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YouTube has an extremely invasive privacy policy which relies on using user data in unethical ways. They store a lot of your personal data - ranging from ideas, music taste, content, political opinions, and much more than you think.

This project is aimed at improving the users' privacy by being independent from Google and bypassing their data collection.

Therefore, the app is using the Piped API, which uses proxies to circumvent Google's data collection and includes some other additional features.

If you have questions or need help, please make sure to read the FAQ before asking for help at the community channels. The Matrix room is considered as the main communication channel, all other forums or social media accounts are maintained by volunteers from the community but not the developer(s).

Programming language: Kotlin
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 only
Tags: App     Youtube     Ads Free    

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๐Ÿ“” About

YouTube has an extremely invasive privacy policy which relies on using user data in unethical ways. They store a lot of your personal data - ranging from ideas, music taste, content, political opinions, and much more than you think.

This project is aimed at improving the users' privacy by being independent from Google and bypassing their data collection.

Therefore, the app is using the Piped API, which uses proxies to circumvent Google's data collection and includes some other additional features.

Warning The project is still in beta, therefore you may encounter bugs. If you do so, please open an issue via our GitHub repository.

๐Ÿž Report Bug โญ Request Feature

๐Ÿ“ฑ Screenshots

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โญ Features

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User Accounts โœ…
Subscriptions โœ…
User Playlists โœ…
Channel Playlists โœ…
Search Filters โœ…
SponsorBlock โœ…
Subtitles โœ…
Comments โœ…

๐Ÿ˜‡ Contributing

Whether you have ideas, translations, design changes, code cleaning or really heavy code changes, help is always welcome. The more is done, the better it gets!

If creating a pull request, please make sure to format your code (preferred ktlint) before.

Note Any issue avoiding the issue template will be ignored and forced to be closed.

๐Ÿ“œ๏ธ Credits

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๐Ÿ“ Translation

๐ŸŒ— Differences to NewPipe

With NewPipe, the extraction is done locally on your phone, and all the requests sent towards YouTube/Google are done directly from the network you're connected to, which doesn't use a middleman server in between. Therefore, Google can still access information such as the user's IP address. Aside from that, subscriptions can only be stored locally.

LibreTube takes this one step further and proxies all requests via Piped (which uses the NewPipeExtractor). This prevents Google servers from accessing your IP address or any other personal data. Apart from that, Piped allows syncing your subscriptions between LibreTube and Piped, which can be used on desktop too.

If the NewPipeExtractor breaks, it only requires an update of Piped and not LibreTube itself. Therefore, fixes usually arrive faster than in NewPipe.

While LibreTube only supports YouTube, NewPipe also allows the use of other platforms like SoundCloud, PeerTube, Bandcamp and media.ccc.de. Both are great clients for watching YouTube videos. It depends on the individual's use case which one fits their needs better.

๐Ÿ”’ Privacy Policy and Disclaimer

The LibreTube project aims to provide a private, anonymous experience for using web-based media services. Therefore, the app does not collect any data without your consent.

The LibreTube project and its contents are not affiliated with, funded, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way associated with YouTube, Google LLC, or any of its affiliates or subsidaries. Any trademark, service mark, trade name, or other intellectual property rights used are owned by the respective owners.

LibreTube is an open source software built for learning and research purposes.

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