Can I disable the ads from appearing in the HISTORY app? No. At this time, the ads are part of the experience and are the reason we are able to offer so much content free of charge. Related articles What is HISTORY Vault? Do I need to have a cable or satellite TV subscription to watch video in the app? Can I download the videos in the HISTORY app to watch later? Why does my video freeze up from time to time? Is programming in the HISTORY app available in HD?