people into Apple products


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nickmaran

>26 years old Wow, it's older than half of reddit


MeKnowWhatUDid

That's older than reddit.


i_will_never_cuss

That thing saved my life for compressing a file


nine_legged_stool

Jesus Christ, kid. Take a seat. You see, back in my day...


GaryHC

Holy shit this make me feel old


mmbeppi

Are you tall enough for this ride son


TheyUsedToCallMeJack

I wish I was that young again


acelilarslan

Bruh. How much time do I have left on the earth?


SpiceHogs

Oh no I'm old.


Docmcdonald

You wash your mouth. Winrar's begging is classy and non intrusive.


theLuminescentlion

WinRAR is valid and useful and isn't making bank off of showing 3 ads before every video already.


Overheaddrop080

The exact reason I use 7zip


hemlo86

I honestly might buy winrar just because of how much I’ve used the free version over the years.


mr_ExTRo

I'm using it. No ads in the phone app, no ads in TV app. Can download videos on the phone and watch it on the plane or train while traveling. Don't understand why people hate it so much.


Zoneschijn

Cuz we can't even afford to travel by plane


crestonebeard

Oh come on the plan is simple: Step 1 - Have problem Step 2 - Have money Step 3 - Spend money to solve problem Is that so hard?


missingmytowel

>Step 2- Make Money Fixed it for you.


Tina_ComeGetSomeHam

Third job it is... MiLLeNniALs ArE caNcELiNg BAbiEs!


stopbeingatotalbitch

Are you telling me that you can’t work 3 jobs and take care of 3 kids all at once? WEAK! When I was your age…


somecallmemike

When they were our age they could leave the wife at home to do the child rearing and work a mindless factory job making the equivalent of $90k a year today. Fucking boomers are the absolute *worst*.


Streetfarm

how get money


MrMundungus

Not get money. Just have.


Streetfarm

Oh ok thx


BipityBopWasTaken

Vanced. That's why


mr_ExTRo

You can't get it for TV though. Only if you have some tv that run Android, or some Android cast box. For me it relatively cheap, so I'm okay with paying in that case.


MrUnderpantsss

Bro we use Vanced. What makes you think we can afford a TV


BetterCallMyJungler

Speak for yourself, I have my 14 inch crt tv.


VanguardDeezNuts

I just peek into the neighbour's living room to watch their TV. Sometimes it is even turned on when I watch it.


macksfor3

Smartubenext


dirtynj

Bob Vance from Vance refrigeration?


Montigue

What kind of work are you in Bob?


georgi544

Vanced for phone, FreeTube and youtube-dl for desktop.


Basu58

Adblock works fine in desktop as well


InvadingBacon

I even double up on adblocks with AdBlock and Ublock origin


risheeb1002

What if they block each other?


dstayton

Don’t forget sponsorblock because it’s just annoying at this point. I just want the content and not another ad. Luckily someone also made an iOS port for the tweaked iOS app and jailbroken versions.


GenSmit

Does Vanced give revenue to the content creators? No it doesn't. At least with premium I can still support content I enjoy while watching ad free.


orbitalUncertainty

My favorite creators get far more money from my $1 monthly sub on patreon than they do from my views. YouTube is not a good company and does not deserve my money, or making money from my ad watches or me paying for a subscription service.


fjhus16

Most get sponsorships or have ads in the actual video nowadays.


Mutorials

Luckily we also have Sponsorblock :)


12bucksucknfuck

The revenue creators actually get from you watching the videos is negligible


GenSmit

Ad revenue yes, but premium watch time actually contributes more to a creator than ad revenue. I don't remember the exact breakdown but I believe 10 normal views equals 1 premium view.


TheThunderGuyS

The vast majority of creators do it as a hobby and would rather you actually enjoy the video. Those who do it as a full time career have a much larger following and many sponsors that fund them far more than YouTube ever will.


BipityBopWasTaken

That's your opinion. Do whatever you wish to do. I just like vanced because I can't really afford YouTube premium


throwawaygoawaynz

The hate is because YouTube slowly over time forced more and more ads down our throat obnoxiously, and for those of us with iPhone, TV, and game console YouTube is basically unwatchable without premium. Google were also scummy in the sense they used to allow YouTube to play in the background on iPhone then took that feature away and gated it behind premium. I also hate giving Google money due to their business model.


suninabox

Yup. It's weird how some of the "vote with your dollars" folk also think "reward businesses for shitty business practices you hate so they'll stop deliberately annoying you" is a good strategy


DystopiaLite

Yes, but are you possibly conflating two groups of people into one demographic? Sure, there is probably some overlap somewhere, but are you referencing actual cases you have seen?


