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YouTube Alternatives for Mac

YouTube is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Invidious, 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 Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to YouTube are LBRY, FreeTube, Twitch and IPFSTube.

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.
This page was last updated Jun 29, 2022
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  1. Invidious is an alternative front-end to YouTube.

    Invidious vs YouTube opinions
    Most users think Invidious is a great alternative 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 ??

    Top positive comment  6 months ago
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    open source, ad-free, privacy, tor

    Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago
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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.

    Positive comment 4 months ago
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    firebird

    fast it don't ask email in registration,just name and password

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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    Just ried it a few times so the jury is still out

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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    -1

    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 about 2 years ago
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    It has all the most important features that are in Youtube, but it's open source.

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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  2. 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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    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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    Users of YouTube should feel right at home.

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    takitzis

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

    Top negative comment  7 months ago
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    The video interface became Odysee.

    Negative comment 22 days ago
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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

    Positive comment 3 months 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 12 months ago
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    WarmPotato

    LBRY awards users with cryptocurrency for watching videos.

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  3. 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.

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

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

    Positive comment 12 months ago
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    c_lowe1

    Privacy, no ads and content.

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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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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  4. Twitch

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    • Playstation
    • Fire TV
    • Chromecast
    • Xbox

    Twitch.tv is a live-streaming portal that primarily focuses on video gaming, but also used for many other purposes.

  5. 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.

    IPFSTube vs YouTube opinions
    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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  6. 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.

  7. Yattee

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • AltStore
    • Apple TV
    • GitHub

    Alternative YouTube frontend for iOS, tvOS and macOS built with Invidious and Piped - GitHub - yattee/yattee: Alternative YouTube frontend for iOS, tvOS and macOS built with Invidious and Piped

  8. Zattoo

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad

    With Zattoo TV streaming you can watch TV live and on demand simply over the internet on your TV device. No binding contract, no tangled cables, always set to receive.

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

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Java Mobile
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    • MorphOS

    Play thousands of games for free!. Earn EXP come first in the leaderboard. Beat your friends and other fellow players

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  10. Dubb

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Google Chrome

    Break communication barriers with personalized, trackable video messages sent via Gmail, Outlook, Linkedin, SMS and more

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