Android is the most powerful Operating System driving more than 95% of Smartphones. And the best thing about the OS is the Google Play Store. The Play Store hosts millions of useful Apps which you can download and install directly on your Smartphone to make your life easy. Also, there are millions of independent and free source Apps which you can install on your device without the Play Store.
Google is very strict when it comes to Policies or Terms & Services. You have to adhere to its rules for your App to be accepted by Google. Many useful Apps do not make to Google Play either due to Play Store Policy Violation or App Content Violation.
Today in this post I will tell you some of the best and must have Android Apps for your Android Phone which is not available on Google Play Store. I have categorised Apps according to there nature so that you can make a better decision in case if you wish to get one. So, without wasting much time lets dive into it.
Best Apps Not on Google Play Store
Here are the Best Android Apps Not on Play Store and are either banned or removed.
- Live NetTV
- Terrarium TV
- MIUI Music Player
- Yalp Store
- Lucky Patcher
- NES Games
- YouTube Vanced
- Aurora Store
Having access to Apps offering free online streaming, free download of paid Apps, utility features and other great options is the best thing on the internet. The Apps below do the same by offering some features which do not make Google happy without paying any penny, thus making no place for itself in the Play Store.
These App will never be on Play Store, thanks to its large library of movies and TV Shows which can be viewed for free. Showbox is by far the most popular online streaming app thanks to its smooth UI and easy navigation.
Features of Showbox
- Showbox app doesn’t require you to have a login account.
- There are no annoying Ads.
- Support HD quality and also allows all other resolution viewing.
- Subtitles are available for greater experience.
- You can filter the movies by Genre, Year, Rating and type.
- The interface is user-friendly and easy to use.
- You can even download movies and watch them later.
Showbox app has an extensive library of movies, TV shows and music which are updated regularly.
As you can expect the app is not available on Google play store, given Google’s Policies & Conditions. But if you wish you can download the Apk file for your Android smartphone.
Live NetTV App is a general-purpose entertainment App which hosts 700+ Live Channels, Movies, VOD, TV Shows, Live Sports and all popular programmings from many more than 8 countries. The service is absolutely FREE. It is so simple to use that you will instantly love it.
Features of Live NetTV App
- High-quality Live TV stream support.
- VOD for Movies
- Chromecast support
- More than 750 live channels from various categories and genres.
- A large number of External Video Player Support
- All the videos are absolutely free.
- The interface is simple to use.
- Filter the channels according to comfort.
Mobdro is the most popular live TV app for Android. The App is a one-stop destination for free live TV. The App categorizes channels into various genres namely, Movies, Entertainment, Sports, Music, Tech, Animals, gaming, anime and spiritual. The app also houses popular TV shows which you can download.
The app provides live TV in more than 12 different languages from more than 30 different countries. Thus giving a wide array of content to choose from. The app interface is user-friendly and easy to use. The app doesn’t require you to have any login account.
4. Terrarium TV
Terrarium TV is a “not so legal ” video streaming App which lets the users watch all the latest content from big production houses right on the supported devices without any Fees or Subsciption. The App does not even ask for any account formation to access the vast library. The TV shows and movies are available in HD quality and are uploaded to the App in no time of the release.
The Terrarium TV supports Android-based devices but you can try it on other ecosystems by means of an Emulator. If claims are to be believed, there are over 10000+ programs and TV shows catering to millions of users worldwide.
Features of Terrarium TV
- A large collection of HD and 4K movies.
- You can download shows to internal or external storage.
- Support for chrome cast, Fire TV and Fire Stick.
- Multi-language Subtitles.
- Bookmark your favourite movies.
- A large collection of movies and shows.
NewPipe is a Freeware Open Source lightweight YouTube App. It has a frontend youtube interface. The best thing about the app is you can run it without any Google API or the irritating Google Play Services.
Basically, the NewPipe App just collects YT websites URL source and displays it in the form of the App. But this App can prove to be very powerful if you have a low-end Android phone with limited power.
NewPipe is an outstanding YouTube client that lets you download Youtube videos with total privacy. The best part is that it lets you stream music in the background and do practically anything you can do with the official client.
Some Apps which rely on traditional Internet Apps developed by a modification to appeal to the users. These Apps do not comply with the App Store Norms and hence need to be downloaded independently.
