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 Dailymotion (Free), LBRY (Free, Open Source), FreeTube (Free, Open Source) and Twitch (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Sep 5, 2021

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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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      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.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

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      gigi_barly Sometimes i found vids here which i dont find at youtube
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

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      Dailymotion doesn't have the comments section on a video as Youtube and removed the livestream option.
      Top negative comment  almost 4 years ago

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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.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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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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    1. 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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      ValekoZ Open-source, decentralized and you can earn money easily if you create good videos
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      Using the desktop client the videos streams super fast.
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years 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 2 months ago

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      WarmPotato LBRY awards users with cryptocurrency for watching videos.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      Users of YouTube should feel right at home.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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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!
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Gruak No censorship, decetralized, free and open soruce
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    2. 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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      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.
      c_lowe1 Privacy, no ads and content.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      isisstelling It still relies on youtube, but it works as a desktop application, and is privacy conscious.
      Positive comment 3 months ago

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

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      Live streaming video platform.
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      IPFSTube is a player and uploader for videos, stored in the distributed IPFS 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.
      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. Minitube does not require the Flash Player.
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      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.
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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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      Free Youtube browser for SMPlayer which allows to browse, search and play YouTube videos. No flash needed! You can either use SMPlayer, MPlayer, VLC, Dragon Player, Totem or mpv to view the videos.
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      Qello is the world's leading on-demand streaming service for full-length HD concert films and music documentaries with members in more than 40 countries.
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