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Can You Watch Tubi Offline?

Last Updated Dec 3, 2022
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Tubi takes the stress out of streaming- it’s free with a huge library. But what happens when you’re stuck without internet access? Can you still watch your favorite shows and movies on Tubi?

Sadly, you cannot watch Tubi offline. Because Tubi offers its content for free with the financial support of ads, it doesn’t allow users to stream content directly without an active internet connection. But you can watch Tubi content offline with the help of a third-party streaming (DVR) application, such as PlayOn Cloud.

In this article, we will discuss how you can use DVR applications to record and download Tubi content that you can later access when you don’t have an internet connection.

How Can I Watch Tubi Offline?

Ironically, we often want to stream television shows and movies the most when we don’t have internet access.

Maybe you’re on a long road trip or tucked in an airplane, or sitting in a coffee shop with spotty Wi-Fi.

While you can’t stream Tubi’s content directly through the service or application without an internet connection, there is another way.

There are several third-party streaming DVR applications and websites online that can help you record and download content directly from Tubi onto your compatible device of choice.

You’ll need to plan ahead of time, as the streaming DVR service and Tubi will require an internet connection to start.

But once your Tubi TV show or movie has been successfully downloaded and stored, you can access it on your device offline whenever you want.

Some of the best streaming DVR applications for this task include:

  • PlayOn Cloud
  • VidMate
  • InsTube
  • Allavsoft

Of these options, we recommend PlayOn Cloud most. While its services come at a cost, it is equal to or less than the cost of purchasing one movie.

So, if you’re intent on downloading multiple movies a month, then the investment is well worth it. Otherwise, you can opt for one of the free options listed above.

Watching Tubi Offline with PlayOn Cloud

PlayOn Cloud is a cloud-based streaming and recording application that allows you to record any show or movie from over 100 different streaming services, including Tubi.

Once recorded, your download will be stored on the cloud so you can access it anytime with no expiration date.

This app can be accessed on a range of devices, including your PC, Mac, Android, and iOS devices, and does not require an online connection to play your content.

Users will have to pay a fee to download content using PlayOn Cloud, either in the form of a subscription plan or through individual purchases of Cloud Credits.

Monthly subscription plans range from $4.99 for 100 GB of storage space within the app to $49.99 for 4 TB of storage space.

You can also purchase 50, 250, or 500 Cloud Credit bundles as necessary for 13-15 cents per credit or test PlayOn Cloud using their free trial before making any commitments.

How to Guide: Recording and Watching Tubi Content With PlayOn Cloud

If you’re sold on investing in PlayOn Cloud or giving its free trial a chance, then follow this guide to successfully download the application, record your first Tubi TV show or movie, and then access it offline.

  1. Download PlayOn Cloud through the Apple App Store or Android Google Play Store
  2. Open the PlayOn Cloud application
  3. Select Tubi from the Channels tab or type it into the search bar (because Tubi is free, no credentials are required, but you can log in to your personalized account if you want)
  4. Select the Tubi TV show or movie you want to record
  5. Select ‘Record’ for a single episode or film, or select ‘Record All’ for every episode in a season
  6. Go back to the PlayOn Cloud home screen and open the ‘Settings’ menu
  7. Open the ‘Download Options’ tab
  8. Enable ‘Auto-download on Wi-Fi’ (this ensures recordings are automatically added to your device when they’re complete)
  9.  Return to the PlayOn Cloud home screen and open the ‘Recordings’ tab found at the bottom of the screen
  10. Switch to ‘Device’ mode to see the list of recordings that have been downloaded onto your device
  11. Find the Tubi content you want to watch and press ‘Play.’

After you’ve made your selection, you’ll be able to watch any downloaded Tubi content offline and ad-free.

PlayOn Cloud also provides tutorials on how to transfer these downloads from your phone or tablet to a computer if necessary.

Of course, you can also explore the numerous other streaming services that are compatible with this application and download movies and films from them as well to fill out your library.

Final Thoughts

While Tubi does not currently offer an offline viewing option for its content, you can still watch your favorite shows and movies on the go by recording them using a third-party application.

PlayOn Cloud is our top recommendation for its features, safety, and ease of use, but there are free alternatives you can try instead if you’re trying to be budget conscious.