The beta is here!

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It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. The closed beta is live!

We’re excited today. For months we’ve been teasing our new platform. It’s yet another game-changer for us. We have solved the limitation of the old platform on a technical level and on a practical level. is more accessible and discoverable. Everyone can share and promote their content as if they were on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, YouTube and Twitch combined.

We will be in closed beta for the next 4 weeks. Stakers of the ‘Addict’ variety (25k TUBEs) will be the first to get early access. After two weeks, we will open the doors for 2500 TUBE stakers and after another two weeks we’ll go public. This approach gets us as much feedback as possible from invested early adopters without being overrun.

Well, what are you waiting for? Visit now and learn how to upgrade your account now!


We wanted to make it easy to find and share content and to connect users with each other. We’ve combined familiar elements from platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and YouTube. You can live stream and upload videos, images, audio clips, or just make normal posts. Writing long-form articles will become available as well. You can manage subscriptions just like YouTube, the presentation feels a bit like Twitter. You can manage groups and send each other direct messages like Facebook. We’ve introduced “Topics” to follow hashtags a bit like subreddits, and we added up/downvotes and sorting filters to top it off.

One thing to note is that currently, playback quality is available only in the source’s native resolution. You can upload all the way up to 4K60 if you’d like, but some viewers might have trouble playing that back on their machine. This brings us to the subject of the memberships we offer, which you can read more about here. Our memberships unlock upload privileges and we are looking into offering multi-bitrate playback for members as well.

We will be adding a lot of features in the coming weeks and months. To name a few: live chat features to groups and Topics, post promotion, custom themes, multi-channel networks, analytics, distributed community moderation, event calendars for live streams and ‘premiers’ and more. Remember, if you have good ideas yourself, we would love to hear them!

The unique selling point is also the first to use our AirTime 3.0 module. The AirTime module is a necessary component to monetize watch time from guests who do not have the extension. This latest iteration of our AirTime module enables native paywall functionality, TUBE purchases and donation all without the help of the extension. Several parties have lined up to start using this module and you will be hearing a lot more about this subject in the near future.

To dive deeper, check out the About page to learn all about features, the moderation aspect, memberships and our vision as a company.

What will happen to

Timing is everything

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Credit card purchases and KYC

Chrome Web Store shenanigans

Knowing Google, we are not getting our hopes up. In the meantime, we have set up a tutorial page with instructions to install the extension manually here.

It‘s not all bad. The sudden removal of the extension prompted us to prepare for more independence.

Total independence.

The BitTube Browser

But there is more. We are including onion routing (tor) into the BitTube Browser. Our goal is to offer BitTubers as a truly decentralized social network — not just a website — by integrating the front end into the browser like an app, combined with peer-to-peer solutions without any reliance on centralized content delivery networks (CDNs). This way, cannot be taken down and we implore others to try the same.

Wrapping things up

We hope this update has covered most of the questions you might have had. Have an awesome weekend, BitTubers!

Your BitTube Team

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