Android devices are everywhere. Users can be seen with tablets and smartphones in every city in the world. With its crisp visual quality, these devices are perfect for streaming YouTube videos. However, when streaming is no longer efficient, users may want to be able to download their videos so that they don’t incur data usages or buffering issues. The following steps will explain how to download YouTube videos on Android:
An app will need to be downloaded to be able to download a YouTube video. As downloading videos is against the terms of service of YouTube, the best choice is to find a third-party app that is not on the app marketplace. The most popular app is TubeMate. Installation of apps not found on the marketplace is not allowed by default. Circumventing this is easy with users only needing to go to Settings > Security and choosing the option to allow installation from unknown sources.
Once TubeMate has been successfully installed, simply start the app. Now, users are presented with the YouTube screen of popular videos and can navigate, or search, for their desired video to download.
Upon finding an adequate video, click the green arrow button to be presented with downloading options.
Different video formats and sizes can be chosen. An MP3 filetype is also available to allow the video to be played as audio only. Once chosen, the video will begin to download.
When a download has been completed, the video file will be able to be found within the “Videos” folder in the user’s gallery.
Click on the downloaded video in the folder and begin watching the video offline.
It is important to note that there are many fake, malware-riddled versions of TubeMate in the app store. Downloading the app directly from the TubeMate website is the best option for a problem-free download.