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This app depends on proprietary network services! Consider using free alternatives (e.g. PeerTube).

FreeTube is a privacy-focused YouTube client, based on Electron. It has pretty good mobile & touchscreen support.

FreeTube running with its GUI scale reduced to 70% (via the settings)


Right now, FreeTube is only available as a Flatpak package via Flathub. Look at this page to setup Flatpak and Flathub on Alpine / pmOS. Once this is done, the following command installs PeerTube:

$ flatpak install flathub io.freetubeapp.FreeTube

Wayland support (under Phosh)

FreeTube has at the moment no Wayland support and crashes on user interfaces using Wayland with cannot open display. On Phosh, you can force FreeTube to run under XWayland by unsetting the environment variable GDK_BACKEND or setting it to x11. Make these changes persistent through following command:

$ flatpak override --user --env=GDK_BACKEND=x11 io.freetubeapp.FreeTube

Be aware that there are some oddities with XWayland under Phosh.