JW Broadcasting has proved to be another wonderful way to received spiritual encouragement. The site tv.jw.org is primarily set up for streaming videos using your computer, mobile device, or even Roku player. However, there have been times when I wished I had access to some of these videos when I didn’t have an internet connection. Previously we’ve showed you how to download videos from jw.org’s video section to your iPhone or iPad using the app Documents by Readdle [click here for that article]. Yet if you try that method to download videos from JW Broadcasting, you’ll quickly notice that there aren’t any downloadable links. This video will show you how to use a cool app called Video Downloader to accomplish the task. You’ll find a link to the app at the bottom of this article.
The key feature of Video Downloader is the ability to download any video that’s playing in its built-in browser. This is found at the bottom of the Video Downloader screen in the Browser tab. So all you need to do is navigate to the site you want and start playing a video. On iPad, once the video is playing, you’ll see a Download button appear overlaid on the video. If you don’t see it, tap on the share button (the box with an arrow pointing up) at the bottom of your screen. Then tap Download. On iPhone, this process is a little different. Since videos take up the entire screen on iPhone, watch for the Save icon to appear to the lower left of the video (it looks like a computer disk). If you would like to change the download file size, before downloading, tap the cog wheel icon in the upper left hand corner of tv.jw.org and change the video resolution.
Tapping the Download or Save button on either iPad or iPhone will begin the download process. You can see the progress under the Downloads tab at the bottom of the Video Downloader Screen. Once the download is complete, you’ll find the file under the Files tab. Enter the Files tab and you’ll see all the videos that have been saved to your device. These videos are contained within the Video Downloader app and you can play them right here. But I’ve found that I like to keep all my videos stored neatly in the app Documents by Readdle. That’s no problem here. Simply tap the “i” button to the right of your video and choose “Open In” action to show a list of available apps. If you have Documents by Readdle already installed, it will show up in this list. Tap it and Video Downloader will send your video over to Documents ready for storing there.
I hope this article has been helpful to show you how to save these fantastic JW Broadcast videos to your iPhone or iPad for offline use. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments below.
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