Change the Channel: The 9 Best Alternatives to YouTube

Whether you’re looking to see the latest popular music video, watch some creative vloggers, or your kids want to check out other kids unboxing toys or making slime; YouTube has turned out to be one of the most popular apps and websites on the Internet today.

Still, as time has worn on, an entire host of issues have arisen for the massive video uploading and streaming channel. One major one has been the toxic and negative comments from users. Another widely-publicized problem is YouTube’s uncontrollable and controversial uploaded content. This has left the site continually changing its monetization structure to appeal to advertisers as no major brand wants to be caught between, or associated with, anything that is scandalous or does not have mass appeal.

Thus, YouTube video creators who were once immersed in developing interesting and unique content are now looking at other platforms to showcase their videos in order to earn an honest buck. It’s undeniable that many popular creators on the site have felt the financial effects trickle down as some YouTube videos now simply don’t get the ads or forefront visualization on the site, as they use to.

Whether you’re a creator or user, below are nine of the best alternatives to YouTube.

1. Dailymotion

Dailymotion has been said to be the second-best option to those looking for alternatives to YouTube. It offers pretty much the same video categories and layout as YouTube, and as such, users get the hang of Dailymotion a lot easier than any other video uploading and streaming site. As well, the rules for Dailymotion are far less strict when it comes to removal, which means creators can upload what they please. The site also showcases professional and high-quality videos.

Still, there are some downsides to Dailymotion. Pro users are only privy to high-definition uploads and there is a limit of 4GB videos, which means 60 minute uploads are acceptable; however, those with comprehensive video uploads for training or educational reasons may find themselves going back to YouTube. Another negative is that while it’s popular in Europe, it has yet to build steam in the United States.