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Best YouTube Alternatives for You (2020)

Looking for best youtube alternative ? Worry not we have the answer for you.

As we all know YouTube is the KING of video sharing platform. It seems that YouTube is ruling the internet since forever, right?

Everyone from kids to late 60s or even 70s people all are using it. In fact its estimated traffic is 22.50 Billion, an unbeatable number in itself.

But ever wondered an alternative to it can actually exist? I know your answer would be NO, but I have a little surprise for you. Here in this article I have covered almost every possible alternative that can exist to YouTube.

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So what are you waiting for just buckle up and head on to these awe-inspiring alternatives.

Before beginning with the list let’s see I would you even need an alternative?

YouTube is quite popular among people of all ages, but that doesn’t mean that it is the best. Its Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown system also declines its number of users.

Next thing that comes in the queue is it’s suspending of users for no reasons and after that you can’t even get back to your original account seems to be shoddy. “Following the crowd blindly” is what that makes YouTube enticing. But however it’s still the best option for all – you, me and anyone.

YouTube Alternatives
(Top 5 Websites like YouTube)

Note : All the figures mentioned below in the article are estimated by SimilarWeb which is an organization that provides an overview of your site’s statistics.

1. Vimeo

The name Vimeo itself connotes “Video” and “Me”. Yes you guessed it right, Vimeo is a video sharing platform founded by Jake Lodwick and Zach Klein in November 2004. In fact it is the first site that supports high definition videos – even before YouTube, isn’t it unbelievable? Its estimated traffic is 217.70 Million (approx).

Now the question is: How it outclasses YouTube?? Vimeo is classy as it focuses on quality more than quantity. It provides you everything from elegant short films to classy music videos. It doesn’t cover irrelevant stuff and curates high quality content which is a plus. If you are actually serious about video then this is the best platform for you.

Here you can create, upload and share videos on groups and channels. In fact they have video school feature which helps you to make amazing videos. The uploading limit that they provide is 500 MB per week but you can upgrade it to 2GB.

Want to explore more? Go to their Explore tab and see what all they have for you. I am sure it will appeal you and would surely visit it again.

2. Dailymotion

If you are looking for something which almost resembles YouTube then Dailymotion comes to your rescue. It features different categories and trending videos, also its visual appearance will give you YouTube like feeling.

It was founded in 2005 by Benjamin Bejbaum and Olivier Poitrey and has gained popularity among people from Europe, Asia and Africa. With its simple functionalities you can easily browse, upload and share videos. The estimated traffic on Dailymotion is 295.10 Million (approx).

Some of its features are that it showcases you high quality clips. The upload capacity is 150 MB with time limit of 20 minutes per video. One more amazing thing about Dailymotion is that it is available all around the world and that too in 18 different languages thereby eliminating the language barrier.

But one limitation is that if you want to upload HD videos then you will have to unlock the pro account. So if you are actually looking for an alternative to youtube then in that case Dailymotion is the best option for you, just go for it.

3. Flickr

Wondering why I have added Flickr in this list? Never expected that I will take its name, right? Now let me tell something which is known by few, that apart from image hosting Flickr is also a video hosting website. It was founded by Ludicorp in the year 2004 and was acquired by Yahoo in 2005.

Its estimated traffic and user engagement till date is 131 Million (approx). Although it mainly targets on photo sharing but now it is gently moving towards video sharing as well.

The video limit of Flickr is 90 seconds. If you have not subscribed to its paid version then you can two 90 seconds videos per month otherwise you can upload unlimited videos by just paying $25.

An interesting feature about this website is that it is mainly suitable for those who can or who want to convey their message in a short time. So want to entertain yourself or others? Rush to Flickr and get it done in just few clicks.

4. Veoh

If uploading long videos and that too without any size restriction is your type of thing then come on Veoh is here to help you in doing so. It was founded by Dmirty Shapiro and was launched officially in September, 2007.

It used both peer to peer and Adobe Flash Based streaming technology. Its estimated traffic is about 5.90 Million which is quite good.

Here you can upload and view full length movies or Television episodes. Also its smart UI makes it easy for you to quickly upload videos. Just visit their site because they have too much for you to explore

5. Metacafe

Metacafe, is a video sharing website that was founded by Eyal Hertzog and Arik Czerniak in the year 2003. It has managed to attract 13 Million visitors monthly and that too unique. It us specialized for short length videos.

The length of average videos present on their site is 90 seconds. Its estimated traffic is around 3.80 Million.

Just like YouTube, it also links one video to another and once you get familiar with its UI, you can’t resist yourself from using it because it has so much to explore. Also it has some original videos in its box for you. So use it, view it and get the most out of it.

6. PhotoBucket

It is similar to Flickr in the sense that it also has a huge repository of images. Photobucket was founded in 2003 by Alex Welch and Darren Crystal and later on it was acquired by Fox Interactive Media in 2007. It provides both free and paid subscriptions. Its estimated traffic is 43.30 Million (approx).

With Photobucket you can upload video of around 500 MB or less, with maximum length of 10 minutes. Also one amazing thing about it is that you can upload video in almost any type of format. So Photobucket can be considered as a nice alternative to YouTube.

7. Others :

It was founded in 2005 by Mike Hudack, Dina Kaplan, Justin Day, Jared Klett, and Charles Hope. With Blip people used to discover original web series. Now it is no more active and has changed itself to maker studio which is a digital media brand.


If you want to build your brand then Viddler could be the option. It basically focuses upon video. With Viddler you can customize and monetize videos and also do commenting. It is surely an interactive video solution that you can look up to.

yFrog :

It is image hosting website which is formerly run by Image Shack. It is popular among the crowd for its photo sharing ability but it has capacity for video sharing as well. It has less features but it outrages all the above web sites in the terms of developing video sharing social community

So after having a look at all these possible alternatives to YouTube, honestly speaking my favorite one is still YouTube because of its awesome collection of videos and brand popularity.

And if you want to go for an alternative then I would recommend you to go for Vimeo. Tell me which is one is your favorite? Also if you know some more alternatives other than those mentioned above then let me know.


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Piyush Kashyap is a Ph.D student at Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sangrur. He is a budding editor/ writer and has been working as a part-time reviewer for online content. He loves to read tech-based articles and has a knack for reviewing such articles He likes to stay updated about the latest trends in technology. He has also been working as a reviewer for many scientific journals. He also writes articles based on science. Know More About Piyush

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