Best YouTube Vanced Alternatives, Free And Open Source (Updated!)

Here is the list of best youtube vanced alternatives you can try to have youtube premium features for free
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Youtube Vanced is a popular third-party YouTube app that gives you access to a lot of premium YouTube features and a customisable interface. So in this post, I’ll tell you the best Youtube Vanced alternatives that you can try.

What happened to Youtube Vanced?

Recently Google sent a Cease and Desist letter to the vanced team telling them to stop providing vanced support in the upcoming days. So the Vanced team decided to stop working on the app and stop supporting it. People who have already installed the app on Android can use it now, but if there aren’t any more updates, it will probably stop working soon.

Best Youtube Vanced Alternatives You Can Try:

1. Newpipe

Youtube Vanced Alternatives

The first thing that comes to mind as a Youtube Vanced alternative is Newpipe. As the app is small (below 10MB), it runs smoothly, and it has all of the premium features. It doesn’t need the YouTube API or any Google Play Services, so you don’t have to sign in to your Google account.

You can not only watch YouTube videos without ads, but you can also download YouTube videos to your local storage. It also works with other players like VLC to let you watch videos. One thing is that you can’t save your watch history, likes, or comments on videos because you can’t sign in to your Google account in the app. The good thing is you can import your subscriptions.

  • Free and open-source Youtube client
  • Light and Smooth UI
  • Download videos to Local storage
  • Supports all Premium features
  • You can’t log in with your Google Account to sync your activity and history

2. SkyTube


Skytube is another alternative to Youtube Vanced that you can try. It has all of YouTube’s premium features. It lets you use YouTube without having to sign up for a Google or YouTube account. There are two Skytube apps, Skytube and Skytube extra, that you can use. Skytube has extra features like youtube casting and the official youtube player, so you can choose which one is better for you.

  • Free and open-source Youtube client
  • Supports all premium features
  • Use Youtube player with Skytube Extra
  • You can’t log in with your Google Account to sync your activity and history

3. Freetube (For Desktop)


FreeTube is a YouTube client for Desktops which works on Windows, Mac, and Linux that lets you use YouTube more privately. You can enjoy your favourite content and creators without worrying about how you use the internet being recorded. All your user data is stored locally and never sent or posted to the internet. FreeTube gets the data it needs by “scraping” it from other sites (with either local methods or by optionally utilising the Invidious API). With many features like YouTube, FreeTube has become one of the best ways to watch YouTube privately on the desktop.

  • Free and open source
  • Supports on Windows, Mac and Linux
  • Watch Youtube videos without Ads on your Desktop
  • Prevents Google Tracking

4. Libretube


LibreTube is not directly connected to Google. Instead, it uses piped instances to load data and play videos. So, this app doesn’t have to have any Google Services installed in order to work. You also don’t need a YouTube account. The app has a modern, easy-to-use interface, You can also choose the video format and quality while the video is playing.

  • Free and open source
  • No Ads
  • Modern Design
  • Can’t log in with Google Account
  • You will notice a few bugs

5. uYouPlus (for iOS)


uYouPlus is the Youtube Vanced alternative for iOS users. This app works without jailbreaking your iPhone. It has features like downloading videos to your local storage, playing videos in the background, blocking ads, and much more. You can easily install it using a third-party sideloading tool like AltStore Installer.

  • Free and open source
  • Works on iOS
  • Download videos to local storage
  • Supports Youtube’s premium features
  • Takes time to install

So, those are the list of Youtube Vanced Alternatives. Hope you find them helpful. We update this post every time we discover a new trick that improves your experience. If you have any suggestions you can suggest us at For more tips and tricks on other popular apps, you can click the links below. Don’t forget to check out our complete list of Youtube Tips & Tricks from here

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