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YouTube Vanced Forced to Shut Down – Here are the Best Alternatives

The popular ad-free YouTube App YouTube Vanced has been forced to shut down, the developers recently announced.

This is due to legal pressure via a cease and desist letter from representatives for Google.

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YouTube Vanced was a well-known third-party Android App that provided YouTube videos and content without the annoying ads for free.

This was a welcome alternative for thousands of YouTube subscribers who are fed up with watching ads on YouTube.

YouTube Vanced let the public know about its discontinuation via Twitter:

Vanced has been discontinued. In the coming days, the download links on the website will be taken down. We know this is not something you wanted to hear but it’s something we need to do. Thank you all for supporting us over the years.

— Vanced Official (@YTVanced) March 13, 2022

Those who have the app downloaded on their device can continue using it, however, it will likely eventually stop working.

The team behind YouTube Vanced notes that the official app may work for up to two years.

Currently installed versions will work just fine, until they become outdated in 2 years or so.

— Vanced Official (@YTVanced) March 13, 2022

If you visit the Vanced Official Website, you will notice that the app is no longer available for download.

You will encounter the following message where the download link used to be located:

As you can see, the download link has already been removed.

Vanced now points users to Adguard and Brave Browser links with referrals.

However, users can still install the app with the Vanced Manager that is located in the TROYPOINT Rapid App Installer.

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YouTube Vanced Alternatives

Those looking for YouTube Vanced have a few alternative options.

Obviously, you can opt to purchase a YouTube Premium account that currently costs $11.99/month.

However, there are also some other Ad-Free YouTube options that users can install on devices such as the Amazon Firestick.


This includes the popular SmartTubeNext App that is also available in the TROYPOINT Rapid App Installer.

SmartTubeNext is a fabulous YouTube Vanced alternative that will work on your Android phone, tablet, and more.

SmartTubeNext on Firestick/Android



Another YouTube Vanced Alternative that is popular among Android users and more is NewPipe.

NewPipe features categories to choose from including Trending, What’s New, and more.

Learn how to install NewPipe on your preferred device using our install guide below.

How to Install NewPipe


The latest ad-free YouTube App to hit the streaming scene, however, is SkyTube.

This application works on any device including Android Phone and Tablet.

You can learn more about SkyTube and find download links on the Official SkyTube Website.

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