TubeMate YouTube Downloader

The “TubeMate YouTube Downloader” is the most popular Android YouTube Downloader. Our recommendation is if you want to get the app, download the TubeMate YouTube Downloader in version 3.

Last changes

TubeMate YouTube Downloader — Android App was last updated on 04.27.2020 and is available for download here in version 3.3.

What the editorial team says:

The “TubeMate YouTube Downloader” lets you download YouTube videos via any Android device.

As soon as you have found your desired video on YouTube, one click is enough to save the video on the SD card with a quality level (resolution) of your choice. If you only want the audio track — for example, from a music video — you can get only that: “TubeMate YouTube Downloader” allows you to download only audio. 

With version 3.3, came a FaceBook update. Now, you can also get videos from FaceBook in different quality. The audio-only option is also available for this platform.

YouTube Downloader for Android: Is it legal?

YouTube downloaders are widely used on the PC, and there are quite a few tools out there. But it’s an entirely different story if we take a look at App Store for Android. There are almost none of such apps there. The reason is that Google regularly removes apps developed precisely for this purpose to protect its video platform.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a YouTube Downloader on an Android phone. Many developers of such applications offer their apps for download as APK files on their dedicated websites. One of the most popular YouTube downloaders for Android is the “TubeMate YouTube Downloader” provided here.

If you wonder whether it is legal to download videos, especially music ones from YouTube, you can find plenty of videos on the very Youtube explaining the matter. For that, type something like “downloading Youtube videos legal” in the Youtube search bar. The short answer is that it is possible to download videos from this platform legally.

What’s TubeMate?

TubeMate is a top-rated YouTube downloader for Android, which is also available for Windows. Due to Google restrictions, TubeMate for Android is not available in the Google Play Store, but only as APK. 

Is it illegal to download videos from YouTube?

No! At least as long as the copies are used for private use. The reason why YouTube downloaders like TubeMate are not found in the Play Store or as a Chrome add-on is Google. Google wants to protect its video platform, so such apps are regularly removed from Play Store.

Is the music on YouTube free?

YouTube can be used free of charge. But with “YouTube Music Premium,” Google also offers a paid version of YouTube, with which you can listen to music without annoying advertising, offline, and in the background.

How do I save downloads on the SD card?

  1. Click “Settings” in TubeMate.
  2. Scroll down until you reach “Memory.”
  3. Select “Folder for music files” or “Folder for video files.” Set the desired location and confirm by pressing “OK.”


Despite its somewhat old-fashioned design, this Downloader app is easy to use and supports numerous file formats.


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