YouTube is one of the most popular platforms for video content, and its popularity has only grown over the years. However, some users have been unhappy with the app’s limitations, such as the inability to play videos in the background or turn off ads for free.
In response to this, developers have created many mods over the years, but perhaps the most popular one is YouTube Vanced, an app that allowed users to enjoy these features and more. But on March 13, 2022, YouTube Vanced announced that it would be shutting down, leaving its users wondering what happened.
For those who are unfamiliar, YouTube Vanced was a third-party app that allowed users to customize their YouTube experience. It offered features such as ad-blocking, background playback, and even the ability to set the video playback speed to one’s preference. The app was popular among Android users who wanted more control over their YouTube experience.
On March 13, 2022, the developers of YouTube Vanced announced that they would be shutting down the app. The announcement came as a surprise to many users who relied on the app for its unique features. According to the developers, they had received a cease and desist letter from Google, which forced them to stop developing and distributing the app.
Google owns YouTube, and as such, they have a vested interest in maintaining control over the platform. Third-party apps such as YouTube Vanced, which allows users to bypass YouTube’s built-in limitations, pose a threat to Google’s control over the platform. While the developers of YouTube Vanced may have created the app with good intentions, it ultimately conflicted with Google’s interests.
What Happens Now?
Even after the development of the app ceased, YouTube Vanced continued to function for users who had already installed it. As of publishing this article, Netizens reported that the YouTube Vanced app has now stopped working completely.
DONT YOU DIE ON ME YET YOUTUBE VANCED pic.twitter.com/mGM528sHqW
— boney queen of nowhere ♀️ (@donyyacantcrash) April 13, 2023
Youtube Vanced 😭 pic.twitter.com/KulU2UHvTs
— Wolf of 420 Street (@Fbillionare) April 13, 2023
YouTube vanced not working day ruined 😰 pic.twitter.com/Ta9KasWHiV
— Sourav🔰 (@Sourav_Mufc) April 13, 2023
YouTube’s Vanced Alternative
There is the obvious choice, YouTube Premium which you will have to pay for, alternatively you can check out YouTube ReVanced. While this application is still in its initial stages, it offers the basic YouTube Vanced features and impressive patches aimed at maintaining the Vanced legacy. This post will walk you through everything you need to know about the YouTube ReVanced App.