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YouTube Alternatives for Linux

YouTube is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is LBRY, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to YouTube and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to YouTube are Invidious, MediaGoblin, FreeTube and YouPHPTube.

YouTube alternatives are mainly YouTube Clients but may also be Video Sharing Tools or Video Streaming Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of YouTube.
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  1. LBRY is the first digital marketplace to be controlled by the market's participants rather than a corporation or other 3rd-party.

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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!

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    Gruak

    No censorship, decetralized, free and open soruce

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    takitzis

    LBRY video interface has moved to Odyssee, so no more is a Youtube alternative

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    The video interface became Odysee.

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    rami_r81

    why would we use youtube if we have a free open source community focus and respect privacy freedom of speech alternative

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    Sandro_Linux

    LBRY is blockchain based is privacy friendly and does not censor you. What is not to like?

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    WarmPotato

    LBRY awards users with cryptocurrency for watching videos.

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  2. Invidious is an alternative front-end to YouTube.

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    Douze

    You can watch videos from youtube without giving away your soul and personal data, or being bombarded with ads. It just works ??

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    open source, ad-free, privacy, tor

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    JavaScript not being required is kinda pog

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    Papel

    Much like NewPipe, you use this to avoid having to use YT to watch its content. You can also easily download the videos using any of the invidious instances, which is nice. If you're a content creator, though, it offers nothing.

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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.

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  3. MediaGoblin icon

    MediaGoblin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Sandstorm.io

    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.

    A User profile and their corresponding galleries
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    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.

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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.

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    Poor in content, unused, not immediately clear, important structural difference that are not obvious.

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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.

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    I should just be able to logon and go you can't do that with this platform.

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  4. 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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    isisstelling

    It still relies on youtube, but it works as a desktop application, and is privacy conscious.

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    c_lowe1

    Privacy, no ads and content.

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    energy1

    FreeTube is a Youtube player. It directly relies on YouTube and so is not an alternative.

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    YouPHPTube

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • Chromecast

    It is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. It's written in PHP and with YouPHPTube you can create your own video sharing site and Stream Live videos for free.

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    Most users think YouPHPTube is a great alternative to YouTube.
    danielneto1

    Very clear layout and help

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    YouPHPTube is primarily for downloading videos from a url.

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    IPFSTube

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • IPFS
    • JavaScript
    • Go (Programming Language)

    IPFSTube is a player and uploader for videos, stored on the distributed IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) network.

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    This alternative is disputed. IPFSTube is still a legitimate alternative to YouTube, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    It's not a good alternative to YouTube because the idea is upload a video, get a link and share it. That's it. It doesn't have a interface that you can search for videos and etc. Basically, it doesn't have the "social network" that YouTube has.

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    Minitube

    • 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.

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    mps-youtube

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Terminal based YouTube player and downloader.

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    PlasmaTube

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Linux Mobile
    • Plasma Mobile
    • KDE

    PlasmaTube allows you to watch YouTube videos on your phone or desktop using a elegant user interface integrated with the rest of KDE Plasma. PlasmaTube is part of the Plasma Mobile app collection.

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    AudioTube

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    AudioTube is a YouTube Music client. It is part of the Plasma Mobile app collection.

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