Saturday, 17 January 2015

How to use youtube-dl on android

There are hundreds of apps on Google Play which claim to download youtube videos. However most of them are either fake or not functional. Youtube recently added a feature using which it is possible to download youtube videos. But it stores it only for two days.
We all know that youtube-dl provides us a 100% effective way to download videos from youtube. In this post I will show you how to do this:


Install python. See this Installing python on Android.


Download and transfer youtube-dl to your phone (you can do this directly on your phone if you don't have adb)

Then open terminal on your android device and do this:

Now you can easily download youtube videos using youtube-dl from terminal!!


  1. Dear Suresh,
    following your nice guide with a tablet (Android 4.4) I get stuck here:

    # mount /system in write mode
    mount -o remount,rw /system /system
    mount: operation not permitted

    Do you have any hint for me?