What are the best FreeTube alternatives in 2021?

    FreeTube is described as 'open source desktop YouTube player built with privacy in mind. Use YouTube without advertisments and prevent Google tracking from you with their cookies and JavaScript. Available for Windows, Mac & Linux thanks to Electron' and is a popular app in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 25 alternatives to FreeTube for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac, Windows and Android. The best alternative is YouTube, which is free. Other great apps like FreeTube are NewPipe (Free, Open Source), Invidious (Free, Open Source), YouTube Vanced (Free) and SkyTube (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 3, 2021
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Apple TV
      • KaiOS
      • Fire TV
      • Nintendo Switch
      • Xbox
      YouTube is a video-sharing website, the site allows users to upload, view, and share videos. Available content includes video clips, TV clips, music videos, movies, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos.
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    1. 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.
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      Almost everyone thinks NewPipe is a great alternative to FreeTube.
    2. An alternative front-end to YouTube [The instance at invidio.us made by Omar Roth was closed in September 2020.
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    3. Download YouTube Vanced APK for Non-Rooted, Rooted, and Magisk Android devices. Vanced also was known as iYTBP is a new modded version of YouTube which contains ad blocking and background playback features.
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    4. 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
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    5. This site mimics old YouTube and has the 2008 header and 2009 looking pages. This fixes many problems YouTube has, like lack of customization and community issues. Share your videos around the world. Display Yourself. Previously known as VidBit.
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    6. nuclear is a free music streaming program that pulls content from free sources all over the internet.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • YouTube
      Share YouTube videos without giving them views. Bypass country blocks and age restrictions. Download YouTube videos and music. View quarantined videos as they appeared before YouTube Heroes got to them. Keep your data private from the big G.

      Discontinued

      After updates to Youtube API in July 2018, Hooktube can't download videos anymore and the developer decided not to implement the feature again. Now the website remain available as a lightweight version of Youtube: https://hooktube.com/changelog

      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Minitube is a YouTube desktop application. With it you can watch YouTube videos in a new way: you type a keyword, Minitube gives you an endless video stream. Minitube does not require the Flash Player.
    7. The best way to group your subscriptions Using this simple app you can create collections that seamlessly fit into YouTube's layout. This app enables you to: ? Create/modify/delete collections list. ? Group channels to collections. One channel = few collections.
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