FreeTube Release 0.7.0 Beta: Local Profiles, New Channel View, Invidious Proxy

I'm happy to announce the release of version 0.7.0 of FreeTube. This release includes the following changes.

Local Profile Support

Due to popular demand, you can now create local profiles to organize your subscriptions. A profile is like a “Tag”, “Category”, or “Folder” that you can put channels into to better organize your subscriptions. Each profile can be labelled and assigned a color for even more organization. An “All Channels” profile is created automatically which will always have a list of every channel you are subscribed to. With local profiles, you can do the following:

A few quick notes to include with this. Regardless of which profile you are using, FreeTube will still refresh your subscriptions from all profiles. This is to allow you to switch between profiles quickly without having to refresh your subscriptions every time you switch. The “All Channels” profile that is created will not be able to be deleted or renamed, however you may change the color of the profile if you'd life.

You can learn more about local profiles in the Behind the Scenes blog.

New Channel View

The channel view was given an update and includes some new things. You can now view the created playlists of a channel. You can also search videos / playlists from a channel. The description of the channel along with a list of featured channels can be found in the about section.

Invidious Proxy

There is now an option to proxy videos through Invidious. This prevents a connection from YouTube when having videos delivered to your computer. This essentially adds the ?local=true flag to the videos. This is disabled by default as to help prevent a massive spike in bandwidth with the Invidious server. Find the option in settings. This is only supported with the Dash Player

Other Changes


Bug Fixes

Known Issues

Videos don't change qualities right away when you change the current quality. I had a fix for this but ran into some issues last minute and it isn't ready to be shipped. I'm looking for potential solutions to making this work better.

The --no-sandbox flag is still needed for some builds of FreeTube. Any help towards fixing this is much appreciated.


What do you think of the new release? How am I doing? You can leave your feedback and join the discussion over on Reddit, Matrix, Mastodon, or GitHub. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

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Until next time!

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