There are so many choices on the Internet for streaming videos, but it can get overwhelming. YouTube probably has the largest overall selection, but you have to search and search. When you find the videos you really like, it would be fantastic if you could just download them and save them on your computer.
Sure, you can usually find a way to download those YouTube videos on your Macbook, but what if you’re on your phone and want to transfer videos from Android to Mac? Let’s look at how to download videos on your phone for Android devices.
There are actually plenty of options to download videos on your phone. The official apps sometimes allow you this convenience, which is obviously the easiest way to do it. YouTube and a few other video sites allow you to do this but figuring out how can be a challenge. Let’s look at how to save YouTube videos to your phone.
The problem with downloading YouTube videos to your phone is you might still only be able to watch it in the YouTube app. Also, the app has to check every 48 hours whether that video is still available for offline viewing. To get around that and also download videos from other sites on your phone, you need a special app.
One of these is great for Tumblr. It’s called Tumbloader, and it makes it possible to download videos straight from the Tumblr app on Android. Here’s how to do it.
A better option might be Video Downloader. It automatically detects videos, as long as you use the app’s built-in browser. The great part is that it should work with any website, and it will download in the background.
Using Video Downloader to download videos on your phone is super easy.
You can also save videos to your Android phone using your mobile browser. Some sites will let you download directly from the page. Internet Archive (https://archive.org/details/feature_films), for example, has lots of older feature films you can download straight to your phone. There are even some newer indie films on the page.
For other sites, you’d need an online downloader app. One of the best apps for saving videos to your phone is Keepvid (https://keepv.id/31/). It works with YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr, Twitch, and dozens of others.
Keepvid will download the video and save it in a file you can play from just about anywhere. It’s also really easy to use.
This is probably the easiest way to download videos on your phone. Just use your Mac to find and download them, then copy the videos over to your phone. This method will work great whether you’re getting the videos straight from the official site or using a video download manager.
Once you’ve got your favorite movies on your Mac, how do you download videos on your phone? You need to connect Android to Mac, and the best way to do this is using MacDroid.
Choose ADB mode, then follow all steps to give your Mac access to your Android phone or tablet.
In the pop-up window on your Android device, choose File transfer.
Click the Mount button to open up your phone and transfer videos.
Now you know how to save YouTube videos on your phone. You’ve also seen what you need to do if you’re looking for how to download other videos on your phone. Even better, you can see how MacDroid is your best friend when it comes to getting your Mac and your Android device to work together.
MacDroid lets you copy videos to your phone, but it also does much more. You can easily transfer your photos, videos, and other folders with the help of MacDroid. You can even use your Mac to edit files directly on your phone, without having to copy them to the Mac first.