Announcements

This is a collection of our press announcements including new features, presentations, public meetings and general important information.

NewPipe 0.14.1 released, fixing critical YouTube bug

September 8, 2018, TobiGr

We announce the immediate availability of NewPipe 0.14.1. Everybody is encouraged to update NewPipe because all prior versions do not work anymore. This update is necessary because of changes within YouTube.

Update: F-Droid released builds of 0.14.1. You can now (and are encouraged to) install NewPipe via F-Droid again.

As you might know, NewPipe does not use the proprietary YouTube API, but instead parses the website to gain information which is needed to provide you the videos. Yesterday, YouTube rolled out changes to its built-in web player. This caused web scrapers like NewPipe and youtube-dl to not detect video streams anymore. Therefore no videos could be played and NewPipe crashed.

Our privacy respecting crash reporting system received huge amounts of crash reports, and lots of people created new GitHub issues/comments. Big thanks to these who reported this problem and drew our attention on it.

Shortly after YouTube’s changes took effect, @Khang-NT provided a fix for youtube-dl which was integrated into NewPipe Extractor by @karyogamy. NewPipe was updated to use the latest version of the extractor, and the release was published.

NewPipe 0.14.1 brings also a fix for long links in video descriptions.

Get the new version

We recommend you to install the F-Droid app as it notifies you as soon as an update for NewPipe is available.

Please let us know about your experience in the latest release, especially bugs that need to be fixed. As usual, you can reach out to us via IRC (#newpipe on FreeNode), open issues on GitHub or ideally use our built-in crash reporter to send us machine-readable issue reports.

NewPip Beta now available

February 16, 2018, TobiGr

With the aim of making NewPipe bug free and achieving a stable 1.0.0 release, we are proud to announce the immediate availability of NewPipe Beta.

The beta is provided as a separate app and can be downloaded and installed via F-Droid. It includes not only new features such as local playlist and SoundCloud support. Furthermore, it comes with an interface to detect memory leaks.

From now on, Team NewPipe try to ensure to only introduce new stable features to the normal application.

Team NewPipe start blog

December 17, 2017, TheAssassin

After two years of development, we decided to keep you up a little better about what we do. Therefore, today, we introduce our new blog, which will be used to announce releases, changes, and keep you up with all the cool stuff we work on.

Since we started this blog only recently, we haven’t decided on how to use it, and whether we consider publishing third-party posts. Therefore, feel free to contact us with ideas and/or texts. See this page for information how to get in touch with us.

Special thanks goes to Tobias Groza, who has set up the blog system and put a lot of effort in the design.

Last modified: March 2018