Watch YouTube Go videos offline FAQs

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

You can’t download audio or MP3 files, but you can download certain music videos by following the steps to download a video.

How do I download videos to watch offline on YouTube Go?

  1. Go to the video you’d like to download.
  2. Tap on the video to get the video preview dialog.
  3. If the content owner has made downloading available, select the video quality you'd like and tap Download to start the downloading process.
Note: YouTube Go will store downloaded videos as .yt files, and these videos will only be playable in YouTube apps.

Learn more about downloading videos.

How do I share videos on YouTube Go?

You can send .yt files to friends and family using your preferred messaging or peer-to-peer sharing apps. The person you're sending to can play these files with the YouTube Go App.