GermansTookMyBike

This is exactly why. Who knows what else Youtube will ruin and then make premium in the future. 1080p only on premium? Autoplay only on premium? Subscribing only on premium? Who knows. Youtube has a monopoly on the market so they can do whatever they want.


CaptainCacheTV

Was going to say exactly this. I've been using YouTube since before ads on the platform existed. Then after Google acquired it, the slow boil began. First it was overlays, then 5 second ads on really popular videos you could skip. Then they started gating features (YouTube being able to play videos in the background on mobile apps). Then the ads started getting longer, 7 seconds, 10 seconds, etc. Then every once every blue moon you'd encounter an ad that you couldn't skip! Over time the ads got longer, un-skipable ads became more frequent, all of it built up to where we are now. Now I'm personally at the point where I can afford the premium service, I use YouTube enough where it'd be worth it, I just can't bring myself to subscribe after resisting for so long. Why can't we just have nice things without monetizing the shit out of them?


NinjaLion

> Why can't we just have nice things without monetizing the shit out of them? The Annual cost of running and maintaining YouTube is around $6,350,000,000 This is why


Dominaremortis

Because why pay for what you can get for free? Get AdBlock and you can enjoy things again w.o the constant coercion to waste money.


WhimsicalJape

The thing that tipped me over into paying was that when a YouTube premium member watches someone’s video they get more money from it than if someone had just watched with ads on, and they get nothing from people who run ad block. So it depends how you engage with YouTube really, I have a lot of content creators I follow and like and also consume a lot of YouTube, so it started to feel for me like the best way to support the content creators I like AND not have to put up with ads. Not saying that’s the way people ought to do it, just why I pay for something I could get free.


suninabox

>So it depends how you engage with YouTube really, I have a lot of content creators I follow and like and also consume a lot of YouTube, so it started to feel for me like the best way to support the content creators I like AND not have to put up with ads. If you want to support creators and avoid ads, an adblock and donating to them personally will end up with the same result but more money in the creators pocket and less in the aspiring internet monopolies pocket. Youtube already makes huge profits, they don't need any more of your money, especially with all the dark pattern bullshit they've slowly started to implement over the last 10 years.


WhimsicalJape

As someone said in another comment, supporting each creator would become really prohibitive for me quickly, so even if I have to throw a bit of cash at Youtube to get the creators I watch more money they'll get more money from me overall. As much as I'd love to throw $5 a month at each creator I follow that's just not doable for me.


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Whatsapokemon

Idunno, I like that creators I like get a cut of my youtube premium subscription when I watch them. Plus you get access to Youtube Music included with it, which is basically just the same as Spotify or whatever. Plus it means I don't have to rely on some random addon which could stop being maintained at any moment.


rockstarvapes

Same. Family plan here. 6 accounts included, so wife + family have access. I use the music app 4+ hrs a day, probably a similar number of hours on YouTube itself 😆 Anytime someone else pulls up a YouTube video and an ad plays, or they are running a music service with ads, I praise Ctulhu for my YT Premium 🙌


ContrarianThinking

AdBlock doesn’t work in-app on a phone.


nickmaran

Same. I mainly use it coz I spend hours in watching YouTube on TV and I live in a place where I don't understand the language and some times I get local advertisements which are really annoying.


jeepersjess

Because it was free until one of the most profitable companies bought and started shoving progressively more ads down our throats while demanding our money.


Bognar

No matter who they were acquired by or if they weren't acquired at all, it's guaranteed that YouTube would have had to turn a profit or be shut down.


ACardAttack

Because they wont stop asking with that damn pop up


monkeybutts2017

Not to mention it also gives you access to the music app premium.


Anhyzer31290

I was a hater forever then decided I wanted to do a free trial. It's been many months and there is no way I can go back to ads. Out of all the streaming services I pay for, it's my most used. An ad for a 90 minute video wouldn't be bad but I would get so frustrated looking up a 2 minute clip with 3 ads.


singingaknb

How dare you! …also how much is it?


JunpeiHarry

£11.99 per month, GBP. About $16.50 or 14€


singingaknb

Do they accept Diner’s Club?


nickmaran

Nah. We need to move some money from our Swiss account


Dutch2211

Just download YouTube VANCED app. It's free and even better. It has sponsorblock that skips sponsor ads. Has true amoled black, and has more customisation. Oh and its FREE. So 100+ dollar a year to invest in stonks!


Soup-Demon

The people on reddit don't know about vanced bro I have seeing so many times... It give me pain...


Yasel70

Not everyone is an Android user.


ACardAttack

They might be stuck on iOS


HermeticAbyss

Some of the people of reddit use youtube on their tv bro. Can you use vanced on the tv bro no you can't.


