An open-source alternative frontend for YouTube which is efficient by design.
By using Piped, you can freely watch and listen to content without the fear of prying eyes watching everything you are doing.
- No Ads
- No Tracking
- Lightweight on server and client
- Infinite Scrolling
- Light/Dark themes
- Integration with SponsorBlock
- Integration with LBRY for streaming
- Integration with Return YouTube Dislike via RYD-Proxy
- 4K support
- No connections to Google's servers
- Playing just audio
- PWA support
- Locally saved Preferences
- Available in many languages, thanks to our translators
- Embedded video support
- No age restriction
- Bypasses Geo restrictions if possible through a federated network
- Multi-region load-balancing
- Performant by design, designed to handle 1000s of users concurrently
- Does not use official YouTube APIs
- Uses NewPipeExtractor to extract information
- Public JSON API
- Federated protocol on Matrix to let instances collaborate with each other
Public Chat Rooms
- You can join us via Matrix at #piped.
- You can also join us at the libera.chat IRC network which is bridged to the Matrix room at #piped.
See https://docs.piped.video/docs/self-hosting/ for more details.
The source code of the documentation website is available at https://github.com/TeamPiped/Documentation.
The documentation can be found at https://docs.piped.video (accessible via IPNS as well).
To redirect all YouTube links to Piped, you are highly recommended to use either Piped-Redirects or Libredirect.
You can help by translating the project to a language you speak at https://hosted.weblate.org/projects/piped/frontend/
- Cloudflare Pages - cf.piped.video
- Vercel - vc.piped.video
- Render - re.piped.video
- Fleek - fl.piped.video
- DigitalOcean - do.piped.video
- Netlify - nf.piped.video
- Azure - az.piped.video
Forking, and contributing
- Fork the repository on GitHub: https://github.com/TeamPiped/Piped/fork
- Create your feature branch:
git checkout -b my-awesome-feature
- Stage your files
git add .
- Commit your changes
git commit -am 'Add awesome new feature'
- Push to the branch
git push origin my-awesome-feature
- Create a new pull request: https://github.com/TeamPiped/Piped/compare
Compiles and hot-reloads for development
You can now make changes and view then in realtime!
If you would like to contact me personally, you may do so with the following means:
- Matrix: @kavin1337:matrix.org
- Mastodon: https://mastodon.online/@kavin
- Email: email@example.com
Donations can be made at:
- bc1qhq8zjxmu405nvp37njj6zv3s980zg400pu9jfe (BTC)
- 0x1D77D4cfB1a947514241bcf19B1F04738495e2fD (ETH)
- 8A5Up8rKgagVAz6TuUduBqHp518H1U6fYc6GqCfWsaEfjGzbSccfYpgMqp5d4oe5Ws5MuFE1iKmhQTadhMhvuk3bHRT5Ebk (XMR, aka Monero)
- nano_1ngejzydncche4rdua3iebhj7sa95pw5geq4pb8phugtjf3tku933ktjb4pq (Nano)
- XpzgouDTKCUuE8a92XqjX9b43gKL8oLihw (Dash)
FIAT donations can be made at: https://liberapay.com/kavin
Contributions in any other form are also welcomed.
Made with Piped
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- LibreTube - an alternative frontend for YouTube, for Android.
- Hyperpipe - an alternative privacy respecting frontend for YouTube Music.
- Musicale - an alternative to YouTube Music, with style.
- ytify - a complementary minimal audio streaming frontend for YouTube.
- PsTube - Watch and download videos without ads on Android, Linux, Windows, iOS, and Mac OSX.
- Piped-Material - A fork of Piped, focusing on better performance and a more usable design.
- ReacTube - Privacy friendly & distraction free Youtube front-end using Piped API.
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