YouTube Vanced

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YouTube Vanced

Watch YouTube without ads and in background mode.

What is YouTube Vanced for Android?

YouTube Vanced is a Youtube client that has many interesting and useful features. Some of them will let you use YouTube like you did back in the days. Most important features of the app includes adblocking and background playback. These features are really handy if you don't have paid subscription for the YouTube service.

How to use YouTube Vanced

How to use YouTube Vanced

The app is very easy to use since it is complete copy of the official YouTube app. You can log in with your account (note that you need to have MicroG installed) and start using YouTube as you'd normally do. You can search for videos, browse the latest and trending music, gaming and movie videos. Play your favorite videos, watch them in the background, subscribe to channels and post comments. All of YouTube's functionality is here with great new features.

YouTube Vanced Features:

  • Turn off YouTube ADs
  • Background playback feature
  • Force VP9 / HDR
  • Override Max Resolution
  • Pinch to Zoom on all devices
  • Casting togglable
  • White, Dark, Black and Pink themes
  • PiP / Picture in Picture mode
  • Styling of video windows
  • Auto repeat videos
  • Manage resolution and video speed
  • Manage volume and brightness with swipe controls

What does YouTube Vanced do?

YouTube without ads

YouTube without ads

The adblocking feature is among the best this app offers you. YouTube without ads is a dream that becomes reality when you install this app. You can now use YouTube with much cleaner interface and without the need to skip all of these annoying ads. The ad blocker is activated by default and you can toggle it on or off from app's settings. The app gives you simple and effective way to block all ads in all videos.

Play videos in background

Play videos in background

Another awesome features is the option for background playback. This way you can listen to your favorite music videos in the background. This can be done even with turned off screen. With this feature, you can listen to music and use Youtube to listen to podcasts. It is also useful if you use YouTube for instructional videos of how to perform certain things on your Android.

AdVanced Settings

Watch on TV

You can set up advanced settings for the app apart from the YouTube ones. The option to enable VP9 codec override is available. You can choose video settings including resolution overriding of your device. Set preferred video quality over Wi-Fi or mobile and video speed. Automatic captions can be enabled and shown when volume if off too. Swipe controls can be activated for easier navigation. You can also set auto-repeat rules and change layout settings. Enable HDR full brightness on landscape videos for maximum quality.

Many themes and customization options

Many themes and customization options

YouTube Vanced has many themes that lets you customize YouTube according to your own color preferences. It has white, pink, dark and blue color palletes that will make your experience unique. It has separate APK files for rooted and non-rooted devices. You can view them and choose your favorite theme. We've uploaded the standard white theme to our mirrors. Among the other options are activation of dynamic player, new action bar and accessibility seek buttons. You can also turn on and off video suggestions, info cards, branding watermark, and the cast button.

Watch YouTube on TV

Watch on TV

The app lets you watch any video on TV. You have to make sure that your TV is on and connected to the same Wi-Fi as your Android device. Link your TV and phone using a TV code and you are ready to cast.

Vanced FAQs

  • Can I change White and Dark mode? Both themes are included in the Vanced APK and you can choose the theme you prefer within the app.
  • How to install the YouTube Vanced APK? The APK for a non-rooted version can be installed like any other APK. On rooted or Magisk devices you've to install it in a different way. All of the guides are covered here.
  • Can I download videos with YouTube Vanced? No. Downloading videos from YouTube is prohibited by their policy. If you are happy to live in supported countries there is an option to download and watch YouTube videos offline.
  • Can I use PiP mode? Picture in Picture mode will work if your Android is 8.0 Oreo or later version.
  • I can't see videos in my my history. This can be due to if you are using an adblocker app. If you are using one add * to whitelist. Apart from this may be an issue if you are using a YouTube brand account. This can be solved by merging your personal and brand account from here. The current history will be cleaned in this process.
  • Some users are reporting Chromecast bug. From user reports, we understand that casting from non-rooted devices to various Chromecasts can't be performed. Unfortunately currently there is no fix for this issue. We hope that developers will make it work in the next versions.
  • YouTube video is paused after enabling background play. This mean that your phone is putting YouTube Vanced in sleep mode. Solve this be going to Settings > Battery and disabling power saving for the app.
  • Can't sign in to YouTube Vanced even with Microg? If you are stuck on agreement page and can't sign in to Vanced even with MicroG installed here is what to do. Try to disable Chrome browser and enable after while. You should be able to sign in.
  • Is YouTube Vanced safe? The application is perfectly safe. Just make sure to download it from a trusted website. We offer verified and malware / virus free APK to download.

