YouTube is wildly popular for seeking content for learning and entertainment. An issue of most users is getting to watch what they want when they want on whichever device desired. However, after reviewing a number of application and tool options, you’ll realize you can utilize YouTube in many situations – even if you’re offline.
A smart phone such as an Android or iPhone allows users to download the YouTube application. It’s like having direct access to YouTube rather than logging on to a search engine and then proceeding to the social platform. Even better, the application is free and suited with a number of convenient options for playing favorite videos, making lists, and logging in to a personal YouTube account.
YouTube and many other popular sites have two versions (or more); subsequent versions are optimized for mobile devices such as smart phones or larger devices like a Kindle. Rather than visit the main YouTube site on your phone, opt for the mobile version, which makes it easier to view videos, choose options, and surf the social site on a smaller screen.
Other tools, such as a YTD (YouTube downloader) deliver more options, even allowing you to watch downloaded videos from your phone when offline. Download videos from YouTube and other video sites; convert a video to a format optimal for your phone or mobile device; and, save the files for later viewing – even when you’re offline. This is especially useful when sharing online resources or dealing with a slow Internet connection. Just remember to respect intellectual property rights when using downloaded material.
Clearing the Browser
Browsers, like Apple’s Safari, help users navigate the Web and access desired pages. YouTube videos sometimes act quirky with particular browsers. YouTube technicians suggest the following when having problems viewing content on your mobile device.
– Reboot the device
– Clear all cookies and the browser’s cache
– If the problem persists, consider rebooting your Internet connection or using a private source of Internet when in public
– Lastly, check for mobile phone updates as well as updates related to your chosen browser Visit related forums for additional advice regarding troubleshooting your respective device.
iPods were largely popular ten years ago before manufacturers began making Kindles, iPads, and larger mobile devices growing in popularity. At first, early versions of iPods enabled music listening but later models like the iPod Touch allow for video watching too. Once YouTube content is downloaded and converted, place the files on an iPod so you can watch videos anywhere at any time, even moving files over to a desktop computer’s hard drive.
Listening to YouTube music is convenient; it’s like having a stereo stocked with all your favorite songs. However, if you’re listening to videos from a mobile device, the effects of the speakers are not very impressive. Some people prefer to listen to videos from their desktop computers due to the superiority of speakers.
Consider pulling downloaded files from your mobile device and hosting them on your desktop computer’s hard drive. Like other options above, you won’t need to depend on Internet connection to enjoy content offered on YouTube. After the initial download and file modification, listen and watch on multiple devices and applications regardless of immediate Internet connection.
As mentioned, some complain about the audio and video options associated to a smaller screen. While you can transfer files to a desktop for a larger screen viewing, you can also watch videos on a big screen television when you use a cord to connect a laptop or desktop machine to a television set. Stream YouTube content from your laptop or desktop computer to your television, enjoying a premier audio/video experience.
Much of the Internet’s success is due to commercial and break-free consumption of content. However, YouTube, among the world’s most-popular sites, accepts ad placement; viewers are susceptible to ads around the screen and throughout the experience. However, using tools like ViewPure, you can escape the ad-viewing portion of the experience.
Go to the ViewPure site and drag the tool to your bookmarks toolbar. Anytime you are watching a YouTube video (on the YouTube site) and want to do away with ads, click the Purify button to shed surrounding advertisements while still enjoying what you really want to see – the video content.
YouTube is largely popular, yet a number of parties don’t realize how many viewing and listening options are available aside from going to the main site. Use mobile devices, hard drives, and offered tools and applications to listen and watch anywhere from your chosen device.
Margo Clayton loves working with technology. WIth practical everyday uses in mind, she enjoys blogging about innovative capabilities and simple solutions for today’s users.