FreeTube Release 0.6.1 Beta: Dash Hotfix, Grid View, New Settings

I was originally debating if I wanted to make a new patch release, but the recent issues with the dash player ended up making the decision for me. Nevertheless, I'm here with a new patch release that fixes the recent issues as well as some nice features to go along with it.

Dash Player Hotfix

A recent update to Dash.js ended up breaking the player functionality, making it impossible to use the Dash player. Fortunately the legacy player was still functional during this time. This release should fix this issue as well as prevent it from happening again. Dash.js is now included with the project and does not rely on a CDN.

Grid View

This is a pretty highly requested feature that I was finally able to get around to doing. FreeTube now includes a grid view that displays videos in a similar manner to YouTube and other video platforms. This has been enabled by default but the previous list view can still be picked within the settings page.

New Look for the Settings Page

The settings page has been getting a lot of new buttons and toggles recently and it has become difficult to know where everything is at. This latest update includes a complete redesign to the settings page. Every setting has been sectioned off into categories that makes it more clear as to what is being changed. There is also a new popup to remind you to save your settings in order for the changes to take effect.

Other Changes and Fixes

We also have other smaller changes, which includes the following:


Bug Fixes

Known Issues

I still haven't figured out the issue to the Linux builds not working in some distros. As a workaround, you can fix this by passing --no-sandbox as an argument with the executable or try an alternative build such as the one on Flathub.


You can download the new release over at our website.

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As always, I appreciate any and all feedback. There are a few highly requested features that I'm hoping to work on in the upcoming weeks so stay on the lookout for those.

Until next time!

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