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YouTube Alternatives

January 9, 2021

Most of the videos we watch are hosted by YouTube. They’re marketed as free, but we pay for them with our attention (watching ads) and by putting ourselves under Google’s surveillance. There are a few ways to have a cake and eat it, though. One of those options is NewPipe.

This clever app allows us to watch YouTube videos without ads. It solves some problems with YouTube, but it’s not a complete solution. We need to stop relying on YouTube to host our videos. There are a few promising projects and here is the two I find the most interesting:

I started to follow a few channels on Odysee, and it works pretty well. I hope more authors start to cross-post their content to these services. They also experiment with the new ways of monetising content, which is nice.