YouTube Downloads

Have an Android 5 phone. Have never been able to download any content. Have never seen any controls to do so. Is it the YouTube app or the Android OS?

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Clarification Request
You must be new to Android

There are about a million apps that can do this. Look around.

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Not Exactly...

Have used several YouTube apps on on desktops and notebooks over the years. I specifically refer to Android mobile apps. After install I have not seen a single button/control to launch a download. Guidance still sought...

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I think that's true.

Not one is a "single button" plus you have a big reason why these are going away.

The Youtube agreement has this in it:
"You shall not download any Content unless you see a “download” or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content. You shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of YouTube or the respective licensors of the Content. YouTube and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Service and the Content."

Since YouTube is owned by Google, my bet is this extends to the Google App Store.

And then if you are foolish enough to try your luck outside the store, you have this issue. Read on.

"SpyNote malware: One more reason to never sideload Android apps

Jack Wallen explains why the recently discovered SpyNote malware threat should make you squeamish about sideloading Android apps."

Full article at

Moderator Note: Worth reading. Even better, don't sideload. The risk isn't worth it.

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tubemate is best app to download youtube in smatphone

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I want to publicly say that this has been my go to app as of late. 100% agree. Use, tubemate.

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