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.

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

Download Free MP4 Movies for Android With Mobile Apps

Two types of apps are efficient for downloading mp4s to your Android phone or tablet: video downloaders and torrent clients. Downloader apps work by resolving the original video/streaming URL, then downloading and mixing the video and audio. Torrent apps work by downloading several parts or a file or files from multiple users simultaneously.

Download Free MP4 Movies Using All Video Downloader 2018

All Video Downloader 2018 is an Android app that downloads videos and music from a wide variety of content sharing and social media sites. With the built-in browser and single tap downloading, you can search for and save your favorite mp4 movies directly to your device. The app is free to download (displays ads), and supports Android 4.4 and up.

  1. Go to All Video Downloader 2018's Google Play Store page, then tap INSTALL.

  2. Tap OPEN.

  3. Tap Allow.

    Screenshots showing the installation of All Video Downloader 2018 for Android.
  4. Enter a URL or keywords into the app's search box.

  5. Tap the red download icon in the lower right corner of the screen.

  6. Tap the orange download icon to the far right of the video quality you wish to save.

    Screenshot showing how to download an mp4 with All Video Downloader.
  7. Tap Progress in the bottom center of the screen. This screen will display the overall progress and download speeds for your mp4 file.

  8. Tap Finished to view, play, share, or delete your mp4.

    Screenshots showing the progress of an mp4 download with All Video Downloader 2018.
  9. Open your file manager and navigate to your device's internal storage, then tap VideoDownloader.

  10. Tap Download.

  11. Play and manage your downloaded mp4's from the app's default save location.

    A screenshot of All Video Downloader 2018's default save location.
  12. That's it.

Get Free MP4 Movies on Android With BitTorrent

BitTorrent for Android is a mobile torrent client that allows you to download content via P2P sharing. BitTorrent runs torrent files (.torrent) and can speed up the overall downloading process when there are a healthy number of seeders. BitTorrent supports Android 4.1 and up, and is free to download. There's also a paid pro option.

A screenshot of the BitTorrent app on Android.

Download MP4 Movies for Free With InsTube for Android

InsTube is another downloader app that will download video and audio from over one hundred sites such as TikTok, Instagram, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Liveleak, Whatsapp, and many more. 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 is 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.

Download MP4s to Your Android Device From Free Movie Websites

In addition to mobile apps, you can also download movies directly 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.

Download Free MP4s From Public Domain Movies

PublicDomainMovie.net is a website that lists and offers download links for over five hundred 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. A screensot of the home page for publicdomainmovies.net.
  2. Browse the categories, then tap a movie you wish to download.

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

    A screenshot of the download option on publicdomainmovie.net.
  4. Tap Download link when the dialog box appears.

    A screenshot of Google Chrome's link options on Android.
  5. Once your mp4 movie download is complete, a notification will appear.

    A screenshot of a download complete notification from the Chrome browser.
  6. To watch or manage your movies, open your file manager, then tap Downloads.

    A screenshot of Android Nougat's native file manager.
  7. You're done!

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 offers various formats for downloading, as well as video player to sample or watch movies.

A screenshot showing the download options on archive.org.