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How to Download YouTube Videos to Your Android Phone or Tablet

If you’ve ever tried watching YouTube on your smartphone on the go, you know that you’re in for a massive data burst at the end of the month and that your wallet is going to be sorry. To avoid this, simply download your YouTube videos down to your device for offline viewing. How do you download YouTube videos you ask? Here’s a simple way to do it.

Download YouTube


If you haven’t installed YouTube on your Android device, you are probably reading the wrong article. In any case, download YouTube from the Google Play Store first.

Grab TubeMate

It’s hard to find a good YouTube downloader on the Play Store officially, so you would have to head over to http://tubemate.net/ to download your YouTube Downloader.

YouTube Downloader Android

Once you head there, choose Android Freeware. That’s the one I went with and it worked well. Choose to Install App and they will tell you that this type of file (.apk) might harm your phone, but this one is clean of all viruses, so downloading it is safe.

P.S. Don’t sue me if anything goes wrong.

Change Your Security Settings

install unknown sources

Your default Android settings don’t allow you to install external .apk files which you will need for this installation. Just head over to Settings >> Lock Screen and Security >> Unknown Sources

Start Downloading


With TubeMate installed on your phone, you just gotta click the video you want and hit the button on the top right to download it for your own perusal.

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