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LibreTube

Alternative YouTube frontend for Android built with Piped
New in version 0.6.0
Sandboxed downloads by @Bnyro in #1243
Pause when unplugging headphones by @Bnyro in #1245
Alternative trending layout by @Bnyro in #1250
Option to rename playlists by @Bnyro in #1254
Bottom sheet for sorting, playlist and video options by @Bnyro in #1257
Add quality settings for mobile data by @Bnyro in #1270
Indicator for amount of new videos by @Bnyro in #1283
Option to skip segments manually by @Bnyro in #1309
Option to customize the order of navigation bar items by @Bnyro in #1333
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LibreTube is an alternative frontend for YouTube. It uses the Piped API to load data and play videos and thus needs no YT account and no Google Services on your device.

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  • Version 0.6.0 (19) suggested Added on 2022-09-29

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

    Download APK 14 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 0.5.1 (18) - Added on 2022-09-10

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

    Download APK 14 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 0.5.0 (17) - Added on 2022-08-21

    This version requires Android 5.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

    Download APK 14 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log