Although Google does not allow the downloading of videos off YouTube due to obvious reasons, it never managed to completely block the downloads as the video files are still required to be sent to the browser for the playback. Talking of Windows Phone, there are a number of apps available in the store that can download YouTube videos, but they store the video files in their own folders and don’t make them accessible directly. So this post is for those who want to download Videos to the SD card and get direct access to them.
Method 1 – Download using UC Browser’s Watch Offline Feature
This is by far the easiest and quickest method to download videos from YouTube to the SD Card in your Windows Phone. The drawback here is that there are limited download options. Users can only download videos in standard quality of 360p
- Install UC Browser which is available in the Windows Phone Store. Link here
- Open YouTube.com and then open the video that you want to download.
- On the video page, a download icon will appear in the lower left corner of UC Browser.
- Tap on the download icon, make sure Save to SD Card is checked and then tap on Watch Offline.
- The Video will start downloading and the download progress can be checked in the Downloads page.
- Once the download finishes, you can find the MP4 video in /UC Download folder in your Memory Card.
Method 2 – Download Videos using Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer is the default browser and Windows Phone 8.1 update gave it the ability to save or download files. So we can also use IE to download videos off YouTube with a little workaround. Benefit of choosing this method over the previous is that we get the choice of downloading Videos in a resolution of our choice.
- Open YouTube.com in Internet Explorer and open the video that you want to download.
- Tap on the URL/Address bar and copy the URL of YouTube page.
- Open ssyoutube.com and paste the YouTube URL into the big box here. Tap the Enter/Go key.
- Wait for a while as the service progresses and you will then see download links at the right side of video preview and information.
- Tap on the resolution in which you want to download the video.
- Choose save when Internet Explore asks you to whether download or save.
- That’s it. Wait for the download to complete and you can find the video in the /Videos folder in your Memory Card or the Phone Memory.
My nokia lumia 625 phone donot conform the two ways
Please i want to dounload apps and vedios to my phone
Lost download icon (download button) how I get it???
Please help me how to download apps on Nokia Lumia 1320
Thank you for your knowledge now I can download things saved to SD card with windows phone 520 I really appreciate that
Thank you for these instructions, really helpful!! I always use acethinker video downloader to save youtube videos, free and simple to use, share it here as an alternative.
Help me on thy installatikn of idm in windows 10 lumia 730…thank u
Buddy, IDM is not available for mobile devices.
i use the second direction.it used to work . but recently,i do recieve a pop-up advert immediately i click to download and that has been depriving me from downloading on youtube. pls help!
You are great that was very helpful, thank you very much.
i was using windows phone since 2 years , now i have got the solution how to download videos from youtube.
thank u so much for the information….
it is very helpfull
Fantastic tricks you shared thank you very much
this info is very worth it …. Thanks
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How to add YouTube videos to office in windows 10 phone?
I try to download the videos from 2nd way but it says ” you need SaveFrom net software to download ….. Help yar..
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Thanks for this great tip!! It works! Finally, I can download and share!
great it works finally, thanks
great…. it is very use full ….. cheers
I use this same technique in windows 10 , but they r not saving up in Movies n TV ,,,,pls help
I have updated UC browser , videos also downloads but thing is these videos are not searchable from file manager in either the Memory card or in phone. It acquires the space but can’t able to find the place where it is situated/placed.
I use SDCard Tube Downloader and ít works fine on Lumia 625.
i want to download video other than youtube video….how to download video from other site in wp 8.1….help me guys”
Hie guys now it works…..can download videos in uc Brower…..
Hi guys…. Actually I used to download YouTube videos in my Lumia 535 by UC brower . Unfortunately now UC browser is not providing to download Videos
Kyaa baat hai uc agar download nahi hota to uninstall kar lo aur tab fir se installed kar ke try karo uc browser se download hoga . Aur agar nahi to fir is site k second option ko try karo
Kindly please guide me briefly i have updated my Lumia 535 on 26-06-2015 and installed uc browser from app store. but download option is showing in youtube dailymotion and also other sites kindly guide me please.
I took updates for uc browser for my windows lumia mobile .Now blue icon for download is appearing and i can easily download you tube videos.
Second option is very good…. and thanks for the blog…. now i can download my favorite videos from youtube….
i am not getting the icon to my left of the browser. there is any neccesary to do any changes in the settings.can u please help me? ….
It seems to be removed from UC Browser as of now. Try the URL way to download videos.
i too cant get the icon
Same problem with my lumia535 the download icon disappeared.if someone know the solutn plz help
Probably YouTube has sent a legal notice to UC 😛
Hii now u can download YouTube videos in uc Brower…. Enjoy.
It’s good that the functionality is back. Enjoy 🙂
I used to download youtube videos successfully on my nokia lumia 520 wp8.1 via UC browser, but since 2 weeks the blue downloading icon doesn’t appear. It seems youtube has broken support for UC browser. Thanks for second tip
Option not coming
Same problem in my Lumia 630,download icon is not coming…plzz can anyone help me
My videos were easily downloaded via UC browser. But from few days the downloading icon just disappeared. It is not being shown , I even reinstalled UC browser,still cant download, can anyone help?
Same here not able download YouTube videos from uc browser with lumia730
Its not working on my Nokia 920 windows phone
Both the methods? Did you face any error?
It used to work in my 520, but I think google block youtube in UC Browser. If I change the browser mode to mobile, I can browse youtube, but still not able to download it as usual.
Btw, I lived in Indonesia, using XL GSM provider.
and, I already try to browse using stock IE in my 520 (Lumia Cyan) still not able to browse.
for the last one, I tethering my GSM connection to my android tablet, and voila, I can browse the youtube in my android, but still not in my windows phone. 😀
Plzz tell me if youtube is block in my country And I use 2nd Method of downloading It is not Working not showing on ssyoutube.com when I try to Unblock youtube plzz Tell me solution And 1sr Method is Uc browser but it not showing download button plzz Give me proper Answer
Nice Very nice thanks a lot sir thank u very much………..
You’re welcome 🙂
Uc browser working. But resolution is very low. How to solve this. Tell me plz.
Use the other method then 🙂 Using ssyoutube. You can also use it with UC Browser 🙂
Thanks a lot for this tip, worked charms!
How to download directly in YouTube without other apps
You cannot do that. It is against YouTube policy to download videos.
Dude why you replying to my message from 2 years ago?
Very nice tutorial, thanks.
Thank you for the tip, Second one is new one 😛