• Launch the Youtube app on your device from either the home screen or from the app drawer. This will open Youtube home.
  • Type in the keywords associated with your video in the “Search” field and then tap on the “Search
  • From the search results, find the video that you’d wish to save for offline viewing.
  • After that, tap on the “Download” button located at the bottom of your video title. The button is found between the “Share” and the “Save” buttons. If you can’t find the “Download” button below the video title, tap on the three stacked dots on the right side of the video title, and then tap on the “Download
  • Choose your preferred video quality from the options and then hit on the “Ok” button. With that done, a blue checkmark will appear on the “Download” button to show that the video is saved to the gallery for offline watching. This is the best method of how to save Youtube videos to the gallery without any app and watch later.

If you’d wish to save a Youtube video playlist for offline use, the following steps come in handy.

  1. How to save Youtube videos playlist for offline use

  • Head to Youtube using your Youtube app.
  • Search for the playlist that you’d wish to save to your device for offline watching.
  • Tap on the “Download” button below the title or from the three dots menu located on the right of the title.  The button is positioned between the “Share” and the “Save
  • Tap on the video quality that you’d prefer.
  • Tap on the “Ok.” By doing that, a pop-up will appear reading, “Downloading a playlist can take a lot of time and data.” However, the time taken will depend on the content of your playlist.

After choosing your video quality for the first download, the quality will remain the default video download quality until you change it. To change the video download quality setting, proceed with the following steps.

From your mobile drawer or tablet home screen, tap on the Youtube app to launch it.

Tap on the avatar on the upper left corner and then tap on the “Settings” app.

After that, tap on the “Background & downloads

Tap on the “Download quality

Finally, tap on the “Ask each time

Note: The above works well on Android smartphones as well as on the iPhone. However, a third-party app would work better for iOS devices. If you’d like to save Youtube videos offline, download and install a third-party app such as “Readdle’s Documents 5 for iOS” to download the video to your iPhone’s camera roll.

  1. Save Youtube Videos Offline on PC

  • Using your browser, navigate to www.youtube.com.
  • When the Youtube homepage opens, type the title or the keywords associated with your video in the search bar and hit on the “Enter” key. Alternatively, you can click on the “Search” option on your screen.
  • From the search results, tap on your video and wait for it to load and open.
  • When the video open, pause it and then navigate to the URL bar at the top of the screen.
  • Click on the URL bar and then add “SS” before “youtube” so that it appears as www.ssyoutube.com.
  • Having done that, click on the “Search” icon. Alternatively, you can click at the end of the URL address and hit the “Enter” key on the keyboard.
  • Choose your quality and tap on the green download. By doing that, your video will be downloaded to your “Downloads” folder. And that’s it.
  1. Save Youtube Videos on Smart TV

Power on your Smart TV.

Navigate to Youtube and find the videos that you’d wish to save for offline watching.

After that, find the “Click and hold for more options” option below your videos.

With the option available, click on it and hold just the option instructions are.

Having done that, a menu will appear on the left side of the screen. After that, use the menu to save your video either to a playlist or to the “watch later” list that you’re looking for. With that done, your Youtube videos will be accessible for offline watching. Now you have unlimited opportunities to watch the video.

Note: This procedure was tested and verified on Samsung Android Smart TV. And it should work or other smart TVs too. If it doesn’t work out on your TV, you will wait for a while for Youtube to roll out more fancy features.

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