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4OD too many adverts and can't be skipped

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Trying to watch some videos on YouTube courtesy of 4OD is a complete waste of time because of those flippin' adverts.  It was Gordon Ramsays Kitchen Nightmares I was trying to watch as it happens.  I started the video and I put up with watching an advert at the start.  OK, nothing is for free so I figure that you have to put up with the odd advert here and there.

Not the case with 4OD apparently.  It's worse than having a television!  I got about 10 to 15 minutes into the episode and in kicked the adverts, just like the old goggle box.  Now we have these great slider things on YouTube and most other video sites, they enable you to skip past the crap you don't want to watch.

This doesn't work with 4OD and your'e forced to (quite literally) watch REALLY BORING adverts.  Not one advert, not two adverts but three or four and quite frankly, it's a waste of MY LIFE!

Remote control next button There's no way around this as far as I can see.  You've just got to endure them and you can hit refresh as many times as you like, they'll just show you MORE adverts.  It's as if your'e being punished with these adverts for having the audacity to try and avoid them in the first place.  Who do they think they are for gods sake?  The BBC iPlayer can show a complete episode or a film without the need for ads and you had one right at the start, wasn't that enough?

We don't want to watch advert after advert...

Here's a message to 4OD and all the other big shot so-called TV on demand sites out there.  We don't want to watch advert after advert.  Were happy to sit through one at that start and maybe one in the middle, but were not going to sit there and watch them non stop.  We'll TURN OFF.  We did it with terrestrial and satellite TV and well do it with TV on demand too!  We'll go somewhere else that doesn't have adverts or we'll just download THAT show from somewhere else will all the ads removed. 

Learn a lesson here.  If you get greedy and try to suck up ALL of our time you'll get nothing at all!  Man..  I am seriously peed off right now.  I was enjoying that show and now Im so angry right now barely think straight, and it was all because I was caught in a loop of adverts, unable to skip them and get on with the rest of the programme.

By: Hate TV adverts


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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

Like I said many times, we record it on the trusty Humax and fast forward through the ads. The Handmaid's Tale is one of the best things on tv at the moment, wouldn't miss it!
25/07 grumpyoldwoman
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Peter

Peter

Hi I was trying to watch the first episode of season 4 of The Handmaids Tale yesterday and gave up half way through. The amount and frequency of ads were ridiculous and ruined the whole experience. I was able to get seasons 1-3 on Prime with no ads or interruptions at all. Yes BBC has no ads which is great but off course your paying your TV license for that privilege.
22/07 Peter
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  Harold Burton

Harold Burton

thanks for the pop-up block information Please tell me about the cookies set by websites, they are good or bad and how to prevent the bad cookies? Is cookies responsible for the data theft
Harold Burton
03/07 Harold Burton
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PassivePineapple

PassivePineapple

it is no wonder things like youtube are taking over. i payed for prime just to watch the handmaid's tale but of course it didnt have the newest 2 episodes. and prime actually has lots of other stuff worth trying. i wouldnt dare pay for a all 4 subscription, it is full of trash tv for (no offence) but old people. old shows, bad comedy, soap like dramas. they have very very little for a younger audience. and we are the majority. shame
29/06 PassivePineapple
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NgoZ21

NgoZ21

Agreed. Trying to watch Fargo but seriously considering finding an alternative source. It's ridiculous.
25/05 NgoZ21
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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

Don't any of you have digital recorders? I'm not exactly a fan of all the newest gadgets, but I do have a Humax!
19/05 grumpyoldwoman
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Deb

Deb

Totally agree. Adverts ruining Fargo. Will switch off
18/05 Deb
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Mary

Mary

Yes I agree, it evil say 1out 10.. That's so ridiculous. Brilliant show we're watching. But we're having second thoughts.. It takes so much time up. Also stop putting food adverts on late if we're so overweight as a country!
11/05 Mary
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Frederick

Frederick

Load of crap on TV including adverts when digital TV was launched the boffins said it would revolutionise the way we watch TV but alas it lf anything it has made things worse its the same old rubbish we were watching years ago but with hours of adverts included with it
05/04 Frederick
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AnnoyedMum

AnnoyedMum

And then it bloody freezes so you have to reload it and endure the whole lot again!
13/12 AnnoyedMum
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grumpyoldwoman

grumpyoldwoman

I've said this before and I'll say it again -

Record everything and fast forward through the adverts!
07/06/20 grumpyoldwoman
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4 Player Bull

4 Player Bull

Same ads over and over. even ads 45 seconds before the end of my programs. such a bull setup by the network. really needs to be sorted. I am so tired ofit.
07/06/20 4 Player Bull
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Waste of time streaming

Waste of time streaming

Feel exactly the same. I watch 4 player on my fire and a 45 minute episode of misfits has about 6 ads, it is so repetitive, I will eventually shut this down and just move onto prime, BBC I player still ranks high in my opinion not a single ad. This really has to stop tho a few ads on what is currently streaming on 4 player sure but I don't need to see vagianal dryness ads on repeat evey 15 mins it wouldent be so bad if they changed it up but al the ads repeat over and over again and they are allways the same.
sort it out 4 we are sick ofit!!
07/06/20 Waste of time streaming
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Jenny

Jenny

I am trying to watch series with 11min long episodes. It plays 2 mins of adverts halfway through! 2 mins of the same adverts every 5 mins! Absolutely ridiculous.
01/02/20 Jenny
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Dream

Dream

I have installed quick heal on my computer. When ever I go for i-banking I get popup window at clicking password. How can I get rid of this. I shall try the tips given above. Thanks
Regards:
17/11/18 Dream
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