Version 0.15.6 - io.lbry.browser
Last updated: 2020-05-27

LBRY is a free, open, and community-run digital content marketplace.

LBRY beta apk

APP Information

Download Version 0.15.6 (15062)
Apk Size43.14 MB
App DeveloperLBRY Inc
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up
App Packageio.lbry.browser.apk

Download LBRY beta 0.15.6 APK

App Description

LBRY beta is lbry,browser,entertainment, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 1 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit LBRY Inc website who developed it. io.lbry.browser.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 0.15.6 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 458+ times on store. You can also download io.lbry.browser APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

This is a browser and wallet for LBRY, a free, open, and community-run digital marketplace.

With LBRY, you own your data. You control the network. Indeed, you are the network.

Hollywood films, college lessons, amazing streamers and more are on the first media network ruled by you.

App ChangeLog

  • • Channel name and subscribe button displayed on channel page
  • • Content description collapsed by default to allow Related Content to be more visible
  • • Pending unclaimed reward amount now displayed beside the floating wallet balance
  • • Resume media playback from where you last left off for audio and video content
  • • Pending rewards notice moved from Explore to the Rewards page
  • • Upgraded to lbry sdk 0.34.0 for improved stability and performance
  • • Search improvements

App Screens

LBRY beta App Screen 1LBRY beta App Screen 2


requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

take pictures and videos
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. guest-avatar

    sometimes when scrolling through the feeds, the screen goes blank or flashes the results above or below where i was. for the most part though, lbry is amazing. even with the inability to comment, it's better than the other video hosting sites. this doesnt make it any worse, however, and it's still a great alternative to what's become "internet TV"

  2. guest-avatar

    Alexander Hargraves


    This app could be better. Although the LBRY protocol is open source and available to be used by anybody, like email or matrix, this is the official app made by the guys to create the protocol. Admittedly, one of the biggest issues it as is a lack of content, which the devs can't do much about. However, I've of the issues I have with the app that I hope the devs WILL do something about include a lack of transcoding and a frequent bug that causes videos to continue playing after the app is closed

  3. guest-avatar

    The first version of this APP seems to be fine on my Android and PC, my question is when are you going to develop a version for Android TV? Five stars when you make that available, many people watch video only on those platforms. I rarely use Android or PC to watch videos, the TV is the way to go. Good work, keep the progress going! I'm enjoying an alternative uncensored video platform where you can speak your mind, or listen to someone else and not be banned.

  4. guest-avatar

    Very poor video platform. Videos constantly buffer. If a notification comes in while watching a video it pauses it and then the play button doesn't work it skips quickly back to pause when you press play. Have looked briefly for a fix but figure it's probably due to it being in beta. Very promising platform if the iron out the beta issues.

  5. guest-avatar

    Stefano Cosentino


    I'm a newcomer to the platform. The Android app is horrible. Buffering. I'll download videos to help. Except, I'll put the phone down and come back to the app being reset to the main page. Which is also what happens when I click "back". It doesn't take me to where I scrolled to last. It takes me back to the top. Frustrating. As a content creator, the options are limited, so I hope some more features get added like scheduling. I'm still learning though. Looking forward to seeing the future.

  6. guest-avatar

    This app is a great start for YT alternatives, needs a comment section, customized themes and optimization for mobile data as the load time is dismal, but this is beta so I expect bugs and stuff, great work, I hope LBRY is a huge success. Edit: You devs need to step it up and fix the app, I don't even use it because it's unuseable, nothing loads, can't watch any videos at all, just a spinning circle, In a few weeks I'm going to start subtracting stars if you dont fix it.

  7. guest-avatar

    Nice to see an option pop up that is becoming a viable alternative to YouTube in regards to content. That being said, would be nice to see some features in the app like dark mode and selection for different resolutions. The Android app is still in beta and it has really been shaping up.

