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Note: The quota issue should now be fixed. Thanks a lot for help, tworaz!

Note: I will soon update the Jolla Store release of YTPlayer, so please report any issues as soon as possible!

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-0.6.7-1.armv7hl.rpm273.1 KB24/05/2019 - 22:03
File harbour-ytplayer-0.6.7-1.i486.rpm294.6 KB24/05/2019 - 22:03


  • 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


lqramen's picture

Thank you. Works great.

Klaas's picture

Yesterday I downloaded this package. Got that new icon, but could not activate it.  Today the problems are solved like magic.  When I tried to open the icon everything worked well. Thank you for the good work!


Klaas's picture

After downloading and 'installing' of the second version (1.i486) nothing happened. I then downloaded the YTplayer from Jolla store and downloaded the first version  (armv7.hl) and the icon of YTplayer changed into the new icon as above on this page. When tapping on the icon it does not open, the wheel keeps turning for a while and then it disappears from my screen.

Klaas's picture

Hello Direc85, I downloaded the app on my Xperia XA2 (latest update), but installation did not work. The download appears in 'transfers' and when I tap on it nothing happens.

247's picture

Hi, we noticed that if you go to the sailfish home screen and play a video, the video is actually loading (as for searching the stream) much faster than just waiting inside the app, is this a bug?

direc85's picture

I can't reproduce this; both ways seem to be equally slow. I'm using mobile broadband, how about you? Could you provide step by step instructions so I could try to reproduce it again?

There really shouldn't be any difference if the app active or not regarding stream searching...

grucha's picture

Hi, good app.
You can also add playlist view.

wesbluemarine's picture

Hi, thanks for your update, now light themes are perfect with this App.
There's one thing I think is "wrong" for me... When I want to press "play" button on multitasking, it should not open the fullscreen window but stay minimized.

direc85's picture

When the video is already playing, and I minimize the app, the video pauses. Then if I click the play cover action, the video resumes and the app stays minimized. If the play cover action is clicked while the application is on the video details page however, the application is activated and video starts to play. This is intentional, and the cover action works for me.

wrwpoel's picture

When I try to install the application I get a "Nothing provides pyotherside-qml-plugin-python3-qt5 needed by harbour ytplayer-0.6.7-1.armv7hl" error.

direc85's picture

The old cure would be running `pkcon refresh` and try again...

What Sailfish version you are running? What device?

wrwpoel's picture

Thanks, that indeed solved the problem.

TMavica's picture

Also can add a refresh pull down option in lastest video large?

TMavica's picture

Is too dark to see

TMavica's picture

Using light ambience, the playing progress bar, i cant see the time and the bar

direc85's picture

That's true. I have no idea how I missed that. Thanks!

t0t3u's picture

Can you also include Subscribe option (like uTube has) whitout the need of an YouTube account?

Thank you!

akikk88's picture

Sounds good! :)

direc85's picture

Sailfish SDK 2.1 has been released and the Jolla Store release of YTPlayer is getting closer! Please report all issues as soon as possible! Thanks!

wesbluemarine's picture

I 've created a Pull Request for adding an audio only streaming, do you think is possible?


direc85's picture

Actually I tried to implement 1080p support, which doesn't seem to be possible at the moment but I can still try a few things, and I stumbled upon audio only streams. It doesn't look complicated at all, so audio only might be way easier than I thought :) I'll check your PR if I can isolate your changes.

direc85's picture

I can have a look at it, but please make the pull request to my repo instead, now it's on tworaz's repo. It gets really difficult to figure out the changes this way...

wesbluemarine's picture

Great app!
With black text ambiences the play/pause button is not visible in the tasks grid.

direc85's picture

Thanks for reporting this!

I had totally forgotten dark ambiences exist, so I have to go through all my apps (:

247's picture

Seems is not working for me as the circle is spinning forever, already deleted and re-installed but it hasn't helped me...

247's picture

Ok it's working now

direc85's picture

I had this issue a few times, too, but I couldn't pinpoint the reason why it did it. How did you get working?

Skillmon's picture

Thank you very much. I have just one request, can you please change the icon back to purple? There is a logic behind the colors and multimedia is purple.

Shervrar's picture

Is this because the SFOS media app is purple, or is there something else that says so? For what it's worth, I like the red. It makes sense as YT is red.

Skillmon's picture

That's a convention from the Harmattan days which was followed at least in the early days of SFOS. If you take a look at the multimedia apps in the store or on OpenRepos many of them are in fact purple, e.g. Unplayer, YTPlayer (except this fork), Daedalus, many of the podcast/radio apps. Following such conventions adds to quick operation of the phone and gives the whole OS a more uniform and coherent look.