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    Invidious Alternatives

    Invidious is described as 'An alternative front-end to YouTube' and is a popular app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Invidious for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Linux, Android, Self-Hosted solutions and Windows. The best alternative is NewPipe, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Invidious are FreeTube (Free, Open Source), YouTube Vanced (Free), SkyTube (Free, Open Source) and Hooktube (Free).

    This page was last updated Nov 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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      NewPipe vs Invidious opinions
      Most users think NewPipe is a great alternative to Invidious.
      Excellent app but no web interface.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    2. FreeTube is an 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.
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      FreeTube vs Invidious opinions
      Most users think FreeTube is a great alternative to Invidious.
      Good app, even if I found it quite slow. But it is based on the Invidious API, so it's is not really an alternative because Invidious is one of the depedencies. If you wan tto use it you may need to change the default instance because the main invidious instance have some issue to play videos.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      TerrifiedTyphlosion As of the 0.6.0 update, FreeTube will use the Invidious API as a backend for its DASH player. You could perhaps think of FreeTube as Invidious as a desktop application, plus lots of other cool features.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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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. 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.
    6. Collect and share all the music you love from any source but reunited in the same place. Features: - Collect the music you love from Youtube, SoundCloud, Vimeo, Deezer, etc., on your profile Whyd.
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    7. Flote is a social network without big tech censorship and vague community guidelines. On Flote people can express themselves freely, build communities, and earn digital money by providing valuable content.
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    8. Terminal based YouTube player and downloader.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Google Chrome
      • AngularJS
      • Bootstrap
      Echoes is a YouTube media player that provides a great, simplified user experience with no trailer ads or other distractions like comments. Simply select a video to play it and add it to a live playlist with an easy option to go full screen.
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