How to Download Free MP4 Movies For Android Phones or Tablets

Download free MP4s for your Android phone or tablet to watch offline

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Downloading free MP4 movies on your Android device is a great way to save on data while watching content offline. Using mobile apps and free movie sites, you can download free MP4 movies for Android.

All Android devices play MP4 files, but not all of the apps below are compatible with older versions of Android OS.

How to Download Free MP4 Movies for Android With Mobile Apps

Two types of apps download MP4s to Android phones and tablets: video downloaders and torrent clients. Downloader apps find the original video/streaming URL, then download and mix the video and audio. Torrent apps download several parts of a file from multiple users simultaneously.

To avoid copyright issues, only download movies in the public domain or movies with a Creative Commons license.

How to Download Free MP4 Movies Using All Video Downloader 2018

All Video Downloader 2018 is an Android app that downloads videos and music from a variety of content sharing and social media sites. Use the built-in browser and single tap downloading to search for and save your favorite MP4 movies directly to your device. The app is free to download and supports Android 4.4 and up.

  1. Go to the Google Play Store and install All Video Downloader 2019.

  2. Open the app and tap Allow.

    Three Android screens with Install, Open, Allow buttons highlighted
  3. In the Search box, enter a URL or keywords.

  4. Tap the download icon in the lower-right corner of the screen.

  5. Tap the download icon to the right of the video quality you want to save.

    Three Android screens showing URL field, download button, and resolution options
  6. Tap Progress in the bottom center of the screen. This screen displays the overall progress and download speeds for the MP4 file.

  7. Tap Finished to view, play, share, or delete the MP4.

    Three Android screens showing Progress and Finished buttons
  8. Open a file manager and navigate to your device's internal storage, then tap VideoDownloader.

  9. Tap Download.

    Three Android screens showing VideoDownloader and Download folders
  10. Play and manage your downloaded MP4s from the app's default save location.

How to Get Free MP4 Movies on Android With BitTorrent

BitTorrent for Android is a mobile torrent client that downloads content using P2P sharing. BitTorrent runs torrent files (.torrent) and speeds up the overall downloading process when there are several seeders. BitTorrent supports Android 4.1 and up, and it's free to download. There's also a paid pro option.

A screenshot of the BitTorrent app on Android.

How to Download MP4 Movies for Free With InsTube for Android

InsTube is another downloader app that downloads video and audio from over 100 sites such as TikTok, Instagram, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Liveleak, and Whatsapp. InsTube must be installed by downloading the APK file, then sideloading the application on your phone or tablet. The app supports Android 4.0 and up, and it's free to download.

Screenshots of InsTube for Android.

InsTube will download content from YouTube; however, downloading video or audio from YouTube is prohibited in the site's terms of service.

How to Download MP4s to Your Android Device From Free Movie Websites

In addition to mobile apps, you can also download movies from websites that offer free content. An excellent and safe bet is to download films in the public domain, or material with a Creative Commons license assigned to it. There are thousands of classic movies in the public domain to choose from, and downloading them for personal use is entirely legal.

How to Download Free MP4s From Public Domain Movies

PublicDomainMovie.net is a website that lists and offers download links for over 500 public domain movies. The website covers a wide range of genres including comedy, drama, romance, cartoons, science fiction, and feature films. Videos can be played directly in your browser on the website, or downloaded as MP4s for offline watching.

  1. Go to PublicDomainMovie.net.
  2. Browse the categories, then tap a movie you want to download.

    A screenshot of a few public domain sci-fi movies on the Public Domain Movies website.
  3. In the left pane, tap Download Movie [Video Format: MP4].

    Download movie button from PublicDomainMovie.net
  4. In the dialog box that appears, tap Download link.

    Download link button on PublicDomainMovie.net
  5. To watch or manage movies, open a file manager, then tap Downloads.

    Downloads button in Android file manager
  6. Tap the MP4 file to watch it.

How to Get Free MP4 Movies on Your Android Device From Archive.org

Archive.org is a massive online library of multiple types of content including free public domain movies. The website has various formats available to download as well as a video player to sample or watch movies.

A screenshot showing the download options on archive.org.