Jeremy Abroad

How to Watch Youtube on Mobile Without Ads and with the Screen Off

December 02, 2018

It seemed that most people don’t know how to do this, so I figured I’d write a post.

The problem with the Youtube App and Chrome are that 1. you get ads 2. when you turn off the screen while watching a Youtube video, the video stops playing.

Chrome on mobile doesn’t allow plugins, which is why I don’t use it.

Solution: Use Firefox

Firefox on mobile allows plugins.

For adblocking, I use uBlock.

When watching Youtube videos on Firefox, turning off the screen does not automatically stop playback unlike the Youtube app and Chrome.

The only downside is that there doesn’t seem to be a way to speed up playback. To me this is actually a pretty huge drawback, so if anyone knows how to bypass this please let me know.


Jeremy Bernier

Written by Jeremy Bernier who left the NYC rat race to travel the world, work remotely, and find the meaning of life.