A libre lightweight streaming frontend for Android.
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WARNING: THIS IS A BETA VERSION, THEREFORE YOU MAY ENCOUNTER BUGS. IF YOU DO, OPEN AN ISSUE VIA OUR GITHUB REPOSITORY.
PUTTING NEWPIPE OR ANY FORK OF IT INTO THE GOOGLE PLAY STORE VIOLATES THEIR TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
NewPipe does not use any Google framework libraries, nor the YouTube API. Websites are only parsed to fetch required info, so this app can be used on devices without Google services installed. Also, you don’t need a YouTube account to use NewPipe, which is copylefted libre software.
Display general info about videos
Watch YouTube videos
Listen to YouTube videos
Popup mode (floating player)
Select streaming player to watch video with
Download audio only
Open a video in Kodi
Show next/related videos
Search YouTube in a specific language
Watch/Block age restricted material
Display general info about channels
Watch videos from a channel
Orbot/Tor support (not yet directly)
Subscribe to channels
Watch as enqueued playlists
NewPipe supports multiple services. Our docs provide more info on how a new service can be added to the app and the extractor. Please get in touch with us if you intend to add a new one. Currently supported services are:
PeerTube instances [beta]
Installation and updates
You can install NewPipe using one of the following methods:
Add our custom repo to F-Droid and install it from there. The instructions are here: https://newpipe.net/FAQ/tutorials/install-add-fdroid-repo/
Download the APK from Github Releases and install it.
Update via F-Droid. This is the slowest method of getting updates, as F-Droid must recognize changes, build the APK itself, sign it, then push the update to users.
Build a debug APK yourself. This is the fastest way to get new features on your device, but is much more complicated, so we recommend using one of the other methods.
We recommend method 1 for most users. APKs installed using method 1 or 2 are compatible with each other, but not with those installed using method 3. This is due to the same signing key (ours) being used for 1 and 2, but a different signing key (F-Droid’s) being used for 3. Building a debug APK using method 4 excludes a key entirely. Signing keys help ensure that a user isn’t tricked into installing a malicious update to an app.
In the meanwhile, if you want to switch sources for some reason (e.g. NewPipe’s core functionality was broken and F-Droid doesn’t have the update yet), we recommend following this procedure:
Back up your data via Settings > Content > Export Database so you keep your history, subscriptions, and playlists
Download the APK from the new source and install it
Import the data from step 1 via Settings > Content > Import Database
Whether you have ideas, translations, design changes, code cleaning, or real heavy code changes, help is always welcome.
The more is done the better it gets!
If you’d like to get involved, check our contribution notes.
If you like NewPipe we’d be happy about a donation. You can either send bitcoin or donate via Bountysource or Liberapay. For further info on donating to NewPipe, please visit our website.
The NewPipe project aims to provide a private, anonymous experience for using media web services.
NewPipe is Free Software: You can use, study share and improve it at your
will. Specifically you can redistribute and/or modify it under the terms of the
GNU General Public License as
published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.