The user experience is almost identical between the root and non-root builds.
Microg Apk, Root variantTheVanced root variant seamlessly replaces YouTube’s official app. The modded app can be used to open YouTube links and call them with Google Assistant.
Non-root variant you should choose the non-root option if your device is not easy to root, or you don’t want to root your daily driver. You can also install it on a rooted device.
They can co-exist because the package name for the non-root version is different than the stock YouTube app. You will need to install an additional companion application (MicroGTo log in to your YouTube/Google account, click the following link: You will also need to set Vanced as your default app for opening YouTube videos. The non-root version is easier to manage, however.
Our recommendation is to stick with non-root varieties you don’t need to use the stock YouTube app on a smartphone.
How to install YouTube Vanced Non-root variant(Microg Apk)
Use Advanced Manager
The YouTube Vanced team has created a new, easier method for getting Vanced up and running. The Vanced Manager app can be downloaded and used to install MicroG and YouTube Vanced.
Support for Vanced Music, i.e., a similarly modded version of YouTube Music is also been there since version 1.3.0. It is easy to select the theme you like and to download future updates.
These are the steps:
- Download the latest Vanced Manager from here on your Android device.
- Open the app after installing it.
- Ensure that you select “non-root”, during the initial configuration wizard.
- Click “Install” next MicroG.
- Follow these instructions to allow installation from unknown apps.
- MicroG will automatically download, and you’ll then tap “Install” to confirm that it’s installed.
- Next, tap on “Install” beside Vanced.
- Click “NEXT” to select your favorite theme.
- Click on the language you prefer and then tap “FINISH”.
- Vance will be downloaded and you’ll click “Install” to install it when it’s done.
- You are a success!
Manual Installation of Microg Apk
Although Vanced Manager is the best method to install and manage the modded YouTube instance (and it is recommended), power users may prefer more control over the process
You can install YouTube Vanced using Vanced Manager. Follow the steps below.
How to Install Without Vanced Manager
Notice to Huawei/Honor Users
Vanced MicroG now has a “Huawei” button in its login wizard, starting at v0.2.12 to 203316. You can log in to YouTube or Google with Vanced modded apps if you have a Huawei (or Honor) smartphone that does not come with Google Play Services.
- YouTube Vanced Features
- Main features
- All videos can be blocked
- An optional AMOLED black theme can be used to reduce strain on the eyes and batteries.
- You can play videos in the background, or Picture in Picture (only available on Android 8.0 Oreo).
- Swipe controls let you control brightness and volume just like in other video player apps (with configurable padding).
You can use the auto-repeat feature to enjoy videos such as TikTok/vines, or just continue playing a song on a loop.
- You can customize
- Vance lets you override codec options, such as forcibly H.264 on old devices
- If you want a cinematic experience, you can turn off 60fps or force HDR playback if your device configuration allows.
You can set the default resolution of your video as high or as low as you like, and you can even change your screen resolution (e.g. 4K playback is possible on all devices
- You can change the default playback speed from 0.25x to 2.25x.
- You can toggle home ads and most UI ads, merchandise advertisements, community posts, movie banner information, remove comments completely, compact movies, shelf removal, and many other features!
SponsorBlock in Microg Apk
Full integration with SponsorBlock so that you can skip sponsor segments, i.e. A YouTuber may advertise a product or service in the middle of a video.
Supports skipping other categories such as intros and outros, reminders to subscribe, and reminders.
You have complete control over whether or not to skip a segment or display a button for skipping.
Highlights the segment in the particular color according to its category in the playback timeline.
It is possible to submit your segments to the SponsorBlock in Microg Apk to contribute to the greater community.
YouTube Vanced is a great mod and we are glad to see that YouTube users continue to improve its functionality. It’s easy to use, and you have access to many exciting additional functionalities that will enhance your YouTube viewing experience.