What are the best Ways to watch YouTube videos without YouTube?

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    Desktube is an AdobeAIR built desktop application that provides an alternative experience of browsing and searching YouTube videos. It was developed by a programmer named Damon in June 2007. It also supports playlists, subscriptions, and favorites.


    Teresa Ryan
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "This is such a perfect idea. I am currently uploading a video and it works perfectly fine. I watch youtube videos here every day and so far I am delighted and amaze with its features. I personally love the group viewing that it offers, I super enjoy watching videos with my friends and relatives. This is really the best way to watch yt videos without going to youtube!"
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    Toogles is an alternative channel for YouTube that has free to use interface to browse and stream YouTube videos. It is offered by Mike Crittenden. Toogles is available in Chrome Extension, Bookmarklet and GitHub.


    Bruce Boyd
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "This thing makes watching youtube videos much more interesting. I like that the design of the website is pretty simple. I also like that it has dark mode option because I see things better when in night mode. So far, I'm really satisfied with this that I use this to view youtube videos almost every day. "
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    #3YT Instant

    YT Instant

    YT Instant or YouTube Instant is a real-time search engine to search and stream for videos. It was built and launched by Feross Aboukhadijeh of Stanford University in September 2010. It is modeled after Google Instant. 


    Lawrence Alvarez
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "Best place to discover new video trends!!! I love that it offers real-time search results which make it easier for me to know the latest updates about local and global news, sports and favorite artists/band. Plus, its website design is perfect for a minimalist person like me. "
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    #4VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player

    VLC Media Player is a free and open source streaming media service developed by VideoLAN. It was first released on February 1, 2001. Through VLC, users can watch YouTube videos by simply pasting the video URL into the input box.


    Madison Santos
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "I think a lot of people don't know this way to watch youtube vids without going to youtube through VLC. I believe compared to other ways which can require downloading of software or signing in of accounts, VLC offers the easiest way to watch yt vids. You just have to copy the link of your preferred video to watch and then paste it on the input box and after everything will run smoothly. This is a proven and tested method that I recommend!"
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    ViewPure is a website that enables users to watch safe YouTube videos without comments, related videos, or other distractions. This site also offers extra options such as custom URL, password protection, and background color.


    Jane Kelly
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "Cool website to watch distraction-free youtube videos! I like that this a family-friendly website that blocks inappropriate ads so I am at ease whenever my kids watch videos online because I can just purify the yt page they are watching."
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    #6DF YouTube

    DF YouTube

    DF YouTube is an extension that makes YouTube load faster and distraction free. Through this extension, users can turn off features, disable autoplay, hide the trending tab, recommend videos and subscriptions etc. It is offered by calkuta.


    Rebecca Holmes
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "I love that I can control almost every option in YouTube through this extension. I can choose exactly what I want to happen and see when I'm browsing. This is a must-have app guys! "
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    Watchkin is a website that enables users to have more control over their youtube viewing experience. It is founded in October 2013. This site also offers Watchkin Smart Mode filtering that's used for safer viewing of videos for families.


    Gregory Franklin
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "This is my favorite alternative for YouTube along with ViewPure.I love that if removes clutter of ads as well as offensive and obscene videos and comment that my nieces might see. They did a good job creating a safe environment for watching youtube videos. Every parent must use this site!"
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    Tube or Minimalist YouTube is a distraction-free website that provides pleasing and simple YouTube experience. It was developed by Madeline Cameron on April 13. In this web page, no recommended videos, channels pages, and comments appear.


    Tyler Rice
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "This site is just so basic but very usable and data-friendly. I use this whenever I want to watch yt videos through mobile and whenever my internet connection is super slow. I also like that it provides temporary playlist wherein I can watch bunch of videos."
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    #9YouTube To Download

    YouTube To Download

    YouTube To Download is an online website tool to download videos from various online sources such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo, and Instagram. A user has to paste the URL in the "video link" box before clicking "download."

    Online Tools


    Akram Dz Gaming
    Written on October 8, 2018
    "i really find this website cool and easy to use to download youtube videos and more trully amazing , you should try it out"


Best What are the best Ways to watch YouTube videos without YouTube
1DesktubeVideos 24 Paid
2TooglesArticles 19 Paid
3YT InstantArticles 14 Paid
4VLC Media PlayerVideos 12 Paid
5ViewPureVideos 12 Paid
6DF YouTubeArticles 7 Paid
7WatchkinArticles 7 Paid
8TubeArticles 5 Paid
9YouTube To DownloadOnline Tools 2 Free

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