Online YouTube Alternatives

    There are many alternatives to YouTube as a web app if you are looking for a replacement. The best Online alternative 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 loads of them are available as a web app so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Online alternatives to YouTube are BitChute (Free), Vimeo (Freemium), VidLii (Free) and Dailymotion (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 5, 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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      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  about 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
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      They don't have much gaming videos ._.
      Top negative comment  4 months ago

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      maonusa1 Youtube is a great paltform..
      Positive comment about 2 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 2 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 7 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!
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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.
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      JG4 Also available through Bitslide for your phone.
      Positive comment 10 months 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 11 months 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 about 2 years ago

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

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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  about 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  almost 3 years ago

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      I dont like vimeo because its not similar enogh
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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      it has a good interface and it's pretty popular
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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

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    3. 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  about 4 years ago

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      JannaJ Because out of all the other websites it imitates the feel of YouTube the best.
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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 11 months ago

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      paris201theguy It has old channel layouts star ratings a partner program video contests
      Positive comment over 3 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
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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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      Great website. Tons of customization, Great features, worked on constantly and has a decent community for the most part. Even has a partnership feature where you can make money so it's all set. We're getting groups and annotations soon, and later we'll likely get live streaming. 5/5 i keep changing my channel because too much customization lol
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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.
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      gigi_barly Sometimes i found vids here which i dont find at youtube
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      Dailymotion doesn't have the comments section on a video as Youtube and removed the livestream option.
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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.
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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 about 2 years ago

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      had content that was most extensive and not 'moderated' by a bunch of globalist progressive leftists like google facebook
      Positive comment over 3 years 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
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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.
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    5. 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  over 3 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 about 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.
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      D.Tube makes monetization easy and fair
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      Live streaming video platform.
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    6. Launch your own channel | Watch and share videos | We love our creators Odysee provides an free open sourced and decentralized platform running on the lbry protocol to allow users to upload and share videos to people around the world
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      Odysee vs YouTube opinions
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      WarmPotato Its built on the LBRY protocol, making it censorship resistant
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      Odysee is an amazing alternative to YouTube
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    7. Streamable is the world's easiest way to create and share video. It's simple, fast, and it's free.
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      Streamable vs YouTube opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Streamable is still a legitimate alternative to YouTube, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      It's completely different and is VERY unreliable, I would only use it for short clips that are temporarily needed
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