Download videos on Android

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Download videos on Android
Download videos on Android
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Streaming videos on your Android device is an easy way to watch videos on the go, but it consumes a lot of data, and if you lose the signal, the video will stop. If you download the video you can watch the video whenever you want. There are unofficial ways to download a YouTube video, through apps and websites. Soon YouTube will launch its own streaming service YouTube Red, which you can subscribe to. Then you can save videos from your YouTube app for offline viewing.

Steps

Method 1 of 3: Using a website

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Step #1. Open the YouTube app and find the video you want to download

There are many websites that allow you to download videos from YouTube to your Android device. First you need the link to the video, which is easy to find on the YouTube app.

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Step 2. In YouTube, tap the "Share" link on the video's page

This link is next to the thumbs up under the video.

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Step 3. Select "Copy Link" from the "Share" menu

This is usually at the top of the menu, but the exact location will depend on your device. Tapping "Copy Link" or "Link" will copy the address of the video to your clipboard.

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Step 4. Open your browser and go to a website that allows you to download YouTube videos

There are a number of sites that work well on Android devices:

  • clipconverter.cc
  • savido.net
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Step 5. Tap the video address field and select "Paste"

Now the copied video link will be pasted into the field of the website.

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Step 6. Load the download links

Press the "Continue" or "Download" button after pasting the address, now the download links will be loaded. Using these websites often opens pop-ups, so remember to close these pages or tabs containing fake messages.

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Step 7. Select the version you want to download

You can probably choose from a large number of download links. The resolution and file size are listed with each link. Higher resolution videos will take up more space. 1080p 60FPS is the highest quality possible, but not all devices can play this resolution, and it will take up a lot of space.

Select an "MP4" format, as this format can be played on most Android devices

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Step 8. Start the download

After selecting the version, tap the "Start" button to start downloading. You will likely be exposed to even more ads, and you may have to hit "Download" again. Watch out for ads that look like download buttons.

You will receive a notification when the download has started

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Step 9. Wait for the download to complete

Downloading from a website usually isn't very fast, so you'll have to wait a while for the download to finish. You can keep an eye on the progress in the notification panel.

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Step 10. Search for your downloaded video

The video can be found in the "Downloads" folder on your device. The name may be difficult to recognize as the website may have renamed the file.

You can view the Downloads folder by opening the Downloads app on your device. You can also use the file manager to navigate to the Downloads folder on your device

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Step 11. Tap your downloaded video to play it

You may need to select an app to play the video. You can use an app you already have on your phone, or you can download another app like VLC Player.

Method 2 of 3: Using an app

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Step #1. Open the Settings app on your device

You can install apps that can download YouTube videos for you, but these apps are usually not available on the Google Play Store. You must adjust the security settings on your device to install these apps.

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Step 2. Open the "Security" section in your Settings

Now you will see the security settings of your Android device.

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Step 3. Put a check next to "Unknown sources"

You must check or slide the slider to allow installing apps from places other than the Google Play Store. Confirm your choice.

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Step 4. Find an app to download YouTube videos with

There are several apps that you can use to download videos to an Android device. These apps work in much the same way as the websites in the previous method. Here are some popular download apps:

  • TubeMate tubemate.net
  • YouTube Downloader for Android dentex.github.io/apps/youtubedownloader/
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Step 5. Download the APK file on your device

Look for the download link for the app you want to use on one of the websites in the previous step. At TubeMate you will be redirected to a mirror site where you can find the download file. The APK file is the installer for Android.

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Step 6. Run the APK file after downloading

Tap the "Download complete" notification in your notification panel, or go to the Downloads folder. You need to confirm that you want to load the APK file.

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Step 7. Launch the app after installation

When the installation is complete, you can start the app as you are used to with other apps. Allow the app to access your media files. That way the app can save your video files.

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Step 8. Find the video you want to download

Depending on the app, you can search in the YouTube interface, or you need to find the video you want to download.

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Step 9. Select the size and format you want to download

After you've selected the video, you'll see a number of options for file size and format. If you don't know which format to choose, select one of the MP4 options, as you can always play it on an Android device. 720p and 1080p are HD resolutions, then you will get a sharp image, but the video will take up a lot of space.

You don't get the same format and resolution options with every video

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Step 10. Wait for your video to download

The app will download the video after you select the format and size. The download time depends on the size and length of the video, as well as your internet connection. Connect to a Wi-Fi network to avoid running out of data.

Once the download has started, you can close the app and the download will continue in the background. You can keep an eye on the progress in the notification panel

Method 3 of 3: Save YouTube videos for offline viewing

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Step 1. Subscribe to YouTube Red

YouTube Red will soon be available in the Netherlands. Each subscriber can then store videos on their device for a fixed monthly fee for offline viewing. This is the only official way to save videos to your device.

Even with Red, not all videos are available for offline viewing. The creator of the video decides whether offline viewing is allowed

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Step 2. Connect to a wireless network (optional)

It is recommended to connect to a Wi-Fi network before downloading videos. This way you prevent your data bundle from running out.

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Step 3. With the YouTube app, open the video you want to save for offline viewing

You can save most videos for later offline viewing.

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Step 4. Tap the "Download" button

This button is next to the thumbs, on the right side of the screen. It looks like an arrow pointing down on a line. If this button is not visible, you cannot download the video. In that case, use another method from this article.

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Step 5. Select the quality

You can choose from several resolution options. Videos look better at higher resolution, but they will take up more space.

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Step 6. Wait for the download button to turn blue

If the button has turned blue and has a check mark next to it instead of the down arrow, the download is complete and the video is available for offline viewing.

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Step 7. Find and play your offline videos

Tap the silhouette in the YouTube app to open your account screen. If you've downloaded at least one video, you'll see the "Available Offline" section. Tap "Saved Videos" to view the videos you downloaded.

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Step 8. Delete a saved video

If you don't want a video to be available offline anymore, you can delete the video to free up space on your device.

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