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How to Install NewPipe APK V0.26.1 (Ad-Free YouTube)

NewPipe APK

This instructional guide will show you How to Install NewPipe on nearly any device you prefer including streaming devices such as Firestick, Fire TV, Android TV, Google TV, and more.

NewPipe is an easy-to-use Ad-Free YouTube application that eliminates all ads and questionable permission but still provides an original YouTube experience. Users can install and use NewPipe on just about any device including both streaming devices as well as Android mobile phones/tablets.

Many prefer to install the app on popular media devices such as Firestick or Android TV/Google TV Boxes.

NewPipe is one of several YouTube alternatives that work to provide videos for streaming without ad interruptions. It is completely free and open-source with full details available on the designated GitHub page.

On the official website, the developers of the app describe it in detail:

NewPipe is an Open Source streaming client for Android. Our goal is to provide privacy-friendly access to existing streaming services like YouTube. The app is designed in such a way that it only transports information necessary for playing the media to external servers and thus protects the privacy of its users.

NewPipe varies a little from other ad-free YouTube options such as SmartTube which is only available for streaming devices such as Android TV & Fire TV. NewPipe is also available for streaming devices which we show in the guide below, however, users can also install it on Android mobile devices and tablets.

In this tutorial, we are using an Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max but this will work for any variation of Firestick or Fire TV including Fire TV Cube and Smart Fire TV televisions.

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This process also applies to those using Android TV/Google TV devices such as the NVIDIA SHIELD, MECOOL Boxes, Chromecast with Google TV, onn. Google TV, BuzzTV, and Android phones/tablets.

Follow the step-by-step instructions below to install NewPipe on your preferred device.

How to Install NewPipe on Firestick/Android TV/Google TV/Phone/Tablets

Step 1: Install Free Downloader App

1. Find the search bar and select it.

click the search bar

2. Type Downloader.

type downloader

3. Select the Downloader App by AFTVNews.

select the downloader app

4. Click Get/Download.

click get/download

5. Wait for the app to install.


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wait for downloader to install

6. You will then see Downloader installed message.

downloader installed message

Step 2: Enable Unknown Sources for Downloader

1. Open device settings and click My Fire TV.

click my fire tv

2. Select Developer Options. (If you do not see Developer Options, see the steps below that provide instructions for finding these)

select developer options

3. Click Install unknown apps.

click install unknown apps

4. Find Downloader and select it.

click the downloader app

5. Unknown Sources are now turned on for the Downloader App.

unknown sources on for downloader

Developer Options Not Available

If you do not see Developer Options within Settings of your device, use the following steps to enable this.

1. Under settings, select My Fire TV.

click my fire tv

2. Click About. (You will see that Developer Options is not listed)

click about

3. Find Fire TV Stick and click it 7 times to enable developer options.

click fire tv stick 7 times

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4. Go back to My Fire TV and you will see Developer Options are now available.

developer options now available

Your device is now ready to install NewPipe! Continue reading for installation instructions.

Step 3: Sideload NewPipe APK

1. Open Downloader.

open downloader to install newpipe

2. Click the URL bar to open the keyboard.

click the url bar to open your keyboard

3. Type and click Go.

type and click go

4. Click Get NewPipe.

click get newpipe

5. Select the latest release of NewPipe APK.

select the latest release of NewPipe APK

6. Wait for the app to install.

wait for newpipe to install

7. Click Install.

click install

8. You will see NewPipe installed message in the lower right-hand corner. Click Done.

NewPipe APK installed message. click done

9. Click Delete.

click delete

10. Choose Delete again.

choose delete again

Step 4: Move NewPipe to Front of Your Apps List

After installing, those who prefer can move the application to the front of your apps list.

1. From the home screen, hover over Settings and select Apps.

select my apps

2. Scroll down to find NewPipe and click the menu button on your remote.

find newpipe and click the menu button

3. Choose Move.

choose move

4. Drag the app to the top of your apps list and drop it in place for quick access.

drop the app in place of your choice

Installation is now complete! For more details and information regarding this app, continue reading below.

NewPipe Features & Description

After installing NewPipe you are presented with the home screen shown above which is simple to navigate.

NewPipe home screen

Within the menu bar are various categories to choose from which include:

  • Trending
  • Subscriptions
  • What’s new
  • Bookmarked Playlists
  • Downloads
  • History
  • Settings
  • About & FAQ

menu options

The GitHub page for NewPipe provides a little bit of insight into exactly how this application functions. Information below is pulled directly from the official GitHub page.

NewPipe works by fetching the required data from the official API (e.g. PeerTube) of the service you’re using. If the official API is restricted (e.g. YouTube) for our purposes, or is proprietary, the app parses the website or uses an internal API instead. This means that you don’t need an account on any service to use NewPipe.

Features include:

  • Watch videos at resolutions up to 4K
  • Listen to audio in the background, only loading the audio stream to save data
  • Popup mode (floating player, aka Picture-in-Picture)
  • Watch live streams
  • Show/hide subtitles/closed captions
  • Search videos and audios (on YouTube, you can specify the content language as well)
  • Enqueue videos (and optionally save them as local playlists)
  • Show/hide general information about videos (such as description and tags)
  • Show/hide next/related videos
  • Show/hide comments
  • Search videos, audios, channels, playlists and albums
  • Subscribe to channels (yes, without logging into any account!)
  • Download videos/audios/subtitles (closed captions)
  • Open in Kodi
  • Watch/Block age-restricted material
  • and more

Because there is no log-in required, signing into your YouTube account is not provided. However, NewPipe does provide the ability to “Import” your  YouTube subscriptions via the Google takeout manager. Instructions for this are provided under the Subscriptions tab.

Import YouTube Subscriptions

Doing this will provide you with access to all of your YouTube subscriptions so you never miss out on any of your favorites!

You can learn more about this app at the NewPipe Official Website.

For more YouTube-related tutorials, be sure to check out the links below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is NewPipe Free?

Yes. This app is absolutely free to install and use without any subscription package.

How do I Install it?

You can easily install NewPipe on Android based devices including phones/tablets and streaming devices such as Firestick/Android TV/Google TV via the official website which we provide instructions for above.

Are there any ads in NewPipe?

No. One of the best features NewPipe provides is an ad-free viewing experience.

Is the app better than YouTube?

Many prefer YouTube alternatives such as this that do not have ads and have tons of added features/settings for a more personalized way of watching videos.

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Notable Replies

  1. Avatar for Mslea Mslea says:

    I tried to install and import youtube 3 times. I couldn’t get it to download and import properly. It downloaded ringtones and other files from my phone, but no youtube. I followed a youtube video. Sure, I’m doing something wrong. I’m so frustrated. Guess I’ll just go to bed and try again another day. :rage::rage::rage:

  2. I have tried many, many times on my Google TV to import my subscriptions but the app just shuts down, or restarts with a huge red area at the top with errors. Worked fine on my phone. I love it, just wish I could get it working on my Android Google Box.

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