One of the great advantages of having a smartphone is that you can watch online videos on it. However, various video streaming services come with restrictions and ads that will put you off. To enjoy watching videos without any restrictions, check out a new tweak called StreamEnhancer.

StreamEnhancer gives users the ability to disable Ads and commercials in various video streaming apps such as YouTube, Twitch, and Comedy Central as well as get rid of all the restrictions imposed. As of this writing, the tweak supports more than 10 different video streaming apps, including:

  • History and A&E: Removes commercials and Ads on startup and enables AirPlay feature.
  • YouTube: Gets rid of Ads, age restrictions and featured channel watermarks, allows users to stream HD videos on 3G/4G network without requiring WiFi connection, enables likes and comments, improves your privacy by preventing Ads from tracking you and allows you to listen to audio in the background
  • Crunchyroll: Unlocks Premium contents and enables HD streaming
  • ComedyCental: Unlocks all videos without TV provider and removes Ads
  • MXTube, NBC, The CW, Twitch & MLG.TV: No more Ads and commercials

In addition to the above features, StreamEnhancer also disables iAds system-wide, which is an advertising platform by Apple enabling developers to implement advertisements in their apps. Therefore, disabling iAds means you’ll no longer see those ad banners found in some apps. Unfortunately, I tested the tweak with apps that had iAds and it failed to remove them. This is something that the developer has to consider fixing in future updates.

Once you install the tweak, no settings are required to configure. Simply launch any video streaming app that the tweak supports and enjoy watching videos without any restrictions or Ads.

To install StreamEnhancer for free, go to Cydia > Sources > Edit and tap on the add button in the top left corner to add the following repo:

What do you think of StreamEnhancer? Does it work on your device as advertised? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • wonderboydave

    Awesome. Didnt know that iDB would cover this since they thought unlimited itunes radio was sketchy. Glad they did.

  • techfreak23

    Does it work with the latest version of the YouTube app? I know the latest update broke compatibility with AdBlocker and AdBlockerNetworks. It made it so that when you tried to play a video with either one enabled, the app would just crash.

    • al7oot

      Yes it does work.

  • MHCsk

    Kinda weird article comming from web whose source of income is ads. (on site and YouTube)

  • Coleman Lee

    Works great for all the streaming apps that I use. AETV, TRUTV, CMT, Youtube.

  • Sleetui

    Best Adblocking system: Adblocker, Adblocknetworks, FirewalliP7, BaSic. Not saying you “should” use these but best for blocking ads.

  • Works pretty well so far, with the exception of Crunchyroll (dev is looking into it). Normally I’m not one to go the “free route”, but seeing as Australia has a limited CR selection and Premium isn’t worth paying for, this tweak helps. (HD video and premium only etc).

  • JoJo

    No ads on twitch?? Take my money now!

  • JoJo

    It seems to work as advertised, for twitch anyway, have not tested the rest.
    One thing I do very much wish the tweak had is configurable options which feature you want to turn on and of/or off.

    Look at adblock for instance, the latest youtube update causes youtube to crash if you have adblock enabled for it. If I weren’t able to just turn off adblock for only Youtube I would have had to remove adblock entirely. I can see the same thing happening with this tweak.

  • Dmaez

    It works really well surprised this dident make more headlines that’s a seriously nice tweak!

  • Saulo Benigno

    I wish we could enable or disable some settings… I don’t want to disable every ad on the system. Just YouTube 🙁

  • Beat Modz

    WOW !!! Works on the NFL PRESEASON APP, THANKS !!!!

  • Claude Smith

    Does It work on the iphone 4s because it keeps saying running when I try and download it but it doesn’t download so I hit cancel which returns me to Cydia. Thanks for any help!

  • Denny Phung

    does not work ipad 2 v 8.1.1

  • Peggy Fulbright Matlock

    Does it work for tv streaming