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SkyTube Reviews

Open-source YouTube video player for Android.

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We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about SkyTube and what they use it for.
  • What are some apps you use that are not on Playstore and Official Fdroid repo?
    SkyTube is an open source app that's trying to replace Vanced. It's not very good yet, but I'm keeping my eyes on it. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • ⟳ 0 apps added, 5 updated at
    SkyTube Extra (version 41): A simple and feature-rich YouTube player. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • [other] what's alternative are you going to use ?
    I don't really watch YouTube on mobile, but for those few occasions, I'll probably use NewPipe or SkyTube. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • mobile OS?
    Look for a MicroG ready ROM for Google Play app compatability. SkyTube Extra is my go-to Youtube replacement and includes Chromecast, though MicroG doesn't seem to have consistent coverage of that feature. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Is there an app/browser that allows me to block YouTube channels?
    SkyTube includes channel blocking. It can be downloaded from F-Droid. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • A good Youtube adblocker?
    Besides Vanced and NewPipe I also know of NewPipe with integrated SponsorBlock, SongTube, and SkyTube, however I haven’t tried the two latter. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • ⟳ 1 apps added, 6 updated at
    SkyTube Extra (version 39): A simple and feature-rich YouTube player. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Thank you, LineageOS!
    As you like YouToube, maybe you'll want to check out NewPipe, SkyTube and YouTube Vanced. Although they might not be suitable for your homescreen ;). - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Still not gonna pay for Premium...
    When I am on mobile I use this open source app: Https:// - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • No Ad marks on YouTube videos progress bar
    As others have pointed out a better solution would be using a third-party app to access YouTube. Vanced is the most famous, but if you want open-source solutions you can also use NewPipe or SkyTube. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • No, I don’t think I will.
    If you are on Android you can use skytube to get around this it allows you to use YT without tracking, without age restrictions and without region lock. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Need filter to block youtube ads
    You can try an adblock VPN like Blokada or adblock DNS like AdGuard. I too would however recommend using a third-party YouTube mod, like SkyTube. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Bonus episode
    Had the same problem on mobile and found Skytube , an app that lets you view youtube videos without an account the UI is a bit tricky but you get used to it, there are other alternatives but they didn t work for me. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of SkyTube

15 Best YouTube Vanced Alternatives 2023
SkyTube is slightly different from YouTube Vanced because it does not support signing in with a Google or YouTube account. However, you can still enjoy all the features available on YouTube including subscribing to channels, reading through comments, using the built-in search bar, and sharing content.
8 Best YouTube Vanced Alternatives to Watch YouTube Videos
Notably, SkyTube comes in two variants — SkyTube and SkyTube Extra. SkyTube Extra supports the official YouTube player and casting, while the regular SkyTube app takes a conservative approach without additional features. However, the option to sign in to your Google account is still missing on SkyTube Extra. Based on your preferences, you can choose the SkyTube version that suits your needs.

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