YouTube Alternatives


  • TubeMate

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    Android video streaming site downloader that allows for watching YouTube videos offline.

     

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  • youtube-dl

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Python ... PC-BSD Website

    Augmentable with front-ends such as Small Youtube-DLG iconYoutube-DLG , youtube-dl is a small command-line program to download videos from Small YouTube iconYouTube and a hundreds other sites. It requires the Python interpreter and is therefore platform-independent.

    It can be integrated in other programs and so be used to watch online videos in local applications such as Small MPV iconMPV .

     

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  • SkyTube

    Free Android Android Tablet YouTube Website

    SkyTube is an alternative, free, open-source YouTube application for Android. It allows you to use YouTube comfortably without the need for Google/YouTube account and hence this app only offers read-only access to YouTube.

    VIDEO BLOCKER
    Unwanted videos can now be blocked! Supports channel blacklisting/whitelisting, language filtering, low viewed/high disliked video blocking etc.

    INNOVATIVE DESIGN
    Contains novelty features such as most popular videos, video and thumbnail downloader, video reload, video rating on thumbnail and more to come!

    NO ADS
    YouTube ads are now a thing of the past.

    Google Apps-Free
    SkyTube is not dependent on the GAPPS/Google Apps (i.e. YouTube official app).

     

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  • YouTube Vanced

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    Vanced is a modded version of YouTube with many features such as adblocking and background playback.

     

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  • SnapTube

    Free Android Chrome OS Website

    Download YouTube video and music in seconds. It’s fast, easy, and free.

    Download YouTube videos in MP3 format with SnapTube’s killer music download feature. Save time and space on your phone. No extra encoding process or plugin required.

    Key features:

    1. DOWNLOAD IN MULTIPLE RESOLUTIONS
      MP4 videos are available in multiple resolutions: choose the small size of 360 pixels or the high-definition of 720 pixels.

    2. DIRECT MP3 DOWNLOADS
      Download any YouTube music video directly as an MP3 file. No extra encoding process or plugin needed. Save space with a smaller file and listen to your favorite music video anytime you want.

    3. SEARCH VIDEOS WITH KEYWORDS
      Search a video with keywords. Easily find the exact video you want.

    4. DOWNLOAD VIDEOS VIA SHARING FUNCTION
      Watching a video in the YouTube app you want to download? SnapTube ready: just use the “share” function to connect it to SnapTube and it’s ready to download in the blink of an eye.

    5. DISCOVER NEW VIDEOS
      Explore YouTube videos in your favorite categories like Music or Movies. Discover new videos with recommended lists from our curators.

    6. MANAGE VIDEO DOWNLOADS
      Pause, cancel, or resume a video download. Delete the videos you don't need anymore. Manage all of your video downloads in one place.

    7. NO ADS
      Clean design lets you focus on your videos. No annoying ads.

    If you want a simple and fast tool to download YouTube videos and music, SnapTube is your best choice.

     

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  • NewPipe

    Free Android Android Tablet YouTube Website

    NewPipe is a lightweight YouTube front-end for Android.

    It doesn't need the YouTube-API or any Google Play Services, as NewPipe only parses the YouTube website in order to gain the information it needs.
    Therefore this app can be used on devices without Google Services installed. Also, you don't need a YouTube account to use NewPipe, and it's FLOSS.

    Features

    Search videos
    Display general information about a video
    Watch YouTube videos
    Popup mode (floating player)
    Select the streaming player to watch the video with
    Download videos
    Download audio only
    Open a video in Kodi
    Show Next/Related videos
    Search YouTube in a specific language
    Watch/Block age restricted material
    Display general information about channels
    Search channels
    1080p/2K/4K support
    Local playlists
    Subtitles
    Livestream support
    Show comments

     

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  • Invidious

    Free Mac Linux Web Docker Website

    An alternative front-end to Small YouTube iconYouTube

    [The instance at invidio.us made by Omar Roth was closed in September 2020. You can select another instance and the project can still be found on GitHub]

    Features:

    • Audio-only mode (and no need to keep window open on mobile)

    • Open-source (AGPLv3 licensed)

    • No ads

    • No need to create a Google account to save subscriptions

    • Lightweight (homepage is ~4 KB compressed)

    • Tools for managing subscriptions:
      * Only show unseen videos
      * Only show latest (or latest unseen) video from each channel
      * Delivers notifications from all subscribed channels
      * Automatically redirect homepage to feed
      * Import subscriptions from YouTube

    • Dark mode

    • Embed support

    • Set default player options (speed, quality, autoplay, loop)

    • Does not require JS to play videos

    • Support for Reddit comments in place of YT comments

    • Import/Export subscriptions, watch history, preferences

    • Does not use any of the official YouTube APIs

    • Developer API

     

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