12 video alternatives to YouTube

In this article you will find twelve alternative YouTube video sites. Everyone has their pros and cons, but they are worth adding to your bookmarks.

There is no doubt that YouTube is one of the best video sites in the world. And it is by far the most popular. But there are some fantastic YouTube alternatives available online.

The following are the best alternative platforms:

1. Vimeo

Even if you visit YouTube on a regular basis, it is worth adding Vimeo as an alternative video site. This site was the first to supported high definition video, includes user-generated videos and places more emphasis on high quality content.

Vimeo also offers some TV series and supports 360 degree video.

The site has an easy-to-use search feature that organizes videos by category and channel. It looks like YouTube, so you won't have much trouble exploring it. Requires registration.

2. Meta Cafe

Metacafe is a video site specializing in short videos.

The content includes everything from the best moments of surfers around the world, fast and accurate product reviews, to tips on how to complete a difficult level in your favorite video game.

One of the advantages of Metacafe is its simplicity. Its appearance is quite simple, with a menu bar to the links LATEST, POPULAR, TRENDING. Those who want to take a deeper dip can click on the drop-down menu on the left, which has a more extensive list of video categories.


Dailymotion is a historical video site, as is YouTube. It started in March 2005, just a month after his most famous opponent.

Today, Dailymotion is more "worn" in America and is probably YouTube's biggest rival. There are millions of videos uploaded by both professional publishers and amateurs. The videos on the home page are organized by category.

Dailymotion lets you create an account. The more videos you watch, the more personalized the site suggestions are.

4. Utreon

Utreon is a relatively new site in the world of online video platforms.

Its best point is lack of rules and regulations. This does not mean that it is free for everyone, but the restrictions are much less than those on YouTube. If you find it difficult to find a video on YouTube because of its genre and content, it is worth trying Utreon.

If you are a video producer, you do not even have to reload your existing video library. Utreon can take all your YouTube videos and add them to your Utreon profile.

5 Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is an online library for all kinds of free content, including books, music, software and, of course, movies.

One of the advantages of Internet Archive video content is the huge collection of historical content. Although it also has new content, some of its best videos are quite old, TV series and movies that are usually hard to find on other sites.

Like many other sites, users can also upload videos. H.264 is the common encoding format used.


Crackle is a streaming website featuring original shows, as well as Hollywood movies and TV series from various networks.

Some of Crackle's original content has garnered rave reviews, including the online series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee starring Jerry Seinfeld. It also has a good collection of popular TV shows like 21 Jump Street, 3rd Rock From the Sun, Doc Martin, The Ellen Show, Hell's Kitchen and Peep Show.

Unfortunately is not available for Greece and to see it you have to log in via VPN, or use either Opera or Tor with their built-in VPN enabled.

7. Twitter

Twitch is the best live streaming platform on the internet. The site is owned by Amazon.

Twitch focuses on live video game streaming, esports and game-related shows. There is also some content that has nothing to do with games. More specifically, Twitch has broadcast many live music videos from festivals and concerts. International DJ Steve Aoki has been broadcasting all night from Ibiza in 2014. Today, Twitch is the official streaming partner for the Ultra Music Festival in Miami.

There is also an IRL (In Real Life) category and a Creative category.

8. Open Video Project

The Open Video Project was developed at Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science Design and Interaction Laboratory at the University of North Carolina. It targets the research community, including those working with multimedia retrieval and digital libraries.

With that in mind, most of the videos found in The Open Video Project are educational in nature. There are plenty of videos from NASA archives, as well as a collection of classic TV commercials and educational films dating back to the 1950s.

9. 9GAG TV

9GAG is a collection of silly and fun things: funny photos, GIFs, video games, memes, anime and more.

Most of the content is fun and casual. The titles of the videos are similar and among others you can watch "A collection of the best ads from the Star Wars crew" or "This high school love story will warm your heart and then break it before you know what happened. ”

It is the kind of material that is difficult not to click and then you will spend hours browsing.

10 TED Talks

TED Talks is a leading video site. It includes more than 2.300 talks covering a huge range of topics such as technology, business, design, science and global issues.

Some of the talks are funny, while others are emotional. Some are meant to explain how your brain works, while others are primarily for fun. The constant with all TED Talks videos, however, is that you are likely to find something memorable from each talk.

The TED Talks website is very convenient if you are busy for a while. The videos that appear in the menu are highlighted in an easy way, if you see a red circle then it is less than six minutes.

11. DTube

DTube, which stands for Decentralized Tube, is a video site like YouTube. However, instead of all videos hosted on one host, the entire site uses the blockchain STEEM and so it is decentralized.

Users who post videos on the site earn STEEM encryption, which they can transfer to their own encryption wallets or sell for cash at encryption exchanges.

A small change in DTube is the way the metrics are displayed. Instead of showing how many views each video has, the site shows how much encryption each video has gained. In appearance it is almost the same as YouTube.

12.Facebook Watch

Like YouTube, Facebook Watch offers a customized list of video content to discover.

It's a little harder to find specific content than on YouTube, it has no endless categories and no subscription. But if you enjoy spending hours scrolling through video listings, it's definitely an alternative to YouTube that is worth considering.

It is worth trying alternatives on YouTube
YouTube is the leading video site for a variety of reasons, including its vast collection of videos and its association with Google. However, the video sites listed above are capable alternatives to YouTube.

Check out all the sites and you will definitely discover something new and interesting. After all, variety is always good!

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