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A libre alternative frontend for YouTube which is efficient by design

Piped allows you to watch YouTube videos without using Google's privacy-invasive non-free interface.

Another libre frontend for YouTube is Invidious.


  • No Ads
  • No Tracking
  • Lightweight on server and client
  • Infinite scrolling
  • Light/Dark themes
  • Login
  • Feeds
  • Integration with SponsorBlock
  • Integration with LBRY for streaming
  • 4K support
  • No connections to Google's servers
  • Playing just audio
  • PWA support
  • Support for iOS
  • Locally saved preferences
  • Available in many languages
  • Embedded video support
  • Multi-region load-balancing
  • Performant by design, designed to handle thousands of users concurrently
  • Does not use official YouTube APIs
  • Uses NewPipeExtractor to extract information
  • Public JSON API





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