How to Download Movies from YouTube to Watch Offline

By downloading YouTube videos on your computer or mobile phone, you can watch desired movies offline without the internet. If this is what you are looking for, this guide will show you how to download YouTube videos.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Dec 29, 2023

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Can I Download YouTube Movies to Watch Offline?

Of course, you can. There are tons of video downloaders and services that can help your download movies from YouTube for offline playback. And this would be easier if you've paid for a subscription to YouTube Premium because one of the benefits you can take advantage of a Premium account is downloading a movie to watch offline. While if you don't want to subscribe to YouTube Premium, you can use some third-party video downloader programs or services. 

If you don't know which method to use, this guide will explain these three methods. After that, you can choose the method you think would work best for you.

How to Download Movies from YouTube in 3 Ways

By downloading YouTube movies on your computer or phone, you can watch long movies without stable WiFi or a decent mobile data connection. If you're looking for ways to save YouTube videos to watch offline, here are three simple ways.

Method 1. How to Download Movies from YouTube Using YouTube Premium

If you've subscribed to YouTube Premium, you would know that there are many benefits you can take advantage of such a service. These benefits include watching ad-free videos, downloading videos to your computer to watch offline, listening to music for free, playing videos in the background, and more. As you can see, downloading videos to watch offline is also on the list. To embrace this benefit, you just need to pay $11.99 a month (£11.99 in the UK). This is ideal and cost-effective for users who need to download videos frequently.  

While if you don't like subscriptions or only want to download one or two videos at once, you can try other video downloaders or services instead. And here, we mainly explain how to download YouTube videos using YouTube Premium.

Step 1. Open YouTube on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

Step 2. Tap your profile photo in the upper right corner of the YouTube app, and then select "Get YouTube Premium."

Step 3. Next, you can follow the on-screen instructions to finish the subscription process.

Step 4. After that, you can open the video you want to watch offline.

Step 5. Tap the "Download" button, which is a gray circle with a down-arrow inside. 

Step 6. Choose the quality of the video you want and tap "OK."

Step 7. Once it's finished, you can go to your Library to watch that video when you're offline.

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Method 2. How to Download a Movie from YouTube Using a Video Downloader

If you want more advanced download options at the same, even a lower price of the YouTube Premium, you shouldn't miss this all-in-one video downloader - EaseUS Video Downloader. With it, you can grab one or several videos from YouTube at once. Before downloading, you can set the output format of the video to MP4 or MP3 and select the desired resolution for this video. There are many video qualities to choose from, ranging from 4K to 1080P to 720P to 360P. You can specify the options according to your needs.

Once you've finished the download process, you can convert these videos to MP3 if you need to. Or you can transfer these videos to your iPhone or Android device.

To download YouTube videos to your computer:

Step 1. Copy and paste the URL of the YouTube movie you want to download into EaseUS Video Downloader. Click "Search" to move to next step. You can also directly search the movie inside the application, and then click "Search."

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Step 2. Then, your wanted movie will appear with a download button, click "Download" to proceed.

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Step 3. In the configuration window, you can choose the format, quality, output folder, and other parameters for the video. Then click "Download" to start the downloading process.

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Step 4. After the downloading finishes, you can view the downloaded items in the "Downloader" > "Finished." 

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Disclaimer: EaseUS does not advocate saving any copyrighted content from YouTube for illegal use. Before you download videos, you'd better check whether it's legal to download YouTube videos.

Method 3. How to Save YouTube Movies via Online Video Downloader

The final option to save YouTube movies is to use online video downloaders. Such an online video downloader is enough to download one or two short videos. However, if you want to download some long and large movies, this method is not advisable. That is mainly because such websites depend heavily on the internet. So, it may take a lot of time to download many videos if your internet runs slowly or unstably. 

But if you download one or two videos, such a service is enough. If you've decided to use such services, you can try It is easy to use and offers unlimited YouTube downloads. Here are the steps to use it.

Step 1. Copy and paste the YouTube link or enter keywords in the search box.

Step 2. Select the output format as MP4 or MP3 and click the "Download" button.

Step 3. Wait a few seconds for the conversion to complete and download the file. 

Download videos with YT5s

The Final Words

As you can see, there are three methods for you to save YouTube videos for offline viewing. You can choose any one of these methods to save YouTube videos, depending on your specific needs. If you have any questions or good suggestions about our guide, you can share them with us. 

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