You told us: You won’t subscribe to YouTube Premium now that Vanced is gone

It seems like polled readers are more likely to look for other third-party YouTube apps.

Vanced was arguably the most popular third-party YouTube app on the market, but a legal threat from Google resulted in the app being discontinued a few days ago. The developer said that Vanced should continue to work for roughly two years or so, but we’re guessing that Google could make changes to YouTube to speed up its demise.

In any event, we posted a poll in our news story asking whether readers would subscribe to YouTube Premium now that Vanced is gone. Here’s how that survey went.

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Will you subscribe to YT Premium now that Vanced is gone?

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The poll attracted over 10 votes since being posted on Monday, and it turns out that the overwhelming majority of respondents (~93%) won’t be subscribing to YouTube Premium now that Vanced is discontinued.

It’s easy to understand this sentiment, as many Vanced users likely downloaded the app to get some Premium perks for free to begin with (e.g. ad-free playback, background listening). And with several alternative third-party apps out there, we’re guessing many Vanced users will explore these options first. It also doesn’t help that Google had a major hand in shutting down Vanced as well, presumably so it could direct people to YouTube Premium.

Meanwhile, a mere ~7% of respondents say they’ll be subscribing to YouTube Premium now that Vanced is discontinued. YouTube Premium does have an upside of applying to all your devices, whereas Vanced is for Android devices only. So it makes sense to explore this option if you also want ad-free playback on your smart TV, gaming console, and other gadgets. 


  • Tom Christie: I’ve paid for the YouTube family for ages now , I have given the family access to my family members and it doesn’t cost that much to never see an ad again honestly
  • Chicken Finger Mike: I do the same thing for the family. Plus you get YouTube Music with YouTube Premium.
  • Miwoo: Thanks (unfortunately) to vanced dying someone gave me an iOS alternative called uYou+ pretty cool and has the same functionality and more since it can also download videos which is great!
  • Mark Macosker: I plan on continuing with Vanced, until it stops working. Then I’ll seek out an alternative.

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Bikiran Simkhada

Bikiran loves to write about latest news, tech world and games. He is the chief editor of The Rant Mag. He went to Central Queensland University in 2018 and graduated as a journalist.

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