ManFart69

"Buys YouTube premium" YouTube: "get YouTube premium plus today for only 1.99"


singingaknb

Is that actually a thing?


ManFart69

Don't think so but if they can convince you to buy YouTube premium, then why not try to get some more money out of you?


singingaknb

Exactly. 10 years from now: Upgrade now to YouTube Premium Plus Gold Diamond Platinum Exclusive Club


ManFart69

Only 1 add an hour


singingaknb

Done


nickmaran

Shhh don't give them any news ideas


danny12beje

That's some ubisoft level shit.


murph798

When I upgraded to Premium for a free trial it changed to asking me to get YouTube TV instead.


FPSUsername

YouTube: gets paid to place ads Also YouTube: gets paid to remove ads YouTubers: get paid by companies to advertise shitty low quality products. Me, an intellectual: ublock origin and sponsorblock


singingaknb

This guy gets it


Zoneschijn

I didn't know about sponsorblock, thanks mate!


MeKnowWhatUDid

Sponsorblock is literally a gamechanger. Haven't heard the phrase nord vpn or raid shadow legends in a long time.


hackerboiiii

Same, except on Internet Historian videos, his ads are amazing


VexerForever

Top tier ad game. Disrupt does them really well too, and Brandon Rogers did pretty funny one IMO


GenSmit

Big Money Salvia does some pretty [pretty amazing ads as well. ](https://youtu.be/kF0ETMQ-DDs)


BipityBopWasTaken

Vanced


seba07

Pro: you don't see ads but in contrast to adblocker, the content creator still gets payed. Nobody wants to work for free.


SirMarcoVanRamme

Don't forget about yt music. Recommendations there are way better than Spotify imo.


MagicPuffIsCool

I just use primary YouTube app, it does a better job then any other music service purely based on the fact there's literally any song you can think of, none of that "why isnt this song on spotify" issue


SolZaul

Psst, you can do that on yt music too


MuckingFagical

also no ads on mobile, free music streaming service, downloads. all this for almost no added cost over my old Google play music. literally never going back it's great.


umbrajoke

I just wish they put some effort into the DL side of things. That shit is barebones and buggy as hell when all you need it to do is play what you downloaded. They could make some basic QoL improvements and I'd be happy.


corylulu

To think, everyone complains about YouTube premium ads for a site that provides unlimited access to every kind of video and music content you can think of for free, but never says shit about free Spotify or every other service that does the same shit for far lesser content libraries


Shakes42

Yup. Its well worth the money. People want to get paid and you want ad free service. Its the logical answer. Same with people moaning about Spotify adverts. Spotify doesn't have adverts, thats the trial/demo spotify. Having to pay for many many streaming services is getting silly but we all use you tube for this or that. Its probably the first thing most people should think about. I use you tube more hrs a week than i do netflix but netflix feels like a no brainer.


MrPotassiumCyanide

i mean sure, i can pay for youtube premium or I CAN MOVE TO A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY CURRENTLY AT CIVIL WAR WITH LIMITED INTERNET ACESS SO THAT YOUTUBE WOULD'T SHOWER ME WITH AN AD EVERY THREE SECONDS. btw i am in Myanmar


singingaknb

I guess either one works


dragondeezballzZ

Damn bruh how are things now? Are the people resisting military rule?


MrPotassiumCyanide

It ain't too bad, they shoot us from time to time but as long as there is solid cover to hide behind you are alright


productivenef

Right on


WayfadedDude

i am resisting Rebel rule. am in military


Asone2004

YouTube premium is actually pretty nice, like unironically


Roi_Loutre

Why ?


SirMarcoVanRamme

You don't see ads and still support the people that you watch, you can download stuff and you have yt music.


RoboSpark725

You also get to watch all of the YouTube Red series like Game Lab by MatPat or Mind Field by Vsauce


axxonn13

and can play videos with the screen locked.


EdgeMentality

- YT music included, you can consolidate subscribtions, bye spotify - Actually support creators even better than ads - High budget creator made shows like MindField by Vsauce - Voting with your wallet for a business model that isn't infested by ads, and driven to become more and more cancer my the adblock arms race


Best_Peace_9844

I recently switched from Spotify to YT Premium. It's without question the best streaming service available. * I pay $17.99/month and get 5 accounts to give to anyone I want. * Anyone on the plan gets YT Premium, which aside from the ads now has a lot of free (good) movies on it. * They also get YT Music which is objectively the best music streaming service available. * In addition, any Play Store apps that someone in my group purchases, everyone in the group gets access to. That alone is such a huge bonus if you're the type of person that prefers paid apps and games over ad-supported apps and freemium games. If you actually evaluate the cost and service compared to other options, it's without question the best one out there. It's not even close.


