The Easiest Way to Download YouTube Videos on Android

YouTube is the leading video search engine on the web. You can literally find videos on any subject including Music, Entertainment, Education, News, Product reviews and anything you could think of. Watching your favorite videos online is another thing but If you would like to download it so that you can later watch it when there is no internet access.

Progeeksblog guide will help you to find many different ways that you can use to download videos from Youtube on Android. There are many different ways to get your favorite videos on Android. Like Youtube downloader apps and hacks that you can use to get your favorite video without using any app. Yes, you can download YouTube videos without any app using the API provided for developers. The YouTube API will help you to download MP4, Mp3 and other various formats including the videos 4K and HD resolutions.

Youtube downloader for Android

There are a number of apps available for Android to download videos. You probably would have used a few apps already and I did the same thing before writing this post. What I found was, many of them are not working. But in my research, I found a few good free downloader apps that will not disappoint you.

Here are the best YouTube downloader apps:

1. FVDTube

It is a free YouTube downloader app having a really simple UI and easy to use. Thanks to the developer for making it easier for users like you to get their videos on a Smartphone or tablet. The best thing about the app is that you can download multiple videos simultaneously assuming that you’re having good 3G/4G or good speed WiFi connection.

Here is how to use FVDTube to download videos:

Step 1: First download the FVDTube apk [4.7 MB].

Step 2: Go to Settings > Security and enable ‘Unknown Sources’.

Step 3: Launch the app.

Step 4: Search for your favorite video on Youtube.

Step 5: Click on the download icon to start downloading as you can see in the screenshots below:


As you can see in the above screenshot, for testing purpose I used it to download the MKBHD videos about OnePlus 3 review. The screenshot also shows different quality of videos. Depending on your choice you can download in MP4 720P, 360P and so on.

2. Tubemate Youtube Downloader

It is another popular and well-known video downloader for Android. Tubemate makes it easier to download videos from Youtube without any hassle all on your Android device. Videos can be easily saved to SD Card or internal storage whatever you like.

Just like the FVD, this app has really basic UI and really easy-to-use.

Here is how to use Tubemate:

Step 1: First download the Tubemate v2.2.9 apk [5.37 MB].

Step 2: Copy the apk file to phone storage.

Step 3: Go to Settings > Security and enable ‘Unknown Sources’ and install the app.

Step 4: Launch the app.

Step 5: Search for your favorite video on Youtube.

Step 6: Tap on the green arrow icon located at the bottom as you can see in the screenshots below:


Download YouTube Videos Without App

If for some reason you don’t like to install 3rd party apps on your Android. I have got an easy solution for you. Thanks to the Youtube API for developers, you can use it to download any videos in your choice of HD resolution.

I have already shared these tricks in one of our recent posts, “YouTube hacks“. You can read the complete post to find some interesting hacks and tricks to do awesome things on YouTube.

Here is how to download Videos or Youtube MP3 on your Android without apps:

1. Download YouTube Video in HD

I am pretty sure you would have tried to download managers for YouTube, today let me reveal my secret trick to download videos from Youtube without using any of the software /app or online services.

To download any video from YouTube just replace “youtube” with “ssyoutube.” in the URL and paste it in your address bar to download the video in your choice of quality available.

For example: I want to download a particular video and the URL is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53M4b-OCoHM

I would replace it with ssyoutube and it would look like this: https://www.ssyoutube.com/watch?v=53M4b-OCoHM

2. Youtube MP3 Downloader for Android

Some of you guys might be looking for Youtube Mp3 downloader, let me make it easier for you to directly download mp3 file of any youtube video on your Android using this trick:

Replace “youtube” in the URL with “yout” and paste it in the browser address bar to download .mp3 file of the video.

I hope by the end of this post, You’ve learned a number of ways you use to download videos from YouTube. Did you find it helpful? Do let me know and share your feedback in the comment section below.

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Imran Aftab

Hello, I'm Imran Aftab, a tech enthusiast using Android, iOS, and Windows. Hardware expert for Gaming & Crypto mining rigs. I have been writing on tech since 2013, starting with ohguideme, then Androidcentral. I have written and published several guides and tutorials on how to root Android, flash custom ROM, recovery, and jailbreak iPhone, and have written several guides on how to bypass FRP. I also worked in a phone repair shop, so I have pretty good experience with mobile software and troubleshooting. So, all the guides you see here have been tested and confirmed to work.

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