11 Best Alternatives To Youtube


There is a slight uncertainty that YouTube is the most chosen video platform on which not some but all end up landing on. The most renowned videos have successfully been able to scoop a view count of million and in some cases it has also touched a head count of billions.

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Okay, let’s assume for a second. What happens all of a sudden, if video sites like YouTube gets discontinued due to some or the other reason?

Oh god, it sounds terrifying. Imagining a world without websites like YouTube is hard to think of. But there is always a way out no matter what situations are, there pops up a alternative. People always make a way out for such a horrifying situation. As of now video content over the internet contribute to the major share.

Let us enlist some of the remarkable video site alternatives

1. Vimeo


It does not matter at all if you visit YouTube religiously, it won’t make a slight difference of including vimeo to the regular visiting list. The site was initially on the internet introduced to provide a helping hand to provide video files with the most good picture quality, high definition videos and even 4k videos. It is more of providing good quality content then pulling massive traffic as compared to other sites like YouTube.

Besides the fact of being a feature rich video viewing and sharing platform it is packed with a lot more. As it not only has trending videos or some specific category videos, but on the other hand it also holds a huge library of video content which has something more to add.

The vimeo website also is equipped with some convenient to hover throughout the library features. That means that if a user lands up on the website, the website has been so designed that it won’t be of a much trouble while going through the site and looking and landing up on the desired videos. Still uncertain about what to watch? Don’t worry the site had a tab which features the most recommend videos which are being watched by millions at the same time? Hence a good YouTube like sites.

2. Metacafe


Metacafe is a platform which on its launched provided various kinds of content. The Metacafe is just like a YouTube alternative platform but just revamped slightly.

As of now the video sharing giant entirely focused on the shorter version of the most viewed videos all around the world. It has a huge collection of videos of such sort. The platform entirely focuses now on just the highlights of such trending video content. A shorter version of videos such as the funny ones, the informational ones, product review and precise information on the contempt happenings around the globe. As it also has a channel or let’s say a video sub-category for gamers. They could possibly use the channel to either upload their gaming experience. Also the Unique thing about MetaCafe is that they have kept it simple.

3. Veoh


This video alternative to YouTube originates from Israel coming right from Qlipso. It defines itself as a web television firm. The website is overflowing of the millions and millions of videos. On the brighter side major chunk of them is created by professionals. The Veoh marks an extensive category of Television content, which adds up entire videos and episodes from plays that including NCIS, Two and Half a men, Young and the Restless and the Price is right.

On top of the numerous video clips Veoh also holds onto an extensive category or variety of music content moving in a huge variety (kind) of subtypes.

4. The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive

It could be derived from its name, the Internet Archive is an internet based collection of various types of liberate content which includes not only movies but has a wide range of software, music, books etc.

Just as a user may bracket a library which is tangible while doing an in depth analysis is one of the plus points of the Internet Archive’s featured video website like YouTube content is the most extensive throng if video content. Some of them are based on ancient (old) news, movies, and internet or most commonly known as web series and the movies which is hard to get on the numerous sites.

Similar to the most sites, the users have an option to get their own generated video content to Internet Archive. The video is most commonly uploaded in H.264 format

5. Crackle


Crackle is just another video platform just like YouTube. It does belong to the Sony Picture Entertainment. Most people see it as some kind of internet Television channel which marks both original shows from the web along with the entertaining TV shows and thrilling Hollywood movies across the numerous networks.

A handful of the Crackle’s authentic content has grabbed a praise as well. The web series which features a show where a few comedian in Car to grab coffee which is starred by Seinfeld Jerry. Also on the other hand to make it more tempting it has some best of the best TV shows from the olden days. To name a few of them like 227, Mad About you, all in the family and News Radio as well.

Besides that the site is incredibly precise in getting you the old movies that you might probably missed on. For instance let’s assume the Paranormal Activity, Rudy, Animal House and The Night of the Living Dead.

6. Screen Junkies

Screen Junkies

As seen in most of the video site list which marks a extensive collection of movies or Tv series, Screen Junkies concentrates on a specific area of featuring original content which tops the movies and TV series. Majority of the shows on the site are comic in nature. For instance the honest teasers, wherein the comedians try to voice up their very own version of videos for numerous movies and TV shows.

The people who visit the site too often can see some of the videos on Screen Junkies free of cost but to unleash and get the most premium content, there the user needs to go for a 30-Day subscription of 4.99$ or for a period of 1.5 years a minimal amount of 59$ needs to be paid.

7. Open Video Project

Open Video Project

The Open Video Project came to existence for the first time at the Interaction Design Laboratory at North Carolina Chapel, School of IT and Library Science. The website is focused towards the community which studies closely towards those people or subjects with the background with multimedia recovery and digital collections.

Keeping the same in mind the videos discovered on the Open Video Project are highly informative in nature. There are most videos which is related to the well famed NASA along with that of classical stereotypes of TV advertisements. A handful of documentaries which backlogs to the 1950’s. Just in case what a user or visitor has been after a historical study of video content. It is more than worth a try.

8. 9GAG


When the name of 9GAG wobbles up, only thing that crosses the minds is funny and hilarious video content. Along with it the site is responsible for circulating hilarious videos, GIFS, memes, gaming videos. As it could be understood from the tagline “Go fun yourself”

The major chunk of the video content is ridiculously funny. The titles of the videos adds up things like a “A compilation for the most like TV advertisements” which stole the show. This stuff is generally of those category which a person may literally spend hours on without a second thought.

9. Daily Motion

Daily Motion

“Dailymotion” last but not the least. It is a joint venture owned by VIvendi. A video sharing platform which originates back from the States. The best thing about Daily Motion is that it is available in 17+ languages to its user all around the globe.  It has been 13 years as it began.

And has been growing like a wildfire ever since. It caters to a whole lot of other interesting video stuff. With the various categories it designed on the site makes it easy for the users to move along the site who landed on the site for the first time.

10. TED


If someone is not familiar with the TED, this might be the right time to know more about it. The official website of TED marks a staggering count of 2250+ discussions topping an extensive array of subjects such as business, designs, tech, global issue and science.

A handful of those which make an appearance on the TV are funny while some are too sentimental. A few of the talks or discussions are focused on teaching something while rest is focused more on entertaining the crowd.

11. MySpace


Some of the people from the 90’s may remember this site already. It was a social media giant in the mid of 2000s. This was overtaken later by Facebook and other social media sites similar to YouTube. The website still exists as nowadays the site concentrates more on the video content it features.

Most of the videos featured on Myspace is centred and marked towards the celebs in circumstances or situation where they are hard to be seen.  Apart from that there are tons and tons of alike natured interview videos on the website, most of which marks the action sports stars or musical acts.


Above are some of the sites like YouTube, which according to the statistics and graphs shows a traffic rate received of if not much like YouTube but somewhere near it. As the above mentioned are some of the sites which may act like a strong YouTube alternative.   


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