Use Smart Downloads with YouTube Premium

With Smart downloads, recommended videos are automatically added to your library to watch offline. Watch videos on-the-go and discover new content without the hassle of searching. Downloads will stop if you disconnect from Wi-Fi, or if your device’s storage is low.

Turn on Smart Downloads

From your signed-in YouTube Premium account,
  1. Open the YouTube App.
  2. Go to your Library.
  3. Click Downloads "".
  4. From the Menu , select Settings.
  5. Toggle Smart Downloads to on "".
Note: Your device must be connected to the internet to begin downloading videos.

Turn off Smart Downloads

From your signed-in YouTube Premium account,
  1. Open the YouTube App.
  2. Go to your Library.
  3. Click Downloads "".
  4. From the Menu , select Settings.
  5. Toggle Smart Downloads to off "".

Find and watch Smart Downloads

From your signed-in YouTube Premium account,
  1. Open the YouTube App.
  2. Go to your Library.
  3. Click Downloads "" and then Smart Downloads.
You’ll see a list of recommended videos selected & downloaded for you based on your watch history.

Remove a video from your Smart Downloads

Remove recommended downloads in two ways:
  1. Under the video player, tap Downloaded "" next to the video you'd like to remove.
  2. Click Delete.
Or
  1. Go to your Library and then Downloads "".
  2. Tap the Menu  next to the video you'd like to remove.
  3. Select Delete from downloads.
New videos will be downloaded every 7 days and the previously downloaded videos will be replaced.

Change Smart Downloads quality/resolution

From your signed-in YouTube Premium account,
  1. Open the YouTube App.
  2. Go to your Library.
  3. Click Downloads "".
  4. From the Menu , select Settings.
  5. Click Download quality.
  6. Select your preferred download quality setting from the options listed.

Adjust your storage settings

From your signed-in YouTube Premium account,

  1. Open the YouTube App and go to your Settings.
  2. Tap Background & downloads and then Smart downloads.
  3. Go to Storage use and then Custom.
  4. Use the slider to select the amount of storage you’d like your device to use for Smart downloads.
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