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YouTube Alternatives for Windows

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

YouTube alternatives are mainly Video Sharing Tools but may also be YouTube Clients 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. Vimeo icon

    Vimeo

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    95 alternatives to Vimeo 

    Vimeo is the best way to get your videos online in the highest quality with great tools to share publicly or privately.

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    1.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Vimeo using IFTTT.
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    Guest

    High quality videos often focused on creative areas.

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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.

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    zane

    Different business model entirely, not enough of the same content.

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    titina

    YouTube is the best video platform. I use it every day and I love it.

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    Guest

    I dont like vimeo because its not similar enogh

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    Guest

    it has a good interface and it's pretty popular

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    karpovskiipa

    Only if we talk about YT as video hosting for companies or frellancers, then Vimeo is a great one!

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  2. LBRY icon

    LBRY

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    24 alternatives to LBRY 

    LBRY is the first digital marketplace to be controlled by the market's participants rather than a corporation or other 3rd-party. It is the most open, fair, and efficient marketplace for digital goods ever created, with an incentive design encouraging it to become the most...

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    1.  DecentralizedLBRY is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Ad-freeLBRY doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    4.  Privacy focusedLBRY is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    5.  Anonymous CommentingLBRY allows you to comment and participate in discussions without revealing your personal information.
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    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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    Guest

    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

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    Guest

    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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    Dailymotion

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    77 alternatives to Dailymotion 

    Dailymotion is a video sharing service website, headquartered in the 18th arrondissement, Paris, France.

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    1.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Dailymotion using IFTTT.
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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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    Exeref

    Daily motion is a good alternative for YouTube if one wishes to earn ad revenue from their videos, but it's not as good of an alternative for building a community since it has no comment sections or any other means of contact between viewers and creators.

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    Guest

    Dailymotion doesn't have the comments section on a video as Youtube and removed the livestream option.

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    Guest

    Plenty of content not found on Youtube. More lax terms of service than Youtube.

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    RemovedUser

    slow uploads and keeps crashing. it sucks.

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    Guest

    It used to be a free video hosting service for everybody, but it doesn't is anymore. Now it is for newspaper, professionnal...

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    gigi_barly

    Sometimes i found vids here which i dont find at youtube

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  4. FreeTube icon

    FreeTube

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    50 alternatives to FreeTube 

    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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    1.  Ad-freeFreeTube doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Privacy focusedFreeTube is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in FreeTube without registration.
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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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    Twitch

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    57 alternatives to Twitch 

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

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    1.  Two-factor AuthenticationTwitch supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    2.  Dark ModeTwitch supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    The new Twitch design since September 26 2019
    The Theatre Mode


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    IPFSTube

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    • Self-Hosted
    • IPFS
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    45 alternatives to IPFSTube 

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

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    1.  DecentralizedIPFSTube is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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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.
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    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

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    57 alternatives to Minitube 

    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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    Zattoo

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    57 alternatives to Zattoo 

    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. All you need is an internet connection and a web-enabled device, such as Samsung Smart TV, Apple TV, Amazon...

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

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    • SMPlayer
    • VLC media player
    • MPlayer
    41 alternatives to SMTube 

    Free Youtube browser for SMPlayer which allows to browse, search and play YouTube videos. No flash needed!

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSMTube can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    muffon

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    33 alternatives to muffon 

    Music streaming browser.

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    1.  Dark Modemuffon supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Ad-freemuffon doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Privacy focusedmuffon is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  Works Offlinemuffon can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    5.  Portablemuffon can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    6.  Personalized Recommendationsmuffon can recommend content you like, whether it's something you already know or not.
    7.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in muffon without registration.
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