Do NOT install through the Samsumg Galaxy Store!

A copy of is currently distributed through the Samsung Galaxy Store by a third party. The package id of that version is identical to the officiail one (org.schabi.newpipe), but the signing keys differ.
Surprisingly, users running an outdated version recieve a notification to update their installed version with the one uploaded in the Galaxy Store.

Updating fails becuase of the different signing keys, but users are promted to uninstall the currently installed version in order to receive the new version.

We did not analyse the copy yet, but we cannot ensure that this and any updated versions contain no malicous code.


To receive updates, please use @fdroidorg and add our custom repository

@tobigr .m this sounds like some next-level sketchy shit; how did this happen?

@0 @tobigr @fdroidorg I read stuff like these all the time in Reddit, it's really upsetting

@0 even with BSD/MIT you can sue for copy violation /unregistered use of name.

@0 Mozilla has previously sued people for misusing firefox name.(MPL) So, this should be pretty doable.
Plus if it's non co-op jurisdiction, no license will save you

@tobigr does newpipe still work? I've been using the one from F-droid but a few months ago it stopped being able to view youtube videos and instead I get an error message.

I switched to skytube for youtube viewing but I'd love to go back to newpipe.

@loke @tobigr NewPipe works.

That happens regularly. YouTube changes something and breaks NewPipe, NewPipe team has it fixed in a day or two. That just happens to NewPipe like every two months or so.

Every once in a while it also stops playing some videos. From my experience that's usually fixed by exporting your data, deleting all the app's data, importing the app's data, answer NO to importing settings, then it works normally again.

@quad @tobigr yes, that used to happen. But the last several months I've regularly tried, it never works and I check F-droid and there is no update.

@loke @tobigr I download straight from

F-droid is too slow to keep up with those fixes. Takes weeks before F-droid is fixed at times. NewPipe have their own F-droid repo too now. But from my experience it's still faster to just install their apk directly.

You should add Newpipe's repository to the fdroid client
@quad @tobigr

@loke We have our own F-Droid repository containing the latest version. You can follow these steps to add it to your F-Droid client:

There is problem with updating the version in the "normal" F-Droid repo. The app builds successfully, but the signing steps fails. This is caused by the F-Droid buildserver which fails to verify the generated APK to be identical to the one we share with them.
We tried different things to get the verification process to succeed, but that did not help.

@tobigr Thank you! It does work. That's a very annoying problem to have, and that explains why there wasn't any updates. I thought the project was simply unmaintained. Sorry about that.

Thank you so much, I had this same problem for a while now.

Can someone explain this issue a bit more ? I am confused. Fdroid must check that the apk bulds from a specific source tarball. But what aok file is to be shared with it ?

Ah, so that explains why no updates so far. I'll add the new repo, thanks for sharing :)

@tobigr @loke thanks for posting this! Glad to get up to date ...

@loke @tobigr yes, updates on the official f-droid repo are not very fast. Now newpipe has its own f-droid repo, it gets updates as soon as they are on github.

Had the same issue, once I started using their official apk everything cleared up - so I'd recommend trying that.

@loke @tobigr It does work but you need to either A) Download their apk or B) Use their custom repository

F-Droid currently has Problems updating NewPipe so its still outdated on the offical F-Droid repo

@tobigr Friendly advice: do not use the Samsung Galaxy Store *at all*. Nor the Google Play.

Use F-Droid.

@Khrys I use F-Droid. We got reports from people using the Galaxy Store, so I wanted to draw attention to that.

@ecky it is official, but needs a maintainer. The legacy version is multiple releases behind the main / "normal" NewPipe build.

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