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Self-Hosted YouTube Alternatives

YouTube is not available as a self-hosted solution but there are plenty of alternatives for power users and business that want to host a solution on-premise. The best Self-Hosted 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 12 are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to YouTube are MediaGoblin, YouPHPTube, IPFSTube and Piped.

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. 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.

    PeerTube vs YouTube opinions
    Almost everyone thinks PeerTube is a great alternative to YouTube.
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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.

    Top positive comment  12 months ago
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    sedeti

    It doesn't have ads,it's decentralized, no idiotic copyright system and no data stealing

    Top positive comment  over 1 year ago
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    It does not have very many videos on it at all! I searched Minecraft and multiple other subjects and came up empty!

    Top negative comment  about 3 years ago
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    -4
    abigailjordan

    I think It doesn't have ads!

    Positive comment 18 days ago
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    Bringing power back to the people. PeerTubw ftw!

    Positive comment about 1 month ago
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    Pietrosmus

    Decentralized video-streaming, not exactly like youtube, as you have to find the content creators instances on your own, but definitely a good alternative.

    Positive comment about 2 months ago
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    Douze

    PeerTube is the open-source technology that links together independent instances on which people freely host and post videos. Find an instance that suits you or create your own, and join the federated PeerTube community !

    Positive comment about 2 months ago
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  2. 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.

    MediaGoblin vs YouTube opinions
    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.

    Top positive comment  over 4 years ago
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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.

    Top positive comment  over 6 years ago
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    Poor in content, unused, not immediately clear, important structural difference that are not obvious.

    Top negative comment  about 5 years ago
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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.

    Negative comment over 4 years ago
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    I should just be able to logon and go you can't do that with this platform.

    Negative comment about 5 years ago
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  3. 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.

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

    Very clear layout and help

    Positive comment about 5 years ago
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    YouPHPTube is primarily for downloading videos from a url.

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  4. 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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  5. Piped

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    An alternative YouTube frontend which is efficient by design.

    Piped vs YouTube opinions
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    RemovedUser

    If you want to watch YouTube content but don't like ads and Google's invasive data collection, you should definitely try Piped. It's super fast (faster than Invidious in my experience) and the Preferences allow users to enable SponsorBlock, an open-source crowdsourced platform that skips sponsored segments automatically, so that you never have to hear "this video is sponsored by RandomVPN" ever again. It's highly customizable, very similar to NewPipe.

    Positive comment 7 months ago
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    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!

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  6. CloudTube

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    An alternative front-end for YouTube.

  7. ViewTube

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    ViewTube is an alternative YouTube frontend using the invidio.us API.

  8. Yotter

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Yotter allows you to follow and gather all the content from your favorite Twitter and YouTube accounts in a beautiful feed so you can stay up to date without compromising your privacy at all. Yotter is written with Python and Flask and uses Semantic-UI as its CSS framework.

    Discontinued

    This project is no longer maintained

  9. Nodetube is an open-source YouTube alternative that also supports image and audio uploads. Powered by NodeJS. Every shared content can be downloaded for free.

  10. Tammah

    • FreeProprietary
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Tammah is a web-based video sharing platform that allows creators and users find, watch & share original African independent content. Tammah was founded in February of 2015 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

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