5 Best Apps to Download YouTube Videos

Download YouTube videos and music on Android and desktop has not been so easy. You can stream YouTube videos for free. But to save YouTube videos offline is not allowed.

The only way you are allowed to download YouTube videos and YouTube music is using downloading them in the YouTube app. Learn how to install it.

However, to download YouTube videos and 4K videos and music online you need to use a third-party app. These apps make it very easy to search and download YouTube videos and convert the videos to MP3.

There are many YouTube downloaders software and mobile apps to download and convert YouTube to MP3.

Some are YouTube to MP3 converter while some are mere YouTube MP3 downloader and some others are specialized in downloading MP4 from YouTube and convert it to MP3.

Download YouTube Videos

Here is a collection of the list of most used apps to download MP4 from YouTube for free.

1. Videoder

Download YouTube videos

Videoder is a simple app to download videos from YouTube. The app was kicked out of the Google play store and the Apple apps store for offering free service to search and download YouTube MP4.

The app which has a desktop client to serve as YouTube video downloader can also be used to stream YouTube videos for free.

Videoder is an APK app. The app can be downloaded directly from the official website and can be downloaded from the top AKP site.

Other than YouTube, the app can also be used to download TikTok videos, Facebook Videos, Instagram videos, Vine videos, Twitter videos, DailyMotion videos, and a lot more.

How to Use Videoder

Videoder downloader is very easy to use on both smartphone and on PC to search and download videos from YouTube.

First, you can download Videoder on Videoder download page.  Install Video APK for your Android phone. And for Windows and Mac, download Videoder.exe and download Videoder.img for Mac.

Install the YouTube downloader on your device and you are ready to download MP4 from YouTube.

  1. Launch Videoder APK for Android or Videoder client for Windows or Mac. You don’t need to log in to your YouTube account.
  2. Type the name of the video or music you want to download. Use the Videoder filter option to reduce your search result.
  3. Now, select the MP4 or MP3 you want to download from the search result.
  4. To download click on download and select the output resolution that suits you and the video will start downloading. You can also listen online by clicking on the play button.

Before the downloading begins you can change the folder location and create a new folder for your YouTube videos downloaded from Videoder.

2. Vidmate YouTube Downloader

YouTube video Downloader

Vidmate app is one of the most used YouTube downloaders of all time for mobile users. Although, the app crashes a lot. But once you upgrade to the latest version, it will start working fine again.

Vidmate serves as an online video downloader to download videos from popular sites like YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, Vine, Instagram, and even Twitter.

These websites are just view. The number is probably unlimited. However, the platform offers free access to download movies online from YouTube and convert the YouTube video to MP4 or other video resolutions.

Vidmate inbuilt downloader is faster than most video downloaders you have used before. It downloads 4k videos faster than you can imagine.

Vidmate is similar to Videoder to search and download YouTube and support multiple video download at the same time.

How to Use Vidmate

Vidmate YouTube video downloader supports smartphone and Windows to search and download videos from YouTube for free. At the time of filing this report, Vidmate is not working directly on my Mac computer.

However, if you prefer Vidmate as your favorite app to download YouTube MP4 or YouTube MP3 here is a guide on how to use it to download YouTube MP3 and MP4 and save it on your storage device.

Note that both Vidmate and Videoder work the same way. They both sync video streaming sites and allow users to stream the videos within the app, download the videos, and convert from one format to another.

If you want to convert YouTube to MP3 you can check out the previous guide on that.

Here is how to download YouTube MP4 using Vidmate mobile client.

  1. Download and install Vidmate app from your favorite top APK website.
  2. You can delete the APK file on your device after you have successfully installed to free more storage. You can use the Google Datally app to help your free more space and delete unwanted files and folders.
  3. Type the name of the video or MP3 you want to download from YouTube into the search box and click on the search icon.
  4. For an accurate result use the filter option to filter the search result and enter a perfect video title or MP3 title.
  5. Tap on the name of the video you want to download and click on the download button to start downloading.

You can repeat the approach to download more than one video at a time using Vidmate app.

3. Savefrom Net

Download YouTube videos

Savefrom net is a standalone website and YouTube mobile download app to download YouTube videos and convert to MP3 and other video formats.

Savefrom has a lot of features to make sure it’s very easy to download videos from the top and most visited video sharing websites on the web.

Save from has an extension for browsers to make it easy to download Facebook, YouTube, DailyMotion, Instagram, Twitter, etc videos with just a single click.

Once you download and install Savefrom Chrome extension or Opera extension on your browser, the road to download YouTube MP4 would be a smooth ride.

In other ways, www.savefrom.net supports copy and paste of YouTube video URL and paste it in a column provided to download YouTube videos.

You can also use the YouTube download website SS trick to download YouTube on mobile and on PC.

If you haven’t used Savefrom.net to download YouTube, I’ll share an explicit guide to use the tool in this guide.

Download Savefrom Plugin

We have a step by step guide to fix unable to access Chrome plugin in our previous guide. Make sure you check it out.

  1. Open your browser and go to the Chrome plugin store or Opera add-on store
  2. Type and search for “savefrom”
  3. Add savefrom add-on on Opera and extension on Chrome browser.
  4. Install the add-on on your browser

Now, to download YouTube MP4 using the add-on/plugin. Follow the procedures below.

How to Use Savefrom

Here is how to use Savefrom.net plugin/add-on to download and convert YouTube videos.

  1. Go to YouTube.com and type the name of the video you want to download.
  2. Click on the video. You can let the video starts streaming and you can pause it.
  3. Click on the Savefrom.net download button drop menu
  4. Select your video output

Once this is done your YouTube video will start downloading.

Savefrom Download YouTube Video App

Savefrom APK is a mobile client to download YouTube MP4 and convert YouTube to MP4. Apart from using the savefrom.net website to download MP4 YouTube here is how to use the APK app to save YouTube videos.

  1. Download Savefrom APK from www.savefrom.net/apk
  2. Enable unknown sources on your Android phone and install the APK app.
  3. Install the APK app and delete the .APK app from the popup and launch the video downloader app for Android.
  4. Open your browser and search for the YouTube video to download and copy the video URL.
  5. Now, go back to savefrom APK app and paste the video URL into the column provided and click on go if it doesn’t go automatically.
  6. A new download button will be integrated into the video. Click on the download drop-menu to select the video download resolution.
  7. At this point, the video will begin to download and you are done.

This is how to download and install savefrom plugin, download and install savefrom APK and download YouTube MP4 using the app on your mobile.


4. TubeMate App

YouTube Downloader

TubeMate is a mobile app and a Windows client to save YouTube videos and convert YouTube to MP3. TubeMate YouTube Downloader is similar to Vidmate and Videoder downloader for YouTube to download and save YouTube videos offline.

The previous version of this YouTube Downloader supports YouTube Music Downloader. However, the tool developers have retired the downloading music feature.

However, if you do not care about the YouTube music download you can consider the TubeMate video downloader as your favorite tool to download and save YouTube videos on your smartphone.

Below we’ll provide a step by step guide to download TubeMate, install the app on your mobile, and save YouTube videos on your phone using Tubemate.

How to Use Tubemate

Here is how to use TubeMate to save YouTube videos using Tubemate mobile client.

  1. Download and install the Tubemate mobile app on your Android phone and launch the app.
  2. Type the name of the YouTube video you want to save on your mobile phone and tap on the search button.
  3. You can use the TubeMate filter option to filter the video search result and tap on the video you want to save on your device.
  4. Click on the download button below the video and the video will start downloading.
  5. In case the app asked you to choose a location, go to your storage location and chose a location you want to save the video.
  6. You can also create a folder for your YouTube video download.

This is fast and easy to use to save videos on YouTube. Before, you can use TubeMate to download YouTube music. However, the app has retired YouTube music download feature. You can use the above YouTube downloaders to convert YouTube to MP3 and download YouTube as MP3.


5. SnapTube

YouTube Downloader

SnapTube is a popular app to save YouTube videos and download YouTube videos as MP3 with a single click. The mobile app provides YouTube direct download in any resolution and converts YouTube MP4 to MP3.

SnapTube offers a flexible user-interface and quick access to find a specific YouTube video to download and convert to MP3. The YouTube mobile downloader is fast, speedy, and doesn’t slow down your mobile phone performance.

The YouTube MP3 downloader and video converter is an APK file. The app cannot be downloaded from the play store. The only source to download SnapTube MP3 downloader is from APK sites.

However, in this report, we’ll show you how to use SnapTube to download YouTube and convert it to MP3.

How to Use SnapTube

SnapTube doesn’t have a desktop client. But, you can download and install the YouTube downloader on PC using an emulator. For the best emulator to download SnapTube for PC check out the guide we shared on the best Android emulator for PC.

  1. Download and install SnapTube app on your phone. You must enable install from unknown sources to be able to install the APK app.
  2. Launch the downloader and type the name of the video you want to save to your phone or save as MP3.
  3. Click on the download button and choose your video resolution and output format
  4. Select your download folder location if prompt and click on save to start downloading.

Now, the video will start to download and save into your phone storage and you can also check for the saved video via phone manager.


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