1. Functionality + Unique Tools to Solve your Problems

TubeBuddy offers more than twice as many features as VidIQ. Find a complete list of tools on our tools page here:

Tools exclusive to TubeBuddy

  • A/B Testing
  • Retention Analyzer
  • COPPA Center
  • Bulk Edit Thumbnails
  • Advanced Keyword Explorer
  • Bulk Description Editing
  • Pick a Winner
  • Scheduled Publishing
  • Health Report
  • Click Magnet

2. Member Perks

TubeBuddy offers FREE or discounted access to a bunch of creator-focused services like, and many more. Full list here.

3. Support

TubeBuddy offers 7 days per week, fast support even for free users. Better yet, support comes directly from the developers of the app itself in many cases.

4. Price

Not only is TubeBuddy cheaper in most cases, but you are also getting way more bang for your buck. And we offer discounts for smaller channels (get 50% off for a Pro license with coupon code RisingStarBuddy if you have less than 1,000 subscribers) - as little as $3.20/month!

5. Mobile App + Firefox / Opera Browser Extensions

TubeBuddy offers a mobile product which is not offered by VidIQ and you can also find us on Firefox and Opera browsers.

But don't take it from us. What do YouTube creators have to say?

6. Originality

Early on, VidIQ would make direct copies of our features (sometimes they would even forget to change our wording) - see examples down below. It doesn't happen anymore but the fact that all they did was copy us for so long deserves to be pointed out.

Install TubeBuddy Free at and get a free upgrade here (no credit card required):