When you see ads on a website or in an app, it generates some revenue to the publishers who use it to cover part of the cost of providing content and do not need to restrict it to a paid subscription.
Sensibly most people don't like ads and treat them as an unwanted distraction. To do away with ads, you may install an ad blocker in a browser but, in turn, some publishers start to hide content from viewing unless you whitelist their websites from ad-blocking.
Regardless who wins the race, it's probably a noble act to support a reputable website or an app that you love and regularly go to without blocking its ads.
If you are looking for an ad blocker that has a whitelisting feature and works on non-rooted Android devices, then check out this DNS-based ad blocker Blokada. It effectively blocks most ads and tracking across browsers and apps.
Just like TubeMate YouTube Downloader, Blokada is not available from the Play Store as they are regarded as interfering with Google's business model. Get Blokada from the developer's site instead and allow installation of this app from sources other than the Play Store.
This app is free, open source and scanned clean on VirusTotal. Many thanks to Panzer for recommending this app.
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