Best ways to download Youtube movies for free

Youtube movies

People nowadays have moved towards the entertainment industry more during their free time instead of doing any activity they like. For instance, a person is more likely to binge-watch a web series or a movie on their cell phone instead of doing any outdoor activity in their free time.

Most people have subscriptions and memberships to different OTT platforms for web series and movies, but some still need to. So instead, they find ways to do so in other ways, like on google, where various sites provide free streaming, and on YouTube, where movies are available. The problem occurs when only sometimes the movie is available offline. Here you can explore how you can download movies from YouTube.

Why do people prefer offline downloaded movies over online binge-watching?

Before referring to the solution, first, understand the question properly. One can watch the movies available while staying online with mobile data and enjoy. No need to fall into the problem of downloading it at all. Then why do people still go for offline options? The main reason is data usage and battery draining. A movie can last from 50 to 150 minutes (2 hours, 30 minutes). Now this entire time, one will need to keep their mobile data on, which the movie would empty, and the battery will also start to drain faster. So the offline option seems better.

Another reason for doing so is the youtube ads interrupt the storyline link between the ongoing movie. Those ads can only sometimes be skipped. Also, those can be skipped after 5-10 seconds, which annoys the person watching it online. Another reason for preferring to watch offline rather than online.

Is there a download option provided by YouTube?

Videos uploaded and streamed on YouTube are under copyright infringement. Only the channel holder who uploads the video holds the copyright and creative copyright. So it can not be downloaded by any third party or third person. YouTube does not allow anyone to download videos from the app directly. There are some videos with no copyright or expired copyright, but they are also not allowed to be downloaded.

Can youtube videos still be downloaded?

Even after all the cons of YouTube, there are ways in which one can download videos from the app without disturbing the video. Many apps, websites, and third-party links allow you to download youtube videos. However, they come with some basic procedures, terms, and policies. They will be discussed here in detail.

3 easiest ways to download videos from youtube:

1st Way

A way in which one can download youtube videos is from youtube itself. There is an option of downloading the video on youtube only, and one can watch it offline. Earlier, we discussed that youtube does not let one download videos from the app because most videos do not allow their videos to be downloaded offline.

The channel holder does not share the copyrights of the video. So movies do not have this downloading option. So this option will only work for some procedures.

The procedure to download videos from youtube is as follows:

  1. First, go to the youtube app.
  2. Next, search for your video in the search bar.
  3. Then, open the video you wish to download.
  4. Below the video, you will see an option for “download.” Click that,
  5. The app will ask you the video quality you want to download. Select the quality and tap download.

Your video will get downloaded. Note that these downloaded videos can only be watched on the youtube app, not any other media, and can not be shared.

2nd Way

Another way to download youtube movies for free is by taking help from websites that allow you to download youtube videos. The process for the same is really simple and fast.

  1. Open youtube on your mobile phone.
  2. Click on the video you wish to download.
  3. Click on the three vertical dots present below the video.
  4. Click on the option “copy link.” This will let you copy the URL of the video.
  5. Go to the website (suggested below) and paste the same URL.
  6. Select the quality of the video to be downloaded.
  7. Click on download.

Your video will be downloaded based on your mobile data connectivity. These websites will make your movies available offline for free. For that, you can visit the following:


“Y2 mate”

“YT cutter”

Some of the most preferred websites for downloading youtube movies.

3rd Way

The third way you can download youtube movies for free is to install an app that can download the video from youtube. There are many apps on the play store available for downloading youtube videos. They come with terms and conditions and are legal. You will have to login into the app, and you can download any video you want for free.

Then enjoy it later. The only thing which a person might face is lots of advertisements on the app while it is running. Otherwise, no more advertisements will interrupt you once you download the video. Check your play store or apple store to find these apps:

“All video downloader app”

“Tube video downloader”

“Video downloader: 4k”


The procedure for downloading videos from these apps is different in different apps. Still, most of them have only two ways of downloading, which are:

  1. Copy the URL of the movie/video of your choice(the process of copying the URL is mentioned in the section above)
  2. Open the app.
  3. Then paste the same link/URL in the search bar that the app provides you to download the video.
  4. Click on start or download.


  1. Open the app
  2. Click on the youtube tab option given by the app.
  3. The entire YouTube app will itself get opened but in the downloader app.
  4. Directly search for the video.
  5. Click on the download button of the app.

One of these two procedures applies to all the apps which let you download youtube videos/movies.

These were the easiest, most feasible, and fastest ways to download videos from youtube offline.

Suggestions for downloading the video:

  • It is recommended that one downloads the video at night after they are no longer going to use their phone. This will save time (as movies have longer duration) and data. At night you can keep aside your phone, and the movie will get downloaded overnight. Most companies allow unlimited data at midnight; even if not, you no longer need internet for yourself so that it will save data.

  • Keep the video quality to medium (460p or 340p) for downloading. When the quality is high, more time and data will be consumed by the app or website to download. Also, the speed at which it is getting downloaded will be reduced.

  • Last but not least, choose a good print for movie downloading, and if the movie is in a language you can comprehend, do not select the ‘captions’ option while downloading it. It will increase the speed of downloading and data.


These were some of the best ways in which one can download movies from youtube for absolutely free. In a secure, quick, and easy way, you can enjoy offline binge-watching on your device with given alternatives and suggestions.

About Kushal Enugula

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