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How can I save YouTube videos to watch offline on Android?
Fortunately, some less-than-reputable options exist. Just note that those unofficial options are risky. We've got details regarding YouTube's rules below. Let's say you want to own YouTube videos as MP4 files. I'm guessing that means you've already accepted the risks of navigating the sketchy-looking corners of the internet. My best advice, though, is to skip the app store, as these apps often get removed from the Google Play Store, as Google owns YouTube and it's not in their best interest to enable people breaking the rules on their own sites. Instead, use a website for downloading your videos. Right now, after testing a few solutions on a Google Pixel 3a running Android 9 Pie, my pick is y2mate. Yes, I encourage desktop users to use OnlineVideoConverter, but I've hit a few issues with that site on this device.
Watch your favorite videos offline
It's easy to download YouTube videos on Android and save the videos for offline use so that you can watch YouTube without a Wi-Fi or a data connection, such as when you're on a plane or in an area with poor connectivity. Using the official YouTube app is one way to download YouTube movies, music videos, and other content, which will save the content as EXO files. While this may work for you, there are also free YouTube video downloaders you can try out. The information below should apply no matter who made your Android phone: Samsung, Google, Huawei, Xiaomi, etc. This requires a paid subscription, but there is a trial and it comes with other features beyond the ability to save videos. To save a video from YouTube to your Android, launch the YouTube app, find the video you want to download, then tap Download below the video and choose quality options, such as p or p.
Apple wants you to do things differently — stream using Apple Music, buy movies from iTunes and so on. But what if you want to download mixtapes online? Or watch TV shows on your iPhone? There are a couple of ways to download music and videos on the iPhone and iPad. The best way to download music and video from the internet and play it on your iPhone or iPad is by using the Documents by Readdle app. Just visit the website in Documents and hit the download button.