  8. guest-avatar

    The app became extremely slow on startup(10-15 seconds until meta data appears) and about 5-10 seconds in between button click and screen change. It's probably the worst performing app on my phone. On a pixel 2. Beside that I love LBRY and hope for updates or a rewrite of the app in pure kotlin instead of that Java and react mixup.

  9. guest-avatar

    Probably the poorest performing app on my phone (Pixel 2). I like the LBRY service, but this app is severely lacking in quality. UI response time is horrible. Even opening the menu takes several seconds. Videos are laggy, and initialization takes forever. It's missing much of the basic functionality you would expect in a content streaming app. Maybe this is the price the users pay to make pennies (or less) per day in crypto. Makes me wonder if that's how the devs were paid.

  10. guest-avatar

    Love the idea, been waiting for an unbiased uncensored replacement for YouTube for a looong time. Was excited to find LBRY... BUT I cant get thru a single 5 minute video without it freezing, it's just super slow. Always buffering. Highly disappointed.

  11. guest-avatar

    Pretty much the whole service appeals to me. One of the best things? You can simply let it play in the background or download and play on the road right out of the box. Now once enough people create content on here, YouTube will be dethroned for many users.

  12. guest-avatar

    This app is excellent, or course being a beta it could always use some polishing. But, no worries the team always listens and frequently updates it. It is great to break away from the massive companies such as YouTube.

  13. guest-avatar

    Absolutely love LBRY! This platform has the potential to be a true YouTube alternative because it is innovative and powerful. Love that i can not only publish videos, but also audio, PDFs, and other media file formats. Truly dynamic.

  14. guest-avatar

    sucks soo bad... Just made and account then a video started playing and are downloading the same video.. so we have to download EVERY VIDEO TO WATCH??? After closing the app and resetting it I lost my crypto. I logged back in and no more "money"... what kind of bs is that? also ITS SLOW AF!

  15. guest-avatar

    Priyanshu Chatterjee


    Great app! Good interface, support and facilities. And above all, the content freedom! Thanks and keep it up and being better by the days!

  16. guest-avatar

    FAIL!!! No problem signing in from my laptop, but when I try with the app, all I get is "ERROR", full stop. If I can't access my subscribed content with this app, then the app is useless. Please fix it.

  17. guest-avatar

    The app is very slow and laggy... also when I try to close the app it stays playing in the background even if i don't have the "play in background" option.

  18. guest-avatar

    It doesnt work very well yet. Long load times, audio from video plays after you close the app. I've had to restart my phone to get it to stop. Maybe it will be usable someday.

  19. guest-avatar

    I would use this app more often if it were easier to connect to the servers, especially at times when you have slowed-down data. This app has been up for month WITH UPDATES and you have not figured this out.

  20. guest-avatar

    ian paul Saringan


    Very difficult to use becauss of its slowness. Many videos doesn't seem to play, and took me a lot of time waiting.

  21. guest-avatar

    Works as supposed to but lot of fine tuning is in todo list. EG what in app makes it 100MB big? I can understand that as its p2p based..but thats data,not the app size.

  22. guest-avatar

    Very good app to avoid the censorship of YouTube etc. Great free speech platform. The only trouble I have is buffering on some video's.

  23. guest-avatar

    Ismael J Cintron


    Not stable enough, lack common features. Sometimes videos lag, no comment section, no way to speed up the video, screen rotation to only one side.

  24. guest-avatar

    Fredrik Lindgren


    Great idea! Good execution! The app however lacks a few features. Let's start with these 2 and when they're implemented I'll update my review: 1) View speed 2) Dark theme

  25. guest-avatar

    Brilliant idea, love having another alternative to you tube, but it's buffering makes it unusable at times

  26. guest-avatar

    Nothing is playable.... I was able to watch videos before... Nowadays I can't... May be it's update... I don't know

  27. guest-avatar

    WolvesBoosted Channel


    I'm experiencing a playback error even after I close the app. Just letting you know here. Thanks

  28. guest-avatar

    Streaming is slow, but the app looks awesome and works good. Looks promising.

