If you own a smartphone and / or tablet installed with the Android operating system, you probably are no stranger to the fact that it is possible to do a lot of things with it. Alas, just watch a TV program or some videos on the web so that your data package (data mobile) go up in smoke without having time to say phew. In this article, we will explain how to no longer ruin your mobile internet package. How? Explaining the easiest way to download YouTube videos with Android so you can watch it when you do not have an internet connection. Then, this is also what a mobile serves … to be nomadic at all times. Otherwise, what’s the point in owning one?
YouTube video downloads: the rules and how to do it
Before you begin, here is some information to remember
- 1) “Internet users have the right to recover any legally published free work”, provided that there has been no circumvention of DRM strictly defined by art. L331-5 CPI (a protocol or a simple anti-leech device is not a DRM) and provided it is used privately.
- 2): “Legally formed agreements are the law of those who made them; they must above all respect the law and submit to it, in accordance with the principle of the hierarchy of legal norms. In other words, the conditions of use must, in case of conflict, bow to the law.
More explicitly, YouTube says – in the margins of French law – that you can take ownership of all types of content hosted on its platform, but only if it is free. That being said, YouTube does not condemn users who download content monetized by advertising or paying; through a subscription, provided – again – that you make a purely personal use. Once again, your actions – if they are illegal – will not be reflected on the site of AndroidPIT since we will have warned you under the law that is transcribed in the rules of use of the service of YouTube.
How to download a YouTube video with Android
Unlike other mobile operating systems that are more limited, the advantage of Android is its openness to the many possibilities / benefits we would have never suspected the existence of a second, finally if Apple had managed to drown the planet with its iOS. Fortunately, the people questioned themselves and did not let themselves go. Today, iOS is still there, but it must face fierce competition.
Starting from the fact that there are many possibilities available with Android and the solutions that surround it, you must then tell yourself that we should be able to offer you several alternatives that will allow you to download videos from YouTube to watch them from your mobile when you do not have a connection?
I will answer that this is the case, but I will confine myself to presenting you only one. The ultimate, the best? For me, it’s the best and the one that suits me the most after some time of use. If it does not work at home, do not worry because I will suggest three other alternatives to overcome this.
Without further ado, here’s how to download videos from YouTube with Android:
- At first, we will activate the ‘Unknown Sources’ option.
If you do not know how to do this, here is a simple tutorial that will help you.
- Then, go to the OGMods.net site to download the OGYouTube app (below)
- When the installation is complete, open the application directly. A message appears:
The warning message in question is important because it explains several points:
- the first three messages concern the permissions requested by the application
- the second is a request for permissions for the app to overlap with the original
- the third are requests for access to internal memory and contacts.
- Once this is done, open the YouTube video you want to download.
- Below the video player, just click on the ‘Download’ option.
- From there, a window appears. Click on ‘Video Quality’ to display the other formats.
- And that’s it, then you just have to choose the desired format to then click on ‘Download’.
- From there, a process that starts in the status bar will start the download.
- When the download is finished, simply click on the file in the status bar
to play it. To find it, simply go to the ‘Download’ folder,
using a file manager such as Astro File Manager ( details ), as an example.
If this app is not compatible with your Android device, here are three alternatives (including an open source):
- SnapTube, which is available on APKMirror
- Vodeoder, which is available on its official website , or
- NewPipe, an open source solution available via F-Droid.
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We now come to the end of this article, which we hope will have been useful to you. If you have other suggestions or other things to say / share, know that the comments are there for that. My greetings !