Unofficial YouTube apps like NewPipe-now Fixed!

NewPipe is an open source unofficial YouTube App with a lot of great features. Though, the official YouTube app gets the job done for its majority of the users, some may prefer unofficial alternatives. These apps are for the people who do not have the patience to wait for the features like a Dark Mode. While these unofficial apps can be great, they are at the mercy of YouTube. Even a slight mistake while updating the features of the app can cause numerous problems. NewPipe and other apps were experiencing a similar issue. Actions were taken and issue was resolved.


What is a Dark Mode?

Dark Mode is a feature in YouTube to change the background from white to black. Previously, this feature wasn’t available. It was first available by YouTube to its iOS devices and later in the year the android users got these features too.

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Dark Theme on YouTube without rooting or APK

How to Enable Dark Mode on iOS?

Here’s how to enable it on iOS:

  • Launch the YouTube app and tap your account icon in the top-right corner.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap to toggle on Dark theme

This process is similar for desktop and laptop users.


More about NewPipe –

Using NewPipe users can do the following things:

  • Select the default video quality.
  • Download videos.
  • Select the audio format.
  • Play videos in an external player etc.

Recently app was facing a problem and stopped working as the users got a “Could not decrypt video URL signature” error. It turns out some changes in YouTube backend were responsible for causing this issue. Not only NewPipe, but other unofficial apps were experiencing it as well.

The Update –

The good news is a method for overcoming this problem was already in the works. The problem was discovered and the folks over at YouTube-dl figured out a solution and the issues were resolved within a day. This is always a concern with all the unofficial apps. No one knows the upcoming issues until they arrive. Therefore, at times these apps could turn out to be completely useless with too many bugs. But the developers of these apps are always on their toes when it comes to making changes. They usually find a fix for the problems in a reasonable amount of time. As XDA Developers have mentioned, “All these changes does not affect YouTube Vanced since that is a mode of the official app and not a separate client.

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