Privacy focused YouTube Alternatives

    The best alternative to YouTube is PeerTube, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to YouTube and 12 are so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting alternatives to YouTube are NewPipe (Free, Open Source), LBRY (Free, Open Source), Invidious (Free, Open Source) and ViewTube (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 23, 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 4 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 9 months ago

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    2. 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 4 days ago

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      I can use Youtube without being spied on by Google.
      Positive comment about 1 month 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 4 months ago

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    3. 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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      Sandro_Linux LBRY is blockchain based is privacy friendly and does not censor you. What is not to like?
      Positive comment 4 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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      Gruak No censorship, decetralized, free and open soruce
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    4. 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.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      open source, ad-free, privacy, tor
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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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
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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 almost 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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    5. 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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    6. Youtube video client and downloader made using flutter.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      This project organises the repositories CloudTube and Second. Second extracts data from YouTube pages.
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    7. An alternative YouTube frontend which is efficient by design.
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      Piped vs YouTube opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's much nicer than Invidious. Piped is not a full YouTube alternative like LBRY, but rather a frontend that allows you to watch YouTube and only connecting to googleapis.com (not googlevideo.com like Invidious). It also has the craziest ad blocker ever. When you watch a video and they say, now it's time for a word from our sponsor or something like that, it fast forwards to the end of that part. It's insane, I have no idea how they pull that off!
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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    8. End-to-end complete content incubator/creator boot camp. Looking to find and support the next generation of creators. Built-in videos, live streams, blogs, communities, and monthly subscriptions. Creator focused and respects the user’s privacy.
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    9. YtSubsTracker - display videos from channels you care about, in chronological order. This application manages your subscriptions list locally, and uses anonymous (in contrast to youtube APIs) xml feeds in order to get the latest videos.
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