Downloads of v 0.17.1-beta:


Last Update:

12 Aug 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • PrestonN


foss cross-platform freetube youtube player privacy adblock

FreeTube App

This is a prerelease version of FreeTube App.

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0.17.1-beta | Updated: 12 Aug 2022



Downloads of v 0.17.1-beta:



Software Author(s):

  • PrestonN

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FreeTube App 0.17.1-beta

This is a prerelease version of FreeTube App.

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install FreeTube App, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade FreeTube App, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall FreeTube App, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade freetube -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --prerelease [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade freetube -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --prerelease

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install freetube
    name: freetube
    version: '0.17.1-beta'
    state: present
    allow_prerelease: yes

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'freetube' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '0.17.1-beta'
  options  '--prerelease'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller freetube
    Name        = "freetube"
    Version     = "0.17.1-beta"
    Source      = "INTERNAL REPO URL"
    chocoParams = "--prerelease"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'freetube':
  ensure          => '0.17.1-beta',
  install_options => ['--prerelease'],
  provider        => 'chocolatey',
  source          => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package is exempt from moderation. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.

FreeTube is an open source desktop YouTube player built with privacy in mind. Use YouTube without advertisements and prevent Google from tracking you with their cookies and JavaScript. Available for Windows, Mac and Linux thanks to Electron.

Please note that FreeTube is currently in Beta. While it should work well for most users, there are still bugs and missing features that need to be addressed.

How does it work ?

FreeTube uses the Invidious API to grab and serve videos. Invidious scrapes the YouTube site which prevents the need for any official YouTube API. While YouTube can still see your video requests, it can no longer track you using cookies or JavaScript. Your subscriptions, history, and saved videos are stored locally on your computer and never sent out. Using a VPN or Tor is recommended to hide your IP while using FreeTube.


  • Watch videos without ads
  • Use YouTube without Google tracking you using cookies and JavaScript
  • Tor / Proxy Support
  • Subscribe to channels without an account
  • Local subscriptions, history, and saved videos
  • Export and import subscriptions
  • Open videos from your browser directly into FreeTube (with extension)
  • Mini Player
  • Light / dark theme


$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'exe' #only one of these: exe, msi, msu
  url64bit      = ''

  softwareName  = 'FreeTube*' #part or all of the Display Name as you see it in Programs and Features. It should be enough to be unique

  checksum64    = '7da9965a8da55b819f2d8c5184f065c4f4d7009031a7ceff73bee2bb4f2f0ee9'
  checksumType64= 'sha256' #default is checksumType

  # MSI
  validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)


Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs 

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
FreeTube App 0.17.1-beta 347 Friday, August 12, 2022 Exempted
FreeTube App 0.17.0-beta 194 Monday, August 1, 2022 Exempted
FreeTube App 0.16.0-beta 596 Monday, February 7, 2022 Exempted
FreeTube App 0.15.1-beta 451 Friday, November 12, 2021 Exempted
FreeTube App 0.15.0-beta 285 Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Exempted
FreeTube App 0.14.0-beta 309 Sunday, September 5, 2021 Exempted
FreeTube App 0.13.2-beta 367 Sunday, June 27, 2021 Exempted
FreeTube App 0.13.1-beta 263 Sunday, May 30, 2021 Exempted
FreeTube App 0.13.0-beta 199 Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Exempted
FreeTube App 0.12.0-beta 354 Sunday, March 7, 2021 Exempted

This package has no dependencies.

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