How to download YouTube videos for offline viewing

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Not surprisingly, 300 hours of videos are uploaded every minute and nearly five billion videos are viewed on YouTube every day.

These are spectacular figures, which means that whatever your hobby is: humor, sports, science, history… it is impossible for you to be updated on all the available content.

That is why it is necessary to be able to download the videos that interest us in order to be able to watch them whenever we want, without having to be connected to the internet or without consuming huge amounts of our precious cell phone battery using a wireless connection.



There are options for Mac users although aTube Catcher exists only for Windows, which are used to have our favorite videos always available on any device, even if it does not have an internet connection.

Another advantage of using these video "downloaders" is that they allow us to view the content that interests us without having to wait for the advertising that systems like YouTube insert before we can view our choice.

The hype about advertising is something that Google itself (or Alphabet, the parent company of Google or YouTube) is aware of and that is why it developed the YouTube Premium subscription plan.

YouTube Premium is a subscription system that allows you to use YouTube and YouTube Music, ad-free. It offers a free trial month and then costs € 11,99 per month, you can cancel your subscription at any time.

However, paying for a YouTube Premium membership is also not without its problems, as acknowledged in the official support resources offered by the company.

Even if you pay, you may have problems downloading videos and being able to watch them later, or even if you manage to download them, you cannot play them. Indeed, as mentioned in the aforementioned document, it may happen that the videos are downloaded with the ads included, which makes the subscription to YouTube Premium an unnecessary expense.



In any given month, eight out of ten people between the ages of 18 and 49 will watch YouTube videos, which helps explain why YouTube's ad revenue hit $ 5 billion in the last quarter.

The applications that allow you to download YouTube videos without having to use a subscription are in many cases cross-platform and are available for Mac, Windows or Android. 


Furthermore, once we have downloaded a video to our computer, we can now synchronize it with our iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to be able to see them where and when we care.

In summary, if you are a fan of watching videos on YouTube and want to be able to download them to have them available when you are interested without having to have an internet connection, you should try a specific application that allows you to do so.


You will be able to enjoy the most current contents by synchronizing them on all your devices, without depending on a good internet connection, without fear of running out of data and without the device's battery suffering unnecessarily.

What more could you want?

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