THIS EXTENSION DOES NOT BLOCK NORMAL YOUTUBE ADS, ONLY SPONSORS INSIDE VIDEOS. Use Adguard along with this extension to block both types.
SponsorBlock lets you skip over sponsors, intros, outros, subscription reminders, and other annoying parts of YouTube videos. SponsorBlock is a crowdsourced browser extension that let's anyone submit the start and end time's of sponsored segments and other segments of YouTube videos. Once one person submits this information, everyone else with this extension will skip right over the sponsored segment.
You can also skip over non music sections of music videos.
This is open source and the entire database is public.
Access your data for youtube.com, www.youtube-nocookie.com:
- Used to modify the YouTube webpage
Data usage explanations:
"Authentication Information": When you install the extension, it will generate a random "userID" that is used when submitting or voting. This allows you to appear on the leaderboard and helps determine reputation of submissions.
With this extension, you will automatically skip YouTube sponsors.
More information about how it works: https://sponsor.ajay.app
Source code: https://github.com/ajayyy/SponsorBlock
- Add separate keybind for skip to highlight
- Fix tips from moderators not opening chat box
- Don't show start button when editing highlight
Ratings and Reviews
Works Just as Advertised
It’s great to see the developer of one of my favorite desktop browser extensions wasted no time porting it to Safari on iOS. It’s clean, functional, customizable, unobtrusive, and reasonably priced. While there are still some limitations (e.g., only works in default Safari app and not other browsers or WebViews), these are restrictions entirely on Apple’s side. I have little doubt this will be updated as soon as Apple unfurls their belated extension API at whatever glacial pace suits the world’s first $3 trillion company.
Love the extension but....it's 100% free!!!
I feel a little duped by Apple since this 100% free, open-source code/extension is being sold for a profit on the App Store. Now, I'm happy to pay for this product, especially since the developer will get something. I've supported alot of small-time developers in the past for creating and sharing some rather nifty apps. I just strongly disagree with the way Apple has monetized this BROWSER EXTENSION and will ultimately reap some profit. Hopefully Ajay gets more than 50%. I bet you can even find it by searching under your browser's extensions....Anyways, awesome little extension that ACTUALLY works and I love the crowd-sourced aspect of it.
Developer Response ,
Appreciate the concern, but yes it is me uploading it here on my own will. I needed to pay the 100$/year apple fee and buy a mac to compile the extension
Thank you for doing this
I've used this extension for quite a while on Chrome and can confirm that this version works on Safari. I'll gladly pay a couple of dollars to not have every other video I watch imploring me to smash the like and subscribe buttons.
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- Ajay Ramachandran
- 2 MB
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 15.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 15.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 10.14.6 or later.
- Age Rating
- © SponsorBlock Contributors Under LGPL-3.0
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.