How to Download and Install VidMate for PC

How to Download and Install VidMate for PC

/ Shayne Sherman

If you’re looking for comprehensive video downloaders for Android phones and save some of your favorite videos, you should consider using the VidMate video downloader.

The VidMate video downloader is an Android application that lets you download videos, music, movies from all over the internet, including websites such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Soundcloud, and many more under different formats.

Vidmate

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With the VidMate video downloader, you can download videos in high-definition (HD), with ease that is why it is considered to be one of the best video downloader apps for Android devices.

There is no official version of VidMate for PC both on Windows and on Google Play, due to the internet policies related to online content and Google policy. However, there are workarounds that you can perform to download VidMate for PC and use all of its amazing features without worry both for Android devices and Windows computers.

But before we discuss how you can install VidMate for PC, take a look if your computer meets the system requirements for the VidMate app.

PC Windows System Requirements for the Vidmate app:

  • Windows 7/8/10, MacOS Sierra+
  • Android Emulator for PC (in this case, we’re using NoxPlayer6)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 4GB Hard Disk Space

Let’s get straight into it:

This guide will show you the step-by-step processes on how PC users can download and install VidMate on Windows PC and other Operating Systems.

Downloading VidMate

Before you can install VidMade for Windows PC, you will need to download VidMate APK first, head over to the only verified source and official website at www.vidmateapp.com, and click the white “Download” button to download the latest version of the VidMate APK. Make sure that you have a stable internet connection when download VidMate for PC.

Download VidMate App

If the VidMate APK file did not automatically start, use the “Click to restart” option, and you should be able to download VidMate app.

restart VidMate download

Once the latest version of the VidMate APK download is finished, click on the small arrow and select the “Show in folder,” this will lead you to the location of your file. Now, you can choose to leave it there, or you can copy the file to your desktop. In this case, we’re leaving it in the /downloads folder.

show in folder

Once you download VidMate for PC APK, you will not be able to run it right away since VidMate comes as a “.apk” format file.

To install VidMate on PC (Windows/Mac computers), you need to install Android Emulator software. 

There are many good android emulators out there that you can use after you download VidMate APK. Here are some examples to name a few.

  • Nox Player
  • BlueStacks
  • MEmu
  • Remix OS
  • and much more…

In this case, we’re going to be using Nox Player Android app player to run VidMate on your PC as it is the emulator that is preferred by many users, but the process is similar on all emulators. Aside from being able to download VidMate, you can also install other Android mobile apps on these Android emulators.

Downloading Nox Player (Android Emulator for PC)

Before you can install VidMate app, head over to www.bignox.com and start downloading the latest version, NoxPlayer6.

Download NoxPlayer6

The download should start immediately, and the file should be around 350mb, so take your time with it.

Once the download is over, open the downloads folder or head over to chrome://downloads and click the file name to execute and start the installation process.

A security warning may pop up asking you to confirm the command and if it does — click “Run” to begin.

run NoxPLayer6 file

Installing NoxPlayer6

After running the downloaded Nox file, a new installation window will pop-up.

Here, you will be prompted to agree with the Nox License Agreement (must-do) to begin the installation process. Additionally, in the bottom right corner, you will find the “Custom” button, which you can use to select the installation folder and a few other handy shortcuts.

In our case, we’re using the default Program Files folder.

install NoxPlayer6

Click “Install,” then in a new window click “Start,” and wait for the installation to finish.

Note: You may have to disable your antivirus software until the installation is complete.

A few minutes later, NoxPlayer will be installed to your PC.

The app will open immediately (if not, find the desktop app and click on it) with a quick tutorial on how to use it.

skip tutorial

You can go through the tutorial to learn more about the app, or click “Skip Tutorial” to start using it. After that, we’re going to add our VidMate .apk file to our new android emulator.

How to Install VidMate for PC on NoxPlayer6

Your new Android emulator is ready to use and you should be familiar with how it looks like as it is similar to regular a Android device, so go ahead and click on the “Home” button in the bottom right of your screen. You can find the location marked by a red arrow on the image below.

After that, find the “add apk file” button and click on it, as shown in the image with a white arrow:

add VidMate apk file

Since you were already able to download vidmate APK earlier, just follow along with the next step to complete the installation of the VidMate video downloader installation.

It should be in your /downloads folder or on your desktop if you copied it there. If you can’t find it, use the “Search” function on your OS, type in “VidMate,” and this should help you find the VidMate APK file.

drag and drop apk file

Click “OK,” find your VidMate installation file and click “Open” to install VidMate app on your Android emulator. It might take a few seconds to complete, so please be patient.

VidMate installation file

After you complete the installation of the VidMate app on Nox, you should see the VidMate app icon on the home screen and your VidMate app will be up and running, and it should look like this:

VidMate app installed

And that’s it — you’ve successfully installed the latest version of VidMate to your PC!

Now, it’s time for you to learn how to use VidMate for PC and download videos. We will show you a few tricks to help you out, so stay tuned.

Using VidMate for PC

Now that you have completed the installation of one of the best video downloader for Android phones, VidMate for PC, as mentioned earlier, you can use the latest version of VidMate for PC to download youtube videos, movies, music or any other kinds of videos that you like. VidMate for PC has a directory of sites that you can browse, and you can find them by clicking on the small globe icon found in the top right corner:

VidMate globe icon

Here, you can open the YouTube app, type in “search” to find any video that you want to download, open it, and you will have a download button in the bottom right:

Download a youtube video

Click on it, choose your desired quality, rename it if you wish, and finally click “Download.”

You can track the download process by clicking on the button in the upper right, as shown with the red arrow:

download tracker

All of your downloads are saved in the “My Files” directory, and you can play, share, rename or tweak them as you wish.

video file settings

Additional VidMate Features

Additionally, you can also use the search function to find songs, movies, sports games and anything else that you’re interested in. Type in what you want to find, and browse down to find it.

VidMate search box

In this case, we searched for “Skyfall movie” and the link with downloadable torrents can be found below:

downloadable link

Click on the movie, and you can find a list of torrents that you can use to download. Pick the one that suits your desired quality (1080p, 720p) that has a good seeding speed. Some links will be slow; others fast, so try multiple links before you choose which one to download.

Click on the downward arrow to start downloading:

download arrow

You will also be prompted to install a BT Plugin for torrent files (2.2mb), and you have to download it if you want to download a torrent.

Confirm the files that you want to download, and check the .srt file if you want subtitles:

confirm download file

Your download file can be found in the “My Files” directory.

Finally, if you want to tweak some of your VidMate settings, you can do so by clicking on the “Me” button, where you can find options such as your files, search history, watch later, but also Settings where you can find your download settings and other features that the app offers at the same time.

me button

And that’s pretty much it. The app offers a user-friendly interface, and you shouldn’t have any problems navigating it. If you still need some help with a specific feature, feel free to refer to the FAQ section on the official VidMate website.

Finally, if you want to copy these files to your PC folder, take a look at this short guide from Nox.

As for the next time when you want to use VidMate, open up the Nox Player software and your VidMate app will be sitting right there:

VidMate app

Have fun!

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Shayne Sherman
Meet the author

Shayne is an expert at all things Microsoft Windows and computer security. As a Windows user of over 30 years, he has been featured on Business Insider, Yahoo, Tech Republic, Hacker Noon, Techopedia, and many other publications. He also enjoys spending time with his family, including his English bulldog, Fergie as well as entertaining at his home theater.