  29. guest-avatar

    Great app! Love finding my linux content easily, as well as being able to reward the content creators I love.

  30. guest-avatar

    sunshine in thee city


    It is a great service to get paid. It is a bit slow, but you are paid. Once people join, the service will get better.

  31. guest-avatar

    Cool app, the content seems a bit limited at the moment but looking farward to where it goes.

  32. guest-avatar

    Amazing! Great way to earn crypto. Post your videos with the security of block chain and give would be censors the finger!

  33. guest-avatar

    Would like to see automatic full screen when phone is horizontal. Also a double tap to fast forward or rewind would be great.

  34. guest-avatar

    Jacqueline Oneill


    Like the content. But cant get any of the videostoplay. It just spins loading circles.

  35. guest-avatar

    Works a little slow. But great way to earn a little extra.

  36. guest-avatar

    Fun is allni hot for this app. Must be patient though it moves ay the speed of dial up sometimes.

  37. guest-avatar

    stephen betteridge


    Great app but needs to speed up its streaming.

  38. guest-avatar

    Stuart Masterton


    would be great if can listen with screen off. would be great if could comment and thank the content creators

  39. guest-avatar

    Please work in the app and the speed, supper slow, I love the company and the idea, good project but need improving.

  40. guest-avatar

    Very cool opensource alternative to other streaming platforms...!

  41. guest-avatar

    Not working always buffering on videos really slow ,fix ok

  42. guest-avatar

    Never got this app passed "wait while we get some things ready" green screen.

  43. guest-avatar

    Guyt2001 Terra Lord controller


    i like the update with "show lbc also as usd" but can you make it to show in ojr currency as, no matter where we are from?

  44. guest-avatar

    So far so good, we need more YouTubers moving to this.

  45. guest-avatar

    Your servers don't seem capable of supplying demand. Perhaps lower the quality of video will help. I thought LBRY was going to copy all our YT subscriptions over?

  46. guest-avatar

    Patrick Parkins


    Absolutely thrilled that this exists, going full native will make it even better.

  47. guest-avatar

    Petless Darrell


    Latest update results in jerky framerate on full screen video

  48. guest-avatar

    The app needs more work. When I open the app it starts to download whatever video was last playing without me pressing the download button, and the downloads stack, so now I have two videos that try to download when I open the app. Another issue is that sometimes when I switch from a video to another, the first video continues playing even when I close out everything and tap "stop" on the background service, and the only way that I know to stop it is to restart. Also dark mode please :)

  49. guest-avatar

    Technologically brilliant, but the app is in much need of polish, startup time is excessively long, battery consumption is off the rails, which forces me to kill the background process and go through the startup routine when I want to access it again. And whether following list loads is a bit of hit or miss.

  50. guest-avatar

    Better than YouTube! No Copyright, no deleting videos and channels, but everyone can earn some LBC coins.

  51. guest-avatar

    SoothingTouch WellnessCenter


    App was running in the background non-stop since installing, and this was after "closing the app"! I had zero apps running, yet this was still in drop down list. When I finally got it killed, I could access internet at a decent speed... I can only imagine how much of my files/personal data & info it was accessing. After uninstalling my S9 Plus is running at a normal speed, not sitting stalled between screens, etc.

  52. guest-avatar

    Still a bit slow, but this will most probably change in the future

  53. guest-avatar

    Uses power and data while running in background. Not quite as good as YouTube yet. Looking forward to it being as good or functions need work. YouTube has killed some of my favorite channels. We need this competition!!!!

  54. guest-avatar

    Nothing in the way of buffering. Using this on cellular wifi is painful. A few seconds of video plays and back to loading for a few minutes. This is consistent with every video and can take up to 20minutes to get through a 5 to 10 minute video. There's no clear way to download a video and the lack of a comment section. Yeah, I know, YT comments section is pure cancer, but it is also a part of its winning strategy, that interactivity between audiences and creators is actually important.

  55. guest-avatar

    I cant sign in, hope they fix the app.