Features NewPipe App
- Runs without Google Play Services
- You can set and change the quality of video play
- Download the video and audio at various different resolutions
- You can play the video as a Pop-up box for multitasking
- Play the video in the background
- Lightweight and consumes low storage space and RAM
You saw this coming. Right? The list would be incomplete without the mention of TubeMate, the most popular YouTube video downloader app for Android. The TubeMate app has many great features including pause/resume downloads, background download, multiple downloads, inbuilt player and much more interesting. The TubeMate not only allows you to download videos from YT but also from other popular video streaming App like Vimeo, Dailymotion etc.
VidMate is a powerful Video Downloader App. The App is more of the improvised combo of SnapTube & TubeMate. The App has an inbuilt browser and has all major features required by the video downloading App.
The UI is very intuitive and easy. You can play video online or download them at ease. You can download the videos in various resolution. There are also many other features of the App like Movie & TV Show Downloads with a click.
Vidmate is one of the best-known applications currently available for downloading videos and songs from online services like Vimeo, Dailymotion, YouTube, Instagram, FunnyorDie, Vine, Tumblr, Soundcloud, Metacafe, and tons of other multimedia portals.
Features of VidMate
- Multiple Simultaneous Downloads
- Inbuilt Browser Support
- YouTube, FB, Insta etc Video and Audio Download Support
- You can filter the movies by Genre, Year, Rating and type.
- The interface is user-friendly and easy to use.
- Fewer Ads
- A large number of Hollywood and Bollywood Movies and TV Shows.
8. MIUI Music Player
MIUI Player has something to give which we all love, Music!! Music for free. MIUI Player has something to give which we all love, Music!! Music for free. You can play songs and/or download music for free. Just you need to search for a song, directly play it or hit the download button and choose the audio quality to save offline. It is an official music player from Xiaomi which along with local audio play also lets you stream free music. All this through a clean and clear interface. The MIUI Player also has an incorporated radio for quick access.
Features of MIUI Player
- Free Streaming
- Simple and Clutter-Free Interface
- Direct Downloads
- FM Radio Support
- Playlist and Favourite sections
It is the best Android Music Player App for YouTube. You won’t find this app on Play Store due to Google’s ToS which won’t allow Apps to download media from YouTube. The App has some cool interface and features which you are looking to have in a YouTube Player Apps.
Features of YMusic
- Play Music in the background
- Download Music directly to device Storage
- Download audio in different qualities
- Simple user interface
- Listen to the songs even when the screen is OFF.
- Create a Playlist and Add favourites.
Play Store is a great place to download all the stuff, but there are some 3rd party independent Markets which tends to offer stuff and material which you cannot find in the Play Store. Aptoide is the best alternative app store like Play Store for Android. The Store is similar to the Google Play Store, offering digital content where you can browse and download the apps. It is a marketplace where all the apps are available, you need to Google search every time to download the apk file of the app. It presently offers over a million apps.
Features of Aptoide app store
- Get all paid apps for free.
- Download the apps which are not available for your country.
- No need to register with the account as you do for Play Store (If you wish you can).
- Get hacked versions of games, hack tools and Mod Games.
- Get updated versions of apps even before it is released for your country.
- Can pause and resume the download anytime you wish, a reboot also will not wipe the downloaded data when paused.
F-droid is a freeware open-source program allowing the developers to publish Apps on F-Droid App if it is unable to pass the scrutiny of Google Play Store norms. The FOSS Program is operated by independent developers at F-Droid org to give users access to Apps with no intervention from Google.
There are many useful Apps on F-Droid itself which are not on Google Play Store.
12. Yalp Store
To use Google Play Store you need all the GSM Apps on Android irrespective of its necessity. But today I will tell you about an App Store which lets you download Apps from Play Store without actually using the Play Store. This App store developed by independent Developers at F-Droid.org is called as Yalp Store. This store has some unique features which you won’t find in any alternatives to the Google Play Store. So, let us read in detail the features;
Features of Yalp Store – Play Store Without Gmail Account
- You can install Apps from Play Store without using Google Play Store.
- You can download updates when released from the Yalp Store itself
- The store lets you download APKs and install updates directly from the Google Play Store without having to install Gapps or the GMS suite.
