Though Google doesn't officially make a YouTube app for Windows, Microsoft store has some of the best YouTube apps for Windows 10.
YouTube is one of the most consumed video platforms on the planet, there is no doubt about it. On YouTube, you can find almost any type of video, be it cat videos, educational videos, tutorials, news, and any other crazy stuff. As good as it is, for whatever reason, Google wouldn't build an app for Windows 10. But that doesn't mean there are no YouTube apps for Windows 10. So, here are some of the best YouTube apps for Windows 10 you can try to enjoy YouTube natively on Windows 10.
Best YouTube Apps for Windows 10 in Microsoft Store
These are the best YouTube apps for Windows 10
myTube is one of my favorite apps to watch YouTube on Windows 10. One of the things I really like about myTube is that it is updated frequently and keeps up with all the new changes in Windows 10. Add to that the app is lightweight, minimal, and feature-rich. Unlike YouTube's official web interface, the video playback UI is clean and to the point without any distractions. If you are like me who likes to watch videos while doing other work, there is also a picture-in-picture mode.
Other features of myTube include but not limited to the ability to download videos to local disk, channel notifications, ability to show a warning when playing on mobile data, ability to separate myTube history from the actual YouTube history, private mode and TV mode for a distraction-free watching experience.
There is also a new feature called Rooms where you can watch YouTube videos with your buddies at the same time. All you have to do is, create a room and share the password so that others can join the room.
Price: myTube costs $0.99, a one-time purchase. Trust me, it's worth your money. If you don't like paying, from time to time, the app developer or Microsoft store will be giving away the app for free. Keep a lookout for that.
Download myTube from Microsoft Store
2. Perfect Tube
Perfect Tube, as the name implies has some of the perfect features for a Windows 10 YouTube app. Just like myTube, Perfect Tube is very minimal and feature-rich. Since the app is exclusively designed for Windows 10, it gets new features on a regular basis. Add to that, the app has built-in gesture support for Windows 10 touchscreen users. Additionally, along with Windows 10, Perfect Tube also supports HoloLens and Windows Hub.
Features of Perfect Tube include an easy-to-use user interface to browse popular, featured, and trending videos, the ability to switch between a wide range of video qualities, ability to open YouTube links within the YouTube app. To make browsing through the app a bit easier, Perfect Tube supports mini player which pins the active video to a corner so that you don't miss the watch time while browsing your YouTube feed.
All in all, if you are looking for a free YouTube app for Windows 10 then do give Perfect Tube a try and see if it works for you are not.
Price: Perfect Tube is free. However, some features are locked behind the paywall. You can unlock them via in-app purchases.
Download Perfect Tube from Microsoft Store
3. Pro Tube
Pro Tube is another lightweight YouTube app for Windows 10. The user interface is straight back from the Windows 8.1 era, but it works just fine. The UI is very user-friendly and minimal. Most of all, it doesn't bother you with unnecessary or confusing options. Just log in with your Google account and you can watch your favorite videos without any distractions.
Pro Tube features include the ability to play YouTube 4K videos, separate local history, detailed info on videos, subscribers, and views, support for live video streams, etc. If you are looking for a completely free YouTube app that doesn't bother you with additional unnecessary features then try Pro Tube.
Price: Pro Tube is completely free.
Download Pro Tube from Microsoft Store
4. Awesome Tube
Awesome Tube is another popular and best YouTube app for Windows 10 that has all the necessary features you'll ever need. One thing I really like about Awesome Tube is that it doesn't have any special settings page. All the required options are arranged neatly and logically where they are needed. Add to that, Awesome Tube is completely free, and the developer is actively working to add new features as and when needed.
Awesome Tube's features include picture-in-picture mode, ability to download videos to your local disk, pin active video to the window to explore the app and other videos without pausing the video, sperate pages for subscriptions, trending and your library, support for live video streams and live chat, etc.
Price: Awesome Tube is completely free but has ads. You can remove the ads via a one-time in-app purchase.
Download Awesome Tube from Microsoft
If you are looking to cast YouTube to other devices, then Tubecast is the way to go. Tubecast is one of the highly-rated apps when it comes to casting YouTube videos to a wide range of apps and devices like Smart TV, Chromecast, AirPlay, Google TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, DLNA, Internet box, Xbox One and 360, and PS4.
Importantly, Tubecast supports 4K videos, downloading videos to local disk, play audio even when your device is locked, and watch 360° videos. If you are looking for a good app to cast YouTube, then do try Tubecast.
Price: Tubecast costs you $2.99, a one-time purchase. But, there is a free seven-day trial to try the app before buying.
Download Tubecast from Microsoft (trial version)
6. 4K Player for YouTube
As you can tell from the name, this Windows YouTube player is mainly designed so that you can watch high-quality YouTube videos comfortably. The user interface is pretty simple and minimal. Unlike the other YouTube apps in this list, 4K Player for YouTube sports a big video player. Additionally, all the playlist details, video descriptions, comments, and related videos are neatly arranged in tabs on the right sidebar.
One of the interesting features of 4K Player is that it has daily updated categories depending on genres and popularity. You can think of them as curated videos. If you want to, you can browse through these categories to find interesting videos.
Other features of the app include background music playback, location-specific YouTube charts, ability to search for music, etc.
Price: This is a paid app that costs around $2. There is a one-day free trial to test drive the application before purchasing.
Download 4K Player for YouTube
7. LikeTube for YouTube
LikeTube is a very simple and straightforward app. When compared to other apps on this list, it has no special features whatsoever. For instance, you cannot download videos, disable comments, etc. That being said, you can still sign into your Google account to watch videos from subscribed channels and to subscribe to new channels.
To put it simply, LikeTube just uses YouTube's mobile layout. If you are looking for a simple and lightweight app to watch YouTube videos and don't mind a lack of features then do give LikeTube a try.
Price: LikeTube is a completely free app.
Download LikeTube for YouTube
FizzTube is a relatively new app that is not only highly-rated but has a big following too. Mainly because the app has almost every major feature required by most third-party app users. Unlike other apps, FizzTube is mainly focused on streaming content and letting you download one or multiple videos at a time. If you are looking for an app that lets you download original YouTube streams without any hassle, then FizzTube is for you.
Price: The app is free with in-app purchases.
Wrapping Up Best Windows 10 YouTube Apps List
If you don't mind paying $0.99 then I recommend myTube. I've been using it for a long time and it works perfectly. If you are looking for a simpler app with all the essential features and don't mind a couple of ads then try Awesome Tube. If needed, you can remove ads with an in-app purchase. To cast YouTube videos, Tubecast is the way to go. If you want to download videos then FizzTube should be good.
That is all for now. If you think I missed any of your favorite Windows 10 YouTube apps then comment below and share them with me.
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