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YouTube Will ‘Frustrate’ Some Users With Ads So They Pay for Music

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Lucas Shaw, writing for Bloomberg:

    People who treat YouTube like a music service, those passively listening for long periods of time, will encounter more ads, according to Lyor Cohen, the company’s global head of music. “You’re not going to be happy after you are jamming ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and you get an ad right after that,” Cohen said in an interview at the South by Southwest music festival.

    Correct, in fact I’d be so annoyed I’d go sign up for a music service like Spotify or Apple Music instead.

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  2. bransco2010


    their ads have been ridiculous lately. even the ads you can skip, if you hit the button it just sends you to another ad, sometimes one you CAN’T skip.
  3. CMilliken


    YouTube is just a disaster right now.
    SEMUSIC, skogsraet and Raku like this.
  4. KyleK

    Let's get these people moving faster! Supporter

    It sure is. Every day I seem to find new ways they're embedding more ads. Like now there are those banner ads pinned under the player in the app.
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  5. TedSchmosby


    i miss the days before auto-play
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  6. Fucking Dustin

    Please click "like" Supporter

    It's amazing how similar YouTube is to watching a movie on an airplane

    You look through the library, select what you want, get the volume set just right and as the opening scene begins...

    INTERCOM: *PSHHHHH* Hello everyone and welcome to American Airlines I'll be your captain today...
  7. joey-wan kenobi

    Happiness is a warm gun mama

    My gf still does YouTube because it’s free. I’ve went the Apple Music route and never looked back.

    Totally understand advertising, but it should be seamless and less invasive.
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    Man I loved the angry video game nerd, for sure still one of my favorites on Youtube
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