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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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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 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 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 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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Stupidtv

Stupidtv

I feel you. Just endured 4mins of adverts every ten minutes. Thought it wasn’t that bad when it wasn’t peak hours but I was watching 3am-6am on a Thursday night. I’m just gunna not bother anymore- this night resulted in me knowing that stupid Kanye West song like i wrote it myself (the fact it’s on two adverts now and they also play them back to back is also so annoying that it’s driven me to distraction).
IM SO ANGRY
stupid tv
15/12/17 Stupidtv
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matty

matty

It's ridiculous the other day I just had to sit through 3 minutes of adverts to watch a 1 minute 20 deleted scene.
13/09/17 matty
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Tat Fan

Tat Fan

Sooo Annoying.

I was just trying to show a work colleague a bit of Tattoo Fixers, but I kept triggering adverts, 4 minutes at a time. Gave up and can't be bothered to try and show him again, so he won't start watching the program will he!!

F.Adverts. No wonder people use illegal streams to watch TV.
22/08/17 Tat Fan
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Annoyed

Annoyed

It's absolutely ridiculous!! I got my iPad out to watch something because I didn't want to sit through my husband's boring programme and by the time the adverts had finished he was asking me if I wanted to choose something because his programme had finished!!!!!!!!!!!!
05/08/17 Annoyed
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Moze

Moze

I have just tried to watch a programme and I have had to endure 2:52mins of adverts absolutely disgusting I will never use 4od again
16/07/17 Moze
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Geteven

Geteven

Do what I do never ever buy anything that's advertised and if I already do I never buy it again . If everyone did that it would not pay to advertise. YouTube is getting really bad as well it has the opposite effect of wanting something that your forced to watch .
08/07/17 Geteven
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Suzy

Suzy

It wouldn't be so bad if they played different ads at each interval. I was catching up on 2 episodes and I swear I must have been shown the same bloody cheese advert 6 times.
23/04/17 Suzy
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who cares

who cares

I gave up trying to watch F1.pop ups and adverts were ridiculous. Just turned it off. Pointless waste.
13/04/17 who cares
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