The official YouTube app allows us to save videos offline but sometimes that’s not enough. There are times when I want to download my own YouTube videos for editing or doing some modifications. Also, the Google Play Store doesn’t have any official YouTube Downloader.
In these cases, we are just left with third-party apps for downloading videos from YouTube and other video sharing websites. Today, I will share five best video downloading apps for Android, which you can use to download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more.
As I already said, there is no Youtube video downloader available in the Play Store, and so you need to download these apps from third-party stores. Moreover, your Android phone must have apps installation from unknown sources enabled.
If you are not sure, go to go to Settings -> Security. Now, tap on Unknown sources, a warning will pop up. tap OK. Now, everything is fine. Let’s jump straight into the apps.
Disclaimer: Using third-party services to download Youtube videos is against their terms. Youtube’s Terms of service clearly mention that you should not download any content unless a download button or link is shown by YouTube on the Service for that content. In simple words, don’t use any of the apps below to download videos which you don’t own. Only use them to download your own videos or the one which comes with Creative Commons Reusable License.
Best Video Downloader Apps For Android
Videoder is an awesome video downloading an app for Android. It allows you to download videos from more than 20+ websites like Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
If we talk about YouTube, you can stream videos and easily download them in any formats and quality available. One best thing I liked about this app is — its user-interface (UI). Everything looks so clean and manageable that you won’t face any problem in finding an option.
Using Videoder, you can also download or stream music from youtube, SoundCloud, VK for absolutely free. You can download music in mp3 and m4a formats.
Videoder comes with tonnes of features and options including fast downloading (creating multiple connections), beautiful themes and night mode. You can download this app from its official website (link is given below). The app comes with ads which can be removed after buying Videoder premium plugin.
How to Download YouTube Videos on Android Using Videoder?
- Launch Videoder and open Youtube.
- Search for any video.
- Tap on the download button and select the download link when pops up. Here, you can choose the video format in which you to want to download.
- Alternatively, you can share a video from Youtube app to Videoder and instantly download the video after link will pop-up.
Tubemate is one of the oldest video downloading app for Android. It comes with a user-friendly interface and simple options to download videos from any video sharing websites. Tubemate comes with a built-in browser where you can open any website and search for videos to download.
Just like Videoder, Tubemate also offers the option to choose the desired format and quality of the video. It creates multiple connections (up to 4) and makes the downloading really fast. Furthermore, you can download Youtube videos in MP3 format but it requires you to download an additional Video to MP3 converter app from the Play Store.
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How to Download Videos using TubeMate?
- Launch Tubemate and open the video-sharing website.
- Select your desired video from the search results. The app will ask you to choose the desired quality of the video.
- Now, just tap the download button and your video will start downloading soon.
- Just like the first app, you can also share a video from Youtube app to Videoder and to view the download link.
Snaptube is another good video downloader app for Android. It allows you to download videos from any popular video-sharing website. As of now, it supports more than 20 websites like Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, etc. You can also download music from SoundCloud and other related websites.
Snaptube has an elegant user-interface having everything organized by popular sites, popular videos and categories. It’s also fast Youtube video downloading app which provides the option to choose the quality of the video before downloading.
As the name sounds, Snaptube was initially launched to download Youtube videos. And that’s why you will see a search bar to perform the YouTube searches directly from the home screen of the app.
You can download Snaptube app from its official website. The app is completely free and supported by ads.
How to download YouTube videos using Snaptube?
- Launch the app and tap YouTube on its homepage.
- Search for the video using the Youtube search bar.
- Select the video and tap on the download button shown on the right side of the video.
- Finally, choose the quality and your video will start downloading.
KeepVid is a popular video downloading apps for Android. It has many video sharing and music streaming websites on their list. You can download videos in your preferred quality (144p to 4K). It also allows downloading YouTube videos as an MP3 file without using any other third-party converters.
This app is available for free and supported by ads. If you don’t like ads, just buy the premium version to remove them. KeepVid has done a survey to find out from which websites people mostly download videos. You can look at the pie chart below to know more.
How to Download YouTube videos on Android using KeepVid?
- Launch KeepVid and open YouTube in the app.
- Now, search for the video you want to download.
- Select the video and tap on the blue download button available below the video player.
- Select the desired quality and your video will start downloading.
VidMate is also one of the best video downloader applications for Android. It comes with all the features that you need along with some useful advanced features. First of all, VidMate allows you to create an encrypted space to hide the videos.
It’s easy to use and a very powerful Android tool to download any kind of videos from popular websites. It provides users option to download videos in HD format but low-quality settings are available as well. KeepVid is compatible with most of the video and audio sharing and streaming sites. You can also download multiple videos at once.
How to Download YouTube Videos on Android using VidMate?
- Launch the app and tap on the YouTube icon in the app.
- Now, Search for the video you want to download.
- Tap on the red download button appearing on the content.
- Finally, choose the desired quality and tap the Download option. That’s it.
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Final Words: Best Video Downloading Apps For Android
That’s it for this article. I understand how desperately people want to download videos from popular websites. If you are also among them, always make sure to comply with Youtube’s or other website’s Terms of Service before downloading any content from them. Also, as these apps are from third-party websites (not from the official Play Store). So, use your common sense before clicking on any pop-up or ad with a lucrative offer while using the above apps. Though I haven’t experienced any such things in the above apps, precaution is always better than cure.
So, How you download videos from popular websites? Do let us know in the comments below.