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TubeMate is a video downloader app that lets you save local copies of videos from your favorite video sharing websites. Version three has a simple, redesigned interface and added excellent video playback features. In addition to having an impressive feature list, this utility is straightforward to use, especially when compared with some of its competitors. The program is not authorized by Youtube/Google and is not available on the Google Play Store.
Feature-rich Video Downloader
TubeMate is a video installer, allowing you to easily download videos from Youtube, and other video content sites to your Android device. This enables you to watch movies in locations with no internet connectivity, or add content to your device while avoiding Youtube Red’s paywall.
Youtube is owned by Google, who are understandably not keen on people downloading copyrighted material. As a consequence, the utility is only available as a third-party app. This application readily available from the TubeMate.net website, as well as other sources on the internet.
TubeMate 3 is relatively simple to use. Version 3 has a slick new UI, Thoughtful use of swipe left, and right keeps your screen uncluttered, with history and bookmarks easily accessible.
You access the video you wish to download using the in-app browser. The browser displays an icon which allows you to begin downloading it. You are then able with resolution and video quality options, along with your chosen file format.
As long as you aren’t trying to get HD videos on your phone, it only takes a couple of seconds for content to be installed on your device. It is also possible to download multiple videos concurrently. If you lose internet connection, the app will resume any active downloads, rather than starting them again.
TubeMate can detect if you are attempting to download copyrighted material, i.e., official music videos, and will prevent you from downloading files of this type.
Once you have downloaded some content, TubeMate gives you some options for playback. It contains a built-in media player so you can watch your videos from within the app. The media player only has basic controls but works well in most cases.
You can also cast your video playback to an external device, such as your TV or games console. Casting is an unusual feature to be included in this app, due to the fact that this piece of software is a free download.
Plenty of Useful Features
It is little wonder that TubeMate is one of the most popular video downloaders for Android. It has an impressive feature set, and user-friendly interface, which was redesigned. However, it is no longer possible to download copyrighted music from Youtube, which will be a disappointment to some, but, understandably, the developers have taken this stance. Considering that this piece of software is available for free, has multiple download options and features like in-app playback and screen-casting, it is still well worth installing.