Advertisements on YouTube specifically appear right before, or during a video of a monetized channel about 50% of the time. The ads support games from Supercell, random PS4 games, seasonal commercials, YouTube Premium (only advertised in the United States) and Game of War, and sometimes average commercials are shown on TV. These companies pay YouTube to sponsor them to help their business get stronger since YouTube is a busy site. However, not much money for the companies have been made, but instead, the ads have been heavily criticized by many users, as they think YouTube cares more about money than their viewers.
- Subscribing to YouTube Premium includes ad-free streaming.
- MrBeast stated in a tweet that, in 2019, YouTube made around 15 billion US dollars in ad revenue.