YouTube Vanced, one of the most popular apps used by people who hates ads on the popular video streaming website, is now dead.
On March 13, 2022, YouTube Vanced announced that it’s shutting down after it received a legal threat from Google. While it will still continue to work on devices that still have it, the service will be completely removed from the internet in the days to come.
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Now, what? Here we have listed a couple of top alternatives to YouTube Vanced, so you can still watch your favorite channels free of ads.
YouTube Vanced alternatives
#1 YouTube Premium
Don’t worry, all the other alternatives on this list are free. However, if you want a more straightforward and secure way to watch ad-free YouTube, why not use the site’s own service, YouTube Premium. You’d also be supporting the people behind your favorite videos along the way.
YouTube Premium comes with ad-free and background play, as well as downloads for offline play. A subscription only costs Php159 per month and can be canceled anytime. If that’s still too much, you can apply for a discounted student subscription for only Php95/month, or share a Php239/month payment with up to 5 family members.
#2 Brave Browser
You may have heard of Brave Browser for its ability to let you earn crypto for free, but it has other features too, including the blocking of YouTube ads.
The best part is, there’s no setup needed. Simply install the app on your Android, iOS, Windows, or Mac device, visit the website, and start watching.
#3 Pure Tuber
One of the most popular alternatives for veteran YouTube Vanced users. Pure Tuber is an easy-to-use app available for both Android and iOS users. Besides being add-free, it also features background play with picture-in-picture mode. Login support is also included.
You can download Pure Tuber in the Google Play Store.
Another popular alternative, NewPipe, comes with pretty much all features that the standard YouTube app offers — minus the ads. The UI design is entirely different, but it does come with background playback, downloads, picture-in-picture mode, and more.
You can download NewPipe on its official website: https://newpipe.net
SkyTube operates just like NewPipe. It’s an open-source YouTube streaming app minus the ads. It allows you to subscribe to channels, create playlists, bookmarks, and more. However, it only works on Android and is only downloadable via its official website: https://skytube-app.com
As the name suggests, this one is for those who primarily use YouTube to play music. It only plays the audio of a YouTube video, which means that it can run in the background even when the screen is off and also saves up to 90% of data. You can even download videos and save them in MP3 formats. Get it on their website: https://ymusic.io
And that’s it. Have you tried them already? Do you know any other alternatives? Let us know your experiences and share your recommendations in the comment section below.