If you have Android or iOS, you have probably heard of VidMate – the app that lets you download videos from many different platforms. With this app, you can stream and download videos from Dailymotion, YouTube or Facebook, by bypassing the restrictions of these websites.
It even lets you watch TV shows from about 200 channels. But many people have said that the app is actually a thread. Is it true, though?
It is not a virus
Some people have said that, because you don’t get it from the Google Play Store, it is not safe. Truth be told, it is not there because it does not meet the policies of Google about downloading videos from YouTube – which the company owns. The app does not modify your system without your permission.
It does not steal your identity
If an app requires you to give the personal info, it’s a red sign. Don’t give your personal info – we are talking about your credit card details – before you can actually use the app. VidMate is no such app, it does not require you to provide any personal info.
The app has millions of downloads
The app has about 500 million of users, which means that it was not downloaded for nothing. It’s one of the best apps on iOS and Android – it’s safe and free. By having it on your device, you can download whichever video you want, in many formats. The quality options range from 360p to 1080p.
It is true, the app comes with pop-up advertisements, but that will not allow the ads to slow down the performance, or infect your device with some kind of virus.
Without any doubt, it is one of the most useful apps out there. It comes with many benefits and it is such a shame that people believe that it can get a virus on their devices.
Nicole Hicks a graduate of UFT. She’s based in Toronto but travels much of the year. Nicole has written for NPR, Motherboard, MSN Money, and the Huffington Post. Nicole is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing.