How to Download YouTube Videos on Your Android Device

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Need to know how to download YouTube videos on Android? There are different ways to do so on Android so you can enjoy your favorite videos at any time, regardless of where you are or how poor your internet connection is.

How to Download YouTube Videos on Android Using Youtube Premium

YouTube gives you the option to download videos straight from their app as long as you have a YouTube Premium subscription. Subscriptions are $11.99/month for a single subscription or $17.99/month for a family subscription (up to 6 members), but both options give you a 1-month free trial, provided you haven't used it already.

Once you have YouTube premium, follow these steps to download YouTube videos.

  1. Launch the YouTube app.

  2. Search for the video you'd like to download, then tap it.

  3. Once you've selected your video, tap the Download button located between Share and Save.

  4. When prompted, select the quality for the video you want to download, then tap OK.

  5. Once your video downloads, you can enjoy it offline from anywhere, and at any time.

How to Use Tubemate, a YouTube Downloader for Android

Tubemate is a free third-party app that allows you to download videos from Youtube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, etc.

Tubemate is not available from the Google Play Store; however, you can download the APK installer file to your Android device and proceed once you have installed it.

  1. Navigate to the Tubemate website and download the latest version.

  2. Install the APK file.

  3. Launch the Tubemate app and search for the video you'd like to download.

  4. Once you've selected the video to download, tap the Download option.

  5. When prompted, select the quality of the video you want to download, then tap Download once again.

  6. Once your video downloads, you can enjoy it offline from anywhere, and at any time.

How to Download YouTube Videos using Y2mate

Y2mate is a website that allows you to download videos from YouTube to your laptop; after doing so, you can transfer the files to your Android device.

  1. Open your favorite browser on your Windows or macOS device.

  2. Go to Y2mate.

  3. Copy and paste the URL from the YouTube video you'd like to download.

  4. Select the quality of the video you want to download, then select the Download button next to it.

  5. Save the video in your desired folder.

  6. Transfer the video file to your Android device and enjoy!