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      I would not use YT either without Smart Tube Next on my Shield TV lol.

      YT premium can fuck off until they ad Sponsorblock… Which they will never do.

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        More people need to know about Smart Tube. Like sure my desktop computer is totally on ad lockdown but my tv isn’t connected to my computer so i was stuck with normal youtube on my amazon fire stick for the longest time until i had enough and went looking on my own. Never going back. Should work on most android smart tv devices.

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    Not sure why anyone would rather pay Google money vs simply installing YouTube revanced. If that ever goes away (it won’t), then I’ll just go back to Firefox + extensions for YouTube on mobile.

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      I have an account I bought from an Indian friend for around $20/y, and the only way I use it is for my TVs. They are “smart”, but not android-based, causing me to not be able to install smartube or the likes.

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      I just skipped that and went straight for firefox with ublock. It’s not as good of an experience but I thought fuck it. Youtube’s going to fight these app solutions every time, but they probably can’t make Mozilla remove extensions. Plus I don’t have to be worried about logging my google account (even a burner) into an unknown dev’s app vs mozilla who I trust more.

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        That’s a good point! I had trouble sometimes getting background audio to work after closing the app, but this was over a year ago at this point before I switched to vanced (and ultimately revanced). There is probably a fix for that by now.

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    Revanced is great. I wish it could let me bypass some of the inbuilt limits like not being able to download videos, but that’s a small price to pay for removing like 99 of the ads

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    I was a vanced migrant to newPipe when the former was cut off. Haven’t tried revanced since newPipe has seemed perfectly servicable for me.

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      Do you still have to do the whole export import of your subscriptions thing? Or do you just not use subscriptions? Can it sync playlists across devices?

      I absolutely LOVE smartube next on android TV since it still works with my subscriptions and playlists. Too bad they don’t have a smartphone version.

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        Do you still have to do the whole export import of your subscriptions thing? Or do you just not use subscriptions? Can it sync playlists across devices?

        Yup, still need to do export/import. Re syncing: you’d have to use an external syncing mechanism like syncthing or nextcloud and even then you’d need to export manually.

        I don’t think NewPipe will ever get any syncing mechanism itself, it tries to be privacy first and doesn’t support any server side code, they rejected the SponsorBlock patch bc it leakes data to a server as well

        Its a very cool app and enough for me, but some things just will not be possible

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    I do. I tried newpipe but not being able to log into my account was a deal breaker. The only negative I have with revanced is that I can’t cast with it, although having Smart Tube on my Chromecast helps.

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    Yes, also

    • Newpipe
    • Libretube (another foss frontend similar to newpipe)
    • YTDLnis (for downloading youtube video and music)
    • Revanced YT Music/ Innertune/ ViMusic for Youtube music
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    Yes, and Smart Tube Next on my Shield TV.

    I appreciate that tools like New pipe exist, but I need my account and my watch list with me.