You may think that watching innocent videos doesn’t give out much information about you, but you’d be wrong. It’s surprising how much data Google uses to understand who you are and what you like or dislike. It’s time to take your privacy back and look for a video platform that doesn’t collect your data.
Google does that too, so why should you bother looking for Youtube alternatives?
Dailymotion attracts 112 million viewers a month and is one of the most popular alternatives to Youtube. Some say that it’s as close as you can get to Youtube while others call it ‘the darker and poorer’ brother of Youtube. Either way, it has a similar layout, a great interface, a search bar, and the same content categories Youtube has.
Users choose Dailymotion mainly because of its high-quality videos. Dailymotion allows users to upload content up to 4GB and with a resolution of 1080p, while Youtube tends to compress them. The only downside is that all videos are only up to 20 min long.
Metacafe is a very basic video platform that is even older than Youtube. It hosts a huge number of videos, which are all up to 90s long and are of a fairly low quality, at least compared to other platforms. However, they do ensure that there are no duplicate videos on Metacafe.
It’s a great platform for people looking for funny videos, product reviews or quick how-tos. Like Youtube, it categorizes videos into entertainment, sports, video games, movies, news and TV. Viewers can subscribe to channels or view different playlists, too.
A great alternative to Youtube if you only watch music videos. Vevo offers a huge number of high-quality music videos from two labels – Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group. You can either watch the latest hits or explore other video clips, which are grouped by an artist.
Vimeo was founded by filmmakers, so it’s no surprise that it’s a go-to platform for creative minds. Everyone from video makers and photographers to musicians and ad agencies uses Vimeo. If you’re just looking for funny cat videos, this platform isn’t for you.
It has a great interface and definitely surpasses Youtube with its high quality videos (4K Ultra HD to be precise). Vimeo is also ad-free and has a built-in community so users who can comment, follow channels, and share videos on their social media accounts.
TED is well known non-profit organization that hosts conferences all around the world. Majority of the lectures are recorded and their videos then appear on Ted’s website. As of now, it has over 3000 talks covering everything from technology and business to design and global issues. It’s a great platform if you are looking for fresh ideas or wish to learn something new.
Best known in the gaming community, this video hosting platform allows its users to ‘live broadcast’ their gameplay or upload the recording. It also serves as a social network where people can share their game tips and interact with other players.
Another video sharing website with a simple interface that offers user-generated and personalized content but without any time limitations. If you’re looking for well-known TV shows such as NCIS, Two and a Half Men or The Price Is Right, you’ll like Veoh. You can also find some great movies, too. To watch HD content, you'll need to install the Veoh Web player.
Veoh can be seen as a cross-breed between a video streaming website and a social network. Veoh’s users can connect with other users, join groups, and chat with their friends.
This is an archive of documentaries, movies and videos that you might not be able to find anywhere else. You can search videos by year, language, topic and subjects. You can also upload your videos as well.
Crackle was founded by Sony Picture Entertainment, which makes it the best place to watch original TV shows or older Hollywood movies. It offers well-known movies such as Animal House, Paranormal Activity, and Rudy. Crackle also features videos from established production houses, including Columbia Pictures, Funimation Films, Tri-star pictures and many more.
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