Last Updated on July 13, 2022
What is SmartTubeNext?
As we know that now a days, youtube is a very popular and hugely used streaming platform to watch videos, news, movies and so many things. But there is one problem while streaming videos which is sponsor ads that pops up in between the video, and it’s very irritating. To solve this problem you can go for installing SmartTubeNext which is the latest version of SmartYoutubeTV. It is open-source and free to use. SmartTubeNext is a partial clone of youtube which shows content on youtube without any ad. With SmartTubeNext you can stream ad-free youtube on Firestick Lite, 3rd Gen Fire TV Stick, Fire TVs, Fire TV Cube, and any other Fire TV device.
The interface of SmartTubeNext is quite similar to youtube’s interface. You can enjoy all the trending videos and popular videos. movies, songs, podcasts, and news on this app that too without any ad in between the video. It also has a background playing feature with which you can enjoy videos even in the background.
In this article we will tell you how to install SmartTubeNext on Firestick? and How to use it?
Benefits of having SmartTubeNext
There are many benefits of having SmartTubeNext on your Firestick. I will explain some of them below,
- No ad policy: It shows videos which are completely ad-free. You can use sponsor block extension to avoid sponsor ads that you see on youtube.
- No sign up: To enjoy watching videos, you do not need to sign up or register
- Simple UI: It has simple and easy to use user interface so that user can access the app with ease. You don’t need to install the app from google play.
- Picture-in-Picture Mode: To play video while working on the other apps you can use this feature which lies in Settings > General > Background Playback > activate PiP mode
- Background Playback: you can play video while you access the other apps at the same time.
- Playback resolution: You can set a default video resolution from 420p to 8k.
How to Install SmartTubeNext on Firestick?
Here I will tell you how to download and install SmartTubeNext on Firestick step by step.SmartTubeNext is not available on Amazon App Store so you will have to download it on your FireStick device explicitly.
Note: Do not forget to install a VPN on your firestick device to stream SmartTubeNext with more safety.
- Open Firestick Home display
- Go to Settings
- Click on My Fire TV
- In that select Developer Options
- Two options will come, out of which select Apps from Unknown Sources
- By default this option is off, Turn it ON
- Again go back to home and click Find Menu
- Select Search option
- Click on the Downloader option
- Click Download and wait until it gets downloaded
- Once downloading is done click on the Open and Run the setup
- As Downloader opens, one notification comes saying “Allow downloader to access photos, media, and files on your device?” Allow it.
- Quick start guide prompt will be displayed. Select OK
- By default Home tab will open. At right side one text box will be present.
- Enter the URL(https://github.com/yuliskov/SmartTubeNext) and click Go
- Scroll down to click the latest releases
- The app starts downloading
- Click on the Install
- Click Done and delete APK from FireStick as it’s no longer required.
To watch SmartTubeNext, it is recommend to use good quality VPN like ExpressVPN, NordVPN with which you can hide your IP address and keep your internet identity anonymous. It also make sure that you do not encounter with any type of malware or virus. We have a seperate guide on how to install ExpressVPN and also on how to install NordVPN on Firestick.
How to use SmartTubeNext on firestick?
Before using the SmartTubeNext streaming service on FireStick, you must install any reliable VPN like ExpressVPN in order to have a secure connection and remain anonymous over the internet. It hides your original IP and assigns you a new IP to keep you protected from all the potential security threats and viruses on the internet. It is very easy to use SmartTubeNext on firestick.
SmartTubeNext App is very easy to access on FireStick. You just need to follow two steps:
1. Hold FireStick Remote Home Button for 5 seconds, select Apps
2. To launch, click the SmartTubeNext app icon.
3. It will appear as shown below
4. You can see that the user interface of SmartTubeNext is similar to the official YouTube app. After opening the app, the Home page will be displayed which has a list of recommended videos. You can click and select the video you want to watch. It’s that simple.
The top extreme left corner shows search icon for searching videos of your choice.
5. Click on the left button of the navigation where you will find the main menu bar. The menu has 9 other options
- Channels- Can manage your own channel if any
- Subscriptions- Notifications from the channels you have subscribed to
- History- Shows previous watch history
- Playlists- Shows all the playlists created by you
- Settings- This section is further divided into 11 sections. Will look into that in-depth on the next point.
6. Settings include the following sections
- Linked devices
- Language/ Country
- User Interface
- Video Player
- Auto frame rate
7. Accounts have four sections- Select on boot, Select Account, Add account, and Remove account. These sections help you to manage your accounts easily.
8. Linked devices show all linked devices to your device for chrome-casting.
9. In the Languages/Country section you can change the language.
10. The General section is again divided into 6 sections. These sections are Set-up sections, Boot to section, Exit from the app, Background playback, Background playback (activation), and Misc.
11. Select Background playback to activate the background player which is disabled by default. There are 3 other options that you can choose from. Here are the options:
12. In the User Interface section, you can change your color scheme, cards style, channels selection sorting, playlists style, UI scale, Video grade scale, misc, etc.
13. Auto frame rate is used to adjust your frame rate as per the speed of your internet.
14. To change your subtitle style go to the Subtitles section.
15. Sponsorblock is used to block all the sponsor ads.
16. In the About section, basic information about SmartTubeNext is given.
17. In the Video Player section, you can manage your video player settings. It has various settings options.
- Is SmartTubeNext free to use?
The SmartTubeNext is 100% free apk which you can install on your device and ready to watch. You will not need pay to subscribe.
- How to watch ad-free youtube?
If you love to watch ad-free youtube, then SmartTubeNext is just perfect for you. You can enjoy content from your favorite youtube channels without any ad disturbance.
- What Devices are compatible with SmartTubeNext?
You can install SmartTubeNext on many devices like Android TV, Android TV Box, Nvidia Shield, and Firestick /Fire TV.
- What are the features of SmartTubeNext?
There are many features of SmartTubeNext like easy user interface, no need of google play to install, sponsor block and most importantly gives you better streaming feel.
- Can I download content from SmartTubeNext?
No, you cant download content from SmartTubeNext.
- Can I install SmartTubeNext on my Android/iOS smartphone?
SmartTubeNext is developed for android TV screens because of which you can not install it on your smartphones(Android/iPhones), LG webOS, Apple TV, Samsung Tizen+ etc.
- How to enable voice search on SmartTubeNext?
In order to activate voice search on SmartTubeNext, check Github.
- What is the difference between SmartTubeNext and SmartYouTubeTV?
SmartYoutubeTV is previous version of SmartTubeNext. Being latest version,SmartTubeNext has more advance features.
- Is it safe to use SmartTubeNext?
Yes. SmartTubeNext is safe to use. But it is always good to use VPN in order to protect from any viruses.
- Is SmartTubeNext legal?
While watching SmartTubeNext just make sure that you do not watch any copyrighted content. We’ll recommend watching Public domain content.
In this way, you can download the SmartTubeNext on your smart TV and also install it with the help of a downloader.
To tell you in brief, SmartTubeNext is the way to watch youtube without ads. It is open-source, easy to install, and there is no need to subscribe it. You can experience the features of youtube premium without spending a single penny. You can stream videos in various categories like music, movies, kids, TV shows, News, and many more.
To make sure about your online safety and identity, do not forget to install a reliable VPN before installing the SmartTubeNext app.