AdBlock Plus is a famous browser extension available for all major browsers including Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari. A while back AdBlock for Internet Explorer was also released. Recently, an Android version of AdBlock Plus has been made available on the Google Play store. Like previous versions, Adblock for Android is available for free and you can install it on your Android device in the form of an app.
Block Annoying Ads On Android Devices
Unlike other ad blocking solutions on Android, you can install this free app to get rid of intrusive ads on your browsers and also get better visibility for content on webpages. For those of you who maybe unaware of Adblock Plus, it is an open-source, community driven project with many volunteers who have been contributing to the development process.
Select Custom Filter Lists
AdBlock has several filter lists that you can add to block different types of ads. By default, the Fan Boy filter is selected for you which is good enough to block ads from many major advertisement sources from across the internet. You can change or add subscriptions to further enhance the ad-blocking functionality. the app has a simple menu from where you can enable/disable the ad-filtering functionality and select desired subscriptions.
Works On Both Rooted And Unrooted Devices
Another great feature of this app is that it works with both rooted and unrooted devices. So whether you are a customization enthusiast with a rooted Android device or wish to avoid forfeiting your warranty by keeping an unrooted device, AdBlock Plus for Android can get the job done for you.
Blocks Ads Even On YouTube Videos
The types of ads that Adblock Plus removes include banners, push notifications, HTML5 advertising and other forms of advertisement. Furthermore, it even gets rid of the ads displayed on YouTube Videos which makes your video streaming experience more enjoyable.Note: According to the developer, Adblock Plus might have limited functionality according to the Android version that you are using and depending upon whether your device is rooted or unrooted. Here are a few details:
- Rooted Android devices: AdBlock blocks ads over Wi-Fi and 3G
- Non-rooted Android devices running Android version 3.1 or later: Blocks ads over Wi-Fi
- Non-rooted Android devices running Android version 3.0 or earlier: Some manual configuration is required (see details from the Google Play page for AdBlock plus).
You can grab AdBlockPlus for Android from the Google Play link given below.