YouTube is testing an official method to obtain movies in your desktop net browser (via Android Police). If you wish to see in case you’re eligible for the take a look at, which runs by way of October nineteenth, check out YouTube’s experimental features page, which lists assessments obtainable for Premium subscribers. I used to be capable of choose in to the take a look at, however a colleague of mine wasn’t, which appears to point that not everybody is ready to strive the characteristic simply but.
In the event you’re opted-in and on a supported browser (“the latest versions of Chrome, Edge, or Opera,” in line with Google), while you’re watching a video, you must see an choice to obtain the video underneath the participant. Whenever you click on it, YouTube will obtain the video, which you’ll be able to then watch from the Downloads part that’s accessible from the hamburger menu on the left aspect of the display. I can’t discover a method to obtain movies and watch them exterior of my browser — this appears to be extra of a method to watch YouTube movies offline.
Be warned that the characteristic is likely to be a bit buggy. Shortly after I first opted in, movies didn’t obtain; their progress would hold at zero %. However once I tried once more a couple of minutes later, the characteristic labored as anticipated.