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A list of alternatives after the shutdown of Vanced

NONE OF THESE CLIENTS ARE VERIFIED BY ME FOR SECURITY OR ANYTHING ELSE! USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!

These are the current alternatives (with links when possible):

  • NewPipe (which you should have either way for youtube-dl/yt-dlp integration)
  • NewPipe fork by polymorphicshade, which includes SponsorBlock support.
  • LibreTube (still in early beta)
  • A web browser with uBlock Origin (or another ad-blocker; Enhancer for YouTube has one build-in, but uBlock is universal and more powerfull, in addition to allowing to also remove non-advertisement parts of the website, like the top shelf with recommended tags / search querries), Enhancer for YouTube, SponsorBlock and Return YouTube Dislike. These all work on both desktop Firefox and Chrome, but on mobile, you'll need to install an add-on compatible fork (source code alteration) of them, like IceRaven for Firefox or KiwiBrowser, then install the addons from their respective adddon store. Depending on the browser, you'll additionally need to install a user script for background playber. Alternatively, the Brave browser supports background playback OOTB (needs to be enabled; see coment by @dmdotin) and a build in ad-blocker, but no extension / add-on support.
  • YouTube Pink (I have no legit link yet)
  • YouTube++ (iOS) (I have no legit link yet)
  • uYouPlus (iOS), a modded version of the official iOS app (arguably the most feature-complete alternative to Vanced).
  • SkyTube
  • MusicPiped (F-Droid; YT Music alt.)
  • A stand-alone ad-blocker like AdAway (requires root to work fully, but a no-root DNS mode is also available), but this will only work
  • VueTube, a very new client.
  • SmartTubeNext, an ad-free YouTube TV client (Android TV only).
  • SongTube, a YT client for music.
  • YMusic, a small and simple YT music client with low data consumption.
  • PureTuber, appears to be a fully featured alternative to the official app. I have not tested not installed this one, because it appears extremely sketchy to me, their FAQ contains lots of red flags (in my opinion). DO NOT USE PURETUBER, several people have warned about it! It remains here to prevent others from trying it because they were looking for more alternatives.
  • Invidious, an alternative, self-hosted YouTube front-end.
  • DVD, an Android front-end for yt-dlp (an extremely powerful downloader with support for hundreds of sites).
  • Yattee, a client for various Apple devices

There are several more, web-based front ends, like Piped or VueTube, but I don't really consider those to be Vanced alternatives. You can check the comments for them.

If you want to save videos offline using scripting, you can use yt-dlp running in Termux (run pkg install -y python; python -m pip install yt-dlp to install it).

Also, there's xManager-Spotify for... Spotify, as a replacement for Vanced Music. I would advise you to not use this with a premium account though, since ad blockers are a TOS violation and can get your account suspended. That won't really matter in practice if you just use throw-away accounts though (I'm not a lawyer, so don't quote me on that).

As for what I think are the best ones: Either NewPipe (has some nice features like support for other platforms like SoundCloud and a complete downloader) or the Web version with add-ons (which will give you the most complete experience, including login).

Some things that may or may not work are most popular video players, but they won't allow discovery (except for possibly Kodi)

Finally a pro-tip: If you want to download videos from any YT app, you can install NewPipe and share the link to the video to it from the share-menu. Then you can select to always download when sharing to NewPipe.

If you want a copy on Discord or you know another App I should add, just DM me 👌

(created by @!SkyyySi#1859 / @SkyyySi)

@alfaxxromeo
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alfaxxromeo commented Mar 22, 2022

Spotyflyer

@coffeerhyder
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coffeerhyder commented Mar 23, 2022

I've created a 'real' GitHub project for this which also contains a table you can use to compare the different alternatives by features:
https://github.com/coffeerhyder/YouTube-alternative-Clients-and-Frontends-overview
The advantages of this over a simple GIST is that ppl can also open issues and create pull requests.
Obviously I've also copied some information I found in this GIST.
I hope it will be useful for some ppl.

@Duramoin
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Duramoin commented Mar 23, 2022

@DetachHead copycat in which way? They copied the code? Or just have similar style? If they copied the code, they can be sued over the license as they don't seem open sourced...

