YouTube Premium: How to watch YouTube offline

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YouTube Premium allows you to watch YouTube offline, whenever you like (Image credit: Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels)

Want to know how to save YouTube videos? This may surprise you, but right now there are four legitimate ways to do so, allowing you to watch YouTube offline whenever you don't have a web connection.

Right now, the best way to save YouTube videos is by taking out a three-month free trial of YouTube Premium which, along with many other benefits, allows you to download YouTube videos to your phone or tablet. However, there are also three other ways you can save YouTube videos for specific purposes, and we'll give you the details of all of them below, too.

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.