Over the past few months, YouTube became busy conducting a major crackdown on YouTube video-downloading apps, rendering many of the most popular YouTube downloaders virtually paralyzed and useless.
Since the crackdown was launched, apps that used to give users the convenience of having offline access to their favorite YouTube videos with a touch of a button became nothing more than a reminder of the users’ not-so-distant happy past.
Although users of iMusic, Downloader, and MXTube are still able to access the app and watch videos they have already previously downloaded prior to the crackdown, new downloads are no longer allowed.
Despite many attempts by the app developers to find a workaround on the major YouTube problem, none of their ideas seemed to have worked at all.
YouTube has long promised that it will soon be making its videos available offline, but it seems that to this day, it remains exactly just that— nothing more but a promise.
But fret not, YouTube lovers.
There are still many ways to make your favorite YouTube videos available on your gadgets without having to connect to the internet.
Here are some of them.
So far, the app closest to the already-dead YouTube downloaders is iVideo. Developed by Mustafa Pehlivan, this YouTube-downloading tool is the easiest to use as it works very similarly to its now-paralyzed predecessors.
Download it here.
If that doesn’t work, here are two other options that you can try.
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Using this application to download YouTube videos on your iPhone or iPad may be a little more complicated than using other YouTube downloaders, but one helpful YouTuber created a useful tutorial that’ll only take about two minutes of your time. Watch it here.
Download the app here.
PlayerXtreme has been around for quite a while, and though it was mainly intended for users to be able to watch their favorite movies offline, it can also serve as a tool for watching your favorite YouTube videos offline. But first you’ll have to download the YouTube video onto your computer— and this can be accomplished by going to http://en.savefrom.net.
Although this is guaranteed to work, the steps on downloading the videos and then transferring them onto the app is far more complicated than the previous apps we mentioned— and the app doesn’t come without flaws.
But if worse comes to worst, you can always give it a try.
Watch the tutorial here.
Download the app here.