Ad Blocker For Xiaomi MiBox

SashenG

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Hi All,

Can you anyone suggest a proper ad blocker for my Android TV Box,
I tried to use Blokada but that isnt blocking anything, (even Youtube)

Any advise would be appreciated,
 

Vernon

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Hi All,

Can you anyone suggest a proper ad blocker for my Android TV Box,
I tried to use Blokada but that isnt blocking anything, (even Youtube)
For Youtube you don't necessarily need an ad-blocker. You could get the Smart Youtube TV app. It runs without the Google services. No ads there.

I use Blockada mainly for the Sony Crackle TV service. No issues. It blocks all ads.
 

Hamster

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Hi All,

Can you anyone suggest a proper ad blocker for my Android TV Box,
I tried to use Blokada but that isnt blocking anything, (even Youtube)

Any advise would be appreciated,
How technical are you? "I can install an app" or "Linux doesn't scare me" level?
 

Hamster

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I'm on the step just before "Linux doesn't scare me"

Any suggestions ?
Pi-Hole

You'll need a Raspberry Pi or a server (vm or desktop) on your wifi. Run the install as per their site, setup block lists and make it your DNS server (on your router). You then have an ad blocker on your whole network.

EDIT:
https://pi-hole.net/
What it t really comes down to running
Code:
curl -sSL https://install.pi-hole.net | bash
on a debian/ubuntu/raspbian based server.
 

irBosOtter

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Pi-Hole

You'll need a Raspberry Pi or a server (vm or desktop) on your wifi. Run the install as per their site, setup block lists and make it your DNS server (on your router). You then have an ad blocker on your whole network.

EDIT:
https://pi-hole.net/
What it t really comes down to running
Code:
curl -sSL https://install.pi-hole.net | bash
on a debian/ubuntu/raspbian based server.
Oldish thread but +1 for Pi-hole, works like a bomb.
Been using it at my house for a while, and installed it at the office for our BYOD device network

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The BYOD clients are a mix of iPhones and Android phones, no MS phones, but because some people use the MS Outlook app on the phones guess what's the most blocked domain... (Emails still work fine on the MS App)

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raind33r

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If its just youtube, try Smart Youtube or Youtube Vanced. Else PiHole.
 
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