As many parents complain about YouTube in-video ads that target their kids, we find that it's our duty to find the best kids-friendly YouTube app alternative that protects your child privacy.
So here, we introduce: SkyTube.
SkyTube is not your regular YouTube app alternative, firstly, it does not depend on Google Apps API like the YouTube App.
Secondly, it allows the user (parent) to block certain videos, channels, or even a specific language.
Overall, it has everything like the YouTube video app, but without the advertisements, tracking scripts, and or annoying in-video app delays.
Fruthermore, SkyTube allows users to download their favorite videos to their phone to enjoy it later while offline or to save their internet usage.
SkyTube in your language
SkyTube is translated to a dozen of languages, and the community is translating it to dozens more. Here is a list of the already finished translations:
- Portuguese (Brazil)
If you don't see your language in this list, it means it is partially translated. You may be interested to join the translation effort through the SkyTube Weblate page.
SkyTube comes in 2 editions which are both open-source (under GPLv3), the first one is SkyTube regular which has some delays in updating the published videos, the other is SkyTube Extra that comes with real-time update for videos, comments, trending videos, and channel updates.
- No ads in the app
- No in-video ads
- Clean and easy-to-use friendly interface even for kids
- Better Parental control options
- Block certain channels
- Block certain languages
- Search videos, music and channels
- Back up and restore bookmarks and subscriptions (all stored locally on your device)
- View and download video thumbnails with built-in real-time thumbnails cache support
- Preview trending YouTube Videos
- Works seamlessly on older Android apps
- Supports multiple languages out-of-the-box
- block unwanted videos (including channel blacklisting/whitelisting, language filtering, low view video blocking, high dislikes video blocking... etc.)
- video swipe controls (including volume, brightness, comments and video description controls)
- Bookmark your favorite videos
- Import your personal subscriptions from YouTube
- Play channels' playlists
- Download videos
- View and download video thumbnails
- Explore Trending and Most Popular videos,
- Browse YouTube channels,
- Advanced YouTube player
- View video comments
- Channel subscription & non-intrusive notifications
- Subscriptions feed
- Built-in notification
- Channel blacklisting
- Channel whitelisting
- Block videos if their language is not the same as the user's preferred one(s)
- Block low-view videos
- Block high-dislike videos
- Toolbar icon showing number of blocked videos
SkyTube is an open-source project that is released under the GPLv3.0 License.
This is an open-source project and hence any contribution is welcomed. You can report a bug and ask for a feature by visiting the SkyTube's GitHub page. Language translation can be provided by visiting SkyTube's weblate page