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This article was published on January 17, 2014


YouTube will let you watch some Super Bowl 2014 commercials before they air

YouTube will let you watch some Super Bowl 2014 commercials before they air Image by: AFP
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Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, incl Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET. Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

YouTube today announced it will let Super Bowl fans watch some of this year’s ads before they even air, on a page called Ad Blitz. Last year, the Google-owned company offered teasers before the big game, but now it’s going the extra mile and promising a set number of commercials will be available as well, although it wouldn’t say exactly when.

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Currently, there are nine teasers available, as well FOX Sports playoff analysis for teams on the road to the championship. In addition to the upcoming ads and existing videos, YouTube is also promising custom content from some of the site’s stars and postgame voting so you can ask your friends which ads they liked best.

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