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This guide will show you how to install YouTube Vanced APK on Android phones and tablets.
Millions of YouTube users are getting tired of ads within the platform, especially around the holiday season and election time.
YouTube Vanced works similar to the official YouTube app on your phone or tablet, but without the annoying ads.
If you are using a streaming device like the Amazon Firestick, Fire TV, or any Android TV Box, we suggest using an application called Smart YouTube TV.
Smart YouTube TV is optimized for televisions while YouTube Vanced is optimized for tablets and mobile devices.
Since YouTube Vanced is not available within the Amazon App Store or Google Play Store, we will need to side-load this application onto our device through a web browser.
In the guide below we use Google Chrome for side-loading, but you can also use other Android browsers such as TV Bro.
For more detailed information on side-loading APKs, refer to our guide below.
TROYPOINT TIP: We suggest watching the video below that will show you how to install YouTube Vanced APK so you can watch YouTube without ads on any Android phone or tablet!
How to Install YouTube Vanced APK – Video Guide
Important Note: If you are looking to watch US-based content on YouTube Vanced, you must be located in the United States. If you live outside the US, you will want to Unblock YouTube through the use of a VPN.
Using a VPN to “unblock YouTube” will allow you to change IP Addresses to a US server so you can watch YouTube wherever you are!
For more information on “unblocking websites” like YouTube, we suggest viewing our guide below.
The following guide shows the installation of YouTube Vanced on an Android tablet, but this same process also works on Android mobile devices.
We have included YouTube Vanced within our list of Best Streaming Apps.
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How to Install YouTube Vanced APK – Screenshot Guide
The steps below show how to install YouTube Vanced APK on my favorite Android tablet called the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6.
However, these steps will also work on other Android tablets and phones.
1. From the home screen of your Android device launch the Chrome Browser
2. Type vancedapp.com and click Go
3. Choose Vanced Manager
4. Click OK
5. Click Open
6. Click Settings if you have not enabled Unknown Sources from Google Chrome
7. Click the toggle button to Allow from this source
8. Click Install
If you were unable to click the Open button in time, we can still install it via a file manager.
Use X-plore File Manager or the pre-installed Google File Manager on your device to download YouTube Vanced.
9. Open My Files
10. Click Downloads
11. Choose manager.apk
12. Click Install
13. Click Open
14. Select Install next to microG
15. Click Settings
16. Turn on Unknown Sources for the Vanced Manager
17. Go back and Click Install
18. Now Choose Install next to Vanced
19. Choose a theme and Click Next
20. Select your preferred language and Click Finish
21. Select Install
22. Return to your device home screen to find and select YouTube Vanced
23. Click add to home
24. Drag and Drop the app to your preferred location
25. Launch YouTube Vanced and sign in to your YouTube account if you wish
That’s it! You can now enjoy watching YouTube without ads on your Android Phone or Tablet with YouTube Vanced.
YouTube Vanced Features & Details
YouTube Vanced features a simple user-interface and is almost identical to the official YouTube layout, but without the ads!
Within the Movies & Shows category, you will find thousands of free movies and tv shows on YouTube. Check out our list below for some Movie suggestions.
TROYPOINT TIP: Keep in mind watching YouTube offers limited content for movies and tv shows. I suggest viewing our popular guides below for alternatives.
For more YouTube-related tutorials, be sure to check out the links below.
- How to Install YouTube App on Firestick
- How to Install YouTube Kodi Addon
- How to Download YouTube Videos for Free
If you are tired of ads and want to watch ad-free YouTube on your phone or tablet, give YouTube Vanced APK a try today!
YouTube Vanced FAQ
Can you watch YouTube without ads?
Yes. By using YouTube Vanced you are able to watch YouTube without ads on any Android phone or tablet.
Is YouTube Vanced legal?
Yes. YouTube Vanced is legal to install and use. However, some content provided may be illegal. To ensure you are not illegally streaming, make sure to only watch content in the public domain.
Is YouTube Vanced safe?
Yes. YouTube Vanced is safe to use and is free of viruses and malware. However since this is a 3rd party application we suggest using a VPN so the app developers can't log what you are watching.
What devices can YouTube Vanced be installed on?
YouTube Vanced is available for installation on any Android phone or tablet.