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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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Been keeping this development train rolling today and got another good feature ready. I was able to finish up basic video saving functionality. This is using some playlist logic underneath but will only allow you to save one list of videos. I'll be releasing it with this behavior but when user playlists are finished, all the videos in this list will be migrated to a "Favorites" playlist automatically. Really excited to get this out to everyone.

Tor / Proxy support was just added to the development branch. This will tunnel all FreeTube traffic through a proxy of your choice with support for Tor / SOCKS5. Expect to see it included when the next release drops (hopefully soon).


This is planned for a future update. No ETA on it but it's something that I'm wanting to do.

Got the video loop functionality finished for the next release. I was really surprised that Video.js doesn't have a basic plugin like this any where for use already. There was technically one available but the UI was fairly ugly and had too much functionality for what I was wanting in the plugin.

I ended up writing my own plugin and baked it into FreeTube. May branch it out into it's own repo at some point. I imagine others would like something similar.


Obviously I won't say things too personal. It'll still be privacy related discussions. ;)


The first issue is known and it's something that I plan on looking into.

The second one is a new issue and something I'll have to look into. I can't say I've seen that error before.


I'm doing just fine thanks for asking :)

Ultimately updates will happen when I'm able to find time to do them, so I won't force them to happen faster just for the sake of it. I mostly want to get everyone's opinion on what everyone else prefers.

Also have you updated to v0.10.0? Most of the local API problems should be fixed now. The notification to update was broken in v0.9.3 so it wasn't able to properly make everyone aware of the update. That should be fixed in new releases though.


I'm more than happy to mix both on this account. I just wanted to get a feel on what others follow me for. If no one has an issue then I don't see a reason to make a second account.

It's definitely something that would be neat to include, though it's likely a feature that's gonna be a bit too ambitious for the time being. I want to focus solely on the YouTube functionality and if we no longer need to do that then I can consider another service. PeerTube would be at the top of my list however.

Another thing I'd like to do for the new year is to try to use this account more for things other than announcements. My initial plans for this account was to do personal / none FreeTube related updates as well. Should I try to do this more? Or should I just stick to FreeTube related updates?

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