YouTube Vanced was recently taken offline by its developers after the team received a cease and desist order from Google. If you loved YouTube Vanced, here is a list of best alternatives.
The best way to go forward is to subscribe to YouTube Premium. YouTube Premium has 90% of the features of Vanced and also lets you support your favorite creators.
NewPipe has been around longer than YouTube Vanced has. The app offers background playback, picture-in-picture, video downloading, and more to its users.
SkyTube comes in two variants - SkyTube Extra loaded with extra features and standard SkyTube. Users get features like video downloading, background playback, and ad blocker, among others.
LibreTube is a beta app that users Piped, which means it doesn't connect directly to Google’s servers. There’s a server between you and Google but no direct Google servers.
Kiwi Browser is not an app per se but a browser that lets users create a custom YouTube experience. There are extensions like SponsorBlock, Return YouTube Dislike, and uBlock.
Adblock is exactly what the name suggests. If you were using YouTube Vanced simply to block ads that appear in the beginning and middle of the video, Adblock will get the job done as well.
YouTube Go is for those who want to watch videos offline. With YouTube Go, users can download and share video content locally. It offers offline video preview as well.