Avondubs

Let me introduce you to my little friend [Vanced](https://vancedmanager.app/)


Phtpnk

First thing I installed once I got a new phone. It's marvelous.


Avondubs

I actually forget YouTube has ads until people try to show me vids on their devices. Which reminds me how lucky we are to have vanced.


x_Slim

There's also a fork that adds sponsorblock functionality. Sponsorblock on mobile is a game changer.


Doofitator

Vanced is not open source - how could there be a fork? Sponsorblock is included in Vanced as downloaded via Vanced Manager.


Chris_ssj2

When people i know show me their phone with yt ads then I just install vanced on their phone too


Agelouthkious

pros: it greatly supports the youtuber you are watching while having premium but nobody talks about that


NotJackspedicy

They have tunnel vision towards getting rid of ads.


LordGrudleBeard

Yeah it's not an occasional ad it's like cable tv ad levels


hazelfayeeeer

That and I stream music there more rather than Spotify. Youtube Music has a better algorithm in recommending songs.


bezzedupaj31

Yes completely agree on this. YT Music still has a long long way to go to compete with spotify and apple music but there are defo some clear advantages it has such as the recommendations and the fact that I can have youtube videos on my playlist added with ease so I can listen to old mixtapes that aren't available in streaming services.


EdgeMentality

Your list is missing some things: - YT music included, you can consolidate subscribtions, bye spotify - Actually support creators even better than ads - High budget creator made shows like MindField by Vsauce - Voting with your wallet for a business model that isn't infested by ads, and driven to become more and more cancer my the adblock arms race


Username-blank

nothing that an adblocker and element blocker cant do


singingaknb

I watch it on my modified leapfrog 3G. Any tips for installing ad blocker?


Username-blank

go to chrome.google.com download ublock origin


dnoj

Ublock Origin? AdBlock? YouTube vanced? Is that not a thing anymore? Am i missing something???


ProNerdPanda

Yeah supporting the creators you like. That’s what you’re missing.


bezzedupaj31

Fr, like i get it u can watch it for free and thats fine you may have your reasons as to why but I don't get why there are those that like to ridicule premium users as if its the most absurd thing they've ever seen.


Vashi_Spachek

Pros: Download videos, no ads, access to some extra content (like Vsauce's YT specials). If you watch while traveling, then it's a no-brainer. Premium supposedly supports payments to creators (I can't verify this, don't kill me please). I seem to remember there being talk about getting 1 or more "free" subs for you favorite channels. Don't forget YT music. ​ It's not the greatest deal, but it's not daylight robbery like some seem to think.


Best_Peace_9844

>It's not the greatest deal By every measurement, objectively, it is the greatest deal in streaming services right now.


screamline82

There's Netflix at $15 a month, Hulu where can pay and still have ads or pay more for no ads, ... Both of which I spend about an hour or so a week on. Or YT which is constantly on through the week. $/hr spent is miniscule for me with YT, even before the music service


The_Not_So_Wanted

Create problem Sell the solution


nuke-proof

I don't get all the hate... * YouTube Music app has more music on it than Spotify, it's actually why I switched, anything I couldn't find on Spotify, I can find on YouTube music * Ad free YouTube * Downloadable videos & music * Play in the background while my phone is locked / screen off * Costs basically the same as Spotify but comes with way more... I don't like YouTube's company ethos but you get way more for your money than you would with Spotify...


EvenAH27

Youtube Vanced 😎


KarlKaz

As someone who's bought it, I can say it's pretty worth it. And I can fucking avoid Spotify premium with it too.


ProNerdPanda

I hate threads like this because everyone says the usual idiotic “DURR BRUH JUST GET VANCED OR AN ADBLOCK” As a content creator myself go die in a hole. Premium is 12/month and **not only** you get to not have ads, download videos and have music, but you *also support your favorite creators, more than ads do*. So before you go around Reddit crusading for “**muh free entertainment**” remember that there’s people spending 5-8 hours a day making and editing videos just so you can spend your day vegetating on a chair watching them and your response is “go to hell I won’t pay a penny for this!” As I said again, go die in a hole, I have premium, get premium.


GermansTookMyBike

Yeah yeah you want more money. You are the one who decided to make content on a platform that does not in any way guarantee you'll be paid for your work. If you want to be rewarded for the hours you work go work at a media company


MAROMODS

Best $17 bucks I spend a month.


SirLagg_alot

And you support a creator more per view. They get more money per view than someone who watches ads. So that's nice.


Ume145555

Youtube premium doesn't exist in my country istg Ive never gotten a single annoying message from them