How to Download YouTube Videos for Offline Viewing (YouTube Premium)

YouTube lets you upload videos, but you need to be a subscriber.

Wondering how to download YouTube videos for offline viewing? This is a question that many people ask themselves. This is also a feature offered by YouTube, but you need to be subscribed to their YouTube Premium service.

It’s also worth noting that when most people talk about wanting to download YouTube videos for offline viewing, they’re talking about wanting to do it through the YouTube app on their mobile phone because that’s where they watch videos. YouTube videos and download them through the app. would obviously be the most practical.

In this way, people want to download YouTube videos in YouTube app for offline viewing in the same way. netflix, Disney+, Apple TV Plusand Amazon Prime Video lets you download TV shows and movies to watch offline.

Luckily, with a YouTube Premium account, you can easily download YouTube videos for offline viewing.

What is YouTube Premium?

YouTube Premium is YouTube’s paid subscription service. It was originally known as YouTube Red, but changed its name to YouTubePremium in 2018.

YouTube Premium offers several different subscription plans, including:

  • Individual for $11.99 per month.
  • Student for $6.99 per month.
  • Family for $17.99 per month.

The main advantage of the service is that it allows you to watch millions of YouTube videos without ads. But will, i.e. also allows downloading videos for offline playback, downloading entire video playlists for offline playback, access to YouTube Originals content, the ability to play YouTube videos in the background even in other apps, and it also includes access to YouTube Music Premium.

Overall, YouTube Premium is a pretty good deal if you’re a heavy YouTube user.

How to Download YouTube Videos with YouTube Premium Account

To download YouTube videos using the YouTube app, you will need a YouTube Premium account. You can sign up for a premium YouTube account here. Once you have a premium YouTube account, it’s easy to download YouTube videos for offline viewing. Here’s how:

  1. Open the YouTube app on your smartphone.
  2. To research. Video you want to download. You can do this by using the search function in the YouTube app.
  3. When you find a video you want to download, tap it and its info screen will appear and it will start playing.
  4. Now click on the Download button under the video player.
  5. Next, select the quality of the video you want to download. Remember that higher quality videos will take up more space on your smartphone.

Once the download is complete, the download button will turn into a blue checkmark, letting you know that the download is now complete and the video is available on your smartphone for offline viewing.

How to Watch Downloaded YouTube Videos When You’re Offline

Now that you have uploaded a YouTube video using your YouTube Premium account, it will be available in your YouTube app on your smartphone. Since the video is downloaded to your smartphone, you can watch it anytime, even without a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection.

This is especially useful when you are in remote areas without a good internet connection or when traveling by plane and there is no free Wi-Fi.

To watch your downloaded YouTube videos, follow these steps:

  1. Open the YouTube app.
  2. Press the Library button.

You can find your downloaded videos saved in your library.

And check How to Download Apple Music to Apple Watch for Offline Listening! Also, check out How to Download Apple Podcasts on Apple Watch! And take a look at How to Download Hulu Videos (Movies and TV Shows)!

Michael Grothaus

Apple expert and novelist, Michael Grothaus has been covering technology on KnowYourMobile for almost 10 years. Before that, he worked at Apple. And before that, he was a film journalist. Michael is a published author; his book Epiphany Jones was voted one of the best Hollywood novels by Weekly entertainment. Michael is also a writer for other publications, including VICE and Fast company.

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