@coaxmetal: @rgman84: Hey unfortunately the YouTube channel has no way to tell the difference between Premium subscribers and non-Premium subscribers. The on-site player will be ad-free for Premium subscribers, though, and you can flip back to it via the button at the middle-bottom of the video screen if you like.
@frytup: for me, iOS. I haven’t gotten around to setting up a pi hole yet, but it seems like in the past few months, youtube has cranked the video ads up to 11. It used to be just before a video, but it’s gotten incredibly disruptive, to the point of interrupting a video mid word.
It’s gotten so bad for me that if I can’t watch on a device with Adblock, I don’t bother. I was happily watching two to three videos a night with ads before the videos to 0 videos now that those same videos have ads before, during, during, and at the end.
@rorie: I know its not really your call or not but I would feel that the default for premium users should be the internal ad free player?
We've gone back and forth on this a few times over the last couple of years. If it's a big issue with YouTube ramping up the video ads we'll see what we can do to change the default! But if you switch it once that save should be changed for future visits, at least.