YouTube Vanced Features
YouTube Vanced is a modded version of YouTube that is very popular in the Android community. It adds a number of features that you will never find in the official YouTube app from Google. Things like built-in adblocking, background playback without YouTube Premium, black/dark themes, and much more. This hub has everything you need to get YouTube Vanced up and running.
So why should you installed YouTube Vanced? Along with the features listed above, Vanced is a major improvement over the official YouTube app. Let’s go over some of the features you will enjoy. Check out the official XDA Forum thread for more information about Vanced.
Ads are an important part of supporting online publications and creators, but, understandably, a lot of people prefer not to see them on YouTube. Vanced has built-in controls for adblocking. You can toggle settings to get it working exactly how you want.
Playing videos in the background (outside of the YouTube app) is included with YouTube Premium and it is also offered by Vanced.
Force HDR Mode
Not all phones support HDR in the YouTube app, but Vanced can force it. HDR stands for “High Dynamic Range” and it can improve the video quality with impressive results.
Override Max Resolution
This feature allows you to watch videos in resolutions that would normally be disabled on your device.
Pinch to Zoom For All Devices
Phones with taller aspect ratios, like the Samsung Galaxy S9, allow you to pinch to zoom in on a video so it takes up the entire display. Vanced allows you to do this on any device with any aspect ratio.
This allows you to toggle the Google Cast icon. You can force it to be off even if you have casting devices nearby.
Everyone loves themes and Vance has a few to choose from. The official YouTube app doesn’t offer a dark theme, but Vanced has dark, black, and a few other colors. The default theme is white.
If you have an Android Oreo device, Vanced has picture-in-picture mode just like the official app.
Video Window Style
Don’t like the new YouTube video window that shows up when you minimize a video? Vanced allows you to choose between the new style or old style.
This feature allows you to make a video repeat after it’s done. Music videos are an obvious choice, but it can be used for any video. Pick a video you like and repeat it over and over again.
Preferred Resolution & Speed
Choose a preferred video resolution and playback speed and it will automatically remember your choice for every video.
Swipe controls for Volume & Brightness
Swipe controls for volume and brightness make it very easy to adjust these things while you’re in the middle of watching a video, especially if the video is full screen.
Installation instructions and APK download links can be found with the buttons below. Go forth and enjoy a better YouTube experience!