Download Youtube Videos & Save on Android Phone

TubeMateIts good to know that video streaming is possible in smartphones. Although you have higher end mobile phone but data streaming on your mobile is like sending and receiving files over the network for the playback which may charge you depending upon your data charges.

If you are accessing your favorites videos regularly on YouTube, it’s better to download then and have a copy of it on to your SD Card. Technically data streaming takes a considerable amount of battery than viewing the media content present in your mobile phone and thus music playback time in most of the mobile phone is always better than the over all call time on full charge. Anyways those were the technical terms, coming back to YouTube video download, TubeMate is an amazing video downloading apps which does the work for you in simple and easy way.

TubeMate is an amazing apps which allows you to download YouTube videos on your Android mobile phone. TubeMate in particular is an Android App available for free download from the Marketplace of Android.

Here is the procedure of downloading the video on your Android mobile phone using the TubeMate App –

  1. Launch Android market from your mobile phone.
  2. Now click on the search icon in the market apps.
  3. Search for Tubemate (I searched for YouTube video download and I got various other alternative to TubeMate).
  4. Now click on “TubeMate YouTube Downloader” from the search results and click on Install button.
  5. The downloading will soon start after accepting the permissions and the app would automatically install on your mobile phone.TubeMate
  6. So once you are done with the installation you are now ready to watch and download YouTube Videos. This is the good thing of TubeMate that it allows watching of videos too. It’s useful because before you download a particular video you can have the sneak preview of it.
  7. Now when you are done, browse the video that you want to download.TubeMate
  8. As soon you as you are on that particular video page you would get the two options of whether you want to download it or watch it. Simple click on Download to download or else the watch option will give you to preview the video, then the download option.TubeMate
  9. When you click on download, it will then further pop-up with the various video resolutions to be choose from 640 x 360, 320 x 240, 854x 480 FLV, 640 x 360 FLV format and mp3 format.TubeMate
  10. The file is now saved locally on your Android device.

TubeMate App Download

The TubeMate Android App can be download from Android Market Place and the other procedure to download it is using the QR Code with the bar code reader present in your mobile phone. Update - TubeMate has been removed from Android Marketplace and alternatively you download it via TubeMate APK File download. If you are not sure on how to install via APK file on your phone or tablet then follow the guide on installing application via APK.

Download TubeMate from External Mirror or visit the official publisher site at www.tubemate.net.

Pros

  • Download videos quick and fast.
  • One of the easiest way to download videos.
  • Good enough options for the output video.

Cons

There were ads shown on the apps when I was browsing it on my phone. You can clearly spot in the above screenshots. If you have Ad blocker app in your mobile phone then it would be very good to view the videos although its ok if you don’t have one.
Android Advices – App Rating – 4.5 /5.

Alternate Method to Download YouTube Videos

Alternatively, I came across this tip on a forum a while ago and it works fairly well no matter what device you are using. I found it exceptionally good for downloading Youtube videos to an Android device and in fact, I have tailored the steps to using an Android device. It doesn’t matter if you are using an Android phone or an Android tablet PC, the steps are identical. I will also explain why it is a good idea to download YouTube videos – firstly, if the video is something you will want to watch again or share with a friend, sometimes the data limit we have on our mobile plans is a little skimpy. You won’t want to burn a heap of your download quota on something as inane as watching the same YouTube video several times. It will also give you the capacity to transfer to the video to a friend or colleague without burning their data allowance.

Without further ado, here are the steps:

1. A nice easy first step – head to YouTube using the browser you have installed on your Android device. Navigate to the video that you want to download.

2. Click on the link attributed to the video. Now this is important – make sure the video opens in the browser rather than opening in a YouTube app or something similar. This is important because you need to be able to get access to the video’s link.

3. Press the menu button and select go to URL. The option should be there somewhere. Depending on the device you might need to hunt around a little bit to find this.

4. You should have a means of editing the URL in front of you now. You should have the URL of the video sitting in the box and ready to edit. You will need to edit the URL in the following way. The URL should say something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/

You need to edit this so that it says this:

http://www.pwnyoutube.com/

If you are having trouble seeing what I changed there, I just added the word ‘pwn’ in front of ‘youtube’ (see the bold part?). So, essentially the address is exactly the same except it has the word ‘pwn’ in front of ‘youtube.com’.

5. Press the enter key and it should bring up a page with a link to download the video (it should say something along the lines of ‘Download High Quality MP4 Video’. This is a direct link to the video download. Click it and it should start downloading. When it has finished downloading look for a new MP4 file that is sitting on your SD card – you might want to rename it as well so you know what it is.

That is it, the whole process should take about 10 seconds (except for the download) and it is probably the easiest way to download a YouTube video. The same process can be done on a computer as well. All you will need to do is add the word ‘pwn’ to the address of the YouTube video.