I'm using Android Oreo and can't see the app in drawer. If you are using this version of Android OS, there is a probability that you don't have installed the latest version of Magisk Manager. Make sure to update it to solve this issue. Another option can be due to the official YouTube app. Then you have to do the following.

  1. Install regular YouTube app.
  2. Open the app and wait for the front page to load.
  3. Go to Settings > Apps > YouTube. It should show
  4. Uninstall
  5. on the top left. DO NOT Uninstall! Just make sure that it is written there.
  6. Reboot your device
  7. Go to Settings > Apps > YouTube. Now it should say Disable or Deactivate. DO NOT Uninstall! This is for confirmation purposes only.
  8. Tap on the three dot menu button which is located at the upper right corner. Then you will see the option to Remove/Uninstall Updates.
  9. YouTube Vanced will be visible in your launcher.

How to install YouTube Vanced

Installation of YouTube Vanced slightly varies if you have rooted or non-rooted Android device. In non-root versions you've to install the APK like you would normally do it. Just remember to install MicroG as well if you want to be able to login. To install the app on rooted device make sure to follow these steps:

  1. Download appropriate the installer
  2. Download the correct APK with the theme of your choice
  3. Place the downloaded apk into /sdcard/Downloads or inside the installation zip
  4. Completely Uninstall all YouTube updates and disable auto-update in the Google Play Store
  5. Flash the installer in TWRP
  6. Enjoy!

How to install YouTube Vanced on Magisk

Make sure to have the latest version of Magisk Manager to install properly. Vanced app can be installed from the Magisk repository. Like in the rooted device you need to Uninstall YouTube updates and disable auto-updates. If official YouTube app stays updated it will replace Vanced app in the system partition. This way you will not be able to see it even if the installation is successful.

  1. Open Magisk Manager and hit the sandwich icon. Navigate to the Downloads section.
  2. Search for the YouTube Vanced into the Magisk Module.
  3. Tap on the latest repository to Download it.
  4. Click on Install.
  5. It will do the remaining procedure automatically.

Awesome YouTube replacement

Awesome YouTube replacement

YouTube Vanced is great alternative Youtube client with many options that are only available if you pay for subscription. It lets you watch and listen to videos in the background and block ads. You can also force resolutions, use the repeat the video option and watch videos in picture in picture mode. You can learn more about it at YouTube Vanced's website and follow YouTube Vanced on XDA Developers for latest updates. Keep in mind that the app does NOT include the option to download videos from YouTube. This can be done with other downloaders.

YouTube Vanced Pros

  • Force HDR Mode
  • Override Max Resolution
  • Pinch to Zoom and PiP
  • Casting Toggle
  • Background Playback
  • Built-in Adblocker
  • Pinch to Zoom

YouTube Vanced Cons

  • Some bugs on non-rooted devices
  • Can't download videos from YouTube
  • Background playback can't pause due to battery settings

Is YouTube Vanced legal?

YES! YouTube Vanced is perfectly legal to use depending on your country's laws. It is an unofficial YouTube app that has enhanced features. If you download and use it for personal use that should comply with most countries' legal systems. But I suggest double-checking your local laws in you have some concerns.

What are people saying about YouTube Vanced?

I really enjoy the Youtube dark mode which is otherwise not available to me. The options to watch Youtube without ads and in background are simple outstanding!

- Jack Parsel

I was wondering how to turn off the ads on Youtube and finally found this app. I can now enjoy YouTube ads-free without paying a single cent.

- Megan Downie
Editor Veselin Nedev Editor

YouTube Vanced Specifications

License Free
Requirements Android 4.1 and up and Micro G
Language English
Categories , , , ,
Size 68 MB
Version 15.05
Publish Date
Author VancedCore
Downloads 57718
Download options APK / Google Play
User Rating 4.86 / 5

Is YouTube Vanced safe?

  • The APK is confirmed safe by VirusTotal. No engines detected this file as harmful.
  • The latest version is 15.05 and will take 68 MB of storage on your device.
  • Its most recent update is on

How to download YouTube Vanced for Android?

The best option is to download straight from your browser. Below is helpful illustrated guide how to download APK file.

How to download YouTube Vanced APK?

  1. Tap on the Download button below.
  2. Now you will be directed to the download page. There are options to download the APK file or install it from Play Store.
  3. Tap on Download APK.
  4. Confirmation window will pop up depending on your browser preferences.
  5. Tap on Download again and save the file on your device.

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