04 AUG

MiTube Lets You Download YouTube Videos

by Marianne Schultz

MiTube, an app that has only been available for jailbroken devices via Cydia until now according to 9to5Mac, hit the App Store early this morning. The app lets you stream and download YouTube videos straight to your iPhone or iPad. The universal app is ad supported and free to download.

Since there’s content on YouTube that’s copyright-protected, we wouldn’t be surprised if Apple receives some complaints about this app and subsequently removes it. Also, while the app offers different streaming and download settings to appropriately accommodate your network connection type, downloading videos could quickly eat up your data allotment if you’re on a metered 3G data plan, so consider this as you use MiTube.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, MiTube has been pulled from the App Store and is no longer available.


  1. Anonymous

    This app is pointless…

    You download to the app’s sandbox, not to the camera roll.

    Its more like a que for when you have no network access.

  2. The6uest

    That’s the whole point! It allows you to save them so you can watch them anytime even in HD! You can’t do that with YouTube. You can download something once and watch it many times and show it to others without having to re-stream it every time using more data.

    If you always have a fast unlimited data connection then good for you, but not everyone has that luxury.

  3. Don Birdsall

    It’s already blocked. I am going to jailbreak my device and stop this nonsense.

  4. Jindo Fox

    Gone already, how disappointing. I wonder if the App Store watches sites like yours for language such as “we wouldn’t be surprised if Apple receives some complaints about this app and subsequently removes it.”

  5. sarwar

    few more apps then i dont need to jailbreak my iphone anymore. wonder if they will have ultrasnow in easter egg for another flashlight app

  6. sarwar

    wow this file actually let u transfer the file back to desktop thru itune usb

  7. centz

    Hi Sarwar, Can you explain how you did that? I tried and i dont see any of the downloaded files in itunes.

  8. jerry

    Centz – once opened, touch “miTube” and the app gives you instructions

  9. centz

    Thanks Jerry, absolutely fantastic!! Good to see such apps for non-jailbroken devices but unfortunately it is no longer available in app store :(

  10. Camille

    I’m sad I missed this one, I really want it i’ll do
    anything to get it. 8)

  11. iTito Themes

    This is an awesome app, i downloaded on Cydia and it works fantastic, the new App on the Apple Store was banned…today.

  12. Bleu

    You can still get the application unjailbroken! Just find the download for it, drag it into iTunes, and sync. :3 Because it was a free app, it will work that way without being cracked. c: Should I upload my copy for here?

  13. centz

    Bleu, I dont think it will work. Each downloaded file will have your apple id in its property.

  14. Bleu

    It worked when I gave my friends the icanhascheezburger app after it mysteriously vanished. D: I’m pretty sure it would work if it was a free app.

  15. Tom

    Where can we download app from?

  16. mini_mojo

    Gals I got it while it was available!!!! I absolutely love it!!!

  17. Billie Mancherian

    Usually I do not post on blogs, but I would like to say that this article really forced me to do so! Thanks, really nice article.

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