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What Is YouTube Vanced – How To Get Youtube Premium for Free?


Youtube is one of the best free to use video platforms but recently a lot of ads have started to pop up in between streaming videos and YouTube launched a premium version of their service for those who are ready to pay and avoid the advertisements. However, if you want to take advantage of the YouTube premium features there is an unofficial workaround called the YouTube Vanced application that allows you to get all the YouTube Premium features without paying for it.

- Updated: 25th Aug 2020, 11:00 IST

YouTube is the most famous streaming service in India and across the world with over a billion videos being streamed on a daily basis. There are several creators on the platform who create fresh and new content in various niche. YouTube uses advertisements to make revenue from the viewers and passes on a part of this revenue to the content creators on their platform. For those users who do not like to watch intrusive advertisements during the video, YouTube has a premium offering that can be subscribed and the user will not be seeing any advertisements after that. 

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For some reason, if you want to get the features of the YouTube Premium version without actually paying for it then there is an unofficial workaround for it. The App YouTube Vanced offers most of the features that are available for YouTube Premium users. This includes playing videos without any advertisements, playing videos in pop-up video format while using other applications, and also playing the audio from the video while the screen is turned off.

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YouTube Vanced

These features can be made available on the YouTube Vanced application without shelling out any extra amount, however, this is applicable only when you are using YouTube on your Android smartphone through the YouTube Vanced app and you will continue to see advertisements on other iOS devices, Laptops, TVs and another connected device that you plan to watch YouTube on the official app of the website. 

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How to Install YouTube Vanced for Free:

  •  Download the YouTube Vanced application from their official website 
  • On the download page for the YouTube Vanced app scroll down to the section which reads Non-root downloads and you will see the different options and themes available for the app
  • You can either choose a Black theme or Dark theme, both of these theme options come with an option to toggle to the White theme and it only depends upon who dark you want the YouTube app to be
YouTube Vanced Features and Themes
  • If you want the original YouTube Dark stock theme then you can choose the White/Dark theme which allows you to toggle with the White theme as it works on the official YouTube app
    • The Black theme is a modded theme and is darker than the stock Dark theme and looks good on smartphones that feature an AMOLED display, you can choose the White/Dark theme option to download this variant of the YouTube Vanced application
  • Once you have downloaded the apk for the theme of your choice, you will need to install another application called the MicroG which allows you to use the Google Login credentials with the YouTube Vanced application. You can skip this app if you do not plan to login with your Gmail account. The app is available for download on the same page as the YouTube Vanced application.
  • After the apps have finished downloading you will need to install both the apps, you can install the MicroG application by tapping on the apk and then tapping on the Install button to the bottom right corner of the screen. 
  • You can alternatively use the Vanced Manager app from the website. 
  • Open the Vanced manager app after installation, from here you will have the option to install both the Vanced app and the MicroG app easily
  • Just select the correct variant based on your requirement and the app will automatically download the right apk and begin installing after gathering app the right permissions. 

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The Vanced Manager app makes installing and managing YouTube Vanced as it conveniently reminds you when there is an updated version of YouTube Vanced available. Using the Vanced Manager you can get the latest updates and install them easily on your smartphone without having to look around regularly for when updates are released. 

Once the YouTube Vanced and the MicroG apps are installed then you can proceed to login with your Gmail account to get all the recommendations and personalization’s from your original account. This is a seamless move from the YouTube app to the YouTube Vanced application on Android as the appearance is identical on both the software and you will not really notice much of a difference while shifting from one to the other. 

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Highlights of the Story

  • YouTube is the largest video streaming portal on the internet with several billion videos
  • Recently a lot more than usual ads have started to show up on the platform while streaming videos
  • There is an unofficial workaround called YouTube Vanced that provides the YouTube premium features for free of cost to its users

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