Get More Control with NewPipe
The official YouTube app for Android is pretty decent for most users. For others, there are several unofficial alternatives. This comes as a must sooner or later for those who want the best. The YouTube viewing experience on mobile is far from what we’d dream of. There are though a few daring developers who are giving users even more control over things.
One such example is the NewPipes one. NewPipe is an open source unofficial YouTube app which comes with a lot of great features. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most important ones.
If you are using YouTube for listening to music, then you will be glad to find out that NewPipe app can play audio in the background. This makes room for using your Android device for other tasks while listening to your favorite songs. Besides that, the background audio player only downloads the audio stream, reducing WiFi/Mobile data usage.
NewPipe also supports subscribing to YouTube channels. All subscription data are saved on the Android device, so it’s OK if you don’t have a Google Account for the feature. And if the official YouTube App limits available video resolutions based on device hardware characteristics, NewPipe doesn’t do it. It actually supports even playback of 2K/4K videos on all devices.
You may also select the default video quality, download videos, select the audio format, and not only, so it’s clear that those using it simply love it.
Where to grab it from?
Just to be clear, NewPipe is not accepted on the Google Play Store. In these conditions, the only way to get it is by getting the APK from the NewPipe’s official website and sideloading it. NewPipe is not an app that you can find on Google Play Store for one very important reason. It violates Google’s Terms of Service because of the way it uses YouTube to deliver functionality that is otherwise not even available on the web browser version of YouTube.
Because of that, the only way to enjoy it is by getting the APK and sideloading it.
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