Looking for the best YouTube video downloader for android? Want to save or download your favourite youtube videos? Here is the best solution. It’s Tubemate. Tubemate is one amongst the top youtube video downloaders for android. It is at the top of the list because of its amazing, simple to use user interface and fast high speed video downloading capability.
Tubemate App on Google play store – History
As every Android app, Tubemate was also available on Google Play store. But, as Google updated their policies and terms of service, Tubemate was thrown out. The reason is, downloading or saving youtube videos is against Google’s conditions. So, what would be the condition of an app offering this facility?But, by the continuous version updates, Tubemate still remains as the favourite and the best youtube video downloader among most of the android users. The app’s service and updates are available from Tubemate’s company website.
Meanwhile, if you are looking for good video downloaders from inside Play store(ofcourse with the absence of youtube video downloading feature), for non youtube sites, refer previous post: Top 5 best video downloader apps for Android devices.
Mode of operation
Install the app from Tubemate official website.
Open the app. Now, use the search button at the top right corner to find the desired video to be downloaded. Search for your topic. The list of related youtube videos will appear. Click on the video to be downloaded. Now you can see a play button at the center of the video thumbnail. Clicking upon that link,you will see two options
By selecting the first option,your video will start playing.
If your choice is the second,the pointer will search for sometime(depends on the speed of your internet connection) and will find out the available download formats. They may include flv,mp4 and mp3. According to the quality of the video, you may be able to download HD formats viz 4K, 2K, 1080p, 720p or lower resolutions 640×360,320×240(mp4) / 854×480,640×360(flv). After giving your choice,the download begins and you will be able to see the progress in the popup window. Tubemate is the video downloader that is used by majority of android users. The problem with the tubemate is that,some of the previous versions will not work properly. So,install the latest version of the application and if you have any trouble with the app,try to download the updates.
Tubemate latest version features
Although out of Google Play, Tubemate is still the best youtube video downloader for android users. Tubemate acquired this position by the introduction of new user interface(UI), inbuilt video player,various new options and improving download speed on their second and higher version updates. The whole look and experience of tubemate has changed in the latest version tubemate 2.2.2. Now, let us explore each newly added feature one by one.
The download speed has dramatically improved as compared to the older versions. As every user looks for download speed for a youtube downloader, with how speed it downloads, tubemate never disappoints you. Tubemate divides the video into different parts internally. say 4 or 5 and then download these parts simultaneously. Thus the download speed is increased by a factor of 4 to 5 as IDM used for PC’s.
Latest version of tubemate features an inbuilt video player for playing the downloaded videos. This is a good service, as you need not go for another app for playing videos. The player is good in some aspects, but the navigation needs improvement. It’s handy if you go for a specific android video player app.
The developers have done a great job in improving the visual appeal of the downloader. The UI has improved impressively.
New Options Panel
Just in a single press on the right top button, a bunch of options appear. It includes options to share,clear cache, access video player, playlist, download list, preferences, help, back, forward and exit. Also a single swype opens up the list of downloaded videos. All these can be directly accessed from app home.
The video downloading interface has also changed a lot. After clicking on the video or the play button, after parsing the video information, the list of compatible video formats available for download appears. There, you can either play video or audio, download or share it. Press as you wish, and that’s it.
With latest version Tubemate 2.2.5, video downloading automatically gets initiated while the youtube video page loads. That is, as the page opens, without clicking anywhere, the available formats to download will pop up automatically. If you want to just watch the video, just close that pop up and use the tubemate’s inbuilt player to watch it.
Also, resume and download got improved. Open the download list from the dotted icon at the right corner. Look for the video on the list, click on the corresponding videos dotted right side icon to open the list of actions to be executed. Pause or Resume option is available at the top. A bunch of other options are also available there, including Play as video, play as music, add to playlist, go to website, extract mp3 audio, move to, move to SD card, rename, delete file and remove file from list. The only drawback of this free Android app is the popping up ads, which may sometimes become annoying.