Best YouTube Alternatives

    YouTube is described as 'video-sharing website, the site allows users to upload, view, and share videos' and is a leading Video Sharing App in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 100 alternatives to YouTube for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Android, iPhone, Windows and Linux. Most alternatives are Video Sharing , Video Streaming Apps and Video Hosting Services. 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).

    This page was last updated Dec 1, 2021

    1. PeerTube is a free, decentralized and federated video platform developed as an alternative to other platforms that centralize our data and attention, such as YouTube, Dailymotion or Vimeo.
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      PeerTube vs YouTube opinions
      Almost everyone thinks PeerTube is a great alternative to 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  over 3 years ago

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      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  over 3 years ago

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      They don't have much gaming videos ._.
      Top negative comment  6 months ago

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      maonusa1 Youtube is a great paltform..
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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      Sandro_Linux Peertube gives you more control and more privacy and allows you to control your own videos if you want to or use a public instance.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      sedeti It doesn't have ads,it's decentralized, no idiotic copyright system and no data stealing
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      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 10 months ago

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    2. BitChute is a peer to peer video sharing platform. Its mission is to put people and free speech first. It's free to join and create and upload your own videos to share with others.
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      BitChute vs YouTube opinions
      Almost everyone thinks BitChute is a great alternative to YouTube.
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      Great concept, focused on procecting everyone's freedom.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      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.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      JG4 Also available through Bitslide for your phone.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      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 about 1 year ago

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      So much awesome content. Free speech. Easy to get views.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      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 2 years ago

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      stranger195 It doesn't censor based on political opinion, and it's decentralized
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    3. 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 YouTube opinions
      Some users think NewPipe is a great alternative to YouTube, some don't.
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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  almost 5 years ago

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      Danilo_Venom NewPipe is an alternative to the Youtube app for Android: it supports background playing of Youtube videos in order to listen the audio only, allows to reduce mobile data usage and to download videos
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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

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      It's not an actual video platform, it's just a front end viewer.
      Negative comment 16 days ago

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      I can use Youtube without being spied on by Google.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

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      AlternatedDimension Not an alternative but a really good YouTube client
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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      Sandro_Linux This is a way to view youtube videos not an alternative site
      Negative comment 5 months ago

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Online
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      Vimeo is the best way to get your videos online in the highest quality with great tools to share publicly or privately. Additionally, the Vimeo iPhone app lets you upload, edit, manage and watch your videos right from your iPhone.
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      Vimeo vs YouTube opinions
      Most users think Vimeo is a great alternative to 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  over 4 years ago

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      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  over 2 years ago

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      User interface is pretty bad, very unintuitive on PC. Mobile is surprisingly user friendly. Also, in my personal experience, three accounts I've created have been disabled due to suspicious activity. I frequently use a VPN as I travel a lot. I just watched videos and like stuff - not even commented. Kind of annoying.
      Top negative comment  about 3 years ago

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      I dont like vimeo because its not similar enogh
      Negative comment 10 months ago

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      it has a good interface and it's pretty popular
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      High quality videos often focused on creative areas.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      karpovskiipa Only if we talk about YT as video hosting for companies or frellancers, then Vimeo is a great one!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    4. 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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      VidLii vs YouTube opinions
      Almost everyone thinks VidLii is a great alternative to 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 4 years ago

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

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      Exeref Vidlii has a great and active community, despite it having a relatively small user base. Getting in contact with staff is not difficult and they even have a partner program.
      Positive comment 16 days ago

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      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 about 1 year ago

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      paris201theguy It has old channel layouts star ratings a partner program video contests
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      - 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 almost 4 years ago

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      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 almost 4 years ago

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      • FreeProprietary
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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.
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      Dailymotion vs YouTube opinions
      Most users think Dailymotion is a great alternative to 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  over 4 years ago

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      gigi_barly Sometimes i found vids here which i dont find at youtube
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

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      Dailymotion doesn't have the comments section on a video as Youtube and removed the livestream option.
      Top negative comment  about 4 years ago

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      Exeref Daily motion is a good alternative for YouTube if one wishes to earn ad revenue from their videos, but it's not as good of an alternative for building a community since it has no comment sections or any other means of contact between viewers and creators.
      Positive comment 16 days ago

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      Plenty of content not found on Youtube. More lax terms of service than Youtube.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      RemovedUser slow uploads and keeps crashing. it sucks.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      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 over 2 years ago

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    5. LBRY is the first digital marketplace to be controlled by the market's participants rather than a corporation or other 3rd-party.
      LBRY vs YouTube opinions
      Almost everyone thinks LBRY is a great alternative to YouTube.
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      ValekoZ Open-source, decentralized and you can earn money easily if you create good videos
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

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      Using the desktop client the videos streams super fast.
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

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      takitzis LBRY video interface has moved to Odyssee, so no more is a Youtube alternative
      Top negative comment  8 days ago

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      Sandro_Linux LBRY is blockchain based is privacy friendly and does not censor you. What is not to like?
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      WarmPotato LBRY awards users with cryptocurrency for watching videos.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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      Users of YouTube should feel right at home.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      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 over 1 year ago

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    6. An alternative front-end to YouTube [The instance at invidio.us made by Omar Roth was closed in September 2020.
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      Invidious vs YouTube opinions
      Most users think Invidious is a great alternative to YouTube.
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      It has all the most important features that are in Youtube, but it's open source.
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      open source, ad-free, privacy, tor
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      firebird fast it don't ask email in registration,just name and password
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      Just ried it a few times so the jury is still out
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Same content - ads and general slowness + one-click reddit comment section + one-click dark mode. Best alternative front-end to the same back-end service.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      No ads, light website, subscriptions and the same content as YouTube but without the trackers. Best front-end alternative.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      TerrifiedTyphlosion As the description states, it is merely a frontend for YouTube. However, it comes with a lighter interface and blocks YouTube trackers and ads.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    7. DTube is the first crypto-decentralized video platform, built on top of the Steemit and the IPFS peer-to-peer network.
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      DTube vs YouTube opinions
      Almost everyone thinks DTube is a great alternative to YouTube.
      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  over 3 years ago

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      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  almost 4 years ago

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

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

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      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.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      D.Tube makes monetization easy and fair
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    8. 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. It's also: The perfect tool to show and share your media!
      MediaGoblin vs YouTube opinions
      Most users think MediaGoblin is a great alternative to YouTube.
      It is a free/libre software that respects your freedom and the freedom of your personal data.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

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      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  almost 6 years ago

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

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      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 almost 4 years ago

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      Poor in content, unused, not immediately clear, important structural difference that are not obvious.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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