I tested 15 YouTube video downloaders for Android, and only seven could work. In this article, we are going to explore the all-time best YouTube video downloaders for Android that actually work.

YouTube’s terms and condition do not allow anyone to download videos from YouTube until there is not any official download button to download the video. However, if you still want to download YouTube videos then check out this article before downloading a wrong app.

5. SnapTube Downloader

SnapTube Interface
SnapTube Interface

It doesn’t do the best job, but the app is good for short term usage. SnapTube Downloader is a great YouTube video downloader app, and it does download videos from YouTube. I also ran into a couple of problems mentioned below, but if you are looking for a long-term YouTube video downloader, then this might not be the perfect solution. The app has own interface where you can browse YouTube videos.

Pros and Features

  • A unique interface. It comes with a new interface, but everything is up-to-date from YouTube.
  • It doesn’t require any special and sensitive permissions.

Cons and Downpoints

  • The downloading speed is slow as compared to other YouTube video downloaders.
  • You can’t play the video in the downloads menu of the app because if you tap on a video, it goes to the Play Store and shows you an app to download. You can play the videos from your video player or files, but do not play from the downloaded menu.

Download SnapTube

You can download the SnapTube from here.

4. Videoder – YouTube downloader and mp3 converter

Videoder - YouTube Downloader & MP3 ConverterVideoder - YouTube Downloader & MP3 Converter
Videoder – YouTube Downloader & MP3 Converter

The app works perfectly fine. You can use Videoder to download videos from over 30 apps including YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Dailymotion. You can also download some other stuff; if you know what I mean. Anyway, the app has a different interface where you can search for any video. You can also click on YouTube to go to YouTube mobile interface and search for any video there. It supports most of the extensions and video quality. Other than that, if you are looking for a built-in downloader for Instagram, then it can download videos straight in the Instagram app which makes Videoder one of the trusted YouTube video downloaders.

Pros and Features

  • Supports over 30 websites.
  • Videoder comes with a new interface where you can search for any video.

Cons and Downpoints

  • Asks for location, and SD card media modify permissions.

Download

Download Videoder from uptodown here.

3. InsTube Free Video and Music Downloader

InsTube Free Video and Music Downloader
InsTube Free Video and Music Downloader

Undoubtedly one of the best YouTube downloaders for Android. InsTube did an excellent job surprisingly. The first thing, the app doesn’t require any special permission to run. It only requires storage and location permission to run. InsTube supports over 30 websites including YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Dailymotion, and Twitter. You can also watch and videos from “+” sites. The only problem I found is ads which I don’t think are harmful. The app shows you trusted AdMob and AdSense ads.

Pros and Features

  • Supports over 30 websites.
  • Doesn’t require any special permissions.

Cons and Downpoints

  • None

Download

Download InsTube Free Video and Music Downloader from uptodown here.

2. TubeMate

TubeMate
TubeMate

Simple, secured, and trusted app TubeMate is one of the best YouTube video downloaders in the market. The app is easy to use. It comes with tutorials to explain how to use the app. Regarding permissions, it asks for location and storage. The app is perfect to download YouTube videos on any Android device for free. You can select any quality and any extension you want. You can also download audio songs with just one click.

Pros and Features

  • Doesn’t require any special permissions.
  • Light and doesn’t show so many ads.

Cons and Downpoints

  • None.

Download

Download TubeMate from uptodown here.

1. KeepVid Video Downloader

KeepVid Video Downloader
KeepVid Video Downloader

Heads down to the kings of YouTube downloaders. The trusted app KeepVid Video Downloader is the best YouTube video downloader. The app only requires storage permission and runs smoothly. The only problem I found is, even the app is closed the notification is always there “KeepVid is running, tap here to find more or stop”. I can stop the app, but the notification doesn’t look good if a person does not know how to get rid of it. KeepVid supports many websites, and it comes with a different interface, and if you want the YouTube, you can tap on the YouTube button.

Pros and Features

  • KeepVid Doesn’t require any special permissions.
  • Light and doesn’t show so many ads.

Cons and Downpoints

  • Notification all the time.

Download

Download KeepVid Video Downloader from uptodown here.

Other apps

I also tested Dentex YouTube Downloader, WonTube, NewPipe, Vuclip, TubeX, YouTube Downloader for Android, YT3 TouTube Downloader for Android, and VidMate, but those apps either ask for sensitive permissions like accounts info, device identity and get access to contacts or do not download the videos at all. I would recommend you to download one of the above YouTube video downloaders to download the YouTube video securely.

Conclusion

Today, by asking the unnecessary permissions apps are stealing the data and selling to other companies. Always keep your self away from these apps and be safe. Thanks for having a read and let me know if you know an app which is trusted and I will have a look.

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