Ad-supported streaming services (also known as AVOD: Advertising-based Video on Demand) are becoming increasingly popular. These services typically offer either a reduced charge or no charge to view ad-supported content. Currently, VidAngel only works with Amazon's Freevee, Prime with ads, and Peacock Premium. We hope to support other ad-based services (e.g. Netflix's Standard Plan) in the future.
You may also have some questions about how advertisements work with our filters.
- How can I filter Prime with ads, Freevee, and Peacock with VidAngel?
- Can I filter out the ads?
- Can I filter content in the ads?
- What if I think an ad is Inappropriate?
- Why can't I watch on Roku?
- Why can't I cast?
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Go here to find out:
- How do I filter Freevee shows with VidAngel?
- How do I filter Peacock shows with VidAngel?
- How do I filter Prime with Ads with VidAngel?
You can't Filter out the ads
Advertisements will still be shown in VidAngel and cannot be filtered out. We respect the streaming services that provide content that can be filtered with VidAngel. Services that provide ad-supported movies and TV have business models that rely upon advertising revenue to make possible the free or discounted content. The business model is that advertisers pay, which subsidizes the consumer experience. Further, VidAngel provides all the usage data which allows streaming services to get full credit for all ads served.
This means if you try to fast-forward or leave and then come back to a Freevee show, you will be shown all the previous ads at once.
You can't Filter content in the ads
There are no filter options for advertisements. VidAngel’s technology works with these services to include all ads and show them the same as when they are served to customers without VidAngel.
An advertisement is inappropriate
We know you use VidAngel because there are some things you don't want to see or hear, however, VidAngel’s technology works with these services to include all ads the same as when they are served to customers without VidAngel.
VidAngel has no say in the ads that are shown. If you are not wanting to see certain kinds of ads, you may contact Amazon support or Peacock support to see if you can manage your ad preferences. You can also choose to upgrade to avoid ads altogether.
Why can't I watch on Roku?
Roku has some unique requirements for ad-based streaming services. This means that Amazon Freevee, Peacock Premium, and Prime with Ads content will not be available on the VidAngel Roku app. However, if you upgrade your Peacock subscription to Premium Plus, or your Amazon Prime subscription to ad-free, or even rent/buy on Amazon video, then you should be able to watch on the Roku app!
You can go here for more details: Roku Error: You need to upgrade to ad-free
We will continue to look into this and actively search for ways to give you a better VidAngel experience on your Roku!
Why can't I cast?
We are still in the process of building the ability to Chromecast or Airplay with advertisements. We hope to have that worked out in the future! So for now, casting with the VidAngel app will not work with ad-supported services, such as Peacock, Amazon Freevee, and Prime with Ads.
You will know if you can't cast because of ads if you see an "X" on the casting icon.
However, if you upgrade your Amazon Prime subscription to ad-free or rent/buy on Amazon Video then it could be cast! You can also access Peacock, Prime with ads, or Amazon Freevee titles on VidAngel through any of these devices:
- Apple TV
- Google or Android TV
- Fire TV or Firestick
- Android mobile
- Apple mobile
- Computer on our website
To see how to use VidAngel on any of these devices, go here: DEVICE SET UP