- App design is very simple.
- You can download Apps without Google Account
- Great depth of App filtration; Paid Apps, Apps with Ads etc.
13. DNS66 -- Block Ads
DNS66 is one of the most popular repository based Ad Blocker App for Android. The DNS66 creates an encrypted server filtering all sort of Ads from intrusive Ads, Pop Ads, Web Ads, App Ads etc.
Just download the DNS66 App from F-Droid and open the App. Here click on Domain Filters → Adaway Host Files. Tap the power icon on the home screen of the App and download any missing files if prompted. Done! Adblock activated.
Some Apps may not be that threatening to Play Store or its ToS but they just cannot grab there spot in the marketplace because of its nature, below are such which are very needed but the Internet Giant abstinence it.
Apart from this, you can also keep your privacy at high security with various options available in the DNS66 App including, Malware Host, Ad Tracker Host, DNS Host etc.
I recommend this app if you want to make your phone high on privacy.
MixPlorer is fast, efficient and smooth File Manager App for Android. It includes all the popular features from all popular file managers for Android. You can access the root files, move & copy files, customise the App and change the font, style and feel according to your need.
The App also includes features like zip extractor & supports a large number of file types.
Features of MixPlorer
- Extract RAR/RAR5, XZ, APM, CAB, ISO, ARJ, AR, LZH, LHA, CHM, MSI, WIM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB, NSIS, LZMA, NTFS, FAT etc.
- All your cloud storage needs accessible from one single app. Choose from 20 providers: Amazon CloudDrive, Mega.co.nz, Mail.ru, Dropbox, Box, Yandex etc
- Root access for all advanced operations.
- User and System app management with data backup ability for rooted devices.
- EncFS volumes supported for all storages.
- File encryption and decryption using Aescrypt file format.
Bromite looks and runs exactly like Chrome Browser as it is made on the Chromium API project and developed by the independent developers. Therefore, you can expect no compromisation in the speed of browsing. The app aims at providing a no-clutter browsing experience without privacy-invasive features and with the addition of a fast ad-blocking engine.
Mods are the powerful applications which keep the original nature of the App and offer features which either paid or highly demanded.
Features of Bromite
- Inbuilt Ad Blocker.
- Pop-Up Blockers.
- Blocks Tracking codes.
- Doesn’t show AMP pages.
- Based on the Chromium project hence same high browsing speeds and UI built same as Chrome Browser.
- High browsing speeds as it runs on Google’s Blink engine.
- Background Video Play
- Privacy enhancement with code patches
The App has all core functions of the original YouTube App with added features which will make you glued to the Mod YT App for your Android. You can sign-in with your Google Account and also sync your Data with existing account and data to keep your info safe.
This app for sure will be the best Forked Version of YouTube App given its features and stability. We do not endorse the App nor are affiliated with it in any form. This post is for informational purpose only. The App has got a lot of features which we lack in traditional YouTube App.
Features of Mod YouTube App
- Works as YouTube – The core functionality and UI is basically the same as the official YouTube App.
- Video Downloading – You can download videos directly from the Mod App with the desired quality. It also has the feature of multiple videos downloading.
- No Need of Root – You do not require any root access to the App
- Background Play – You can play YouTube videos in the background with one-click button.
- Ad Free – The App is ad-free so you can relax and watch your favourite content without much disturbance.
17. Lucky Patcher
Some Apps are unethical or they direct indulge in unscrupulous activities. Lucky Patcher is a multipurpose App which is powerful enough to execute codes changing the nature of other Apps. The App remotely scrutinizes the installed apps on your device and shows the possibility to remove the license verification by modifying the associated permissions; extract the APK file to do backups; and other illicit actions like removing Google Ads or unlocking paid apps to be able to install them on other devices.
If you wish to Mod an App, remove Ads or make some purchases without any pay than Lucky Patcher is the best.
18. Triangle -- Data Saver
The Triangle Data Saver app is great for preventing apps from consuming data in the background without your knowledge.
You can also grant apps access to mobile data for 10 minutes or 30 minutes from a prompt that pops up when you launch an app. To get started with Triangle all you need to do is grant some necessary permissions (including one that allows it to set up a VPN), and you can then monitor data usage, and restrict apps from consuming mobile data even for 2G/3G/4G data plans.
