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@Nonetrix That's fair. I'd also like to see some better specs in a future revision. They did at least announce a 3GB model recently. In my test I don't think that'll fix the performance issues though.

If you want a TLDR on my opinion of the , it's a really cool device with a ton of promise to show what a Linux smartphone experience will look like.

The software still has a few ways to go before it can be used as a daily driver but I'm very pleased with the progress that is here.

If you decide to buy a Pinephone, I'd suggest installing for the best experience at this time.

Apologies for the delay! My review is now available! This took me way longer to do than I thought so I hope it's worth the read. I appreciate any feedback you might have. Also willing to answer any questions you might have about the Pinephone that I didn't get to in my review.

Review is here:


If playlists provide an RSS feed on when they were updated then I see no reason why I can't include it.

Here's a quick preview of my experience. I'm hoping to get a review out sometime this weekend. Assuming I have the free time to get all of my thoughts down. Apologies for the poor quality on the picture.


It's been requested a few times at this point, so I'd consider it something to look into. The problem I see with it is that getting playlist information is a rather expensive call and checking for updates on a lot of playlists will be slow. I'll experiment with it at some point and see what can be done.

I've recently been able to get my hands on a from the good people over at @PINE64

Would anyone be interested in a written review? I plan on trying to set this up as a daily driver and will log how close I can get to replacing my other phone. I also plan on attempting to install and will talk a little bit about that experience. I'm open to answering any questions someone might have as well.

I have published an NPM module that allows you to grab channel information from YouTube without any official APIs.

This module will be used within the FreeTube rewrite whenever the local API is being used. It has been separated from FreeTube so that anyone else who may want this functionality can freely use it.

Let me know what you think! I'm open to feedback.

A new FreeTube release is here! The new v0.7.3 release fixes some of the recent issues with videos not playing properly.

More info in the changelog:

Download FreeTube here:

The website migration is complete!

Thank you for your patience!

The site will be down for the next hour or so while I work on migrating to a new hosting service. While down, you can always download the latest release of FreeTube on GitHub.

Apologies for any inconvenience.


Hey thanks a lot for the quick response! I really enjoy your service!

Blog issue seems to be resolved. Wasn't sure what changed but it looks like we're back to working.

There's been some recent progress in the rewrite that I've been working on. In this recent blog post, I'll go over what's been updated and next steps. There's also a nice little announcement in there as well.

Take a look at the blog post here:

The blog post for the next FreeTube update will unfortunately be postponed. The blog post has been flagged as malicious and has blocked me from posting it (Even though I fully believe that it is not malicious). I will have the blog posted as soon as I am once again able to. Apologies for the inconvenience.

@write_as I have sent you a support email regarding this issue. Hope to hear back from you soon.


News on the rewrite should be out sometime this weekend. Stay on the lookout for the blog announcement. :)

The website have been given a very needed design update. A huge thanks to cjfloss on GitHub for the contribution!

Check it out here:

I'm not sure why, but it looks like the FreeTube site was down for a day or so. Should be back up now! Sorry for any inconvenience!

I have been doing a terrible job lately at responding to emails. I just spent a lot of time responding to any emails that I received from the last 2 months. If you sent me an email recently, you should have a response now. Apologies for any late responses. If you didn't get a response, please let me know.


I won't have an exact date on when it will be out. It'll be out when the rewrite is ready. I don't plan on updating the current release unless some app breaking bug occurs. Progress is dependant on my spare time but you can always keep track of any progress over at the GitHub page.

Starting with the rewrite, FreeTube will be relicensed under the GNU Affero General Public License v3. This change will help guarantee software freedom within FreeTube as FreeTube evolves to include new features such as the ability to self host it on your own server. This change has already been made within the new repository. Please know that all previous versions of FreeTube are still licensed under the original GPLv3 license.

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