TubeMate is one of the apps that have been banned on the Google Play store. Nothing to be alarmed about since they are other APKs available that users can use instead. The problem is finding a genuine version.
What is TubeMate?
It is a YouTube downloader, known for its high speed and popularity. It allows you to download YouTube videos so you can watch them online.
What makes TubeMate different is that it has multiple connections for download through its fast download mode. It also has multiple download resolutions to choose from, the ability to stop and resume downloads, allows downloading multiple videos while the app is running in the background, and to organize files.
By default, downloaded videos will be stored on your SD card. But you can easily move them around from one location to another.
Equipped with a YouTube search feature and related video suggestions, you’re basically accessing YouTube from TubeMate and directly downloading the video you choose.
TubeMate doesn’t require users to watch the video for downloading. Once the video loads, they can just click the download button and wait.
The only downside is that it doesn’t convert files to mp3 automatically. You need to combine it with the MP3 Video Converter to do so.
Other than that, TubeMate is fairly easy to use which explains its popularity.
Why was TubeMate banned from Google Play?
Google wasn’t too happy that users can download videos from YouTube on demand. This may seem hypocritical of them considering that there other apps in Google Play that provide the same service.
But the release of the new terms of service no longer allows third-party apps to download YouTube because this can be done directly on YouTube.
Genuine TubeMate APK: where is it now?
Is there really such a thing as a genuine APK? If you know where to look, yes.
In the case of the TubeMate APK, it may no longer be available on the market but you can still find trusted sources online.
To download the latest version of TubeMate, visit TubeMate.net. There, you will find a list of certified sites—Uptodown, Android Freeware, and Download.com.
For Windows Phone users, get the TubeMate Videos HD from Microsoft. It offers the same service as TubeMate plus other features.
- Simple and easy to use interface
- Free unlimited video downloading
- Play & Download videos
- Video File Download in your SD card
- Inbuilt Audio Player
- Offline play Downloaded video without internet
- Background Video Download Supported
- Top Trending Videos List
TubeMate is also available for Windows PCs. Just download it from TubeMate-Download. It will work on different operating systems:
- Windows XP
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
- Windows 10
Apart from quickly downloading YouTube videos with different formats, you can also create your own playlist and then edit and share it.
- Download the archive file provided on the TubeMate-Download.
- Install the Bluestacks emulator so you can install the APK file.
- Launch the emulator
- Open the TubeMate APK to install the app
- From the app menu, start TubeMate
With APK files, you can still download and install TubeMate even when it is banned from the Google Play store. Just make sure you download the APK file from a trusted source to ensure security.