Hello, I’m Michael Sliwinski, founder of Nozbe - to-do app for teams. I write essays, books, work on projects and I podcast for you using #iPadOnly in #NoOffice as I believe that work is not a place you go to, it’s a thing you do. More… redirects to this page.

YouTube watcher

I created this because the experience of watching video on YouTube got worse. They show pop-ups, they track you and they tempt you to bindge-watch by suggesting lots of videos on the side. Here’s the full story behind this page.

This page solves most of these problems. It lets you embed any YouTube video easily and watch it without being tracked, with full screen and picture-in-picture support on iPads.

Option 2. Get a Siri Shortcut for iOS

I created a handy Siri Shortcut which you can use to “share” any YouTube link to this page.

Get the Siri Shortcut for iOS

Option 3. Just add a URL to this page as a parameter

This page has a special yt parameter, so add the YouTube link at the end of it or the 11-character YouTube video ID:

Option 4. Change the short YOUTU.BE url to XOUTU.BE url

That’s right. I bought a domain which redirects to here. So if you’ve got a short video URL, you can just switch y for x and you’re done!


I hope Google will not sue me for ordering a similar domain. It’s for a good cause!


Now you can watch videos on an iPad, iPhone or any other device without being tracked by Google/YouTube. When embedding the video it uses the “nocookie” option, which limits the tracking and it supports full screen and picture-in-picture on the iPadOS and iOS for most clips.

Read more about this page and share with your friends! Thanks!