The YouTube Vanced app is the most popular mod of the YouTube app and is one of the best insider tips of Android apps outside of the Google Play store. The reason is simple: YouTube Vanced brings some top-notch extra features to your smartphone. The most popular feature is the integrated ad blocker: YouTube Vanced makes it possible to watch YouTube videos without ads on any Android smartphone. And that’s not the end of it: The next top feature is YouTube playback in standby with the screen turned off. Primarily for music, audiobooks, and lectures, this feature is ingenious and also saves battery.