Vinegar - Tube Cleaner 4+

Better video player

And a Dinosaur

    • $2.99


Vinegar is a Safari extension that replaces the YouTube player with a minimal HTML video tag.

It removes ads, restores picture-in-picture, and keeps videos playing in the background.

Note: The "can read information from webpages" text in the permission section is just unfortunate wording. Vinegar needs access to the web page to find the YouTube player and replace it. It's not doing anything creepy!

(By the way, check out Vinegar's companion app, Baking Soda. It's basically a less powerful version of Vinegar, but it works on all websites other than YouTube.)

What’s New

Version 3.0.2

- Stop YouTube from taking back control of the video player.

Vinegar Extract:
- (iPhone-only) Removed the empty space above the video player when the toolbar is hidden.
- Updated icon size.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Captain Seamonkey ,

Really buggy. Have to baby it

I was hopeful about this app but it doesn't work great most of the time. Firstly, no HDR or 4K. But that aside I sometimes have to reload the page several times before the video plays. Even when it is playing it often just stops and even a couple reloads doesn't fix it. The pain of it all isn't worth it at the moment.

shatnerz ,

Makes YouTube on iOS usable

Great app.

Somebody from Canada ,

Amazing extension. Possible to default to highest quality?

My videos are always 720p and I have to change

Developer Response ,

Thanks! You can set the default video quality to "Best" in Vinegar's settings. To access Vinegar's settings, simply tap the puzzle piece icon on Safari's address bar, then select Vinegar.

App Privacy

The developer, And a Dinosaur, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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