How to Download YouTube Videos to Android

Summary
Wanna enjoy YouTube videos on Android phone or tablet offline? Learn how to download YouTube videos to computer and then transfer them to your Android device such as Samsung, Huawei, Meitu, HTC, Sony, Google Pixel, Nexus, etc., for offline watching while you’re on the road or without Internet connection.

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Everyone wants to download YouTube videos to Android and save them for offline viewing in the future. Some of them think that it is almost impossible to download YouTube videos to an Android, but this is not the case. Actually, YouTube Premium can download YouTube videos on Android phones or tablets. However, the downloaded YouTube video will only appear in the library of the YouTube application instead of your phone's gallery. In other words, once the subscription expires, the downloaded YouTube contents will be invalid. In addition, not every country can save YouTube videos by subscribing to YouTube.

In the previous article, we discussed an effective way to download YouTube videos to iPhone. Today, our topic is "How to download YouTube videos to Android and save YouTube videos on Android forever". To download and save YouTube videos to Android devices with ease, to put it bluntly, you need to use a professional third-party video downloader. A reliable and professional video downloader, which can prevent your device from being invaded by malicious viruses and help you quickly get videos from popular video sites. Here you meet Online YouTube Downloader.

Best YouTube Video Downloader for Android

Online YouTube Downloader is born to a video downloader specialist for Windows and Mac users, and it’s an all-in-one tool which supports to download videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Twitch, Facebook, Niconico and more than 1000 video sharing websites. It lets you download HD & UHD videos from YouTube losslessly, such as 1080P, 2K, 4K & 8K resolution. No need to install any software or app on your Android device. With using it, you can easily download YouTube videos to MP4 or MP3 on your computer. After which, you can freely move them to your Android phone or tablet for offline viewing!

Next, this article will be divided into 2 parts, the first part is to download YouTube videos to MP4 on computer, the second part is to transfer the downloaded YouTube videos to Android phones or tablets.

Part 1. Download YouTube Videos to Computer for Transferring to Android

Step 1. Download and Install Online YouTube Downloader
Free download and install Online YouTube Downloader on your computer. Once done, launch it on your desktop.

Step 2. Copy & Paste the YouTube Video URL
Go to YouTube and find the video you would like to download. Copy the YouTube video in the address bar.

copy youtube video link on youtube

Now, back in the software, paste the video URL and click "Analyze" to get the video source.

paste youtube video link to the software

Step 3. Select Target Output Format
It will pop up a small window, you are able to select the output format, resolution, bit rate. As you can see, this software supports MP4 and MP3 format, up to 8k quality.

select format and resolution

Step 4. Download and Save YouTube Video to Computer
It's time to download video from YouTube to your hard drive, simply press on "Download" button. This smart tool supports batch download, during the process, you can add more video URL to the bar.

download youtube video to computer

The download speed is up to 6 times. After a few minutes, you can find the downloaded YouTube videos in "Finished" section, tab "Open Folder" to view it.

view downloaded youtube videos

Part 2. Transfer Downloaded YouTube Videos to Android

Great! With using Online YouTube Downloader, you can easily get videos from YouTube, now you are able to Save YouTube video on Android. Here you have two ways to transfer the downloaded YouTube videos from the computer to Android.

Way 1. Transfer Downloaded YouTube Videos to Android via Android Transfer Tool

To transfer music and videos to Android phone with ease, you can use a professional Android transfer tool. It aims to transfer, manage and backup Music, Videos, Contacts, SMS, Photos and more on your Android Devices.

Step 1. Get this software downloaded on your computer, then install and launch it. Connect your Android phone to the computer via USB cable.

Step 2. Select "Video" in the menu bar, then tab “Add” icon to add the YouTube MP4 video files from local folder.

Step 3. Finally, hit on “Open” to start to import the YouTube video files from hard drive to your Android phone.

transfer video to android via ansroid transfer tool

Way 2. Traditional Way to Transfer Downloaded YouTube Videos to Android

If you do not want to use third-party tools. Then, you can also use the USB data cable that comes with the device to import MP4 videos from your computer in a traditional way.

Step 1. Turn on your Android phone or tablet, and connect it with the PC using a USB cable. Or insert the microSD card of the mobile phone into the card reader slot of the computer.

Step 2. Look for a message in the taskbar of your computer telling you that new hardware has been detected. Click the message to view the phone's storage drive or SD card. If not, look for the USB symbol in the bar at the top of the screen and drag it down. Touch Connected USB, and then touch "Turn on USB Storage".

Step 3. Open the downloaded YouTube MP4 video folder on the computer hard drive. Drag and drop the MP4 files from the hard drive to the "Movies" folder of the phone.

Step 4. When finished, please close the window and disconnect the device.

transfer youtube video to android

Great! 4kFinder Online YouTube Downloader helps you save YouTube videos to your Android with ease! Now you can download and install VLC for Android, Video player, MX Player, or Video Player All Format on your Android device, so that you can enjoy your favourite YouTube videos on your Samsung Galaxy A71/A50/A30/A21/A20/S20/S10/S9/Note 9/Note 8/F41/M51/M31/M31S/M21/M11/M01, Huawei P40/P30/P20/Mate 30/Mate 20, LG, HTC, Sony, Google Pixel, Nexus, OnePlus, Motorola, Xiaomi, Redmi, Oppo, Meitu, Windows Phone, Sharp phones and more device.

Download YouTube Videos to Android