From the earlier post, we have known about that the NewPipe app have amazing features to download the videos to your device directly from YouTube so that you can watch the downloaded content in your device anytime and anywhere even without internet connection. Unlike downloading videos in official YouTube app, where the video will be unavailable if your device dont have internet connection for 28 days, In NewPipe app you don’t need internet connection once downloaded as the video will be saved in your device storage. In this article, we will talk about how to download the videos or audio using the NewPipe app.

The official YouTube app requires the heavy processing requirement, device storage and high internet data consumption in background. Although there is lite version of the official YouTube app dedicated for device having low processing power and RAM, it disappoints users in many aspects.

So, let’s talk about Downloading Videos and Audios from YouTube now.

Why do you need to Download Youtube Video and Audio?

Before we talk about how to download videos and audios from YouTube, let’s discuss why you should download.

YouTube is the most popular video streaming platform for almost all region of the world. Every minute users upload 100 hours of video to YouTube and almost 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube every single day globally. People of all age group watch videos of different category as per their preference on YouTube. YouTube uses 37% of all downstream mobile internet traffic worldwide. Since playing videos on YouTube requires internet connection, Many users wish if they could simply watch the video without an internet connection.

People watched some of their favorite videos whether music, movies, tutorial, etc, repeatedly which results in higher internet data consumption and increasing internet data bills. So if you download the video once in your device, you can watch the videos even without internet connection anywhere and anytime in your device. The videos downloaded in device storage can also be shared and copied to other devices.

After the completion of the video download in your device using NewPipe, you can re-watch the videos anytime without an internet connection which will reduce the internet bill.

Download Youtube Videos / Audios From NewPipe

Enabling users to download Audio and video content from YouTube is one of the major attraction of NewPipe app. Let’s talk about how to do it in step by step tutorials.

Download Videos

With the NewPipe app, users can download the video content as well as only audio from YouTube. Let’s first talk about how to download video content.

You can download videos and also choose the quality of the video to download in your device. The downloaded video will be stored in your device memory after completion and you can play that video using any video player from your device like Video player, MX player, VLC player, etc.

  1. To download the videos, Open the NewPipe app.
    Click here if you haven’t Downloaded the NewPipe app if you also have confusion downloading the app, check out the earlier tutorial on How to Download and Install NewPipe?
  2. Search for the videos you want to download on YouTube from the search bar. NewPipe app will show you the list of videos as per your search term.
  3. Tap on the video you want to download from the list.
  4. Tap on the download. Choose the video quality by tapping on MPEG-4 (3GP). Regarding the threads, 4 is better for most of the mobile devices.
  5. You may also rename the video file as per your preference.
  6. Tap OK. The download will begin in your device shortly. You may see the download status by tapping download notification in the notification bar or in the download list of NewPipe app.

Using the NewPipe app you can download any videos uploaded on YouTube. Since most of the videos on YouTube are entitled to copyright, take additional precaution for copyright infringement. It is strongly discouraged to share video content entitled to copyright with the respective copyright owners.

Downloading Youtube Audio

Although all the content of YouTube are video content, some content like music tracks, speech, etc we prefer only audio content. Downloading only audio content without video will help in data saving and free up device storage. Here is how to download Audio using NewPipe app.

Downloading audio content is similar to downloading videos. First, you have to search for the video with your preferred audio content. Choose the file with audio content from the list then tap Download.

In the pop-up box of Download, tap on Audio.
You may also choose the quality of the audio before downloading it.
You may rename the file by tapping on the file name then Tap OK
The download will begin shortly.
you can see the download progress in Download list just like Video.

NOTE: The defualt video download path is /storage/emulated/0/movies/NewPipe
The default audio download path or folder is

You can change the default download path from the setting.

How to Change the Download Path on Newpipe?

As I said earlier, the video and audio content downloaded from NewPipe app are stored in your device storage. By default the download video path is /storage/emulated/0/movies/NewPipe and the audio path is /storage/emulated/0/music/NewPipe

  1. Tap on 3 dot button in top right corner then in drop down menu Tap on Settings.
  2. Tap on Download.
  3. Tap on Video download path and choose the path as per your preference then tap OK.
  4. Tap on Audio download folder and choost the destination folder to save the audio files as per your preference then Tap OK.

We will talk further about NewPipe app in next article regarding themes, trending and other features. If you have any more recommendation leave it in a comment section below.


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