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What are the best FreeTube alternatives?

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 very popular YouTube Client in the video & movies category. There are more than 50 alternatives to FreeTube for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Android, Linux, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is NewPipe, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like FreeTube are YouTube, Invidious, nuclear and SmartTubeNext.

FreeTube alternatives are mainly YouTube Clients but may also be YouTube Downloaders or Video Sharing Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of FreeTube.
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  1. NewPipe icon

    NewPipe

    • Android
    • YouTube
    • F-Droid
    105 alternatives to NewPipe 

    The lightweight, free and open source YouTube experience for Android.

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    1.  Ad-freeNewPipe doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Privacy focusedNewPipe is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in NewPipe without registration.
    4.  LightweightNewPipe consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    5.  Dark ModeNewPipe supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  Text to SpeechNewPipe allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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    Almost everyone thinks NewPipe is a great alternative to FreeTube.
    AZahran

    This app is so good as a perfect YouTube player and downloader without any ads

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  2. YouTube icon

    YouTube

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple TV
    • KaiOS
    • Fire TV
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Xbox
    143 alternatives to YouTube 

    YouTube is a video-sharing website, the site allows users to upload, view, and share videos.

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    1.  Dark ModeYouTube supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Support for 4KYouTube supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    3.  Two-factor AuthenticationYouTube supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    5.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within YouTube using IFTTT.
    6.  Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with YouTube.
    7.  Personalized RecommendationsYouTube can recommend content you like, whether it's something you already know or not.
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  3. Invidious icon

    Invidious

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Docker
    36 alternatives to Invidious 

    Invidious is an alternative front-end to YouTube.

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    1.  Ad-freeInvidious doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Privacy focusedInvidious is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  LightweightInvidious consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Dark ModeInvidious supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Invidious without registration.
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    bonepyramid

    Static site design. I always wanted that.. Thank you..

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    nuclear

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    49 alternatives to nuclear 

    nuclear is a free music streaming program that pulls content from free sources all over the internet.

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    1.  No Trackingnuclear will not track you or use your personal data.
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  5. SmartTubeNext icon

    SmartTubeNext

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    8 alternatives to SmartTubeNext 

    Free premium app for set-top boxes and Android-based TVs Features 4K support runs without Google Services designed for TV screens stock controller support external keyboard support.

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    1.  Ad-freeSmartTubeNext doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in SmartTubeNext without registration.
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  6. Piped icon

    Piped

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    26 alternatives to Piped 

    An alternative YouTube frontend which is efficient by design.

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    1.  Ad-freePiped doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Privacy focusedPiped is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  LightweightPiped consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  7. SkyTube icon

    SkyTube

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • YouTube
    • F-Droid
    61 alternatives to SkyTube 

    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.

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    1.  Ad-freeSkyTube doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  8. VidLii icon

    VidLii

    • Online
    88 alternatives to VidLii 

    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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    LibreTube

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    48 alternatives to LibreTube 

    An alternative frontend for YouTube, for Android.

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    1.  Ad-freeLibreTube doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in LibreTube without registration.
    3.  Privacy focusedLibreTube is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  Dark ModeLibreTube supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  10. PocketTube icon

    PocketTube

    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    16 alternatives to PocketTube 

    Using this Youtube extension you can create collections that seamlessly fit into the layout. This is an easy way to manage your subscriptions.

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