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How to download YouTube videos to watch offline. Source: Android Central. We can stay up from dawn till dusk and we will never run out of YouTube videos to watch, but what do you do when you have to stray from your faithful Wi-Fi? You download some YouTube videos for offline playback, of course. Here's how — and who — can download videos in YouTube for offline playback. Products used in this guide. Watch videos all day: Google Pixel 3a XL ($445 at Amazon) Who can download videos to play offline. There are two categories of YouTube users that offline playback are available to: YouTube Premium members and YouTube users in select developing countries. Now, Google knows that in many countries of the world, mobile data is a precious commodity — assuming mobile data is available at all in some places — but it still wants people in these countries to be able to enjoy YouTube. To that end, in over 120 countries/territories around the world, users can download YouTube videos for offline playback without a subscription. This includes most of Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean, and in countries like India, YouTube's offline features are widely used and have some extra features that YouTube offline in YouTube Premium countries do not, like Smart Offline. YouTube Premium is YouTube's subscription service that removes ads across YouTube's apps and enables premium features, including background playback and offline playback. YouTube Premium also give users premium service on YouTube Music (except in South Korea) and Google Play Music, which makes YouTube Premium the best deal in streaming today. Here's the full list of countries where YouTube Premium is available. How to download a YouTube video to play offline. Should you be lucky enough to have the option of saving YouTube videos for offline viewing, here's how to start downloading videos. Open YouTube from the app drawer or home screen. Tap on a video you want to download for offline viewing. Tap Download , between the Share and Save buttons below the video's title. Source: Android Central. You'll see a blue Downloaded tick on youtube download watch later the Download button, indicating the video is available for offline viewing. Source: Android Central. How to download a YouTube playlist to play offline. If you've got an entire playlist you want to watch offline, you can download that playlist without having to individually download every single video. Tap on a playlist you want to download for offline viewing. Tap the Download button to get started. It's between the Share and Save buttons. Choose the video quality . Tap Ok .The playlist should begin downloading. Source: Android Central. You'll also see a pop-up warning you that downloading a playlist can take a lot of time and data. Based on the number of videos in the playlists and your internet connection, the download may take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour. How to change your YouTube video download quality. By default, after you pick the video quality for your first downloaded YouTube video, youtube download watch later all other videos will download at the same quality. But you can change that quality — or tell YouTube to ask you the quality every time — by going into YouTube's settings. You can also tell YouTube to download on your SD card if your phone has one. Open YouTube from the app drawer or home screen. Tap your avatar in the top right corner. Tap Settings . Source: Android Central. Choose Ask each time . Source: Android Central. If you have a phone with a microSD card, you'll see a toggle on this same screen to Use SD card for YouTube downloads. If the toggle is blue, videos are downloading to the SD card. You can also see how much space your downloads are taking up by looking at the Available storage bar at the bottom of the screen. How to schedule offline downloading for Wi-Fi. Not everyone can afford unlimited data youtube download watch later plans, so if you want to download videos for offline viewing without burning precious mobile data, YouTube can wait to download that video until you're off paid data and onto Wi-Fi. Open YouTube . Tap your avatar in the top right corner. Tap Settings . Source: Android Central. Under Download, tap Download over Wi-Fi only to toggle it on. Source: Android Central. Downloaded videos remain on your device until you delete them, but YouTube requires that you go online once every 30 days. This is so that the service can see if there are any new videos in a playlist you've downloaded. Watch videos all day. Google Pixel 3a XL. Great mid-range phone that does it all. The Pixel 3a XL is one of the best mid-range phones you can buy today. 