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How to Watch YouTube Videos Offline on PC/iOS/Android

Save and Play YouTube Videos Offline through YouTube Offline App or Download Free

Q - "How to watch YouTube offline on iPad? What YouTube offline app could I get? I go to my grandparents almost every weekend and my family like to travel and stuff, so I was wondering if there was an app that let you watch YouTube videos offline and listen to music. I had a bunch of them but now they all don't work and I don't want to buy the paid version if it might not work."

Q - "How can I watch YouTube offline? I'm going on a 12 hour road trip and need to occupy myself. I have my Android tablet, for which I would obviously need WiFi to get on YouTube. Are there any apps that would allow me to save YouTube videos to Android for watching offline later? Thanks!"

Watch YouTube Videos Offline

YouTube starts its Red subscription service on October 28th, which allows people with membership to watch YouTube videos offline for a fee. It is said that with a payment of $9.99 a month, you will be able to watch ad-free videos, save and play YouTube videos offline, as well as enable background play. Though watching YouTube offline surely can be realized via YouTube Red service, it is nowhere near the best way, because of the following points:

1. YouTube videos can only be saved offline for up to 30 days.
2. Some video clips on YouTube are not accessible offline due to content restrictions from video creators.
3. Up till now, paying to watch YouTube movie videos offline is exclusive to U.S.

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Watch YouTube Videos Offline via Video Download

Another way to think about the question is: Is there any app or software coping with watching YouTube offline? Well, downloading YouTube videos is actually a better way, for there will be no limitations of time and location at all. You can watch downloaded videos from YouTube offline free and freely forever. What's more, downloaded YouTube videos can be converted and compressed to reach the balance between size and save space on your portable devices.

There is a great deal of tools to help save YouTube videos, one of which appealing to tens of thousands of users is WinX YouTube Downloader. Charming simplicity, ultrafast downloading speed and up to 300 supported video sites besides YouTube make this free YouTube downloader stand out and be the most recommended one here. To be precise, you will be able to download YouTube videos for offline playing in MP4, FLV, WebM, etc in HD or UHD video quality. And its constantly renewed download module keeps accelerating the video download speed and helps with audio video synchronization.

Download YouTube to Watch Offline

How to Download YouTube Videos to Watch Offline

- Download free YouTube downloader here first, install and open it on your PC.

- Go to, put the movie or music video title into the searching box, and find the video you choose to download for offline watching.

Step 1-2: Click "+" button, copy and paste the YouTube video link, and then "Analyze" it.
Step 3: Choose your desired output resolution/format/size/codec.
Step 4: Press button "OK" and then "Download" to get it started. Actually, you'd better set a target folder before the final downloading step, to save the downloaded YouTube video in a right place for watching offline later.

Convert YouTube for Offline Watch

Save YouTube Videos for Watching Offline on iPhone/iPad/Android

The fact is, every device, even different versions of the same mobile, tablet or PC, has a list of its own compatible video/audio formats. So to watch YouTube videos offline with no errors, you might need a video conversion after the download. For instance, you download a YouTube video for watching offline on iPad, which however is in MKV. 4K or 8K sample videos are too UHD to be played on most mobiles at present, which requires video converting and compressing.

To save YouTube videos for offline watch on any devices, try WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, an all-in-one ultrafast YouTube video downloader and converter. And the good news is that it just has been updated with support for hardware accelerate video encoding/decoding, making your HD and UHD video conversion much easier and faster than ever.

>> User guide on how to download and convert YouTube videos for watching offline

If you need to download/convert YouTube videos all at once for watching offline on iPhone iPad, just turn to WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

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