YouTube Vanced is a modded version of YouTube which contains a lot of features such as adblocking, background playback, and more.

Features:
Block all ads
Background Playback
Force VP9 (or HDR) or vice versa
Themes (Black, Dark, White)
PiP - Picture in Picture mode (Oreo and above only)
Auto-Repeat Feature
Preferred Speed and Resolution

For the full feature list, please visit the XDA thread: forum.xda-developers.com/android/apps-games/app-youtube-vanced-edition-t3758757

Please note: The variant uploaded here is the non-root version, which requires MicroG for Vanced to be installed if you want to log in.

From version YouTube Vanced 16.29.39:

New update to YouTube Vanced v16.29.39 released:

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CHANGELOG?

Main changes:
• Bumped base

Sponsorblock changes:
• Fixed sponsorblock buttons after watching any shorts
• Added preview category
• Added the length of videos without segments
• Added sponsorblock stats
• Added configurable categories colors
• Added support for importing/exporting sponsorblock settings

KNOWN ISSUES:
• casting to Chromecast still broken on non-root due to microG(applies to root version as well when using microG). it will need to be patched upstream first. Switch to root version or use stock youtube for now (vanced does not block casting ads anyway)
• Swipe down to refresh (it's a litho bug, explained here)

All versions
August 8, 2021
June 14, 2021
April 29, 2021
April 25, 2021
January 27, 2021
November 4, 2020
October 10, 2020
October 3, 2020
August 23, 2020
March 22, 2020