Bypass YouTube Ads (and other sites as well)
An easy way to bypass YouTube's ads is this: .
Exactly, a period! No extensions or addons are needed.
Please, explain this!
Sure. Well, websites forget to normalize the hostname, the content is still served, but there's no hostname match on the browser so no cookies and broken CORS - and lots of bigger sites use a different domain to serve ads/media with a whitelist that doesn't contain the extra dot.
If you want this to work on mobile browsers, use the "Request Desktop Site" feature.
Skip the ads using like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuB8VUICGqc // will occasionally show ads
https://www.youtube.com./watch?v=DuB8VUICGqc // will not show ads
This works for many news websites as well serving paywalls, e.g.