42 Comments
  1. Reply Shilpi March 28, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Get the CatchEmAll HD Video downloader for Android. I am using this from very long time. Great app No Ads! and you can also download from other sites. codingperk.com/catchemall/download.html

  2. Reply toro moss July 17, 2012 at 11:55 am

    you can also use iFunia free youtube downloader for mac, totally free 

  3. Reply Sk Kh July 4, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I want to downloadit at play store but I can’t find it :-(

  4. Reply xXxPercy JacksonsxXx July 1, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Id also like to download videos from dailymotion, hulu etc… Any idea whether it can go to those sites?

  5. Reply Mehoqueen June 6, 2012 at 5:40 am

    Good

  6. Reply Mehoqueen June 6, 2012 at 5:39 am

    Good

  7. Reply Mehoqueen June 6, 2012 at 5:39 am

    Good

  8. Reply cyreni May 28, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Ok

    • Reply Dennys June 26, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      Hi for all. Somebody can help me? Im looking for any aplication for easy download videos clips in galaxi note….. Thanks…. Dennys

  9. Reply khairul May 27, 2012 at 8:21 pm

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  10. Reply bond May 26, 2012 at 4:57 pm

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  11. Reply mohamad yakoob May 25, 2012 at 5:20 pm

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  12. Reply rahul May 8, 2012 at 10:53 am

    Good 1

  13. Reply panos May 6, 2012 at 10:35 am

    gan

  14. Reply bipin May 6, 2012 at 6:16 am

    good

  15. Reply pheri May 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    its nice

  16. Reply a.p March 31, 2012 at 11:06 am

    March 30 20012

    Hi im using galaxy tab p1000, and before i had mini xperia10, and i was using tube mate but now im trying to search in android market i cant find it anymore. Tube mate is an amazing app. I hope i can find an alternative youtube downloader just like tubemate.

  17. Reply constance March 31, 2012 at 4:47 am

    tell me some else

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  19. Reply Chris March 25, 2012 at 11:39 am

    I don’t know what the hell you’re smokin but the pwn method sure doesn’t work. I get the page but it refuses to download the actual video. (Android phone, motorola electrify)

  20. Reply thanks guys March 23, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    thank you very much guys i have been looking for a youtube downloader for months cheers

  21. Reply thanks guys March 23, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    hey guys thanka iv been looking for ever

  22. Reply Upasna January 25, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Can’t find tubemate on android market. Tried to install from other sites but failed. I changed the setting to install from unknown sources. Still it can’t installed. Please tell me any way. :( :(

  23. Reply pramod December 21, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    I use samsung galaxy Fit .I downloaded few videos using the tubemate and resultion 320*240 , but when i run those vidoes on my mobile, i hear audio only and no video there

  24. Reply Warner Pallan December 15, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Enjoyed looking at this, very good stuff, thankyou .

  25. Reply ain December 15, 2011 at 9:16 am

    why i cant download tubemate for my galaxy note.. Can u give me a guide it

    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 25, 2011 at 10:51 am

      you should be able to download the same, check it again!

  26. Reply Pharmg145 December 11, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Very nice site!

  27. Reply jacob December 9, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    How to download it

    • Reply Yogesh Patel December 10, 2011 at 9:58 am

      Read the article carefully with instructions

  28. Reply Matthew McKool August 25, 2011 at 4:08 am

    I downloaded TubeMate but it loads up with something called 123movies.com or something which loads up with graphic images of porn for your mobile phone. Not cool, I don’t want mobile porn on my phone! I only want to save a few normal YouTube videos! I uninstalled without creating the required account for fear that my phone may somehow catch a virtual STD or my email would get porn SPAMMED or something. Is there another way to get TubeMate without the Porn?

    Here’s another article I found that requires a little manual work, but only a minute or so:
    http://androidadvices.com/download-youtube-videos-android-mp4-format

  29. Reply amit sharma August 21, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    now tubemate is available in the Android Market again, here is the link Tubemate-Android Market

  30. Reply YOUSHA samrah August 21, 2011 at 4:47 am

    Shu what

  31. Reply Ramelki August 20, 2011 at 1:44 am
  32. Reply Widijono August 18, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Tube Mate is the best youtube downloader. The performance is very very impressive. Feel lucky and happy found this applications for my Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 ( 7″ ) so from now I can directly download files from youtube in very very FAST Speed. Completed with capability to convert the flv files into MP3 format. Greaattttt. Syalom from Surabaya – East Java – Indonesia : Widijono

  33. Reply Tiger August 15, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    It might be removed :O

    • Reply Yogesh Patel August 16, 2011 at 10:00 am

      Yes, it was removed yesterday from Android Market.

  34. Reply Can0dope August 15, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Looks like you’re in desperate need of an Editor… I’m available. LOL

  35. Reply Ice August 14, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Barcode doesn’t work neither can the app be found on the Android Market

    • Reply Yogesh Patel August 16, 2011 at 10:01 am

      Barcode didn’t worked as it was Android market download link and the app link was removed.

      I have provided a direct download link.

  36. Reply Rex August 13, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    The bar code doesn’t work.

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