The popular Youtube alternative, Youtube Vanced, was shut down earlier this month and if you’ve been left looking for alternatives, worry not as we’ve got you covered.
Here are the seven best Youtube Vanced alternatives that’ll get the job done.
SkyTube is one of the third-party websites available for all Android users as an effective alternative for Youtube Vanced. SkyTube can be accessed from its official website; alternatively, you can also download the APK version of the app from F-Droid.
With SkyTube, you need not ‘Sign In’ to the Youtube platform to access the videos. It also offers you the liberty to download, bookmark and subscribe to your favourite Youtube channels.
This is one of the top alternatives available out there for Youtube Vanced. In terms of playing music, downloading your favourite videos and much more, the NewPipe’s user interface is far better as compared to Youtube Vanced.
This is an excellent option for all Android users as the app’s interface closely resembles Youtube. NewPipe also offers the feature to cross-play using Soundcloud, Bandcamp and PeerTube.
The list of hacks and essential features provided by HookTube’s browser’s interface are truly endless. Country and age restrictions are entirely taken care of with HookTube.
Alongwith basic features like downloading Youtube music and videos, HookTube also gets you access to the quarantined videos available on the platform. The cherry on the top is that it keeps your search data safe from Google.
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FreeTube is an open-source Youtube client browser that can be accessed through your PC. This website is more focused on providing privacy to all its users.
Situations related to censorship and Youtube restrictions have been handled pretty well by the LibreTube’s algorithm. The app is currently running on the beta version, and for this reason, the users can expect to encounter bugs.
The app has been built in collaboration with Piped, presenting itself as an alternative for Youtube. LibreTube updates quite constantly and it allows its users to block ads and download content available on Youtube.
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So far, we have discussed multiple alternatives available for Youtube Vanced, which can be downloaded on Android or used online. Now, we shall discuss Minitube which is a desktop application.
In terms of features this application is not as forward as the others apps on this list but, Minitube focuses on customer satisfaction for which, it allows its users to type in key phrases for videos which further generates a series of videos to choose from. The app basically aims to provide a TV-like experience.
uBlock Origin for Chrome
uBlock is luckily one of the few browser extensions which works quite well on Chrome and various other web browsers. Blocking ads is the only plus point for using this browser extension.
If you do not want to use third-party apps to view ad-free content from Youtube, you will find the uBlock extension quite convenient.
In terms of functionality, you are only required to access the Youtube platform from Chrome and this extension will automatically block the sponsored ads on the content. Follow the steps mentioned below to download the uBlock Origin extension from your phone:
- Launch the Chrome app on your phone and search for uBlock Origin and tap on the first link that appears.
- Tap on the Add to Desktop option and proceed to hit the Add to Desktop on the pop-up dialogue to confirm.
The extension will directly be added to Chrome on your PC.
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“Life’s too short to not express how you feel” — I have always lived by this quote and at times of anxiety or restlessness I always resort to expressing how I feel through art and scribbling my thoughts. I believe in spontaneity and sometimes that’s what leads to some of the best content I create.