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YouTube Media Player Alternatives for Windows

YouTube Media Player is not available for Windows but there are some alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is FreeTube, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to YouTube Media Player and nine of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to YouTube Media Player are Minitube, MotionBox, SMTube and ElectronPlayer.

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

    FreeTube

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    51 alternatives to FreeTube 

    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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    1.  Ad-freeFreeTube doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Privacy focusedFreeTube is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in FreeTube without registration.
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  2. Minitube icon

    Minitube

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    54 alternatives to Minitube 

    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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  3. MotionBox icon

    MotionBox

    • Windows
    • Linux
    23 alternatives to MotionBox 

    The video browser for motion freedom, MotionBox is a desktop client for streaming video that lets you stream videos from YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion.

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  4. SMTube icon

    SMTube

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • SMPlayer
    • VLC media player
    • MPlayer
    40 alternatives to SMTube 

    Free Youtube browser for SMPlayer which allows to browse, search and play YouTube videos. No flash needed!

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSMTube can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  5. ElectronPlayer icon

    ElectronPlayer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    10 alternatives to ElectronPlayer 

    An Electron Based Web Video Services Player. Supporting Netflix, Youtube, Twitch, Floatplane And More. This is the successor to Netflix-Desktop.

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  6. myTube icon

    myTube

    • Windows
    • Windows Phone
    • Xbox
    33 alternatives to myTube 

    myTube is a YouTube app built to keep your video playing no matter what. By lightly fading the video into the background, you can continue to watch while you read comments, browse channels and videos, and everything else you can do in the app.

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  7. ATube YT App icon

    ATube YT App

    • Windows
    • Windows Phone
    • Xbox
    31 alternatives to ATube YT App 

    ATube - YT App (Old name: Awesome Tube) is what you want for Youtube app in Windows 10/11.

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  8. FoxTube icon

    FoxTube

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    32 alternatives to FoxTube 

    Play YouTube video continuously with playlists.

    FoxTube features:

    • Easy search (auto-completion, search history)
    • Local playlists
    • Play in mini player while searching/browsing.
    • supports YouTube account login
    • supports YouTube HQ videos
    • Supports remote controls & mult.
    Discontinued

    The apps seem to be no longer updated. The iOS version is no longer available on the AppStore. The other versions, released in 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  9. MoonPlayer icon

    MoonPlayer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • AppImageHub
    • Flatpak
    5 alternatives to MoonPlayer 

    All-in-One video player based on mpv that can play videos from Youtube, Bilibili etc. as well as local videos.

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