When Tubemate 2.2.8 came out just 9 days after the previous version, most people thought that their initial take on the 2.2.7 as an unnecessary upgrade was correct. Little did they know that after 2.2.6 came out, the developers split into 2 and each group focused on different aspects of the app. One was focused on upgrading the looks (hence the 2.2.7 upgrade) while the other focused on upgrading the back end to address upgrades in the current technology used for mobile devices.
So, what are the new things we can expect from the tubemate youtube downloader 2.2.8?
As video resolutions get higher and higher thanks to the rise in popularity of action cameras from GoPro and other high-end mobile devices, so too have the file sizes of the videos produced increased. Tubemate 2.2.8 recognized and anticipated this pattern and worked towards making the back end of the app more robust.
The result: tubemate youtube downloader 2.2.8 can easily download and play videos up to 4k! This coupled with the ability to download at 60FPS results into clearer, sharper images for videos resulting in better customer experience. These videos are what make the high-end Samsung devices quite popular these days!
But of course, you can still play videos at lower resolutions, with the lowest at 144p.
Additionally, you can download videos and convert them into audio files with an additional format in the form of M4A.
You can now save your videos in another file format which is 3GP which used to be a very popular file format for videos in the past couple of years.
Tubemate was notorious for being a battery drainer in the past, and current improvements focused on making it more energy efficient. So battery usage has been optimized to help keep your device on for a longer period of time if you have this app actively being used.
Tubemate now supports 45 languages so you can use it in your native tongue. This opens up a wider range of users for Tubemate! You can also change your location based on where you’re located in the world through your GPS.
Since there are bigger screen sizes now, Tubemate has also made it possible to view your videos through these displays.
Other minor fixes included taking care of the bugs found when you try to access and download videos from Youku, Vimeo and DailyMotion.
And last, but not the least: you can now have 20 items listed down on your playlist as opposed to what was available in the past.
Upon opening the Tubemate app, you will be presented with their conditions of use. Once you accept them, the first page to pop up will guide you on how to search for and browse through videos. There are two navigation panes on the application. The top right section of the page entails a menu button for accessing different functionalities in the app. There is a search button with which users can search for already downloaded content, and a playlist button from left, which gives access to the playlist of the user. The homepage of the app is the YouTube interface, featuring a YouTube search engine at the top and videos at the bottom, which the user can scroll through. Users can search for their preferred videos through the search engine or by browsing the fire icon below it, which features the most popular videos. The YouTube signup page has also been implemented, from which users can access their YouTube accounts.
Once a video is selected, the app will inform you on whether it is available for download by presenting a green download button. You can also preview the video through the YouTube interface provided to ensure that it is the desired video. On clicking the button, the application will then parse the video and guide you on steps to follow such as selecting the quality of the video. The user then selects the quality of the video and select the download button, and the video will automatically begin to download. One can keep track of their downloads from the menu tab or on their notification board. You can also pause or stop your downloads from these two interfaces.
Tubemate is a universal application that is used on almost all corners of the earth. Therefore, there are language needs that the developer has to meet so that they could ensure the efficient use of the application in whichever nationality that it is made available. The following are the steps that one should take to change the language:
Select the menu button at the top right section of the screen. This button takes the user to some options for customizing the app. Select ‘preferences’ button. This will take the user to a menu bar with different customization tools for the app which has been categorized further. Under the new menu bar, scroll down to the ‘User Interface’ category and select the ‘Language of TubeMate’ button. A window will appear, presenting the user with over twenty language options to choose from. From here, a user can select their preferred language with which they will operate TubeMate. Upon selection, the TubeMate interface automatically updates to the newly selected language.
Depending on the video quality a user wants, and the number of videos and audio they wish to download, there are times when a user is required to change their default download folder so that they send their videos directly to the preferred storage location, or when the internal memory is running low, and one is required to change download location to a secondary storage. If you wish to change the download folder for your TubeMate app:
Select the menu button at the top right section of the screen and select ‘Preferences’ on the menu which appears. On the menu bar that appears, scroll down to the ‘Storage’ section and select ‘Folder for Music’ or ‘Folder for Video.’ The application will take you to a window which lets you select either internal or external storage preferences for your video or audio files. Once you have specified the preferences, you can select an existing folder or create a new one through the ‘New Folder’ button. Make sure that you carefully label a new folder so you can access your media as fast as possible. Once you have named the folder, select ‘OK’ at the bottom of your screen. You will have successfully selected a storage folder for your media files.
One of the great features of TubeMate is that it is not limited to YouTube only, it allows its users to download videos from a vast number of websites. This feature has enabled TubeMate to diversify its content and its scope even further regarding the application’s use. The following steps show how a user can download videos from other websites:
At the top left section of the display is a three-line menu bar. Click on the menu bar, and it will take you to a list of websites from which you can download your videos. There are over fifteen websites from which a user can download videos. Select the website of your choice, and the application will load it immediately for you. In case you do not find the website you are looking for on the list, a search engine feature has been implemented so you can also type in a specific website that you want to visit. Upon selection of the appropriate website, TubeMate interface will automatically load itself to the interface of that website.
Sometimes, the user is only interested in the audio part of the video, and they do not wish to burden themselves with having to watch the video every time they wish to listen to the music. TubeMate has made it possible for its users to select whether they wish to download the video or audio version of their media. This is how:
Once you have selected the video or audio you wish to download, click on the green button that allows you to download the content. A window will pop up, providing users with some video and audio options to choose from. To download an audio file, simply select the formats with the ‘AUDIO’ label on them and click on the download button. The audio will then begin to download automatically.
For you to begin downloading your items, you will need to download the Tubemate apk, which is available on the link provided on this website. Once you click on the apk download link, it will begin to download in the background. When the download is complete, the user proceeds to install the apk. You will start by heading to your settings. From the settings menu, head on to the security option. You will see an option ‘Unknown Sources’, which allows users to install apps whose source is unknown by the phone. For you to install Tubemate, you need to click on this option. From there, you can proceed to the app installation process. You will then click on the apk after which you will be guided on the following steps by your mobile device, including the privacy terms and what the application will be allowed to access. You will get an alert once the installation is complete.
To date, the 2.2.8 version is the best upgrade available for this app!
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