Unofficial YouTube App ‘ReVanced’ Hit With DMCA Takedown Notices
YouTube Vanced was an alternative YouTube app that removed all advertising and enabled background play, among other things. Due to legal issues, Vanced shut down earlier this year but was soon replaced by ReVanced, a new project with similar functionality. Following two copyright complaints that have nothing to do with YouTube, ReVanced says it will implement a few changes.
YouTube is an incredible site with an unbelievable amount of content covering every conceivable topic. But it’s certainly not perfect.
Most complaints relate to the volume of advertising on YouTube, which seems to know when to interrupt a video at the most inappropriate time. Background play isn’t available as standard either, unless users pay for a subscription, which many prefer not to.
These problems and more were solved by an unofficial YouTube project called ‘YouTube Vanced’, or simply ‘Vanced’ for the trademark aware. Since users didn’t need to root their phones or pay out any money, the app developed a considerable audience but in March 2022 and for mostly unspecified legal reasons, Vanced shut itself down.
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