Thanks for that. I was not very clear. I have already set OS to open links in emails etc in NewPipe and not the browser or Youtube app. However I would now like to open a search result of a Youtube video in Brave in NewPipe and not in Youtube or in the Brave app.
I had a look at Untrackme and don’t think it will do that rather just open links outside of Brave in their alternative (which does not currently include NewPipe) which the OS change has enabled me to do.
I have now found way to do this. Go Settings>Site Settings>Video playback in Brave and set it to Disabled. This forces Brave to send the video to whichever app you have set to open the various Youtube links. In my case I changed them to NewPipe and now videos open direct in NewPipe and without ads, tracking etc.
Now if I can just get rid of Youtube app completely…
Just wanted to point it out that newpipe connects to youtube, google servers to watch the videos. It does not proxy your connections.
Google will know that you are warching the videos based on your IP.
Use a VPN to solve this problem. Or use Piped Protocol to watch. Libretube available on fdroid uses Piped. It proxies your IP.
Thanks @chh_68 . Very interesting I was not aware of that. Presumably however it does not know it is me nor require me to log in, and cannot match it to my other browsing etc. So only knows my IP. Is that right? Is that a problem?
Was not aware of alternatives to NewPipe which seems good to me. Your opinions of alternatives?