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

May 06, 2018 42232 Shreya Patoa YouTube Vanced feature image

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 Youtube 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).

Youtube Vanced 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.

Is YouTube Vanced safe?

You might be wondering what the answer to this question is. The privacy of your data is essential. The only reason why YouTube Vanced is not available on the PlayStore is that Google has its own YouTube app. It is why you have to download YouTube Vanced from other sources. YouTube Vanced is safely entrusted by millions worldwide.

Is YouTube Vanced legal?

Is YouTube Vanced legal or not? It is another common question. According to the YouTube policy only might be wondering what is the answer to these questions from YouTube is allowed. YouTube Vanced also only renders content from YouTube. That's why YouTube Vanced is legal to download and use.

How does YouTube Vanced work?

YouTube Vanced renders from the YouTube website. You can think of this as a hotel where all facility is there. The only difference is: the name of this hotel is YouTube Vanced and not a famous hotel name. YouTube Vanced is a high-performance version of the YouTube app. It has customisable features that set it apart.

YouTube Vanced vs YouTube

  1. With YouTube Vanced, you can play music in the background. Your video will run on the background when you minimize the app.

  2. You can block all ads for YouTube using YouTube Vanced. There is no such feature on YouTube.

  3. Apart from the dark theme, it also has a black theme. YouTube doesn't have both.

  4. HDR mode is also on YouTube Vanced. YouTube has limited quality settings.

  5. YouTube Vanced lets you can achieve maximum resolution. Your phone might have limited quality settings, but we can now fix it.

  6. On YouTube, you cannot directly control the volume and brightness of the playback. On the YouTube app, you can swipe to control volume and brightness.

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 Youtube Vanced 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 a Youtube Vanced 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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