A free and complete YouTube client
NewPipe is an Android application that acts as a YouTube client for Android. Not available on the official Play Store, this app is only available for download from the free F-Droid application catalog. On the technical side, it does not use Google and YouTube servers and APIs.
NewPipe is presented under three tabs which offer, in order of trends, user subscriptions and favorite videos or playlists. Note that it is possible to import the list of subscriptions using a file to retrieve from your YouTube account, the application offers a short guide to explain the import.
The application allows you to watch YouTube videos with support for high resolutions 1080p and 4K. Reading is possible in full screen, in window or in the background, convenient for listening to music while keeping the device screen off.
NewPipe You can also download videos directly to the device in MPEG-4 or WebM video format or in M4A, WebM and OPUS audio formats.
External video playback
The user has the choice to define external audio and video players to play YouTube content. The application also offers an option to play videos directly in Kodi.
Ergonomics side, NewPipe is translated into French, devoid of advertisements and very simple to use.