Download purchased movies & TV shows

YouTube movie & TV show purchases can now be viewed offline using the YouTube iOS app. Once you buy or rent the content you’re interested in, it can be downloaded on an iOS device and watched at any time. Your device won’t have to be connected to the internet to watch your content.

To download your purchase, you’ll need to be signed in to your YouTube app using the same Google Account used to make the purchase.

You don’t need to be a YouTube Premium subscriber to download a purchased movie or TV show episode. This feature is available to all users on supported iPhone and iPad devices running iOS 11 or higher.

How to download movies & TV shows episodes

You can download purchased movies and TV show episodes on up to five devices. Rented movies and TV show episodes can only be downloaded on one device at a time.

To download a rented video on another device, you have to remove it from the first device and then download it again to the desired device.

To download a rental or purchase for offline viewing on an iOS device:

  1. Purchase or rent the movie or TV show episodes you want on a computer or mobile device, or on a smart TV.
  2. Sign in to the iOS YouTube app using the same account you used for renting or purchasing the content.
  3. Tap on the Library  tab.
  4. Tap on Your Movies & Shows. You should see the movies and TV show episodes that you’ve purchased or rented.
  5. Tap the movie or TV episode you’d like to download for offline viewing.
  6. Tap Download .
  7. Select a video quality. Different video qualities will be available depending on your purchased quality and the quality supported by the device you are using to download. UHD is not available for download.
  8. Some titles have multiple languages available for the audio track. Select the preferred audio track for the movie or TV show episode. Note: All subtitles available for the specific movie or TV show episode will be available for offline viewing.
  9. The ”'Downloaded” icon Offline disabled will appear below the video player when the download is complete.

If you wish to download several episodes of a show, repeat the steps for each episode.

On certain mobile devices, videos and playlists can be downloaded only when connected to a Wi-Fi network. To download videos over a mobile network:

  1. Tap on your profile picture.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Turn off Download over Wi-Fi only under "Background & Downloads".

How to access downloaded movies & TV shows episodes

You can access your downloaded movies and TV show episodes in the YouTube app by tapping the Library  tab and then Downloads .
For rentals: Your movie or TV show episodes will be available during the rental period. After you rent a movie or TV show episode, you have 30 days to start viewing it. Once you've started the movie, you can watch it as many times as you like until your rental period ends. Rental periods are usually 48 hours, but the final page of checkout for a rental will note the length of your rental period. See our Usage Rules for more info.

How to remove movies & TV shows episodes from downloads

To remove a movie or TV show episode from your downloads:
  1. In the iOS YouTube app, tap on the Library  tab.
  2. Tap Downloads .
  3. Find the downloaded movie or TV episode that you’d like to remove.
  4. Tap Menu  next to the movie or TV show episode.
  5. Tap Delete from downloads.
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