To download TubeMate for free, navigate to TubeMate.net, select one of the verified websites that host the desired version of the software, and click the Install App or Download Now button to acquire the APK file necessary to install the app. As of 2016, the latest version is available on five verified websites, including CNET.com and AndroidFreeware.net.
An older version of TubeMate is only available on AndroidFreeware.net. Devian Studio, the developer of TubeMate, warns against downloading the app from sources such as Google Play because they host malware-infested apps bearing the same name. After downloading the APK file, transfer it to your Android device, set up the device to allow installation of apps from unknown sources, locate the file using a file manager, and tap on it to initiate the setup process.
The developer also advises users to uninstall existing versions of TubeMate prior to installing the latest one to avoid conflicts between the apps. After installing the app, launch it, and navigate to an online service that hosts video content, such as YouTube. Select a video you wish to download, click on the green arrow icon above the video, and select a resolution to start the download process. The latest version of TubeMate includes options to personalize features such as subscriptions and playlists, convert video content to MP3 format, and enable safe search function to filter content inappropriate for children.