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How to download YouTube video to your Android phone

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How to download YouTube video to your Android phone
Watching video online using services like YouTube is definitely a lot of fun, but nothing is like having those videos that you feel are most precious to you right on your device's storage. No matter how much we rely on the Cloud these days, we have to admit it - when we encounter something we really like on the internet, the first thought that crosses our mind is how we can download it and keep it nice and safe on our phone/tablet.

There are plenty of YouTube video downloaders for the PC, but not so much for mobile. However, the TubeMate app is one of those rare finds.

1. Obviously, the first thing you'll have to do is to download and install TubeMate. For understandable reasons, the app isn't found on the official Google Play Store, so you'll have to get it from elsewhere. The developer warns that there are many malicious apps that claim to be TubeMate, so it has kindly provided a secure list of download locations.

2. If you have downloaded the .apk file using your computer, you now have to transfer that .apk file to your phone/tablet.

3. Once you have the TubeMate apk on your device, you need to actually install the app. Don't forget to check the "Unknown sources" option found in the settings. Otherwise, the system will not let you install the apk.

4. When the installation finishes, you launch the app and find the video you're looking for using the search function.

5. With the desired video chosen, you click on the Download button and then choose the Save option.

And that's it! Please keep in mind that we do not support YouTube video downloading. If you have internet access, just use the YouTube app and watch your video. Be cool.

Visit the dev's site for safe TubeMate download links.

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posted on 02 Aug 2012, 09:26 2

1. Gaurav008 (Posts: 265; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


I have a youtube downloader app in my gs2...da app was made avaliable in google play store a few months a ago...though later it was removed i managed to get a copy of the app...

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 10:20 8

2. Ohrules (Posts: 299; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


"Please keep in mind that we do not support YouTube video downloading."

Then why are you even posting this article?

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 13:34 1

9. Tux4g63 (Posts: 114; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


I am guessing it is for protection from litigation, a CYA thing.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 21:01

12. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2871; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Lol seriously.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 10:23 4

3. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


Go Tubemate! Now that's the really useful app

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 10:49 1

4. plgladio (Posts: 311; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


It helped me a lot long back, no idea why it has been pulled out from Play Store. But initially downloaded from Market, later it was removed.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 11:05 3

5. JunkCreek (Posts: 379; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


i've use tubemate to download animation movies my son likes such as pocoyo, gazoon, zumbers etc for a year or so. may be it may get copyright issues if the movies can freely downloaded by end user, because the tv stations/services had to pay the contract so they can broadcast the movies? so tubemate removed from gplay.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 11:14 2

6. scorpio85 (Posts: 160; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)


Cool but can someone tell me how to download Vevo music videos from my Android phone? (If possible)

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 11:59 2

7. davenycept (Posts: 151; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)


Download tubegod (it has a green download icon)

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 13:31 1

8. taz89 (Posts: 1948; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Lol you say you don't advocate this yet show how to do it

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 14:10

10. Awaragardiyan (Posts: 39; Member since: 17 May 2012)


U can download utube videos savefrom.net . Just enter the url and download it!

Just sharing.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 14:36

11. jkapster (Posts: 47; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


you can dl it through the amazon app store

posted on 06 May 2013, 04:34

14. Richal (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 May 2013)


Using the Tubemate is one of the ways to download youtube on Android, I have found there are four ways to do the job from this article tablet-of-android.blogspot.com/2013/04/freely-down​load-youtube-videos-to.html

posted on 29 Sep 2013, 09:18

15. madnanbash (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Sep 2013)


howbees.com/2013/09/24/how-to-download-youtube-vid​eo-to-android-phone-or-tablet/

I found the above mentioned tutorial working fine.

posted on 18 Nov 2013, 12:39

16. wilsy0770 (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Nov 2013)


I would recommend MP3 / Video Downloader - Grab It
You can easily save videos and music from youtube to your android phone.

Try and figure out yourself grabit-mp3downloader dot com

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 02:37

17. shilpi_1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Mar 2014)


I am using CatchEmAll HD Video Downloader in my Lg G2. Very fast downloading with No Ads! click the
codingperk.com/catchemall/download.html We can download any video from any site.

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