YouTube Vanced- everything you need to know About it - DroidTechKnow

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YouTube Vanced- is an advanced version of YouTube which allows ad blocking, background playback, pinch and zoom, and many more. By the time you finish reading this, you will know everything about it. Every features it offers, where to get it, and how to install it on your Andoird device.

Billions of users watch 3.25 billion hours of YouTube videos every month. The statistics could have been bigger, suggests consumer feedback and suggestions. The traditional user today wants more from the video-sharing giant. Some of them being no adds, and playing videos in the background. YouTube hasn't addressed this yet, and we don't see these features in the near future too soon. But not to worry, the alternative: YouTube Vanced is already serving thousands of users in the present date.

What is YouTube Vanced?

It is like YouTube but is as an advanced version of the YouTube application. Not literally and officially an advanced version, but is a modded Android application (formerly known by the name of iYTBP – (injected YouTube Background Playback).

What are the features?

  1. Playing videos without advertisements: bye-bye annoying advertisements.

  2. Pinch the screen to zoom (regardless of the device).

  3. Switch between white, black or dark themes.

  4. Play videos in the background: your prayers have been answered!

  5. Replay the video: no need to hit replay manually.

  6. "Picture in picture mode" (PIP): While using other applications, continue to watch videos.

  7. Set playback speed as you prefer.

  8. Select resolution preferred by you.

  9. HDR or VP9? You are in control of what you want.

  10. Override maximum resolution.

How to get it on your device and install it?

1. Non-rooted devices:

Non rooted android device

Step 1: Uninstall updates of YouTube application from settings and disable auto-update in the Google Play Store.

Step 2: Get the APK file here and install it.

Step 3: Download the MircoG Apk and install it. You need this for logging into your account.

You are ready to use the application.

non root method

2. Rooted devices:

Rooted android device

The following are the steps to execute if your device is already rooted.

(See how to Root Android device without a computer)

Step 1: Uninstall updates of YouTube application from settings and disable auto-update in the Google Play Store.

Step 2: Download from here the official installer.

Step 3: Choose an APK that works the best for you. By default the themes are white.

Step 4: Flash the installer in TWRP and make sure that the download is on your SD card path if possible.

You are ready to use the application.

3. Magisk users:

Magisk logo

Step 1: Uninstall updates of YouTube application from settings and disable auto-update in the Google Play Store.

Step 2: Download the Magisk Manager. Go to Modules section.

Step 3: Select the YouTube Vanced Magisk Module zip from the storage by going to the path where you downloaded it.

Step 4: Reboot and enable the module.

You are ready to use the application.

Magisk process

Now that you have the application, you're in profit. Make full use of the application. Experience watching videos as you find comfortable.

However, you cannot download videos from this application. This is because YouTube has released a save offline option which is running successfully in many countries. The PIP version works with Oreo version only at the moment. You can get latest updates by downloading the most recent version of apk. Then install it as you did before.



YouTube Vanced works according to your customization. Select a white color theme, dark theme, or black color theme. Here is the pic, where you can see an example of a dark theme.



As promised, you can watch the videos in the background or while using other applications. You can also view the playback status from the notification bar of your device.

background playback

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