We all wish to download some treasured videos from Youtube for future viewing. As part of the disclaimer, you must know it may be illegitimate. The company doesn’t approve of users downloading videos using third-party apps. Moreover, they don’t want people making copies of copyrighted content.

Hence, the official download button doesn’t work on some of the videos. Theoretically, you could face trial or fine, downloading copyrighted content. However, the chances of such an event happening are very slim. If you want to go ahead and download Youtube videos, listed below are the 8 best video downloaders for android in 2020.


KeepVid is the best Youtube video downloader for android by a distance. It downloads videos faster than any app or website. Additionally, you can download videos from Facebook, Vimeo, Twitter and 24 more video sharing sites.

It’s easy to use interface takes very little getting used to. You can download high definition videos of up to 4K resolution. The app has a built-in audio and video player. Without an additional plug-in, you can download Youtube videos as mp3 files.

Downloading Youtube videos using KeepVid is as simple as 1-2-3. Open Youtube through the app and search for video. After selecting the video, tap the blue button under the video player. Select the resolution and save a video to phone memory. This app is devoid of any in-app purchases or malware. Nevertheless, you can consider purchasing a premium to get rid of the ads.


NewPipe is a lightweight downloader that doesn’t use any of the Google play services or proprietary Youtube API. It’s an open-source Android application that grabs content. It provides original Youtube experience, devoid of annoying ads.

The app comes with tons of useful features. You can search for videos, download videos and audio files. It offers subtitles, queuing videos, creating a playlist and history support. It’s a gem of an app with an intuitive interface.


Snaptube isn’t just one of the best Youtube video downloader for android. But, it’s also the best downloader app for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Dailymotion, Vimeo and Vevo videos. Also, it supports a range of mp3 downloading options including SoundCloud and free mp3.

You can choose the quality of the video before downloading it. Snaptube is in itself one of the biggest media libraries. It will consume quite a lot of time to explore all its features.


With TubeMate, you can download videos from a wide range of websites. They offer the best experience in downloading Youtube videos. The app comes with a built-in browser where you can access any site you want.

It lets you choose the resolution and format before downloading the video. You can choose to download in mp3 format too, using a video to mp3 converter.


You can download videos from a range of websites from Youtube to Facebook to Instagram through this powerful tool. It allows streaming and downloading in almost all video formats. You can share videos even within this app.

The USP of this app is the amount of customization on offer. Refreshing themes and night mode on top of an impressive display account for an amazing in-app experience. Though it’s not available on play store, you can download and install Videoder from the official website.

VidMate App

The best part about this app is it’s very reliable. You can filter based on categories like music, movies, TV serials and shows… Additionally, you can directly search for content using the search feature. It provides one of the fastest downloading speeds.

However, you can always limit downloading speed. Within the download settings, you can select the preferred download location. Also, you can hide videos within the app with the help of encrypted space.

YouTube Go

Youtube Go is a lightweight app for smartphones with limited performance. Coming from Google itself, it’s for users seeking to download videos legally. Moreover, you can do it without paying a dime. Regular Youtube app shows the download button only on selected videos only.

For complete access, it prompts you to subscribe to Youtube Premium. But, you have complete access for free with Youtube Go. You can also share HD videos with or without an active internet connection. One of the downsides is it works only on Youtube and no other platform.

YT3 Youtube Downloader

It’s easy to use, Youtube downloader for android. You can download videos in both mp4 and mp3 formats. The previews help peek at the clips before downloading them. Everything you download gets automatically saved to the download folder.

It shows lyrics as you listen to music when downloading lyrics video. It allows downloading videos in extremely low resolutions too. YT3 is made exclusively for Youtube and hence doesn’t support any other site.

Special mention


YMusic is an app for downloading videos that allow playing Youtube videos in the background. Within the app, you can get for music hits and trending list too. While playing a video, you can always set a sleep timer.

The apps allow changing video speed and resolution. You can find Youtube video links in mp3 and m4a formats. The reason why this app didn’t make it to the list is because of not supporting mp4 format. Another drawback is you have to download video and audio separately and play them in sync for complete video watching experience.

Desktop options

While on desktop, you have more downloading options for Youtube. When you insert ‘ss’ before the video URL and hit enter, you will be directed to download links. Also, there are plenty of browser extensions that let you download videos.

Most of the solutions allow you to download in mp4 format. You can choose between 360p to 1080p, in terms of video quality. You also have options to download them as plain audios, in mp3 format. Using third-party apps to download videos doesn’t land you in problems. However, using the copies on the videos on your channel exposes it to copyright infringement risks.