YouTube Puts Third-Party Apps On Notice

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Steven Scott and Shaun Preece discuss the recent crackdown by YouTube on third-party apps that violate its terms of service, specifically ad-blocking apps.

They explore the potential impact on popular apps like Accessible YouTube Downloader Pro, which bypasses ads and provides ease of access for Windows users. They also touch on YouTube Vanced, an app that was reportedly shut down by YouTube for similar reasons in 2022.

The hosts delve into the ethical implications of using ad-blocking apps, arguing that such apps may be violating the rights of content creators on YouTube. They also consider the issue of downloading YouTube videos as audio and whether it goes against YouTube’s terms of service.

Additionally, they discuss the importance of equal access and the challenges faced by the visually impaired community in accessing audio-described content.

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