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TubMate – The Pros and Cons (Download Online Videos)


People who enjoy watching online videos in their spare time but hate the fact that they need to use up all their mobile data in order to stream them might want to consider giving TubeMate a try. This is an Android app that provides users with an alternative when it comes to watching online video. The way this works is that TubeMate can download online videos when the user is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network so that the user can store the video on the smartphone’s internal storage space and then watch it while offline.

TubeMate is a powerful video downloader app, but it does have its fair share of issues. With that said, today we are going to check out some of the most important benefits that having TubeMate installed on a smartphone brings while also checking out a couple of the downsides. Without any further ado, let’s get into it.

The Pros

  • Download Online Videos

This should come as no surprise but the biggest benefit of having TubeMate installed on a smartphone brings is the ability to download online videos. As we all know, there are lots of dedicated video streaming websites and apps which feature thousands of entertaining videos and TubeMate’s ability to download them all makes the app an endless source of entertaining videos.

  • Download Free Music and Podcasts

Another important pro about TubeMate is the app’s ability to download all other media files and not only online videos. TubeMate can also download free music and podcasts. To make things even better, the app is equipped with a pre-installed MP3 converter which can be used to transform all the latest music videos into simple audio tracks and reduce overall MB size of podcasts by removing the video footage and only leaving the audio.

  • Video Quality Preferences

There are whole lot other cool features that TubeMate offers which can be considered as pros, but we want to end our list with the app’s ability to download online videos in multiple resolutions. TubeMate gives users the ability to download online videos in resolutions that they like the most and this can be quite useful.

Let’s say for example you are trying to download an online video that is one hour long, then this video is going to take up at least 1GB of your smartphone’s precious internal storage space. Luckily, the size of the video can be reduced by downloading it in a lower resolution such as 460p instead of full HD.

The Cons

  • Download Speed

Since TubeMate is an app that can download online videos, one would expect the app to do this rather fast. Unfortunately, this is not the case. We are not saying that TubeMate is slow, just that is slacking when compared to the likes of SnapTube and VidMate which are renowned for how fast they can download online videos, music and podcasts.

  • Copyright Infringement

The last and most important con about using TubeMate is the fact that the app’s abilities go against Google’s ToS (terms of services). This is why TubeMate is not available to download directly from the official Google Play Store page.

Final Words

From the looks of it, there aren’t that many downsides to using TubeMate. The biggest problem is the copyright infringement. However, this is the case with all apps which can download online videos because if they were limited to download online content from a single website, then no one would use them anymore.

In addition, everyone should that the app is free to use and that the developers don’t charge a single dime for the premium services and feature that the app offers.