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How to Download Online Videos to Android Phone or Computer for Free with AnyTrans

If you want to manage files in a large number on your Android device, a desktop app is a better choice to get the job. Working with a mouse in managing files is way easier and faster than touching the phone screen, though.

AnyTrans is one of the desktop apps that you can you to manage Android phone files via desktop. It allows you to connect your Android phone with your desktop PC (or laptop) via Wi-Fi for wireless connection.

I addition to features to manage files, AnyTrans also comes with several supporting features. Including Media Downloader that you can download multimedia files from sites like YouTube, SoundCloud, Dailymotion and so on. There are over 1,000 sites that you can download their contents from with AnyTrans.

The Media Downloader feature of AnyTrans can be used for free. When downloading a video, you will have a choice to choose the resolution. Most videos are supported to be downloaded in different resolutions and formats. If you want, you can also download the audio only (the background music) of a video.

Once the download is complete, you can instantly transfer the file to your Android device in a single click. The downloaded video will automatically be converted to Android compatible format so you can enjoy it right away on your Android device.

Downloading a video with the Media Downloader of AnyTrans is extremely easy. You just need to paste the URL of the video you want to download and click the download button. Or, you can also search the video you want to download directly on the provided search box so you don’t need to back and forth between the web browser and AnyTrans app window.

How to use AnyTrans to download a video

Before being able to use AnyTrans, you definitely need to have it installed on your computer first. Also, you need to install AnyTrans on your Android device.

You can download the binary file of AnyTrans (Windows) on its official site. While for Android, you can get the app of AnyTrans on Google Play Store.

Assuming you have installed AnyTrans on both your computer and Android device, launch the app on both devices. On the AnyTrans app on your Android device, tap the Connect to Computer icon.

Scan the QR code on the AnyTrans desktop (make sure your laptop and Android device are connected to the same Wi-Fi).

Once your phone is connected, click the Media Downloader menu on the left panel.

Paste the URL of the video you want to download or simply type a keyword on the search box to search it.

Select a video you want to download by clicking it and you will be taken to a detailed window about the concerned video, which also contains download options. Simply decide your choice and click the download button. If you want to download the audio only, you can select one of the options on the right section (Audio Download).

You can see the download progress by clicking the download icon on the window bar of AnyTrans.

Once the download progress is done, you can click the transfer button to transfer the downloaded video to your Android device.

On your computer, you can find the downloaded videos on the Downloads folder of your account.

The verdict

If you need a tool to manage your Android files via desktop, AnyTrans is one of the tools that is worth trying. This app also comes with a Media Downloader feature to allow you to download video files from popular sites like YouTube, Dailymotion, and Vimeo. This feature can be used for free. You can instantly transfer the video to your Android device once the download is complete.

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