It is common to wonder how to download a video from YouTube to watch it later, without the need for a data connection. This is the ideal choice when you know that you will go to places without 4G and Wireless connections, such as train travel, where the connection is not always available. You can download a video to your phone using your home Wi-Fi and watch it on the go without having to consume your mobile plan’s precious mobile data.
If you think that downloading a video from YouTube for free is complicated, know that it is not so, but the opposite. YouTube itself provides some tools for downloading videos to your devices, but with some limitations that we will explain later. There are also third-party tools that allow you to download videos, without any kind of limitation, and in the following lines, we will explain what they are.
That said, make yourself comfortable and take a few minutes of free time to read this guide and solve your problem. We are convinced that you will be pleasantly surprised by the simplicity of the steps illustrated and that, if necessary, you will be able to help all your friends who, in turn, will have to download videos from YouTube.
Is downloading YouTube videos legal?
Using third-party applications to download a video from YouTube is against the YouTube Terms of Service, as it is only allowed to stream content. In order not to run into copyright infringement it is good to have permission from the creator of the video before downloading it to your device.
That said, YouTube offers a few ways to download videos through its site and mobile applications. In this guide, we will show you how to download a video from YouTube to PC, iPhone to Android in a few simple steps.
How to download a YouTube video on Android?
The best way to download a YouTube video on Android is by using the Vidmate app. In fact, this application is very popular among Android geeks, as it is very easy to use and allows you to download videos almost anywhere.
Vidmate download is not available on the Google Play Store, as Google doesn’t approve of downloading YouTube videos. First, set consent to downloading apps from unknown sources on your Android device. Go to Settings> Security> Unknown Sources and tap the square to check and activate this setting.
On the Android Freeware page, touch the blue button that says “Install the application” which will start the download. Once the download is complete, run the file to install it. If you don’t know how to find it, go to the Archive folder of your Android device then go to the Local Storage> Device Storage> Downloads section and tap on the Vidmate.apk file.
You will be shown some items, tap “NEXT” then “INSTALL”. At the end of the installation start Vidmate download, you will find the icon among the applications of your device. Now that you are in Vidmate, search for the video to download, start it, and swipe left to see your download list.