2016-08: Updated to reflect currently available ad blockers.

This isn’t meant to be a comprehensive guide, but rather a summary of the best available options.

Device Independent

Use a hosts file on your linux-based router of choice to block ads across your home network. Not really recommended anymore due to lack of control on individual devices.


Use Firefox with uBlock Origin. Nearly as good as desktop browsing, except the uBlock UI isn’t really usable on mobile, so only the default easy mode blocking is practical.


Use the Adblock Browser from ABP. I do not currently recommend any of the currently available content blockers for Safari.

Windows 10 Mobile

You’re hooped. Hopefully Edge Mobile adds extension support soon.