5 Best Alternatives to YouTube App

Why an Alternative?

You might have got this question too. Right? 

YouTube is one of the most successful things of Google. It is being watched millions of hours every day. But still, it lacks some basic features like playing music in the background, playing video in popup mode and downloading videos…etc. Google has done everything willingly because ads are the main source of income for Google and playing a video in the background doesn’t generate any income. Even if an ad is displayed while playing a video in the background it doesn’t count as an ad view because the user is not viewing it.


This is by far the best YouTube alternative. It works exactly like YouTube Red.

No Advertisements: There are no advertisements in this app.

Background play: All other apps struggle during this transition, however, this app has very smooth transitions, no lag, it is almost as fluid as the original YouTube red.

How to install iYTBP

  1. For non-rooted devices, two must be installed. 1. Modded version of YouTube 2. MicroG for YouTube, which is required for signing in.
  2. Download from here. There are different color options available, choose the best one for you.
  3. First, install MicroG for YouTube and then YouTube apk.
  4. Open the, now will be able to sign in. Remember to support your favorite YouTubers.



NewPipe is one of the best YouTube alternatives. Ther are many famous YouTube alternatives like OG YouTUbe, GB YouTube but they are not as smooth as and not as accurate as this app is.

New Pipe Features:

Playing video in Background:  NewPipe lets you play any video in the background. Official YouTube doesn’t support this feature which is quite irritating. There are many other methods to do this trick but not every other work as perfectly and accurately as this one. With just a click, you can play any YouTube video in the background. 

Search the video you want to hear. Open the video. Click on the Background icon  (headphones icon)

best youtube alternative
click on Background icon


Playing video in Popup mode:      NewPipe lets you play any YouTube video in the Popup mode. This is where NewPipe differs from others. Every other alternative definitely faces issues while playing the video in Popup mode. They lag, stuck, and even stops the app saying “unfortunately stopped”. NewPipe works very smoothly and perfectly while playing video in Popup mode.

click the Popup icon


Downloading video:     NewPipe can download any YouTube app with just one click. YouTube video will be saved in your Gallery. Never fails to download videos which other apps lack. Video can be downloaded in any of the format available.

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click on the Download icon


To cancel (stop) a video playing in the background or playing in popup mode you have to drag the notification tray(bar) and click on the “X” mark.



iTube is strictly for music lovers. You can still watch youtube videos but, watching youtube videos in it is not recommended since interface looks bad and lags.

It also loads youtube playlists. It also has an option to load lyrics for the song playing. However, lyrics only load for popular songs. It also has timer option which is quite handy during nights before sleep.

No Youtube ads in this application, however, it comes with in-app-advertisements which sometimes feel irritating.


Tubemate is yet another good alternative to YouTube app.  Tubemate is little different from other apps, as it loads the mobile version of YouTube website.

The main feature of this app is downloading videos. This app has best downloading capabilities. You can download a large number of videos without any issues. Download resuming capabilities are pretty good. You can choose to stream the video, and you’ll have a wide range of resolutions available.

Tubemate can load other websites too. So, it can act as multiple website video downloader. It can load YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion, Youku, Vimeo, Metacafe, Google..etc

5.OG YouTube

OG YouTube is a moded version of existing YouTube. This looks very similar to YouTube app, but with some tweaks.

It has some interesting features like:

  1. Popup video: Video will play in a small popup window. You can also stream other websites while watching a video in popup mode.
  2. Download: You can download any YouTube video at any resolution present.
  3. Background play: This feature comes in handy for music lovers. You can play music in the background.
  4. No Advertisements: There are no advertisements in this app.

Note: All these apps block ads from YouTube, so remember to support your favorite youtuber.


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