How to watch YouTube videos offline: Check the steps here

    You can download YouTube videos of your choice to view later while you’re in a no-network zone or low on data. Here’s how to watch YouTube videos offline.
    By HIMANI JHA
    | Updated on May 13 2022, 01:40 PM IST
    How to download YouTube videos.
    How to download YouTube videos. (Unsplash)
    How to download YouTube videos.
    How to download YouTube videos. (Unsplash)

    YouTube is one of the most preferred video streaming platforms for many users who do not wish to spend money to buy a subscription to watch films or videos on multiple topics. It hosts a large number of content from videos to songs and popular movies for free. It is, without any doubt, the biggest library of video content in the world and hence, many people rely on the app for educational videos, recipes to daily problem solving, and much more. However, poor internet service can interrupt your binge-watching sessions. In such cases, it will be ideal to download YouTube videos of your choice to view later while you’re on a flight or in a no-network zone or low on data. This will not only give you a smooth watching experience but it also requires less data. o, how is ut done? Well, know how to watch YouTube videos offline.

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    While there are some third-party services that allow users to download videos for later viewing, these can be risky and lead to data stealing. The video streaming platform itself has an in-built mechanism that allows users to download a video and save in downloaded or view later sections. The process is quite easy on mobile, but you need to have a YouTube Premium subscription to watch videos offline on your PC, Mac or laptop. However, if you’re not a premium subscriber then you’ll need to use a converter like OnlineVideoConverter to turn the stream into a downloadable file.

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    Here’s a step by step guide to download YouTube videos if you’re a premium subscriber

    Time
    Tools
    Supplies
    20 Minutes
    • Smartphon
    • Laptop
    • Updated browser
    • Internet
    Step 1:

    Visit www.youtube.com on a web browser, or download the YouTube web app on your PC, Mac or laptop.

    Step 2:

    Now search for the video you want to watch offline and tap on it. 

    Step 3:

    The video will start playing. Now search for the download button available below the video player and click on it to start downloading the video.

    Step 4:

    Once done, you can open YouTube offline and head to downloads to watch the videos offline. Do note that the downloaded videos are accessible on the device for 30 days only.

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    First Published Date: 13 May, 01:40 PM IST
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