Features of Triangle Data Saver
- You can see your current data usage
- Use “Data Saver” to block unwanted data usage
- It helps you in an easy way to check your data balance and understand what apps are having the most impact on your usage.
- Data Saver helps you to allow a few specific apps to use data for 10 or 30 minutes at a time, or always.
Fortnite is one of the most popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) Battle Royale Game for Android which came into prominence after the record-breaking success of PUBG. The game is played as each player on their own or in a squad of two to four players online. The objective of the game is to eliminate all the opponents by killing to win as an individual or team. Game Epics who are the developers decided to skip the Play Store and provide the App directly on their website.
20. NES Games
Relinquish your childhood with this small yet powerful Android App having games like Mario, Contra, Battle City, Jackal, Street Fighter and many more. It is an APK+Emulator App for Android with 100+ Nintendo games in one App. The game has a virtual controller as touch which allows you to make Joystick control on-screen. Play the games which made your childhood memories sweet again with a single App.
MusicPiped is a free open source music player which lets you stream songs directly from YouTube. Apart from being free it also doesn’t show any Ads and has no API. Thus it functions similar to an Online Music Player, all you need to do is search for your favourite song and start enjoying the music directly from Mammoth Library of YouTube. The App is completely free, lightweight and doesn’t ask for any weird permissions.
Features of MusicPiped
- Works Even with the Slow Internet
- Fast Stream Loads
- Built with all the features needed in a Player App.
- Background Playback
- Notification control
- Free and No Ads
InsTube is a popular video downloader App which supports video and music download from over 100 websites. You can save video and audio files directly in your device storage with the option to choose the resolution and format for the file. The App uses an Advanced Downloader Engine to save the files at great speeds. And there is no compromise in the pace even when you go for the simultaneous file downloads. InsTube is a browser cum downloader App so that you can quickly grab a video while you surf the web. The App interface is very simple and intuitive with a number of customisable setting options.
Features of InsTube
- Supports 4K and HD downloads
- Free Music and Video Downloads
- Inbuilt Video and Music Player
- High speed with Enhanced Technology
- Can be used a browser for web surfing
- Lite in weight
- Consumes low data, battery and RAM
- Inbuilt Video locker
SnapTube is a popular Video Downloader App for Android. You can download the videos and MP3 from YT, Instagram, Facebook, Vine, Vimeo etc. It is the best solution to download embedded videos from web pages. The App interface is very easy and you also you can search for your videos with the help of keywords in the search/URL box. The app supports multiple downloads with various resolutions.
Features of SnapTube
- Download in multiple resolutions
- Direct MP3 downloads
- Search videos with keywords
- MP3 Media Converter to convert files into required formats.
- Download videos in MP4 or FLV formats also AAC format
- Enhanced downloading technology
- Clean & Safe
- Manage video downloads
- MP3 Media Converter to convert files into required formats.
24. YouTube Vanced
YouTube Premium APK is a subscription-based premium service offered by YouTube which lets the user enjoy Free Music (Separate App), Ad-Free Video Experience, Background Video Play, Pop-Up Video Box and YouTube Originals. This is something which people have been demanding for a very long. Finally, Google came up with a way to fulfil the demand by means of YouTube Premium.
YouTube Vanced is a Premium YT App with all the features offered by subscription-based YouTube along with same core UI and App design along with powerful features like Video and Audio Downloader directly to device storage with multiple resolution support.
25. Aurora Store
Aurora Store is an unofficial FOSS client to Google’s Play Store. It means you can download apps from the Google Play Store without any Google Account. Aurora Store itself is an independent app store but lets you download apps from Google Store Servers. It works in a similar way as the YouTube Vanced works for YouTube. The Aurora Store uses the Play Store API and delivers the apps from Play Store Servers.
Why Aurora Store?
The Aurora Store can run without any Google Account. You can download and update apps directly from Google Servers ensuring complete safety of the app from any inject of virus or malware. It is a lightweight application and comes with a very elegant, clean and fluid user interface.
Note & Conclusion: All of the above apps are very much useful and have their unique usability. These Apps will make your experience very much good as they are built with features which makes the app and its functions more favourable towards users. But this led to barring itself from the App Store.
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