  56. guest-avatar

    I have continued to use this the last 4 to 5 min TV's to at least sign in and connect my daily reward, but that's usually as far as I can get due to it taking no less than 10 minutes in between videos to load. Love I started in a previous comment tho I will continue to support any app for free speech. 100% I will support it till death due us part.

  57. guest-avatar

    Kinda slow and laggy but heyy it's good content!

  58. guest-avatar

    I love having the free app. However, my connection gets interrupted quite frequently. And, I would love to give a review of the site I am viewing. There seems to be no place I could leave a message. Thanks

  59. guest-avatar

    Love that its controlled by block chain but the app runs really slow and needs to be made faster. Too much lag time and hard to understand how to really get started. Once these things are fixed I will be uploading more often but I already synced to my you tube so I will see how that turns out once it's done.

  60. guest-avatar

    it has severe performance issues but i like the service and don't want to destroy the rating

  61. guest-avatar

    Daniel Sheffield


    So far so good. Has potential for sure. As long as it TRULY maintains a fundamentally FREE SPEECH platform. Video seems great. Posts/Posting will take getting used to. The navigation will too, but I like it so far. Worth a try. 5 Star for a Beta platform. :-)

  62. guest-avatar

    Pretty bad. I've tried to install it about six times! and it crashes. In the crash report it appears to say it's a fake app... Is this due to a playstore problem, , or have I made some stupid mistake? The online lbry tv experience hasn't impressed me, and I'm fed up with this fake app business. Shame, because I wanted to "see what the fuss was about". Pissed off.

  63. guest-avatar

    Very laggy and unresponsive, please fix. I will change my review if I see improvements. Update: The app is getting better, it's more responsive, and less laggy, but still needs improvements, I'm excited to see what it becomes in the near future.

  64. guest-avatar

    Cool app - I have high hopes for this. But doesn't play content in the background so not a competitor for YouTube in its current state.

  65. guest-avatar

    Better than YT and I can connect it to be Linux laptop. No B-ill G-ates trash for me

  66. guest-avatar

    compared to youtube apps (including privately developed) this is a very long way behind in both options/functtionality and efficiency/speed. If this was the only app then maybe I would use it, for now I will check back every week or two and see if sometthing has improved...seems no updates for ages ...maybe even app updates is broken or not working

  67. guest-avatar

    Not really sure how the back end stuff on this app works. I like it for the content. Sometimes new content seems slow to stream, but maybe that's because of not enough peers? Pretty good app though for not having to pay or set anything up.

  68. guest-avatar

    giorginikillto black ops 4


    A lot things to improve but day by day step by step getting better

  69. guest-avatar

    overall a positive experience but not great. I want the next step after YouTube. I attempted posting a video and struggled to do that, the interface is so clunky, it is difficult to sort or effectively navigate content.

  70. guest-avatar

    Verification process is very shocking. For India Mobile verification is not supported 1st option is of no use. 2nd option is Discord verification even after doing all things as per guidelines verification gets failed in the end just 3rd option is left that is one has to verify the account through Visa Credit/Debit card which charges $1. I don't want to give my Credit card details so it proves to be a time waste app for me.

  71. guest-avatar

    Love the idea, but app still needs work. Sometime app gets bugged and doesn't stop event after closing the app. I wish it had comments section. Browsing and searching for new content experience could be improved too.

  72. guest-avatar

    Very laggy on my device. Shame pc app doesn't work at all for me. Not even starting 😭 I love the idea and wait for the future update. I'm also missing black background on android app. Also referral link is visible only via website.

  73. guest-avatar

    Nice app. Sometimes works a bit slow. Waiting for dark mode in Android app. Also comments are not showing up in this app.

  74. guest-avatar

    I love the ambition, the freedom that you get from the service. It still suffers from some quirks, but I'm holding out to see more users on the service. It's conceptually too good to not succeed

  75. guest-avatar

    Atomic Apologetics


    A little clunky and difficult to use without watching a tutorial video. But once you get past all that, it's a fine app. Finally another option besides YouTube.

