I am having an issues with YouTube ads, somewhat similar to the OP
When I watch YouTube on my Roku stick, I will set up several videos to play one after the other. If there is a YouTube ad, it "locks up" the play - it will show 0:01 on the screen, like the ad isn't quite done, but the next video in the queue will not start. I have to close out of YouTube, go back in and redo the video list... But if ads appear it happens again.
I know... #FirstWorldProblems, but still frustrating.
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