There tons of YouTube apps out there and the normal YouTube app is usually fine to use but you might want as less as Google services as possible on your Smartphone or you simply care about your privacy – then NewPipe is the client you’re looking for.
Benefits using NewPipe
- The app is open source and under the GNU General Public License v3.0.
- You can report bugs and it might get fixed.
- The app works without proprietary YouTube-API or any of Google’s (proprietary) play-services which means that it never ask you to install Google Play Services or the Play Store. You can use the app together with the MicroG/NanoMod project.
- The app is available on F-Droid.
- Unless other apps it allows you to download YouTube videos and the audio stream. It also allows background playback in a popup.
- NewPipe works on almost all Android version starting with Android 4.0.3 or newer.
- Less permissions, it only uses the permissions which are really needed.
This is by far the best YouTube app I’m aware off, it is fast, it doesn’t require any Google depencies and it doesn’t show any ads.