YouTube Premium - How to Download YouTube Videos step by step

By Silky Malhotra | Published 21 Oct 2021 12:41 IST
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  • How to download videos with YouTube Premium.

  • How to get a YouTube Premium subscription plan.

  • YouTube Video downloads on mobile or desktop can be done with ease.

YouTube Premium - How to Download YouTube Videos step by step
How to download videos with YouTube Premium

YouTube users can download videos for offline viewing on mobile on desktop. Here is how you can do YouTube Video downloads on mobile or desktop with ease.

The Google-owned video streaming service, YouTube allows users to download videos for offline viewing on mobile and desktop. Users in India can download YouTube videos on their smartphones easily with YouTube's download option at 720p resolution for free. YouTube Offline Video ae available for viewing for 48 hours.

The company also offers a YouTube Premium service which allows users to download videos at full resolution. The feature was available for mobile users only earlier, however, now the streaming platform has allowed the feature for YouTube premium desktop users as well. Please note that not all videos can be downloaded for offline viewing, only the ones that are set to private viewing are not downloadable. Content creators also have an option for disabling offline viewing for some videos. 

Is downloading YouTube videos legal?

Downloading YouTube content via third-party apps is not legal. According to Google’s YouTube terms of service, users can’t download any video content unless a 'download' or similar link is displayed by YouTube. The internet giant recommends that the best way to download content from YouTube legally is by paying for the YouTube Premium subscription. A YouTube Premium subscription in India starts at just Rs 139 per month and Rs 399 for three months. The service gives you access to ad-free video playback, as well as offline music and video downloads. You also get access to YouTube Music as well as continued playback in the background for both music and video service even when your mobile screen is locked. With a YouTube Premium membership, you can download videos and music on your mobile devices to watch and listen offline for up to 30 days without an active internet connection.

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How to download YouTube videos on mobile

YouTube Premium membership allows users to download video content for offline viewing, however, there are a few videos that users can download apart from the paid membership option. These videos will be available offline for up to 48 hours, after that you will need to download the video content again. Reconnecting to an internet connection will allow the YouTube app to check for any changes to the video availability. There are a few locations in the world where downloading videos is available including India. Follow the steps mentioned below to download YouTube videos on mobile phone.

1. First, open the YouTube app on your Android mobile or iOS device.
2. Next, simply open the video that you want to download.
3. Then click on the three-dot icon which is below the video and click on the download video option.
4. Once the download is completed, users can simply go to Library > Downloads, and see the video.
5. In case you want to change the download quality, you can go to Settings on the profile tab and then click on Downloads.
6. Then click on Download Quality and select from the available options given.
7. Users with a YouTube Premium subscription can download videos in high resolutions, while those who have free accounts can download till 720p resolution quality only.

How to download YouTube videos on mobile

How to download YouTube videos on desktop

YouTube has introduced a new feature that allows desktop browser users to download videos for offline viewing. The Google-owned video streaming platform says the feature is available in computers with the latest versions of Chrome, Opera, or Edge browsers. Unlike mobile phones, the feature is only available to YouTube Premium subscribers on desktop. To download a video on desktop, follow the below mentioned steps:

1. First, open YouTube on your desktop browser.
2. Next check if your browser is updated to the latest version.
3. Then go to the video that you wish to view offline,
4. Simply click on the three dots menu at the bottom of the video and download.
5. You will be able to see the video in the downloads section of the hamburger menu on the left once it's downloaded.
6. Next, you can also select the download resolution quality, by heading to Settings > Downloads.
7. Users will YouTube Premium accounts can download up full-HD (1080p) quality.

How to download YouTube videos on desktop

How to get a YouTube Premium Subscription

To sign up for YouTube Premium subscription users have to go to youtube.com/premium on the web browser of their computer or mobile device. To check your subscription, go to youtube.com/paid memberships at any time and check the details about your membership, including the date and amount of your next payment. YouTube Premium member allows you to download videos and music on your mobile as well as desktop. Here is the step-by-step guide for getting a YouTube subscription.

1. First, go to youtube.com/premium on your computer or mobile web browser.
2. Next sign in to your Google account from which you want to start your YouTube Premium membership.
3. You will be able to see if you are eligible for a free trial.
4. In case you are eligible, you can simply start it.
5. Now you have to select the payment method you wish to use or add a new payment method.
6. Lastly, click on ‘buy’ to complete the transaction. This will enable your YouTube premium subscription. 

How to get a YouTube Premium Subscription

How to watch YouTube video offline

Once you have downloaded the video and saved it, you can watch the video on the YouTube app. Here’s how you can watch the video.

1. First to locate the file, go to the home page of YouTube.

2. Next click the Account tab on the right most corner.

3. You will be able to see all your saved videos on the app.

4. You can simply click on the video and watch it. 

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