How To Download Movies for Free on Android Phone 2018
How to Download a Movie
This wikiHow teaches you how to download a movie to your computer or mobile device using on-demand services, free movie sites, or by downloading it using BitTorrent. Downloading copyright protected content that you have not purchased is against the law in most countries.
Using Free Movie Sites
Go to a free movie site in a web browser.Many of the free movie sites have offerings that include shorts, classics, foreign language, and other public domain content. Sites that offer free movies include:
- The Internet Archive:
- Free Movies Cinema:
Search for a movie.Use the site's search function or simply browse the available content.
Check to see if it's available for download.Not all streaming content is available for download.
Select the movie quality and format.Many movies are available in formats that range from low (360 dpi) to high (1080 dpi) resolution, as well as different file formats, such as MP4, MP2, WMV, or MOV.
- Higher-definition movies will use more storage on your device.
Download the movie.You can watch most movies from most services on your desktop computer immediately.
- If a movie is downloadable, theDownloadbutton(s) are typically below the player window.
- If you want to watch on your mobile device, you may need to add it via iTunes, Google Drive, or another cloud-based service.
Download and install a BitTorrent client.BitTorrent is one of the most effective and popular methods for downloading large files on the internet and is, therefore, a popular method for download movies. It requires a BitTorrent program (referred to as a BitTorrent client) to download files, and a BitTorrent search engine website (referred to as a torrent tracker) to search for a movie.
- Popular BitTorrent clients include uTorrent, qBittorrent, Transmission, Deluge, and Tixati.
Be aware of the dangers.In most countries, downloading a movie that you have not purchased legitimately is a violation of copyright laws and you can face massive fines and even jail time. By default, your IP address is not hidden when using BitTorrent and could result in penalties from your Internet Service Provider.
Search for a movie on a BitTorrent search engine.There are many popular torrent tracker sites and torrent search engines that can be used to find torrent files, but you can also use regular search engines, like Google, as well. Many torrent tracker sites and torrent search engines contain invasive ads, graphic adult material, and can sometimes have files that contain malware or viruses. Find a safe and reputable source before downloading anything.
- has only legal movies that you can download using BitTorrent and is a good place to start.
Open the movie file.Once the torrent has finished downloading, your client software will save the video file to the location you indicated.
Using On-Demand Services
Choose an on-demand service to fit your needs.Some subscription based services, such as Netflix, charge a monthly fee to let you to stream movies instantly as well as download them to your computer so you can watch them offline. Other services, such as iTunes and Google Play, offer movies that you can purchase and download individually with no monthly fee. And some services, such as Amazon Video, offer both options. Some of the popular on-demand movie services are:
- iTunes Store (requires the iTunes app for desktop or the iTunes Store app for mobile)
- Google Play Store:
- Amazon Prime Video:
- CinemaNow (FilmOn):
Go to the service's website or open the app on your smartphone.Once you've decided which on-demand service you want to use, go to their website in a web browser or download the corresponding app on your smartphone.
Sign in or create an account when prompted.Most movie sources require you to have an account before you can access their content.
- Many streaming services offer free trials when you sign up but will eventually require paid subscriptions.
- YouTube does not require an account, but if you sign up for YouTube Red, its premium streaming service, you're able to download content without hassle.
- With YouTube, you can watch many streaming movies for free but downloading requires either a subscription to Red or a workaround.
Browse the movie content and select the movie you want to download.
Check to see if it's available for download.Not all streaming content is available for download:
Select the movie quality.Many movies are available in both standard (SD) and high (HD) definition formats. HD movies tend to be more expensive and will use more room on your device.
Decide whether to rent or buy the movie.Apple iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and CinemaNow offer movies for both purchase and rental.
- Rental pricing and terms vary by source. Compare pricing among the different sources to make sure you're getting the best deal.
- Rental movies are removed from your device or disabled at the end of the rental period.
Download the movie.You can watch most movies from most services on your desktop computer immediately. To get them to your mobile device, you'll usually need the proprietary app available from the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store, or the Amazon App Store.
- To watch on your TV, you may want or need additional equipment such as AppleTV, Google Chromecast, Amazon FireTV, Roku, or a smart TV.
QuestionHow do I download a movie from YouTube?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerRight-click on the YouTube video when it is playing. Copy the video URL, and in a new window, open the site clipconverter.cc. Paste the video URL in clipconverter.cc, and click on download.Thanks!
QuestionHow can I download videos?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerIt depends on what type of video you are wanting and/or the video source. If you try to download a video from YouTube, there are several sites that can download YouTube videos by putting the link in the required box.Thanks!
QuestionAfter the download, should we save it?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerGenerally, downloading something means it gets saved to your computer. You don't need to do an additional step for that.Thanks!
QuestionHow do I know that a download is complete?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerAll of the software described in this article includes progress bars and indicators for when a download is finished.Thanks!
QuestionHow can I download a movie from YouTube using a phone?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerUse convert2mp3.net. Select mp4 (or any other video type), and paste the YouTube link into the first space. Tap that button and follow on.Thanks!
QuestionWhat do you need to download a movie?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerA computer or smartphone and an internet connection, as well as a site to download from.Thanks!
QuestionHow much memory do I need to download films?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerThe storage needed for a movie can vary on CGI, movie length, and the definition of the movie. Most movie services, such as iTunes, will tell you how many gigabytes are needed.Thanks!
QuestionCan someone download a movie for me?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerThe only way someone can download a movie for you is if they have access to your computer.Thanks!
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- Downloading movies illegally can lead to your internet service provider limiting your internet access or legal action against you.
- Even if you own the movie in another format, downloading a pirated copy can still land you in legal hot water.
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