Nowadays we always rely on our smartphones when it comes to call, text, chat, browsing and video streaming. One of the most popular used mobile platforms is Android, when it comes to streaming we all know that YouTube is the best place to search for videos you might be interested. It’s pre-installed on your device and can be downloaded at the Google Play Store in case the app is not included out of the box.
Though YouTube has a feature to download your favorite videos offline right to your device, most of us want still prefer the actual .MP4. .3GP, .FLV and other file formats saved to our microSD card storage. The good thing with that is you can share, play and save the downloaded videos to other devices via USB, Bluetooth, WI-FI and other methods.
Top 2 Best Youtube Downloader App for Android Smartphone and Tablet
There are lots of Youtube downloader when you search in Play Store but most of them only annoys you after your installing and using the app. I think that is because Google won’t allow this kind of applications to be exposed to billions of users due to copyright and other legal issues. Apps we listed below are not available in Playstore, developers have their own website where you can download and update this Android app. You need to save and the download it on your phone, then manually install it by clicking the downloaded .apk file.
This app is more than a Youtube downloader, you can also use it to grab videos in Facebook, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Youku, Naver, Daum, LeTV and more. You can also convert videos to MP3, AAC and OGG in Tubemate but it needs another MP3 converter add-on app to save the actual file to your phone storage. It supports various video resolutions (e.g. HD at 720p, 1080p, 480p, 360p) in different formats (e.g. MP4, WEBM, FLV and 3GP).
To download a video:
By default Tubemate is pointed to Youtube.com interface where you can quickly use the search a video to download. After the results are displayed, just click the video you are trying to download and click the green arrow down icon located on the top of the app interface. It will prompt you with available resolutions and format, select one you prefer, then hit the green download button. Just wait for your video to finish downloading, it will notify you one done.
You can also tweak the app settings by going to Preferences where you can change download options, connection speed, proxy, folder storage and more.
Almost the same features with Tubemate, Snaptube offers a cleaner UI that makes it easier when the first time you use this app. It can also download videos on FB, Instagram, Twitter, Vuclip and more. Aside from converting the video to audio, it also lets you download MP3 music in Soundcloud. With options to download different resolutions and format that includes the file size details.
Downloading a video is more simpler, go to your prefer streaming site e.g. Youtube or simply tap the tiled options on app home page. Go to the search bar to search your favorite video then click the red circle with arrow down icon to start downloading the video then select your preferred resolution and file format. It will automatically start downloading along with the notification icon on top of your phone screen.
You can also modify the download and connection settings by going to Settings, just like Tubemate app.
Both apps offer more than just a Youtube downloader, you can try both and compare your experience. These two apps are well maintained, provide updated features and fixes that makes us consider them top 2 video apps download. If you have other apps that you might want to add, please do comment us below.