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When you don't have a data connection, you lose the ability to stream videos. A quick solution is to use TubeMate YouTube Downloader, an app that can download your personal YouTube videos to your device for later playback. TubeMate YouTube Downloader can also encode audio from YouTube videos and create an MP3 of the video. The app is a great option when you want local copies of your videos without having to worry about connecting to a data network.

Here's how to use TubeMate YouTube Downloader.

Installation

TubeMate YouTube Downloader isn't on Google Play so you have to go directly to its download page. You can also use the website to download the apk file to your computer and copy to your Android device. If you're using Windows 7 and Android 4.0+, simply connect the device to your computer and it will appear as a removable drive. Copy the apk into a folder that you can locate.

For Android 2.3 or 3.0 users, downloading the file directly from TubeMate's mobile site is easiest way, or you can use the installation method described for Windows XP.

After you download TubeMate YouTube Downloader's apk, open Astro File Manager. In Astro File Manager, open the "My Files" option and select "Folders." Open the folder where you saved the apk to and install it.  Make sure you have allowed installation of apps from unknown sources or the Android OS won't allow it.

Once installed, you are ready to use TubeMate YouTube Downloader.

Downloading Video

TubeMate YouTube Downloader accesses YouTube as an overlay. When selecting a video, you are given the choice to download or watch a video. Since you're here to download videos, click on the green arrow on the bottom of the screen.

The pop-up menu has two options: Download or Watch. The quality of the video file depends on the source of the video. YouTube gives different streaming options; those are also the same options you are given when downloading the video.

 

TubeMate YouTube Downloader's downloads videos in MP4 format. They are saved by default in the Videos folder.

Downloading Audio

Follow the same steps to download videos except choose Download as MP3. The audio quality will differ based on the quality of the video. It's not uncommon to import a slightly lower quality MP3. It will be listenable, but not worth keeping for a long time.

TubeMate YouTube Downloader saves the files in a folder called MP3 on the device so you can transfer them at your convenience.

Great utility for offline content

Saving your videos is easy with TubeMate YouTube Downloader. The different number of video quality options is great so you can have a lot of high quality videos. Audio sounds more like streaming previews, but is passable when you want to sample an audio clip.

TubeMate YouTube Downloader is an excellent app for people constrained by data caps, but who want to watch their videos.

Commented

  • Flybear |
    15/10/12
    Flybear

    I use the free youtube downloader app from enolsoft, it's very easy to use

  • mohana raj |
    21/10/12
    mohana raj

    no good

  • luka |
    01/11/12
    luka

    I do not understand and I don't have any files that because this is so stupid

  • mohammedshakeelpathan |
    04/11/12
    mohammedshakeelpathan

    I like it

  • ola |
    27/11/12
    ola

    doesnt download

  • Ashokkumar |
    16/12/12
    Ashokkumar

    goooooooooood

  • naushad |
    22/01/13
    naushad

    veeeeeryyyyyyyy ggggggooddddddd

  • anwar |
    23/01/13
    anwar

    tube mate downlod

  • robert tan |
    03/02/13
    robert tan

    TubeMate YouTube Downloader,can suport samsung galaxy tab 2 7.1 ?

  • the best |
    03/03/13
    the best

    everyone listen i have been using tubemate for years and it does work better and easier than everything it is the best app for music trust me and stop saying its stupid or it doesnt work cuz its not true u just dnt know how to use it

  • cole |
    07/03/13
    cole

    hi all , anyone know how to get the downloaded files from my android on to my mac osx 10.5 ? cheers

  • john otoole |
    07/03/13
    john otoole

    Hi I now have tube mate on samsung galaxy note tablet and have downloaded my videos .Is there any way I can put videos on my computer windows 8 I tryed blue tooth but came up failed.so not sure if it works. Can I save video to sd card or is there any other way I could transfer videos

  • ramesh chavhan |
    14/03/13
    ramesh chavhan

    Tubemate downloding but not installing my mobile samsung gallaxy gt-s583 please give me same saggetion please

  • motorola |
    22/03/13
    motorola

    hi too all were this password?

  • jr L |
    04/04/13
    jr L

    the best i ever see in video.

  • deexa |
    16/05/13
    deexa

    i really don't understand..bad!!!

  • chenda |
    18/05/13
    chenda

    Very great, nice to install tubemate

  • ivan |
    29/05/13
    ivan

    Hi all m new in using tube mate..I dont know how 2 downlod vedios frm it! :( plz can anyone say 2 me how to use it?! Thanx..

  • sharif |
    05/06/13
    sharif

    verry goooooooooooooooooooooooodddd

  • mk.mohin@ymail.com |
    08/06/13
    mk.mohin@ymail.com

    i don.t know how to download tubemate youtube downloader

  • mit |
    08/06/13
    mit

    nice

  • Shahul |
    08/06/13
    Shahul

    when i am trying to download using tubemate it showing 'protocol not found' how can i solve this?

  • shahul |
    08/06/13
    shahul

    when i am trying to download using tubemate it showing 'protocol not found' how can i solve this?

    please any body can say.. please..

    thanks

  • Jul |
    14/06/13
    Jul

    Why that so difficult to download the tubemate .

  • Cumbriayellow |
    16/06/13
    Cumbriayellow

    This is brilliant. It is the easiest way to download vidz from youtube. Shame there isn't a tubemate version for downloading to a Windows laptop without having to go through the messy download and conversion route to suit my Galaxy Note. Or is there?

  • Anthony |
    25/06/13
    Anthony

    Why does this only downlaod vidoes from Youtube...??/ why not other sites??

  • shambhu |
    27/06/13
    shambhu

    TubeMate YouTube Downloader

  • rahat |
    06/07/13
    rahat

    Fine

  • gs4 |
    18/07/13
    gs4

    I used forever LUV It!!!! But now it only downloads 11kb and wont play anything I download WHY?

  • satish |
    27/07/13
    satish

    why preview option is not seen

  • majidkhan |
    28/07/13
    majidkhan

    Very good.

  • gedag shimano |
    04/08/13
    gedag shimano

    its very very good, thks

  • david |
    12/08/13
    david

    Ya I too used it for a long time now only downloads 11kb ... wish I knew why

  • rp marotia |
    21/08/13
    rp marotia

    good

  • saeed sandhu..... Pakistan |
    19/09/13
    saeed sandhu..... Pakistan

    Its only application that is fantastic to download videos from you tube ..it is trusted application...

  • 12qwaszxfff |
    22/03/14
    12qwaszxfff

    i thing better program is bytdownloader.com

  • gthebuilder |
    17/07/14
    gthebuilder

    i'm new to this digital world so bear with me........I just downloaded the app (tubemate) on my Samsung tablet and noticed that all my stored pictures were deleted after I downloaded a video. can I retrieve my pictures? why did this happen? please help!!!!

16/09/14
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