A simple and functional free application for playing videos from YouTube that does not require Google Play Services to work.
SkyTube is an alternative, free, open-source YouTube application for Android. It allows you to use YouTube comfortably without the need for Google/YouTube account and hence this app only offers read-only access to YouTube.
access to videos from Featured and Most Popular lists;
watching YouTube channels;
playing videos from YouTube;
view comments on the video;
search for videos, music and channels;
channel subscription and unobtrusive notifications.
The main driver for this release is the new ‘NewPipeExtractor’ backend.
Currently, this is an optional feature, which needs ‘opt-in’ in the preferences (Others ->
Use the NewPipe backend), after it is enabled, no Youtube API key is needed for:
Checking new videos for the subscriptions
Opening channels (except listing the playlists)
Searching for videos by text
Other than, it contains the following changes:
Added ability to bookmark videos by sharing youtube url’s from other apps.
Fix bug in Chromecast occured during pause-resume.
Paging implemented in the Subscription Feed – so the feed loads faster now.
Create a new preference fragment for ‘Downloads and Network’ settings
Updated Russian translation.