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FreeTube is a free and open source, multi-platform, privacy-focused YouTube desktop client


  • FreeTube allows you to use YouTube without a Google account, and also does not allow Google to track your actions using Cookies and JavaScript files;
  • View videos without ads;
  • Subscribe to channels without an account;
  • All user data is stored locally and is not sent anywhere;
  • The program interface: top search, lower left on the sidebar are subscriptions, trends, most popular videos, browsing history, right list of videos;
  • When watching a video, all the functions of YouTube are available: rewind, adjust the volume, select the quality, change the playback speed, turn on subtitles, go to full-screen mode;
  • There is a search by keywords and various filters;
  • It is possible to open direct links to the desired video;
  • There is an option to share the video;
  • Support for creating profiles;
  • It is possible to customize the appearance of the program: choose a design theme (light, dark, black), a primary color theme, and a secondary color theme;
  • FreeTube supports working through a proxy;
  • You can show/hide: video views, likes/dislikes, number of channel subscribers, likes in comments, recommended videos, trending videos, popular videos, live chat;
  • Privacy settings: enable/disable remember history, save browsing progress;
  • It is possible to import/export subscriptions and visit history.

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The software FreeTube is available for installation on Linux, Windows and macOS.

Installation methodOS
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
AppImageUbuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, CentOS, elementaryOS, Linux Mint and others

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub io.freetubeapp.FreeTube

Install Software via AppImage package

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Install Software via DMG package for macOS

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:0.13.0 Beta
Developer:FreeTube Contributors
Programming language:JavaScript
License:AGPL v3

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