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SmartTube AKA SmartTubeNext v21.91 [Custom Mod Login/Search Fixed]
Requirements: Limited 4.2+ TV Devices + Phones + Tablets
Overview: Ad-Free App For Watching YouTube Videos On Multiple TV Devices

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Ad-Free App For Watching YouTube Videos On Multiple TV Devices

SmartTubeNext is an advanced YouTube app for Android TVs and TV boxes, free & open source. It is not a live TV client and does not support "YouTube TV".

Disadvantages: no comments stability, voice search and casting support might be worse than in the official YouTube, depending on your device; give it a try!

Compatibility
SmartTubeNext requires Android 4.3 or above. It does not work on non-Android devices (incl. LG or Samsung TVs). On unsupported TVs, you can use a TV stick or TV box. Though this app technically runs on smartphones and tablets, it is not optimized for such and offers no official support!

It has been successfully tested on TVs, TV boxes and TV sticks that are based on Android, including:

Android TVs & Google TVs (e.g. Philips, Sony)
Chromecast with Google TV & TVs with Chromecast built-in
Amazon FireTV stick (all generations)
NVIDIA Shield
TV boxes running Android (many cheap chinese no-name boxes)
Xiaomi Mi Box

Features Include:

Adblocking
SmartTubeNext does not show any ad banners, preroll ads or ad intermissions. It not just tries to prevent them, it is literally programmed to be completely unable to display any ads, so YouTube cannot slip anything in. This also means you cannot allow ads or whitelist channels. Some YouTube channels include sponsored messages in their videos, these can also be skipped, see SponsorBlock below.

SponsorBlock
SmartTubeNext includes a SponsorBlock integration. From the SponsorBlock website:

SponsorBlock is an open-source crowdsourced browser extension and open API for skipping sponsor segments in YouTube videos. [...] the extension automatically skips sponsors it knows about using a privacy preserving query system. It also supports skipping other categories, such as intros, outros and reminders to subscribe [and non-music parts in music videos].

You can select which categories you want to skip in the settings. Unlike the browser addon, in SmartTubeNext you cannot submit new segments (TVs and TV remotes aren't great devices for such precise operations). Note that SponsorBlock is a free and voluntary project based on user submissions, so don't expect it to 100% work every time. Sometimes, sponsor segments are not yet submitted to the database, sometimes the SponsorBlock servers are offline/overloaded.

Casting
To cast videos from your phone (or other devices), you must link that device to your TV. Unlike the original YouTube app, SmartTubeNext does not automatically show up when you are in the same wifi network. How to link your smartphone and TV:

1)open SmartTubeNext and go to settings
2)go to "Remote control" (2nd option)
3)open your YouTube app on your phone, go to settings > General > watch on TV
4)click on connect using TV-code and enter the code from your TV

Due to technical limitations, you need to open the app on the TV before casting; SmartTubeNext cannot automatically wake up the TV.

Picture-in-Picture (PiP)
SmartTubeNext supports playing videos in PiP mode. This needs to be enabled under Settings > General > Background playback > Picture in picture. The video will go into PiP mode when you press home while playing a video, and also when you press back if enabled in Settings > General > Background playback (activation).

Adjust Speed
You can adjust the playback speed pressing the speed-indicator icon (gauge) in the top row of the player. This is remembered across videos. Some speeds may case frame drops, this is a known issue.

Voice Search
To enable global voice search, an additional app must be installed alongside SmartTubeNext. This bridge app can intercept the System's attempts to open the original YouTube app and open SmartTubeNext instead. For this to work, you must uninstall the original YouTube app. We know this sucks, but you can always reinstall it if you change your mind. The bridge app will not show up in your launcher and you do cannot to launch it directly; it is only used internally by the system's voice search. On some devices, you need to explicitly say "Youtube" when searching (e.g. say "youtube cute cats" instead of just "cute cats").

On Amazon Fire TV:
1)Uninstall the original YouTube app (no root required)
2)Download and install the Amazon Bridge SmartTubeNext app:

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On Google Chromecast with Google TV:
1)Uninstall the original YouTube app (no root required)
2)Download and install the ATV Bridge SmartTubeNext app:

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On all other Android devices, sadly root is required to enable this:
1)Root your device (search for a guide for your specific device)
2)Uninstall the official YouTube app using root (adb shell pm uninstall com.google.android.youtube.tv)
3)Download and install the ATV Bridge SmartTubeNext app:

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What's New: 
VERSION 21.91 May 23, 2024
Proper changelog for Stable
-New feature: Backup app data to Google Drive. Settings/Backup & Restore/Google Drive
-Fixed issue when video resumed from an inaccurate position
-Small bug fixes

