Youtube Vanced for TV

In this article I will tell you how to install SmartTubeNext (analog of Youtube Vanced for TV) on Smart TV. With it we will be able to block ads, watch video picture-in-picture and use voice search.

Youtube Vanced for TV does not exist, so we replace it!

SmartTubeNext — is an improved YouTube for Android TVs and TV-boxes.

Features: no ads | SponsorBlock (rewind sponsors within videos) | adjustable playback speed | 4k+ | 60 frames per second | HDR | no Google services | responsive international community.

Drawbacks: no online chat | comments and voice search are unstable, and the quality of live broadcasts can be worse than in the official YouTube.


Beta version (apk file).
The latest stable version (apk file). 

How to install?

There is a beta (recommended for most users) and a stable version. The beta version gets new features and fixes faster than the stable version.

You can use any of the following methods to install the application:

  • (easiest) install Downloader from AFTVnews to your Android TV, open it and enter or, then read and confirm the security prompts. (You can also enter 79015 (for the beta) or 28544 (for the stable version), but you need to install the AFTVnews Downloader browser add-on).
  • download the file transfer app to your Android TV, download the APK to your phone or computer, and transfer it to your TV (e.g, Send Files to TV)
  • download the APK to a USB flash drive, insert it into your TV and use the app to manage your files (e.g, .FX File Explorer or FileCommander). The preinstalled Android file manager does not work!
  • If you are an advanced user, you can install it using ADB. guide | alternative guide.


The application updates automatically. After installation, SmartTubeNext will notify you if there are any updates and show a change log.

You can disable the automatic update checker or perform a manual update in the "About" section of the settings.


SmartTubeNext requires Android 4.3 or higher. It does not work on devices other than Android. This is a TV app, so it generally does not work on smartphones or tablets.

It has been successfully tested on Android TVs, TV boxes, and TV sticks, among others:

  • Android TV and Google TV (e.g. Philips, Sony)
  • NVIDIA Shield
    Amazon FireTV stick
  • Chromecast with Google TV
  • TV set-top boxes running Android (a lot of Chinese no-name boxes)
  • Xiaomi Mi Box*
    • Chinese firmware may block installation of the beta version. Solutions:
      • install the stable version (recommended)
      • You may be able to bypass the restriction by performing a factory reset (to undo an update that blocks installation). Then install the beta version of SmartTubeNext before performing any system updates. After that, safely update your system, SmartTubeNext should continue to work. At this time, it is not confirmed if installing updates works.


Ad blocking

SmartTubeNext does not show any banners, commercials, or breaks. No ads at all.


SmartTubeNext allows you to automatically skip ad inserts from sponsors in videos. The app also supports skipping other categories: greetings, endings, and subscription reminders.

You can choose which categories you want to skip in the settings.

Broadcasting a picture

To stream video from your phone (or other devices), pair it with your TV. Unlike the original YouTube app, SmartTubeNext does not automatically display when you are on the same Wi-Fi network.

How to connect a smartphone and a TV:

  1. open SmartTubeNext and open the settings;
  2. go to "tether devices" (2nd option);
  3. in the YouTube app on your phone, go to Settings > Watch on TV;
  4. press to connect using the TV code and enter the code from the TV.

Picture-in-Picture (PiP)

The function is activated under Settings > Basic > Background Playback > Picture-in-Picture.

The video will enter PiP mode when you press the Home button while the video is playing, and also when you click the Back button if this feature is enabled in Settings > General > Background Play (enable).

Speed control

You can adjust the playback speed by tapping the speed indicator icon (indicator) on the top row of the player. The speed is memorized in the following videos.

Voice Search

To enable global voice search, you must install an additional application along with SmartTubeNext. This bridge application can intercept the system's attempts to open the original YouTube application and open SmartTubeNext instead.

For this to work, you have to uninstall the original YouTube app. We know it sucks, but you can always reinstall it if you change your mind.

The bridge app will not appear in your launcher, and you cannot run it directly; it is only used inside the voice search system. On some devices, you must explicitly specify "Youtube" when searching (for example, say "cute cats on YouTube" instead of "cute cats").

On Amazon Fire TV, to enable voice search support, you need to:

  1. Uninstall the original YouTube app (you do not need to root the Amazon FireTV flash drive)
  2. Download and install the Amazon Bridge SmartTubeNext app: (e.g. via the AFTVnews downloader)

Unfortunately, on all other Android devices this requires root:

  1. root the device (find the manual for the specific device)
  2. uninstall the official YouTube app with root (shell adb pm uninstall
  3. Download and install the Amazon Bridge SmartTubeNext app: (e.g. via the AFTVnews downloader).

1 thought on “Youtube Vanced для ТВ: инструкция”

  1. hello,

    I have installed vanced manager on my Philips TV and downloaded microg and vanced tube. Even though it is not working probably and need mouse to open videos and doing some stuff it worked fine to me.

    I prefer vanced tube over other apps to watch videos and listen to youtube audio with (picture in picture and then put it audio mode) because that with SmartTube I can't sign in with my google account.

    I assume that you can see information about how app worked in Philips and hope you keep it up.

    Note: vanced music didn't work on my TV

    Best Regards,
    Mahdi Hussain.


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