YouTube videos offline FAQs

In select areas, you can download certain videos from the YouTube mobile app to play offline. Learn more about how to download videos to watch offline.

The features described in this article are available in the locations listed here. If YouTube Premium is available in your location, you can download videos to your computer or mobile device by becoming a YouTube Premium member. If you're a YouTube Premium member, learn how to manage your download settings.

Where is video downloading available?

Watch videos offline on mobile in select countries/regions.

YouTube may not be available in all locations and therefore may not operate in these territories. We're working to launch more territories and bring a localized version of YouTube to more countries/regions.

How do I download audio, music, or MP3 files from the YouTube app?

You can download a music video file, if available, by following the steps to download a video.

It's not possible to download audio, music, or MP3 files from the YouTube app.

How do I download videos from YouTube to my computer?

You can download videos that you’ve already uploaded.

If you haven’t uploaded the video yourself, you can save it to a computer. If you are a Premium member, you can download videos by following the steps for watching videos offline.

Why aren't my downloaded YouTube videos in my gallery?

The videos are stored encrypted on the device and can only be watched in the YouTube app.

How do I share videos on YouTube?

  1. Tap Share below the video.
  2. Select the relevant sharing option.

Do videos download automatically?

If you’ve downloaded a whole playlist, videos may download automatically. However, if you download videos individually, you shouldn’t see automatically downloaded content.

It also depends on when you last interacted with the playlist. If you’ve watched a video from a playlist in the last 30 days and a new video is added to that playlist, the new video will download automatically. If you’ve downloaded that playlist in the last 30 days, the video may also download automatically.

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