Are you on the latest release? We released a fix for it a while ago.


For now there isn't, though it's possible to be supported. You could also clone the project down and build from source to have it build for BSD. It'd be a few small changes to our build scripts but should be doable.


We've heard of mixed success with users that require accessibility elements within the app. Last I remember it was usable but was missing a few things. It's definitely something that we'd like to look into more at a later point though.


Ahh, good catch. We'll try to address this in the next major release. Glad you're enjoying it though :)


By default, FreeTube won't help with bypassing country restrictions. You can however use a VPN or connect FreeTube to an Invidious instance located in a country where the video isn't blocked to watch that video.

We're pushing out v0.13.1 of today to fix some of the issues that occurred with v0.13.0. Namely we've fixed the issues with Trending and age restricted videos not working. Check out the full patch notes in the link below!


We just released version 0.13.0 of !

This new version includes the much requested support among a ton of other changes and fixed. Check out the full patch notes over on GitHub.


As always, you can grab the latest release over on the website.



It's the next major feature that I'll be working on, however it's heavily dependent on my free time to work on it so it's difficult to give an ETA. Hopefully soon.


Very sorry for the late response. Is this still a problem? How did you install FreeTube? I tried installing on a Linux Mint VM via the .deb file as well as Flatpak and didn't notice any issues.

I'm pleased to announce that our new documentation site is now live! Any general information you may have about can now be found over at docs.freetubeapp.io

Feel free to check out the associated blog post to learn more


I've just released version 0.12.0 of . This release fixes several local API problems along with some quality of life features. Check out the full patch notes over on GitHub.


You can download the new release over on the website.


What sort of documentation would you like to see created for ? I'm starting plans to move our current wiki over to a new static site. While I'm at it, I may add some extra documentation along with it. I'm open to suggestions and would like to see what the community thinks is missing.


FreeTube and NewPipe solve a lot of the same issues. The main difference is that NewPipe is an Android app whereas FreeTube is a desktop app for Windows / Mac / Linux. They're more of companions for each other than someone who would only use one or the other.

Hope that helps.

version 0.11.3 has just been released! This release fixes the recent issues with channels / comments not loading properly. We also merged a change to improve the usability of the search bar.

Check out the full release notes here (Even though there isn't much this time around):

You can download the latest release over on the website:


It's a known issue that occurs on certain systems (typically slower machines) and it's something I'm hoping to look at here soon.

FreeTube v0.11.2 is now released! This version includes mostly fixes for a few of the issues that came up from the v0.11.0 release. This includes some fixes for playlists and a fix for the comments issue for Flatpak builds.

You can find the full patch notes over on GitHub


You can download the new release over on the website.


Just a quick PSA that a leak was discovered with the Proxy functionality in FreeTube. This occurs when using certain modules for the local API where they bypass the proxy settings. Watching a video is one of the modules where this occurs. Watching the video itself will be proxied properly however the fetching of the video URL will not. I've already made this fix in the dev branch and will include it in the next release. Be aware of this issue when using the proxy settings in

Okay. We should be good now. I've released v0.11.1 which is a hotfix that fixes the issue with search not working. Sorry to make everyone update again! We had a problem with one of our modules that I didn't catch in time.

I think I broke search from a last minute change. Sorry about that! I'll get this fixed here in a little bit.

New update is live :)

Release v0.11.0 brings back a lot of missing features from before we released the rewrite. This includes proxy support along with the ability to save videos to a dedicated list.

Check out the full patch notes here


Download the new update here


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