YouTube Ad Blocking on Smart Devices


I recently set up NextDNS and have no issues on my desktop machines with ads being blocked on YouTube. However I've noticed that ads persist in YouTube on my smart devices such as my Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Android and Apple phones, etc.

My NextDNS is configured at the router level so any device connected to my network is using the same DNS that my desktops are using. If that is the case, how come these ads do not get blocked on these other devices? I know the ad blocking is working because things like browsers and other apps do show ads being blocked.

Any input would be great.

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      Olivier Poitrey Thanks for that link. I don't see any mention of smart devices though. Youtube ad blocking seems to work fine on desktop, just not within the apps of these devices. If the link is correct in that YouTube ads rely on more than just DNS, any idea why it works in one scenario vs not working in the other scenario?

    • Daniel youtube instream video ads can't be blocked using DNS on any platform.

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