YouTube is without doubt the most used website on Internet and second most visited website after Google. The primary source of online entertainment, YouTube videos are watched heavily on Android devices now. In this mobile-first world, anything is supposed to be working only if it works on your phone too.
Therefore, here are some of the ways you can use to download YouTube videos on Android phones. Some of these methods involves YouTube video downloading apps whereas other methods are through online video converters or YouTube downloaders.
What can you download from YouTube?
Since YouTube hosts videos and podcasts, you can download videos from YouTube. However, additionally, there are some other download options available for you to use too. For example, you can convert YouTube videos in any other format like Mp4, Webm, Avi, Mkv, 3gp etc. Similarly, you can download mp3 from YouTube too. For that, you shall have to use a YouTube to mp3 converter tool or application.
Below, you will find list of methods you can use to download YouTube videos on mobile phone.
How to download YouTube videos on Android mobile phone?
To download YouTube videos on Android phones, you can one of the following methods mentioned below. According to your requirement, you may use either a Youtube downloader app, or you can use direct websites to download Youtube videos online directly.
These methods involve ways to store YouTube videos locally or just watch videos offline without downloading them.
Methods to download YouTube videos on phone
Use YouTube Downloader App
This is the most popular method to download YouTube videos in Android phones. Various YouTube converter apps like TubeMate, OG YouTube, NewPipe, Videoder, Vidmate and Snaptube are popular among android users. Most of these apps provide you options to download YouTube videos in Mp4 format, Avi format as well as convert YouTube videos to mp3 in android phones.
Download YouTube videos online through websites
Not only apps, but some online websites also provide you feature to convert or download YouTube videos. You can also crop videos for selected duration by choosing start time and end time. You can choose desired quality and size of video ( 4K. 1080p. 720p. 480p. 360p. 144p etc.), dimension and format too. Some of the popular YouTube video downloading websites are savefrom.net , catchvideo.net , keepvid.works , savethevideo.com , y2mate.com etc.
Download offline videos in YouTube App
This is the only method we recommend you to use for downloading YouTube videos on Andrdoid device. The reason for this is that YouTube doesn’t permit you to store YouTube video locally. It might be a copyright issue or perhaps illegal to download YouTube videos offline. Therefore, to help users with this problem, YouTube now provides option to save offline videos in the YouTube app itself. For that, there is a download button available below supported YouTube videos. Videos with copyright of music might not be available for download though.
Besides these three methods, we do not recommend using any other YouTube downloading options for Android devides. Also, we must warn you that downloading YouTube videos doesn’t comply YouTube’s policies.
No YouTube Downloader on Play Store !
Yes, there are no YouTube downloading apps available of Play Store. According to YouTube, downloading YouTube videos is a violation of its terms of usage. Most of the YouTube video downloading apps are, therefore, illegal and are not available on Play store.
You can download such apps through other android app marketplaces like 9Apps or Aptoide, Apkpure etc.
Downloading Music from YouTube in Mobile
Downloading music videos or Mp3 from YouTube too is illegal and must not be recommended. Even though this is very popular activity and isn’t always seen as a serious crime, many software and websites that allow YouTube music downloads, are restricted in some countries.
You can, however, store YouTube music videos in your YouTube Go App or YouTube android app and watch later without data or internet usage.