I don't know about the code. I tried it before and they are exactly the same except for the UI and log in. It's also mentioned and reported on Newpipe Github TeamNewPipe/NewPipe#539. Ctrl + F and type pure.

The other guy mentioned on GitHub is that the real app is hidden and it is protected with some Tencent protector,

@el-chazmo
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el-chazmo commented Mar 23, 2022

I've created a 'real' GitHub project for this which also contains a table you can use to compare the different alternatives by features: https://github.com/coffeerhyder/YouTube-alternative-Clients-and-Frontends-overview The advantages of this over a simple GIST is that ppl can also open issues and create pull requests. Obviously I've also copied some information I found in this GIST. I hope it will be useful for some ppl.

Is there a similar page for YouTube Music?

@coffeerhyder
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coffeerhyder commented Mar 23, 2022

I've created a 'real' GitHub project for this which also contains a table you can use to compare the different alternatives by features: https://github.com/coffeerhyder/YouTube-alternative-Clients-and-Frontends-overview The advantages of this over a simple GIST is that ppl can also open issues and create pull requests. Obviously I've also copied some information I found in this GIST. I hope it will be useful for some ppl.

Is there a similar page for YouTube Music?

Not by me and as said what I've started is still work in progress.
I don't know if it's worth combining though. Are there a lot of YT Music alternatives available?

@vjrmy
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vjrmy commented Mar 25, 2022

Hi all, i want to ask about pure tuber. Recently i use pure tuber modded version from Mobilism . It's safe? Because i look from the description, the analytics and tracker was removed

@B-u-r-a-G
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B-u-r-a-G commented Mar 28, 2022

I found this as an alternative to Youtube Vanced. I haven't tested it yet.
https://github.com/ReVancedTeam

@vjrmy
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vjrmy commented Mar 28, 2022

@SkyyySi Maybe this can update the "List of YouTube Alternatives"
🔸Finished:
▫️ Yattee (iOS >15)

🔸Work in progress:
▫️ ReVanced
▫️ VueTube
▫️ Hyperion
▫️ Eclipsed
▫️ WebTube
▫️ Libretube

@pod5tr45
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pod5tr45 commented Mar 30, 2022

There is also Piped instances such as the official one:

https://piped.kavin.rocks/

Libretube uses this, but it can also be added as a Progressive Web App to your home screen.

My understanding is that it's similar to Invidious but uses JavaScript and built with different components.

It's open source and can be self hosted:

https://github.com/TeamPiped/Piped

Edit: also this - https://viewtube.io/

https://github.com/ViewTube/viewtube-vue

I don't know much about this, but can be added as a PWA also

@sH1222J
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sH1222J commented Apr 2, 2022

ㅇㄷ

@freeload101
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freeload101 commented Apr 12, 2022

THANKS!
F-Droid > IzzySoft Reop > Newpipe X
Or
Youtube Vanced Alternative: SponsorBlock Firefox Nightly FoxyProxy on Android
You can't even PAY for SponsorBlock type of ad skipping ... we should be paying the developers 5$ a month for this crowdsourced service !!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKUmM9r63F8

My windows youtube-dl (yt-dl) MASS DOWNLOAD bat script:
https://github.com/freeload101/SCRIPTS/blob/master/Windows_Batch/Youtube-dl-ffmpeg-aria2c-updater-downloader.bat

https://www.reddit.com/r/youtubedl/comments/pm23o3/windows_mass_stream_downloader_script/

Also add DNS66 to block almost all ads in Android basically.

@profucius
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profucius commented Apr 12, 2022

xSpotify Manager ruined their app with embedded unavoidable ads. Recommended to find latest spotify releases on Mobilism .org instead, which are direct modded APK files.

@B-u-r-a-G
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B-u-r-a-G commented Apr 12, 2022

xSpotify Manager ruined their app with embedded unavoidable ads. Recommended to find latest spotify releases on Mobilism .org instead, which are direct modded APK files.

I think that you can turn off those ads

@alfaxxromeo
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alfaxxromeo commented Apr 22, 2022

@xerta555 Well PureTuber that is on the list is still there: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=free.tube.premium.advanced.tuber

Indeed, i find it very curious. Because if we take Google's TOS for YouTube at face value, for what it is, all these applications should have already been excluded.

Actually no, because it's a wrapper

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