I was trying to publish the app on Google Play. I will give up because they refused it twice.
First time, I didn't add the report feature (that's now OK). Second time, they found a video thanks to the public search feature...
But it should be available soon on

@fedilab They are litteraly asking for it, seriously 🤡

So eager to see younglings starting their linux journey thanks to *youtube download* gateway 👏👏👏

@fedilab >Google being asshole again

Why, why am I not surprised.

@fedilab Hey, just send them back this link, maybe they will block the YouTube app too?

Or all browsers for that matter. I probably shouldn't jinx it, though. I'd be surprised, if they don't try that at some point.

@friend @tagomago @fedilab Kinda like netflix. Won't play shit without wildvine drm, used to refuse to play on anything other than chrome and the app, and introduces so many fucking artifacts on any web browser that isn't Edge.

All these "anti-piracy" features make a hell of a good case for piracy.
@fedilab Don't bother with the plague Google, you are good with the honorable communities

@fedilab ...and the horse they rode in on. I'll support you when it's ready.

@fedilab This is such retarded bullshit.
There once were tons of third-party YouTube apps on the Play Store that all allowed downloading. Then at some point, Google decided that whoops, these are now all somehow in violation of the YouTube ToS. Many devs had their livelihood revoked for this.
Well, and guess what they started offering just a few months later: YouTube Red/Premium, where downloading videos is an explicit feature.

This is a fucking prime example of obvious anti-competitive behaviour. And they got no repercussions for it. Nothing. To the point where apparently they'll still gladly block apps for the most insane reasons.

"they found a video thanks to the public search feature"? I think I don't understand what you meant with it because if I translate it with my own words, it doesn't sound negative to me but probably isn't what you wanted to say ^^"

This sucks, would be nice to have it for mobile.🤔

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