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 19 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to YouTube are LBRY (Free, Open Source), FreeTube (Free, Open Source), Twitch (Freemium) and IPFSTube (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 7, 2021

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    • Google Chrome
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    • Windows Mobile
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    Features

    • Video Sharing
    • Video streaming
    • Video Hosting
    • Share Videos
    • Video upload
    • Ad-free
    • Livestreaming
    • Streaming
    • Watch videos
    • Privacy focused
    • Decentralized
    • Free Speech
    • Night mode/Dark Theme
    • Internet TV
    • Web-Based
    • Peer-To-Peer
    • HTTPS Support
    • Monetization
    • Embeddable
    • Support for HD videos

    License

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    • Invidious is an alternative front-end to YouTube. View 26 alternatives to Invidious
      Most users think Invidious is a great alternative to YouTube.

      Discontinued

      As of September 1st 2020, invidio.us has closed down. See https://web.archive.org/web/20200901005937/https://www.invidio.us/

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Docker
      Invidious vs YouTube
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      It has all the most important features that are in Youtube, but it's open source.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

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      open source, ad-free, privacy, tor
      Top positive comment  11 months ago

      3
      firebird fast it don't ask email in registration,just name and password
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      0
      Just ried it a few times so the jury is still out
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      0
      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 1 year ago

      1
      No ads, light website, subscriptions and the same content as YouTube but without the trackers. Best front-end alternative.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      5
      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 over 2 years ago

      6
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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 23 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
      pros, cons and recent comments
       all • positive • negative      relevance • date
      ValekoZ Open-source, decentralized and you can earn money easily if you create good videos
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      7
      Using the desktop client the videos streams super fast.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      3
      WarmPotato LBRY awards users with cryptocurrency for watching videos.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      0
      Users of YouTube should feel right at home.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

      0
      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 10 months ago

      1
      Gruak No censorship, decetralized, free and open soruce
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      1
      leandropocai Lbry based on blockchain, really free. No bans, no deleted videos by the man.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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    • 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. View 38 alternatives to FreeTube
      This alternative is disputed. FreeTube is still a legitimate alternative to YouTube, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      FreeTube vs YouTube
      pros, cons and recent comments
      c_lowe1 Privacy, no ads and content.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      0
      energy1 FreeTube is a Youtube player. It directly relies on YouTube and so is not an alternative.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

      0
    • Twitch.tv is a live-streaming portal that primarily focuses on video gaming, but also used for many other purposes. View 51 alternatives to Twitch
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Kindle Fire
      • Playstation
      • Fire TV
      • Chromecast
      • Xbox
    • IPFSTube is a player and uploader for videos, stored in the distributed IPFS network. View 54 alternatives to IPFSTube
      This alternative is disputed. IPFSTube is still a legitimate alternative to YouTube, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • IPFS
      • JavaScript
      • Go (Programming Language)
      IPFSTube vs YouTube
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    • 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. View 46 alternatives to Minitube
      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • 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. View 60 alternatives to Zattoo
      This alternative is disputed. Zattoo is still a legitimate alternative to YouTube, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
    • Play thousands of games for free!. Earn EXP come first in the leaderboard. Beat your friends and other fellow players View 105 alternatives to Tutivee
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Java Mobile
      • Blackberry
      • Chrome OS
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      • Blackberry 10
      • Apple Watch
      • MorphOS
    • Fraim is the worlds first smart multimedia player. Upload any media - video, audio text. Full automatic transcription. Video and audio search. Natural Language Processing. SEO keyword origination. Lead-generation. Check-out built in. And more. View 28 alternatives to Fraim.com
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
    • Record and share screen, webcam and mobile videos in Gmail, Outlook, Apple Mail, Linkedin, Instagram, Twitter, SMS and more. View 171 alternatives to Dubb
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Google Chrome
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