A while ago YouTube was still looking for websites and extensions that would allow you to download its videos – a feature the platform doesn’t allow except for videos that you have uploaded to the site yourself.
However, that could change very quickly. YouTube is currently organizing a test so that its users can download the videos they want to their computer. The idea is that you can watch YouTube videos even when you are not connected to the internet.
YouTube is finally testing video downloading, but on a limited basis
This can be especially useful in places like an airplane, for example, where even with an internet connection there is usually not enough speed to stream YouTube videos. For now, however, it’s just a test and there is a strong eligibility requirement.
It is in fact mandatory to be a YouTube Premium subscriber, a subscription of € 11.99 per month that removes ads. YouTube Premium also provides access to YouTube Originals content and the YouTube Music Premium music streaming platform.
The test will take place for a limited time – until October 19, 2021. To find out whether you are eligible and participate in the test program, simply go to Experimental Features Page from YouTube. Then just go downstairs “Download videos from your browser” then click on the blue button Try.
Once you’ve taken the test, you can return to YouTube using any of the supported browsers, namely Chrome, Edge, or Opera. The videos are not downloaded in the traditional way, but kept in the cache via files and loaded with DRM.
To download a video, all you have to do is find the video you want and then click the button. Download or, if necessary, open the context menu with three dots and then click on the button Download. A new Downloads menu in the left bar gives you access to all downloaded content.
These videos will remain available in this location for an indefinite period of time as long as your device connects to the Internet at least every 30 days. in the menu Download settings You can choose between four qualities (Full HD, 720p, 480p and 144p) and have a button for Delete all downloads if.
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