The can’t download videos on YouTube using the Android app is usually caused by an issue with your Premium account. Make sure you are using a premium account and you are logged in to this account. You may have to log out and log in to your account to fix this.
YouTube is a popular video streaming platform that’s free to use. Subscribers can easily upload their created videos or watch videos uploaded by other users. This service was first launched in 2005 and was bought by Google the following year. Today, more than 30 million people access YouTube on a daily basis.
Downloading videos is not available on YouTube Android app
One of the advantages of getting a Youtube Premium subscription is that you can download videos to watch offline when you are not connected to the internet. Sometimes though you will be unable to download the video. Here’s how to fix this.
Things to do first:
- Restart the phone.
- Make sure your phone is running on the latest software version.
- Make sure your phone has the latest version of YouTube installed.
- Make sure data usage is turned on for YouTube.
Method 1: Make sure to sign in to the Google account associated with your YouTube Premium membership
Since downloading videos only works when you are using a premium account then you will need to make sure that you are logged in to the correct account.
Time needed: 3 minutes.
Check YouTube Premium membership
- Open the YouTube app.
You can do this by swiping up from the home screen then tapping on the app icon.
- Tap your profile picture.
This can be found at the upper right side of the app.
- Check if you see the Get YouTube Premium link.
If present then this means that the account you are using does not have premium access.
If you see the Get YouTube Premium link then this means that the account you are using does not have premium access. You will need to use the Google account linked to your YouTube Premium membership to fix this issue.
Method 2: Make sure your YouTube Premium membership has not expired to fix can’t download videos problem
One reason why you are unable to download videos even if you have a premium subscription is if your subscription has already expired. You can check if this is what’s causing the problem by following these steps.
- Open the YouTube app.
- Tap your profile picture located on the upper right side of the app.
- Tap on Purchases and memberships.
- Tap on Inactive Memberships.
If you see Premium on this list then you will need to renew your membership in order to fix this problem.
After performing the steps listed above you will successfully fix the can’t download videos on YouTube using the Android app issue.
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