How to download YouTube video directly from URL on Android, iOS and Windows

How to download YouTube video directly from URL on Android, iOS and Windows
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Learn how to download YouTube video directly from URL on Android, iOS and Windows. Usually, you’ll use 3rd party apps like TubeMate, YouTube Video Downloader, Files, Document 5, Internet Download Manager and etc.

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In this post, you’ll learn how to download YouTube video directly form the video URL without using any third party app and specifically using “ss” and “to” tricks. This tutorial will work on any internet browser.

Disclaimer: This post is for educational purpose only. I do not encourage and will not be held responsible should you download any copyright material from YouTube. Please support the video owner, stream from the source.

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How to download YouTube video directly from URL with “ss” trick

  1. Boot up your Android phone and open any internet browser.
  2. In the browser, navigate to YouTube website or click this link.
  3. Go to the video you wanted to download. Click on the video link in the address bar:
  4. Add ss just before the youtube.com/… and click Go. For example:
    • From: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
    • To: https://m.ssyoutube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
  5. The browser will direct you to https://en.savefrom.net/ website. You will find the download button with the drop-down arrow button. Click on the drop-down arrow to select the video quality.
  6. Click on the video quality and it will take you to the next page. You can rename the file or proceed to download. Click Done to continue downloading the file.
  7. In the pop-up message, click Allow and the download will start. You can click on the Download icon to see the download progress.
  8. Wait for the download to complete.
  9. Once download completed, click on the video and you will be directed to the Downloads folder.

How to download YouTube video directly from URL with “to” trick

  1. Boot up your Android phone and open any internet browser.
  2. In the browser, navigate to YouTube website or click this link.
  3. Go to the video you wanted to download. Click on the video link in the address bar:
  4. Add to just after the https://m.youtube and click Go. For example:
    • From: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
    • To: https://m.youtubeto.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
  5. The browser will direct you to https://www.youtubeto.com/hu website. You will find the download button with the drop-down arrow button. Click on the drop-down arrow to select the video quality.
  6. Click on the video quality and it will take you to the next page. You can rename the file or proceed to download. Click Done to continue downloading the file.
  7. In the pop-up message, click Allow and the download will start. You can click on the Download icon to see the download progress.
  8. Wait for the download to complete.
  9. Once download completed, click on the video and you will be directed to the Downloads folder.

If you need help on anything else, let me know in the comment below.

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