I see ads on YouTube videos
Check YouTube Red availability
Check your membership status
Make sure your YouTube Red membership has not expired. In the YouTube app, tap your profile photo > My YouTube Red and scroll down to "Manage your membership."
If you recently lost access to YouTube Red and then re-subscribed, note that it will take a few hours for saved videos to become available again once you've re-subscribed. If you need to watch a video right away, tap Menu and select Retry download.
Check that you're signed in
- Try signing out and signing back in to the account associated with YouTube Red.
- Check that you see the YouTube Red logo (instead of the YouTube logo) in YouTube.
- Note that if you're watching a YouTube video in another app, you may see ads. This is because some apps display YouTube videos in a lightweight web browser rather than in the YouTube app. To avoid seeing ads, sign in to the YouTube account associated with your YouTube Red membership in the lightweight web browser.
- Make sure you're signed in on your TV to the Google account associated with your YouTube Red membership.
- If you're casting to your TV, make sure you're signed in to the correct account on both the TV and the computer or mobile device you're using to cast.
- If you're using Google Home, make sure you're signed in to the correct account in the Google Home app.
Check if you've blocked YouTube cookies
If you're watching a YouTube video embedded on a website, make sure you're not blocking YouTube cookies.
To do this:
- On a computer, open Google Chrome.
- At the top right, select Menu > Settings.
- At the bottom, select Show advanced settings.
- In the "Privacy" section, select Content settings.
- Select Manage exceptions.
- Create an exception for "[*.]youtube.com."
- To the right, select Close.
Check if you're seeing info cards or annotations
Sometimes you may see an info card or annotation in a video, which might look like an ad. YouTube creators can include these cards in their videos, but they are not ads—learn more about cards and annotations on YouTube. Your YouTube Red membership won't hide cards or annotations. However, if you're using YouTube on a computer, you may be able to disable them within your settings in YouTube (select your profile photo > Settings > Playback).
Contact support & submit product feedback
- The type of ad you saw (video ad before your video started, banner/text ad at the bottom of the video, video ad in the middle of a video, ad on homepage or browser page).
- Where you saw the ad (youtube.com, YouTube mobile app, or a TV or game console).
- Include a link to the video.
- Let us know approximately when you saw the ad.
- You can also submit feedback about your issue. You won't get a response, but your feedback will be shared with YouTube.
- To do this, select your profile photo > Feedback in YouTube.
- Make sure to check the box for "System logs." This helps us better understand your issue.