YouTube has evolved a lot from its humble origins back in 2005. The popular platform hosts a variety of content: music, videos, tutorials, documentaries, and much more. While access to YouTube is free, you cannot download videos for offline viewing if you don’t live in one of the regions where the option is available. But worry not. If you want to play your favorite cat videos (are they still a thing?) even when you don’t have access to an active internet connection, TubeMate has you covered.
What is TubeMate?
TubeMate is a popular Android app that allows you to watch and download videos from a variety of popular platforms like YouTube, Facebook and other well-known platforms.
How to install the app on your smartphone
You can find the app on its official website. In order to install the app you will have to download an APK file on your device. It this is the first app installed from a third party source, you will have to go to Settings/Security/ and tap to Unknown Sources option. Confirm the change and go to your download folder. Tap and confirm the installation. After it finishes you are good to go.
How to install the app on your PC
While the app was designed or smartphones you can use an Android emulator in order to get it up and running on your PC or laptop.
Start by downloading an Android emulator. There are several choices available, depending on how tech-savvy you are, but Bluestacks is more than sufficient for our purpose. Go to the Bluestacks official website and download the program. After the download finishes, run and install the program on your device. Run the program and download& install the APK, and it should work just fine.
- Watch videos from several platforms on the same app
- You can select the video quality according to your preference and even directly convert videos to mp3.
- Pause or resume downloads
Carrie Ryley was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale. As a journalist Carmen has contributed to NPR News Blog, Outdoor Magazine and many other publications. In regards to academics, Carrie earned a degree in business degree from A&N and earned her master’s degree at University of Florida. Carrie covers local news and culture stories here at Miami Morning Star.