Save videos and playlists to watch offline when you aren’t connected to the internet. Save offline is available on YouTube and YouTube Gaming mobile apps.
Save videos offline
Start watching a video on the YouTube or YouTube Gaming mobile app.
Tap add to offline below the video player (under the DETAILS tab in the YouTube Gaming app)
Select the video quality.
The available offline icon will appear below the video player when successfully saved.
To remove a saved video, tap available offline and select Remove.
Make sure you are signed in with the same YouTube account that you used to activate your YouTube Red membership.
Change offline saving settings
By default, videos and playlists can be saved offline only when connected to a Wi-Fi network. To save videos offline over a mobile network, go to Settings and turn off Save over Wi-Fi only under "Background & Offline".
Set offline video quality
To change the default quality for saving videos, go to Settings and select Quality under"Background & Offline". Higher quality videos may take longer to save offline and may use more storage space on your device.
If less than 5% of storage space is available on your device, you won't be able to add additional videos to offline. To free up additional space, try removing a saved video or playlist.
You must be signed into your YouTube Red account to save videos to watch offline.
Some actions, like commenting and liking, are not available while viewing videos offline.
Videos will remain offline for up to 30 days.
Some content may not be available offline when you reconnect to the Internet due to content restrictions from video creators.
If your device loses connectivity while saving a video or playlist offline, it will automatically resume when you reconnect to a mobile or Wi-Fi network.
Background playPlay videos while using other apps or when your screen is off. Background play is available on YouTube and YouTube Gaming mobile apps.
Customize or disable background play
By default, background play is enabled on YouTube mobile apps when you are signed in with your YouTube Red membership account.
To customize or disable background play:
Go to Settings .
Select Background Play under "Background & Offline".
Make your selection:
Off: Videos will never play in the background.
Headphones or external speakers: Videos will only play in the background if your device is connected to headphones, speakers, or an external audio output.
Update to the latest version of the YouTube mobile app to make sure you have access to all the features included in your YouTube Red membership.