YouTube has added an experimental feature that allows viewers to download YouTube videos right from the browser. The catch here is that this experimental feature is only available for Premium subscribers to try out. This new feature will allow users to download videos from the browser and can be viewed at a later time.
The ability to download videos on YouTube was first spotted by Android Police and the feature is available until October 19. Being an experimental feature, Google is currently testing it out for Premium users and will likely implement it at a later date.
How to download YouTube videos from browser
To try out the experimental feature of downloading videos from the browser, ensure that you are a premium subscriber. Also note that the feature is only supported on the latest version of Chrome, Edge or Opera browsers.
You can try out the experimental features by heading to: youtube.com/new and selecting the feature. You will see a Download button on all videos and you will be able to save them offline to watch at a later time.
The report also states that in the settings menu, you can choose to download videos in upto 1080p resolution. Having said that, there is no word for when the feature may become available for all users permanently.