SmartTube Next MOD APK (No Ads, No Root)


SmartTube Next is an unofficial YouTube client for Android TV. 
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January 11, 2023
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SmartTube Next MOD APK is an unofficial YouTube client for Android TV.

SmartTube Next Current release features:
– Browse News, Games, Music
– Browse Subscriptions, History, and Playlists
– Play videos
– Like, Dislike or Subscribe to the video
– Search for videos
– View subscribed channel content
– Change various settings for the video player
– Animated previews for videos
Android TV channels and search support.

SmartTube Next Mod Apk

SmartTube Next Features


SmartTubeNext does not show any ad banners, preroll ads, or ad intermissions. It does not just try to prevent them, it is 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.


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 add-on, in SmartTubeNext you cannot submit new segments (TVs and TV remotes aren’t great devices for such precise operations).


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 on the same wifi network. How to link your smartphone and TV:

  1. open SmartTubeNext and go to settings
  2. go to “link devices” (2nd option)
  3. open your YouTube app on your phone, go to settings > watch on TV
  4. Click on connect using TV-code and enter the code from your 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 by pressing the speed-indicator icon (gauge) in the top row of the player. This is remembered across videos. Some speeds may cause 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 cannot 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, to enable voice search support you need to:

  1. uninstall the original YouTube app (no root required on Amazon FireTV stick)
  2. download and install the Amazon Bridge SmartTubeNext app: _ (e.g. via Downloader for AFTVnews)

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
  3. download and install the ATV Bridge SmartTubeNext app: _ (e.g. via Downloader for AFTVnews)

What's new

Small bug fixes before the Stable release

Mod Info

• Replaced icons under the original.
• Title changed to YouTube.
• The color of the menu icon changes depending on the theme.
• The SmartTube Next image is intact.
• Be placed next to the original.
• Also, when installing this mod, it rolls over to stable or beta!
• Auto update is broken.
• This mod is only updated manually! (not updated over the air)
• Now the stable and beta versions will be identified by the interface icon, on the stable, it will be written Premium, on YouTube beta.


2 comments on "SmartTube Next MOD APK (No Ads, No Root)"

  1. Iso says:

    Estonian language is poor.
    Why not translate?

  2. better alternative says:

    you can download the apk directly from the github. but I advise against it, try libre-tube (from github as well)
    it has proper integration with sponsorblock,
    as well as http3-quic, and brotli using the cronet library,
    just like the real youtube application. it works a lot better.
    it uses pipe api.

    if you want newpipe,
    you better use which has sponsorblock integrated.

    users of newpipe needs to remember to never use mp4 or m4a since 3rd party since June 2022 can no longer parse the js signature function properly and you’ll get slowed down to 1-5kbps.
    use webm for video and opus for audio if you’ve got and option.

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