Open Source FreeTube Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to FreeTube is NewPipe, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to FreeTube and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to FreeTube are Invidious (Free, Open Source), SkyTube (Free, Open Source), nuclear (Free, Open Source) and Minitube (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 3, 2021
    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. 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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    4. nuclear is a free music streaming program that pulls content from free sources all over the internet.
      • FreemiumOpen Source
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      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.
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      Kaku is the next generation music player that supports many different platform like YouTube, Vimeo ... etc. With it, you can listen to any music you like in different platform with just one single click, so simple to use !
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    5. Terminal based YouTube player and downloader.
    6. QMPlay2 is a video and audio player. It can play all formats supported by FFmpeg, libmodplug (including J2B and SFX). It also supports Audio CD, raw files, Rayman 2 music and chiptunes. It contains YouTube and Prostopleer browser.
    7. ViewTube is an alternative YouTube frontend using the invidio.us API. It can recommend, play and search for videos. It saves your watch progress and you can subscribe to channels for them to appear in your subscription feed.
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    8. A lightweight application for searching and streaming videos from YouTube.
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