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YTPlayer is an unofficial YouTube client for SailfishOS.

This version is a fork of YTPlayer by osetr, which is a fork of YTPlayer by tworaz.

The current version is mostly just an updated build with current youtube-dl, but there are important performance fixes and many layout adjustements, too.

Source code is available at GitHub. Pull requests and translations are welcome!

Application versions: 
File harbour-ytplayer-0.6.9-1.armv7hl.rpm273.92 KB15/09/2019 - 14:19
File harbour-ytplayer-0.6.9-1.i486.rpm295.42 KB15/09/2019 - 14:19
File harbour-ytplayer-0.6.10-1.armv7hl.rpm274.41 KB25/09/2019 - 01:07
File harbour-ytplayer-0.6.10-1.i486.rpm295.72 KB25/09/2019 - 01:07


  • Update Chinise translation
  • Use .yaml file to generate .spec
  • Use git head revision in About page


  • Remove unused 1080p menu element


  • Fix updating youtube-dl
  • Use internal log when updating youtube-dl
  • Better propagate youtube-dl update internally
  • Translations refreshed
  • Built with Sailfish Application SDK 2.2 (


  • Update German translation
  • Fix category cover page background


  • Improve dark theme support
  • Fix version number on About page
  • Restore logo in various pages
  • Adjust main menu list item size
  • Adjust video list item size
  • Update Swedish translation


  • Added youtube-dl update functionality in Settings
  • Added auto-updating youtube-dl, if it is missing
  • Not bundling youtube-dl anymore
  • Fix for light theme cover
  • Compiled using Sailfish Application SDK 2.1 (
  • Changelog added


  • Fix quota issue (thanks for help, tworaz!)
  • Re-uploaded correct armv7hl build


  • Compile using Sailfish Application SDK 2.1 EA (3.0.3)
  • Update youtube-dl


  • Compile fixes
  • Enable youtube-dl lazy extractors
  • Add channel icon to search results for channels
  • Main menu, Categories list, Video list layout fixes
  • About, Translations and License layout fixes
  • About page credits updated


  • Update youtube-dl to 2019.02.09
  • Fix translations
  • Performance fixes
  • Tons of compile- and project-related fixes


direc85's picture

This has been on my mind, too. I'll see what I can do, once the current situation gets a bit more stable.

direc85's picture

I have a method for updating youtube-dl automatically, and it is high on my todo list. The quota issue comes first, though...

mugshot's picture

Nice! Thanks for the effort on maintaining the app, much appreciated! :)

mugshot's picture

Same issue. After updating, the app doesn't work. I'm back to using the Store version with manually updated youtube-dl, seems to work so far.

Could you check Vodman, and maybe implement an internal yt-dl update as the app itself works quite nicely? It's just the yt-dl that's the bottle neck here.

Bocephus's picture

Nothing works even with the latest update; log shows constant API quota errors. All pages are blank, including favorites and history. I'm not going to bother with this since Youtube works just fine in the stock browser.

direc85's picture

Sorry for the delays, I've been occupied by other things... Again, thanks for the feedback! I'll update youtube-dl and push the update soon!

direc85's picture

A quick note about the size increase: youtube-dl has grown that much since last update.

RodSeq's picture

Thanks for your indication, works again like a charm: Great App !

kuba77's picture

Via terminal:

curl -L -o /usr/share/harbour-ytplayer/bin/youtube-dl

chmod a+rx /usr/share/harbour-ytplayer/bin/youtube-dl

carmenfdezb's picture

Thanks!! I can watch all videos since I updated youtube-dl

akikk88's picture

How update youtube-dl?

kuba77's picture

It plays at least videos from favorites after download the latest youtube-dl.

carmenfdezb's picture

Is there any issue? It was working fine, but today it doesn't load any videos and categories are empty :/

direc85's picture

Using your own API keys would be great. I'll look into it! Thanks for the tip!

247's picture

Just noticed i can't subscribe to channels with the app, if i click on subscribe just nothing happens

Shervrar's picture

Right now it's not showing anything . Consider adding a way for us to use our own api keys (i think that's possible right ) please :)

MartiMasa's picture

PS: Would be happy if available in Jolla store at some should be the standard YTplayer ;-)

MartiMasa's picture

Great progress, I like the refined app a lot and would be happy to donate! However, I noticed a glitch that it freezes (app completely unusable...even restart/reinstalling doesn't help) when browsing a YT channel :-( Hope you have time to check or eventually be able to fix it!

akikk88's picture

Is this app coming update jolla store? :)

akikk88's picture

But after all very good job!! Works very well with my sailfish x xperia xa2. Thank you! ☺

direc85's picture

Okay... It looks like IPv6/both on mobile broadband (DNA/Finland) breaks it. Using IP (IPv4) results in videos played flawlessly. Dang it!

direc85's picture

@akikk88 I have noticed the same thing. I have found mobile broadband being less successful than WLAN (even though I can play the same video on browser via either) on starting playback, so if possible, try it over WLAN. I'll try to figure out how to collect some useful debug information about this...

akikk88's picture

Some times shows videos, but not always..

PawelSpoon's picture

Thanks !

carmenfdezb's picture

New icon is really nice ;)

247's picture

Can't find any video too, had a look on terminal output and it says i have exceeded my quota, maybe this is useful

direc85's picture

That is correct; there seems to be a quota on the Google aggount I created. I will look into it soon (tomorrow).

247's picture

Seems i have reached my quota limit for almost everything the app can do :p but anyway don't feel in a hurry :)

TMavica's picture

Cant find any video

Serega_xDD's picture

Very Good