  76. guest-avatar

    Emmanuel Huchet


    Newest videos showing up in the app are 12 days old, can't seem to update the app to get the latest vids for my subscriptions, even if I choose the New option. Recent vids show up fine on the web page.

  77. guest-avatar

    Really like the project, but the buffering makes it pretty much unusable in Russia. Maybe it's a server issue or some weird isp throttling, but I would have to postpone using it until it's somehow resolved

  78. guest-avatar

    Unbelievably slow. The app is tedious and the desktop version has tried to change my IP address multiple times. Stick to YouTube or Twitter.

  79. guest-avatar

    I joined I like that my favorite people are joining. However, the app is not that good. Needs some more features. Like the ability to play audio only with the screen off. It's still early hoping it grows.

  80. guest-avatar

    Comparable to YouTube, except sometimes videos have a small delay when waiting to play (but maybe that's a internet signal problem).Getting rewards for viewing content is nice, overall i give it 9/10.

  81. guest-avatar

    Quality video streaming app. Love it

  82. guest-avatar

    probally would be a great program if it would rotate to landscape. video has always been wide screen. i didn't even try it out that a major oversite i keep on checking tho cause i hate youtube now. so looking for a alternative.

  83. guest-avatar

    Dramatic improved. If you tried lbry years ago or never tried the mobile app, give it a try. It's come a long way. More content, better performance, same freedom.

  84. guest-avatar

    Videos are not even opening. Just keeps loading. Uninstalling this app for now, till then I'll be playing videos in browser. Now I will install this app when it goes from Beta to live stage.

  85. guest-avatar

    Seems pretty good until you try to sort by upload date to find newest vids on a subject. Maybe it's just me but I haven't found a way to do it.

  86. guest-avatar

    Great alternative to YouTube channels, this is a natural outgrowth of that sort of platform, with perhaps a much larger vision.

  87. guest-avatar

    The app works pretty good and I love the ability to earn tokens. There is always room for improvement and I know the development team is constantly working on that so there's a bright future for LBRY

  88. guest-avatar

    LBRY is still in it's infancy, as a consequence requires some improvements. That being said, this is/will be THE place to go for unadulterated content. Thank you.

  89. guest-avatar

    Good app. Needs more development. Needs chromecast support.

  90. guest-avatar

    Best app for content creators and viewers. If you guys searching alternative of youtube for your video monetization try LBRY.

  91. guest-avatar

    It is a great alternative to youtube as they are now censoring. Lbry does not censor, and its p2p so content lasts as long as its viewed. As far as monetization, they have their own cryptocurrency. You get rewards for watching, uploading content. You also can get tips from viewers and you can set a price to view your content. I give it 4 stars as the app is in need of features and dire need of polish on the user interface or UI. If everyone would upload some content and share the app well boom

  92. guest-avatar

    user73o1u 81716


    Not as good and convenient and intuitive as YouTube yet, but it's the best alternative. Highly recommended

  93. guest-avatar

    Way better than the other alt tech options. UI is great and looking forward to more improvements.

  94. guest-avatar

    Can be slow at times, but I enjoy watching videos without having to worry about excessive ads

  95. guest-avatar

    The app is great especially when you have a large micro SD card to keep your videos on.

  96. guest-avatar

    Love the idea. But the app load times are excessive. Perhaps load more in the background after giving us a GUI

  97. guest-avatar

    Not bad. Would love to stream LBRY videos to my TV via Google Chromecast. The Chromecast icon doesn't come up. Is there some way I can do this?

  98. guest-avatar

    Richard Peacock


    The video quality is excellent. Tweaking may be needed for content searches. Overall this is an excellent service.

  99. guest-avatar

    Does not work too well on a slow dsl connection, but it does have interesting features.

  100. guest-avatar

    Really enjoying the add free App. All the content I need and more. Found some great content providers too