The NewPipe project has been informed about privacy concerns with regards to the integration of proprietary services YouTube and SoundCloud. Therefore, until further notice, we decided to remove these from the project. A hotfix release, 0.19.2, is being prepared and planned to be published tomorrow.
Please beware that the following text was part of this year’s April’s fools joke. Please see @TheAssassin’s reply in the comments for more details on the context of this joke.
We do not want to spend donation money on making the use of such privacy invasive services legally bulletproof. Content creators are recommended to switch to better, federated alternatives such as PeerTube.
Please update NewPipe soon after we publish the new versions. We’re covering up our traces in the GitHub repository already, there will be a major force-push later this week to remove any mentions of YouTube, SoundCloud etc. This post and a couple of older ones will also destroy themselves that date, so please print out all blog posts with important information beforehand.
Where to get the latest version
NewPipe notifies you about new versions, you can download them when you press the notification. An alternative is the GitHub release page. If you use the F-Droid app, it notifies you as well about an update for NewPipe - please keep in mind that it can take F-Droid a while to update their repository.
Please let us know what your experience of the latest release is, especially bugs in need of fixing. As usual, you can reach out to us via IRC (#newpipe on Libera.Chat), open issues on GitHub or ideally use our built-in crash reporter to send us machine-readable issue reports. You can even send in fixes yourself.