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How To Install FreeTube on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install FreeTube on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install FreeTube on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, FreeTube is an open-source software application that provides a more privacy-friendly alternative to YouTube. FreeTube is an open-source software application that provides a more privacy-friendly alternative to YouTube. It prevents Google from tracking your browsing activity with its cookies or JavaScript code so that you can enjoy a stress-free online experience.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the FreeTube on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for FreeTube.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install FreeTube on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install wget apt-transport-https gnupg2 software-properties-common libc6 libstdc++6

Step 2. Installing FreeTube on Ubuntu 22.04.

By default, FreeTube is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to download the latest version of the FreeTube package from the official page to your Ubuntu system:

wget https://github.com/FreeTubeApp/FreeTube/releases/download/v0.18.0-beta/freetube_0.18.0_amd64.deb

After the download of the DEB package file is finished, we will be able to start installation using the following command in the terminal:

sudo apt install ./freetube_*_amd64.deb

Step 3. Accessing FreeTube on Ubuntu 22.04.

Once successfully installed on your Ubuntu system, run the following path on your desktop to open the path: Activities -> Show Applications -> FreeTube or execute the command on the terminal:


Install FreeTube on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

You can search for videos, watch videos, and customize the layout and theme according to your preference.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed FreeTube. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the FreeTube on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official FreeTube website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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