Epicyon now replaces YouTube links with invidio.us automatically. This doesn't eliminate Google's tracking, but reduces the amount of it such that by watching a video you're sending less data about yourself to Google. invidio.us is just an alternative free software interface to YouTube.
The history of these sorts of workarounds is that eventually the company finds some way to block the alternative interface, but for now at least this is a kind of practical harm reduction. The less data the surveillance companies get, the better.