Tested On Over 60+ Different TV Devices Including A13Boxes, A12Boxes, A11Boxes, A10Boxes, 7 Rooted Boxes, 2 Diff A13 Roms, AndroidTV OnnBox/OnnStick, GoogleTV OnnBox/OnnStick, Chromecast HD, Gen2FS, Gen3FS/Lite, 4kMaxFS, Nvidia Shield, Nvidia Tube + 13 Diff Older Non-Atv Boxes
Tested On Multiple Phones Both Arm7 + arm64-v8a On A7 Thru A13
Tested On 11 Diff Newer 64 Bit Tablets 11 Inch+ (7 Diff A13)
Thank You To All My Testers Especially Outside US
*Removed From Testers Link Get It Here Now
Will Install Over My Previous Stable Only!
Force Stop Previous & Clear Cache Only!
Left Button Opens Menu For Access On TV
Brand New Logo/Banner Replaces Old

WILL NEED CLEAN INSTALL IF FIRST TIME FOR NEW LOGO/BANNER TO SHOW
*If Using 3rd Party Launcher Will Need To Clear Both Cache/Data Of Launcher Before Install For New Banner To Show

How To Use Custom Landscape Mod On Newer Phones:
-Extra Forced Landscape Mod Added For Phones Only By Request
-To Access Menu Pull From Right Side & Hit Back Button
-Tap Categorie Twice To Clear Menu To See All Videos
-Sometimes Few Touches May Be Needed To Play Videos
-Pull From Right Side/Back Button Goes Back/2-3 Taps To Exit
*Tap Settings Icon On Phone To Exit Phone Out Of Landscape Mode

How To Use Custom Regular Mod On Newer Tablets(Not Landscape Mod):
-To Access Menu Pull Up From Bottom & Hit Back Button
-Tap Categorie Twice If Needed To Clear Menu To See All Videos
-Pull Up From Bottom To View Diff Shorts If Needed
-Sometimes Few Touches May Be Needed To Play Videos
-Pull Up From Bottom/Back Button Goes Back/2-3 Taps To Exit

*Understand App Is Developed For TV Devices
Much Improved For TouchScreen Support
Works Great On Newer Tablets/Phones Mostly 

APP PERFORMS MUCH BETTER WITH STRONG INTERNET/WIFI

Can Install Both My Stable & Beta Side By Side & Use Both

How To Login Properly On All TV Devices:
Be Signed In To Google Account On Another Device(PC Easiest)
Launch SmartTube On TV Device
Settings > Accounts > Sign in
A Code Will Popup On Your TV Device
Go To

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On Signed In Device
Enter Code Exactly As Seen Including Caps/Spaces
Follow/Execute All Prompts On Screen
TV Device Will Now Be Activated!
Enjoy

Custom Adaptive Mod Info:
Arm7 Untouched size 19.7 MB/Mod size 18.2 MB
Arm64 Untouched size 21.0 MB/Mod size 19.5 MB 
Adaptive Mod Will Be Updated Regularly Upon Stable/Beta Updates/Fixed 
Login restrictions fixed on multiple older boxes both US/outside US
Fixed force close on multiple older boxes after search both US/outside US
Fixed multiple country restrictions + Vpn Block applied & tested by multiple users both US/outside US
Brand new banner/logo created by request & fixed offset of both banner & logo on both Android TV & Non-Atv Boxes
>>>This Is Final
*Vpn Block is now integrated thru code instead of manually to perform quicker + reducing apk size for smoother results
>>>Added Forced Landscape Mode For Phones By Request

-Fixed Broken Official Login On 4 More Older Boxes
Thank You Mark, Deidra, TinMan & Jmar94...any issues send video to Tesla's email again
-Fixed Broken Official Login On 3 More A10 Rooted Boxes
Thank You Viper, Alex & TinMan...any issues send video to Tesla's email again
>>>Alex From Revision Streams Your Rooted A13 Rom Now Works With My arm64-v8a Mod....Credits 100% Tesla 

This app has no advertisements

More Info:

https://github.com/yuliskov/SmartTubeNext

 
Download Instructions:
SmartTube YouTube Custom Mod Arm7
Also Works On 9 inch + Tablets  18.2 MB

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SmartTube YouTube Custom Mod arm64-v8a
Also Works On 9 inch + Tablets  19.5 MB

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Landscape SmartTube YouTube Custom Mod Arm7
Phones Only! Not 9 inch + Tablets  18.7 MB

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Landscape SmartTube YouTube Custom Mod arm64-v8a
Phones Only! Not 9 inch + Tablets  19.9 MB

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