YouTube Alternatives

    YouTube is described as 'video-sharing website that allows users to upload, view, and share videos' and is one of the leading apps in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 100 alternatives to YouTube for a variety of platforms, including the Web, Android, iPhone, Windows and Linux. The best alternative is PeerTube, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like YouTube are BitChute (Free), NewPipe (Free, Open Source), Vimeo (Freemium) and VidLii (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Apr 27, 2021

    • PeerTube is a decentralized, free and open source alternative to video broadcasting services. View 56 alternatives to PeerTube
      Almost everyone thinks PeerTube is a great alternative to YouTube.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Cloudron
      PeerTube vs YouTube
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      swedneck Peertube is federated, which means anyone with the know-how can host their own instance of peertube where they can upload videos to, and anyone on another peertube instance can find their server/account and view their videos. For an example of a federated service already in use, look no further than Email.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

      Out of the decentralized, open source alternatives to YouTube, this one is probably the best. It's being developed by Framasoft who consistently does amazing things
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

      It does not have very many videos on it at all! I searched Minecraft and multiple other subjects and came up empty!
      Top negative comment  about 2 years ago

      sedeti It doesn't have ads,it's decentralized, no idiotic copyright system and no data stealing
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

      rigelk Small is beautiful, and federated meshes communities together to form video networks ressembling their users. Moderation is done by the community, and development is led by a non-profit: Framasoft. You get control over your data, and you can join other servers if you so desire. Plenty of possibilities rarely seen elsewhere!
      Positive comment 2 months ago

      It is a great alternative to Youtube which lets you host your own video platform and connect it to the other peertube servers
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      Not bad. its federations of multiple links of different sites and different video hosting places. But, there are some issues like lack of functional issues to like; simplistic navigation, more proper view-able UI, and loading times. Overall? Not bad.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    • BitChute is a peer to peer video sharing platform. Its mission is to put people and free speech first. View 86 alternatives to BitChute
      Almost everyone thinks BitChute is a great alternative to YouTube.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      BitChute vs YouTube
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      apolloslater Very fast, peer-to-peer tech similar based on BitTorrent. No censorship. Growing community.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      Great concept, focused on procecting everyone's freedom.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

      JG4 Also available through Bitslide for your phone.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      Many disgruntled YouTubers are moving their content to BitChute, and it has been massively gaining in popularity over recent years. No censorship make it an attractive alternative to all other video hosting platforms.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      NathanHiggersLots BitChute allows free speech and does not partake in shady business practices and promotion like YouTube does. They are also independent from large megacorporations like Google, also unlike YouTube.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      So much awesome content. Free speech. Easy to get views.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      The community at BitChute is great, and the fact that this is a P2P platform that promotes free speech first and foremost.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    • The lightweight, free and open source YouTube experience for Android. View 87 alternatives to NewPipe
      Some users think NewPipe is a great alternative to YouTube, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • YouTube
      NewPipe vs YouTube
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      JohnFastman What could be a better alternative to watching YouTube than watching YouTube without all the nasty Google spying going on? NewPipe brings exactly that to the Android platform. I'm very happy it exists. Use this instead of Google's YouTube app to prevent Google constantly monitoring what you like to watch.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      pabloalcr NewPipe isn't an alternative to YouTube, but rather to YouTube's Android APP. It's packed with features the official app doesn't have all while being lighter on resources and having no spying on the client side.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      This isn't an alternative, it is an interface for it.
      Top negative comment  almost 4 years ago

      Its an open source and without ads and trackers plus good player control
      Positive comment 7 months ago

      Youtube is the worst of the worst - but when I need to see something that is only there, I use NewPipe
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      It is a great Youtube Player but still relies on Youtube
      Negative comment 8 months ago

      It is not a YouTube alternative. It is an alternative Android client to watch YouTube.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

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    • Vimeo can help with video collaboration, video distribution and video everything else. View 100 alternatives to Vimeo
      Most users think Vimeo is a great alternative to YouTube.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • Apple TV
      • Kindle Fire
      Vimeo vs YouTube
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      RemovedUser Vimeo was the first site to offer full HD online video, they have some interesting monetisation features and a clean interface. What's best though it's that the vimeo community is overwhelmingly creators and people who know what they're doing, so you won't find many cat videos or talentless basement dwellers filling up the site.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

      michellesayssup Been around long enough. Website is fast and speedy. A strong Youtube contender if they change it up to a marketplace type site.
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

      zane Different business model entirely, not enough of the same content.
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

      I dont like vimeo because its not similar enogh
      Negative comment 3 months ago

      it has a good interface and it's pretty popular
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      High quality videos often focused on creative areas.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      karpovskiipa Only if we talk about YT as video hosting for companies or frellancers, then Vimeo is a great one!
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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    • 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. View 98 alternatives to VidLii
      Almost everyone thinks VidLii is a great alternative to YouTube.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      VidLii vs YouTube
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      The fact that it has the similar old youtube 2006 layout and is much more simple in the navigation. It also has the 5 star rating system which we all loved.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      JannaJ Because out of all the other websites it imitates the feel of YouTube the best.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

