Although YouTube base only offers downloads for some videos in some locations, there are ways to download YouTube videos online for watching offline any time.
In this article, we will discuss how to download YouTube videos online using YouTube Premium and it’s benefits:
I’m a big fan of YouTube Premium because it saves me and my busy routine from watching lot of ads on YouTube, but same time it’s an expense. Individuals can subscribe to YouTube Premium for $13.99 per month. YouTube also offers a family plan for six users for $22.99 per month, where you can share it with your 5 family members. Finally, students can also subscribe to YouTube Premium for $7.99 per month.
My favorite feature is the complete lack of ads served by Google. No banners, no pre-roll and no interstitial ads. However, if the YouTube channel wants to display ads in the video, YouTube Premium will not filter the ads embedded by YouTubers.
In addition to the above, YouTube Premium provides access to background and in-picture playback, YouTube Music, and YouTube Originals.
And the most demanding and attractive feature of YouTube Premium is that it allows you to download YouTube videos online. Here’s how you do it.
How to Download YouTube Videos Online via YouTube Premium
Here we will share the step-by-step easy to follow guide to download YouTube videos online via YouTube Premium in original quality.
Step 1: Login to your YouTube Premium Account:
Once you’ve signed up for YouTube Premium, you’ll find a Download button in your web browser on Computer or Phone App next to the Share icon at the bottom of the video.
Step 2: Toggle the Download Icon
Select the video you want to download and click the Download icon after it is displayed on the main screen.
Step 3: Find your Downloads
Downloads can be found in the YouTube downloads area of YouTube only to watch it offline anytime.
Note: YouTube stops downloading at least once every 30 days. If you are connected to the Internet, YouTube can verify that you are a YouTube Premium user.
Step 4: Saving Once Downloaded
You are not given the easiest way to convert a download into a video file that can be used on a desktop device. So if you want to use the video for anything other than watching offline, you are a little out of luck. It’s the same on iOS.
However, if you’re an Android user with an SD card on your phone, you can adjust the YouTube app settings (tap your Profile Picture, then Settings, then Downloads) to save videos to your SD card.
So, for as little as $13.99 per month, you can download videos in usable formats.