An Open Source YouTube app for privacy
  12 reviews

FreeTube is an open source desktop YouTube player built with privacy in mind. Use YouTube without advertisements and prevent Google from tracking you with their cookies and JavaScript. Available for Windows, Mac & Linux thanks to Electron.

Please note that FreeTube is currently in Beta. While it should work well for most users, there are still bugs and missing features that need to be addressed.

Latest reviews
ratatosk1985 2 weeks ago

In the linux mint package only version 16.0 , on the hp from freetube you can get the new 18.0 version. I miss the option to add a playlist.

explorer79 3 weeks ago

Der beste YouTube Player, mit dem man Kanälen folgen kann, ohne ein Account bei YouTube verwenden zu müssen. Somit liefert man keine personalisierten Daten an YouTube. Der Player wird von Version zu Version besser. Allerdings nutze ich das DEB Paket direkt von der Website. Das ist nicht so groß wie das Flatpak. Wenn YouTube etwas verändert, kann es temporär passieren, dass der Player nicht funktioniert. Aber das wird in der Regel innerhalb weniger Tage mit einer neuen Version behoben.

VanquisherSenya 1 month ago


GKSeifert 1 month ago

I like it, but I can not find any way to use favorites, subscriptions lists or playlists. It says click on something in the corner of the video, but I can't find anything there. I know it is a beta, but it should not pretend that there are functions that are not really there.

Ratologist 2 months ago

Freetube is the best way to watch Youtube videos without being tracked by Google. However, it still lacks some features like having multiple playlists and other minor conveniences. It's getting better with every update, so the app's improvement over time is slow and steady.

Carjelo 1 year ago

works well enough for me on mint 20 cinnamon

visterine 1 year ago

Ótimo aplicativo para assistir vídeos sem publicidade.

_Mint_Condition_ 1 year ago

FreeTube is awesome! It provides all of the functionality of using YouTube minus your activity being monetized and stored indefinitely. I've used Invidious but it doesn't have all of the functionality that FreeTube does nor the aesthetics. Check it out and if you can, support its developer. He works on FreeTube in his free time and has made quite the impressive app free of charge. If you have any questions, he's very active in the FreeTube Matrix and subreddit, both of which are liked on the website.

Fcxti 1 year ago

Error Message: " Invidious API Error: This server no longer hosts the Invidious API. "

MintyLex 2 years ago

i use alot! able to download every video, occationally it gets frozen and i need to restart app. Downloaded video to my computers filename is random number and letters instead of being named the video title from youtube, kind of tedious when downloading alot of videos. but besides that its great. i use it everyday

Doralze 2 years ago

The best way to watch YouTube videos from the desktop without a google account.

PilotNerd 2 years ago

Great app, plays YouTube content well and allows you to have your own subscription lists locally that are not in google's servers. Respects your privacy.