How To Download YouTube Videos On Your Android Phones

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Download YouTube Videos On Android Phones with this amazing trick that works perfectly without spending a dime, Keep reading to learn how right now.

How to Download YouTube Videos

Most people enjoy streaming videos on YouTube on their android phones. But for some reasons would like to have these videos saved on their phones so they can have access to it at any time or even share with others. But YouTube is not built that way, YouTube videos are designed for streaming purpose only.

There are numerous methods of downloading YouTube videos without spending a dime on your android phone. Although many third-party tools and converter used for downloading YouTube video are obsolete or have been shut down recently due to the request from copyright holders and Google. You can still download youtube videos with the methods shared in this articles are functional and active.

For the purpose of this article, we will be looking at two easy methods on how to download YouTube Videos on an Android phone.

  1. The use of a third party app (TubeMate).
  2. Using a web browser on your phone (Chrome, Firefox and the likes).

Using TubeMate app to download YouTube videos.

TubeMate an easy and very popular apps when it comes to downloading YouTube videos onto your Android phone.

STEP 1 – Download TubeMate app.

TubeMate is not available on Google Play Store. You need to download it from an external source. The latest version as at the time of publishing this article is v3.0.12. You can download from the TubeMate official site as Google Play store will not automatically download updates for apps installed outside its store.

STEP 2 – Install TubeMate.apk.

After Downloading the TubeMate.apk, continue with the installation and follow the prompts, after the installation is complete tap done.

STEP 3 – Lunch TubeMate.

Lunch the tubmate app. The app looks like the regular YouTube app with external frame around it.

STEP 4 – Locate the YouTube video you wish to download.

You can browse YouTube as normal until you find what you wish to download, or tap the address bar at the top and paste the address of a YouTube video you copied from your web browser.

STEP 5 – Download the video.

After locating the YouTube video you wish to download tap the RED round download button at the bottom right and you will see a progress bar, which tells you that the app is “parsing video”. Which means it’s getting all the bits and pieces it needs to download the clip.

Next, you will see a list of formats (Video and Audio) and different quality and resolution options for each, select the format and quality you want and Tap the red round download icon and there you go. Your YouTube video will begin to download immediately. And that is how to download YouTube Videos on your Android phone.

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There is an alternative method to download YouTube video with the TubeMate app, Launch YouTube and find a video you wish to download. Tap Share, then choose TubeMate from the list of available apps. This will launch TubeMate in a new app window; select a resolution from the list provided and tap the red round download icon as shown below.

How to download youtube videousing tubemate

Using a web browser on your phone (Chrome, Firefox, and the likes) To Download YouTube Videos.

This method is super easy, it requires no third party app unlike the TubeMate method. Also this method works on PC as well as android phones. All you need is a web browser on your phone or pc. Although we’ll be using Google Chrome for this method, you can use just about any web browser (Firefox and the likes).

  1. Lunch Google chrome.
  2. Go to
  3. Then Browse and locate the Youtube video you wish to download.
  4. Just remove “m.” and add “ss” to the video URL to launch the download process.
  5. For Pc remove “www” and add “ss” to the video URL to launch the download process.

Also, check the screenshot below for better understanding

Original URL:

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URL with ss:

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Lunch the URL with “ss”, it will then take you to another site where you can download the video, click on download as shown below.

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FAQs On How To Download YouTube Videos

Here are answers to some questions you might want to ask

Is Downloading Videos From Youtube Legal?

As it is stated in youtube’s Terms and condition you can only use its content for streaming. It’s certainly against YouTube’s terms and conditions. But, of course, we’re not the lawyers so you can proceed to use these methods at you own risk

Can I Use The SS Method On Pc

Yes the ss method is also applicable to download youtube videos on Pc(laptops and likes)

What formats can I download YouTube videos in?

If you’re using the methods in this post you can download YouTube videos in your preferred formats. Also, “SS” gives you a choice to download in Mp4, WEBM or 3GP video formats

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The YouTube video quality?

The video quality depends on the fornats you download. AS it is there are multiple qualities ranging from 3GP for old mobiles to a 1080p high definition for big HD displays.

Downloading in 3gp formats for a smartphone will only give you a low-quality video. so the formats and phone determine your video quality. Also the higher the video quality the larger the video size.

And with that we’ve concluded the post, you can now download youtube videos on your Android phones. Also, share the tricks with friends and use the comment section for any queries replying and meeting helping you to solve your internet problems is our priority.


  1. This method is really easy, since it demands the participation of any third party app. I like the fact that this method works on PC as well as on android phones.

  2. Hey thanks I really love this. was really helpful. plus I’ve seen many tutorial on how to download YouTube videos but I think I prefer this one especially the SS method. thanks a lot for the informative content

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