NewPipe: The lightweight YouTube experience for Android

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  • NewPipe

    A libre lightweight streaming front-end for Android.

    NewPipe does not see themselves as a project focused on blocking ads but as a privacy first project.

    See their reasoning for rejecting the sponsor block PR here: https://github.com/TeamNewPipe/NewPipe/pull/3205

    One can disagree with their decision but I can understand why they did this and since the PR author offers builds themselves, I don't understand why people are often angry towards the NewPipe maintainers.

  • SponsorBlock

    Skip YouTube video sponsors (browser extension)

    One of the biggest strengths of Vanced over NewPipe when i tried them both was SponsorBlock [0]

    Is there a similar feature available in Newpipe now?

    [0]: https://sponsor.ajay.app/

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  • NewPipe

    A fork of NewPipe with SponsorBlock functionality. (by polymorphicshade)

  • SmartTubeNext

    Ad free app for watching tube videos on Android TV boxes

  • vanced-website-v2

    Source Code of the Vanced Website

  • FreeTube

    An Open Source YouTube app for privacy

  • mpv

    🎥 Command line video player

    If you drag'n'drop the URI in mpv [1], you can bypass the age restriction. Not convenient, but if you need it it's very useful.

    [1]: https://mpv.io/

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  • Vanced

    Vanced Issues/Docs repo

    I'm not the only person with this issue. The maintainer of Vanced said it'll likely never be fixed. [0]

    [0] https://github.com/YTVanced/Vanced/issues/688#issuecomment-9...

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