      I tried out VidLii before and i like this website the website is just like the old youtube but better i did not make an account or make any videos on the website but i did watch some videos there
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      paris201theguy It has old channel layouts star ratings a partner program video contests
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      - Free - Developer API is open and requires neither license nor API keys - Any video has the same quality - Themes are free and you could upload them by yourself
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      VidLii has a community that interacts with each other and supports each other. Partnership is available through application enabling Google AdSense. They keep with upgrades and fixes as needed. Even NFKRZ (from You Tube with 557,000 subs) likes us!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      Great website. Tons of customization, Great features, worked on constantly and has a decent community for the most part. Even has a partnership feature where you can make money so it's all set. We're getting groups and annotations soon, and later we'll likely get live streaming. 5/5 i keep changing my channel because too much customization lol
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    • Dailymotion is a video sharing service website, headquartered in the 18th arrondissement, Paris, France. Dailymotion is the largest video site in the world after YouTube. View 83 alternatives to Dailymotion
      Most users think Dailymotion is a great alternative to YouTube.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • Chrome OS
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Apple TV
      • Kindle Fire
      Dailymotion vs YouTube
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      DailyMotion offers nice options to manage and monetise your videos. And it's not linked to Google, which is a good point on my opinion.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

      gigi_barly Sometimes i found vids here which i dont find at youtube
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      Dailymotion doesn't have the comments section on a video as Youtube and removed the livestream option.
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

      Plenty of content not found on Youtube. More lax terms of service than Youtube.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      RemovedUser slow uploads and keeps crashing. it sucks.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      It used to be a free video hosting service for everybody, but it doesn't is anymore. Now it is for newspaper, professionnal...
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      had content that was most extensive and not 'moderated' by a bunch of globalist progressive leftists like google facebook
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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    • LBRY is the first digital marketplace to be controlled by the market's participants rather than a corporation or other 3rd-party. View 22 alternatives to LBRY
      Almost everyone thinks LBRY is a great alternative to YouTube.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      LBRY vs YouTube
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      ValekoZ Open-source, decentralized and you can earn money easily if you create good videos
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

      Using the desktop client the videos streams super fast.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      WarmPotato LBRY awards users with cryptocurrency for watching videos.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      Users of YouTube should feel right at home.
      Positive comment 7 months ago

      LBRY is a true decentralized alternative to YouTube, it doesn't rely on a domain name for the videos to be accessible, hence the app. It's able to bring together all the best user experience from a centralized network and all the benefits of decentralization!
      Positive comment 9 months ago

      Gruak No censorship, decetralized, free and open soruce
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      leandropocai Lbry based on blockchain, really free. No bans, no deleted videos by the man.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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    • DTube is the first crypto-decentralized video platform, built on top of the Steemit and the https://alternativeto. View 99 alternatives to DTube
      Almost everyone thinks DTube is a great alternative to YouTube.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      DTube vs YouTube
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      lorendias d.tube is youtube but without centralization and with crypto exchanged as views IIRC. It has the best interface of any youtube competitor and seems to have a business model that will payoff.
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

      OAKSIF0 Love it looks like youtube but its not. And I didn't know it was completly decentralized and open source! What a bonus!
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

      Sadly, because of the sharing model, the video size limit on DTube is 1GB, which is not really enough for good quality gameplays, so it's not a good alternative for gamers.
      Top negative comment  almost 3 years ago

      No censors, so you can listen to mrbeast swear all the time!
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      Censor free, easy to use, and fun. Would recommend.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      D.Tube makes monetization easy and fair
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

    • Ignite your Creativity on the Social Video Sharing Website focused on fun and the community!. View 78 alternatives to Vlare
      Almost everyone thinks Vlare is a great alternative to YouTube.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      Vlare vs YouTube
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      Great comunity, site runs perfectly, respect for creators
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      energy1 Vlare has all the features that YouTube used to have and more. Additionally, they are a free and open platform, unlike YouTube. Some really cool features of Vlare include, but are not limited to, like to dislike ration being visible on video thumbnail, groups, various tabs for sorting content, including subscriptions, trending, popular, recommendend, and new. It has everything you could want and is so much better than Youtube. Check it out!
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

      It treats is creators better.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Vlare actually cares about its community. This is because they are much smaller than YouTube, but a lot have people have been moving there, so I guess that's saying something.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      It may not be very old but it already has many good features, and promises to cater to content creators.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      It has a similar layout to YouTube. You can customize your channel, and even make your own homepage in Vlare! You should try it.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Not full of spam like YouTube. Actually has caring staff that will help you.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    • MediaGoblin is a free software media publishing platform that anyone can run. You can think of it as a decentralized alternative to Flickr, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc. View 58 alternatives to MediaGoblin
      Most users think MediaGoblin is a great alternative to YouTube.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      MediaGoblin vs YouTube
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It is a free/libre software that respects your freedom and the freedom of your personal data.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      MediaGoblin is an open source project than can be hosted on any server. It is decentralized but a federation connects all servers between them. And they don't use your data like YouYube/Google.
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

      Poor in content, unused, not immediately clear, important structural difference that are not obvious.
      Top negative comment  almost 4 years ago

      Clueless how it works and it would not upload my video when I tried the demo so there was no way to figure it out.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      I should just be able to logon and go you can't do that with this platform.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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