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Here are some screen protectors that'll help keep it in tip-top shape. YouTube Offline: What Is It, and How to Save and Watch a Video Offline? If you consistently find yourself at places with spotty Internet connectivity - when commuting to work or at home, for instance - and you love watching videos, then YouTube's offline feature is aimed at you. The feature allows YouTube users to continue to enjoy their favourite videos on their Android and iOS devices even when there is no usable network youtube download watch later connection. Here's what the YouTube's offline feature is all about, and how you can make use of it. Launched in 2014, YouTube's offline feature allows Android and iOS users to save YouTube videos to their device for later consumption. These videos can be downloaded via mobile data or Wi-Fi network. The feature is ad-supported, however, so you will have to sit through an advertisement before getting to your video. Not every video is available It is worth noting that not every video is available for offline viewing. Much of India's popular YouTube content can be downloaded, but you might come across some videos that are not available to download. Offline availability Any video downloaded can only be played offline for up to 48 hours. After this, you will have to find a working Internet connection and re-sync the video with YouTube app for any changes and availability status. How to download a YouTube video for offline viewing To make a YouTube video available offline, first you need to open the YouTube app on your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet. Visit the video file you want to download. Look for the Add to Offline icon below the video (alternatively you can click the context menu button and select Add to Offline option). Do note that if the video isn't available for offline viewing, it will have a crossed Add to Offline button. You cannot download such a video to your device. Upon clicking the Add to Offline button, YouTube app will ask you to select the resolution - Low, Medium, HD - of the file. Low quality will download quickly, take lesser space on your device, but will be of relatively worse quality. Once you select the quality, the video will begin to save on your device. How to watch YouTube offline video Note that saved video will be available only inside the YouTube app. To locate the file, go to the home page of YouTube. You can do so by either dragging the video down using gesture, or by simply tapping the back button on Android. Once you're on the home page, click the Account tab (the one the right-most corner that looks like a human body). You will find Saved videos on this page. Clicking this will show you all the videos you have saved for offline viewing. If you want to delete a video, click on the context menu next to the video, and select Remove from saved videos . How are you liking the YouTube offline feature? 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videos for offline viewing. When you download YouTube videos, you can watch them without an internet connection, which is ideal for keeping yourself entertained on planes, trains, and trips to places without reliable mobile internet access. Downloading YouTube videos is also great if you have a mobile plan with a limited data allowance. You can download them to your phone using your home Wi-Fi, and watch them on the move without risking going over your data allocation. It's surprisingly easy to download videos from YouTube and other video hosting sites – and you can do it free. YouTube itself provides some tools for downloading videos (on both desktop and mobile), and there are third-party tools that can do the job as well. Read on to find out how. If you only want to save music from videos, or strip out the audio to turn it into a podcast, check out our guide to the best YouTube to MP3 converters and the best free video editors for Windows, macOS and Linux. Using a mobile device? The best video editor for iPhone might be more your thing. Is downloading YouTube videos legal? Using third-party apps to download YouTube videos is against Youtube’s terms of service – which state that you are only able to stream videos directly from its servers. Downloading YouTube videos also opens you up to potential copyright infringement unless you have permission from the copyright holder, it’s in the public domain, or you own the video yourself. That said, YouTube does offer some ways to download videos through its web service and its own apps. In this guide we’ll explain how to do this, and take you through the other options available for iPhone, Android, Mac and PC. How to download YouTube videos to a PC. 4K Video Downloader is a free YouTube video downloader that's very simple to use (Image credit: OpenMedia LLC) 1. Get 4K Video Downloader. To download YouTube videos to a Windows PC, start by downloading and installing 4K Video Downloader. This versatile software is completely free, and can download whole playlists, as well as 360-degree and 3D videos. When it's done, check the box marked 'Launch' and click 'Finish'. Once you've copied the video's URL from your browser, click the green 'Paste' button in 4K Video Downloader (Image credit: OpenMedia LLC) 2. Copy and paste the video URL. Open your web browser, find the video you want to download from YouTube and copy its URL from the address bar. Then return to 4K Video Downloader and click the green 'Paste Link' button at the top left. The software will retrieve information about the video and give you a choice of quality options. These will vary depending on the quality of the original video, but the software can download YouTube videos in 4K if it's available. The download options will vary depending on the quality of the original video on YouTube (Image credit: OpenMedia LLC) 3. Choose the quality and format. 4K Video Downloader will allow you to download

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