Watch Gaia videos anytime, anywhere with the download feature for Android on our app!
How to Use Offline Downloads
Save any video to watch it offline by clicking “Save for Offline.” This doesn’t automatically download that video to your device. You can click “Download Now” on that same screen, or you can go to Playlists, Saved for Offline, and download the video to the device of your choice when you’re ready. Because “Saved for Offline” shows up across your Android devices, you’ll be able to download just what you want on the devices of your choice.
- Download videos from the Gaia app to your phone or tablet
- Watch your downloaded videos anytime, anywhere
- New feature available on Android devices
Is the offline download on the app different than the offline download on the website? Why?
Yes. Android downloads are step one toward making downloads and offline viewing even better for our members across all devices. We will expand this improved functionality to other devices and communicate these updates to our members when they are available.
What about other devices?
Offline downloads from the Gaia app are currently only available on Android devices, but we will keep the community posted when we expand this functionality.
Why do I have to “Save for Offline” before I can download?
We’re supporting you with a playlist that shows up on all of your Android devices. Some users don’t want to automatically download every playlisted video to all of their devices, namely because of storage capacity, so we made the download option a choice for each video.
How can I see what videos are downloaded on my device?
Click the Playlists tab, Saved for Offline, and you can choose to “See All,” or just what’s already downloaded to the device.
How do I remove videos from my device?
Hit edit in the upper-right hand corner, or swipe left, and tap to delete the download or simply remove from playlist.
How do I remove videos from my offline playlist?
Hit edit in the upper-right hand corner, or swipe left, and click to delete the download or simply remove from playlist.
Can I chromecast downloaded videos?
What about subtitles/other languages?
Unfortunately, subtitles are not currently supported on downloaded videos.
Who can use the offline download feature?
Offline download is available to all logged-in Android users with current subscriptions.
How many videos can I download?
There is no limit to the number of videos Gaia allows you to download. Video files can be large and will take up space while saved on your Android phone or tablet. Some devices may have more storage space than others.
Do I need to be connected to WiFi while downloading?
No, however, we recommend downloading while connected to WiFi only because video files are large and can use a lot of data. In general, downloading will happen faster when you’re connected to WiFi.
Additionally, for people without unlimited data plans, depending on your carrier and plan, this can cause higher cell phone bills or reductions in access to data for the duration of your plan period. Your Gaia app will ask you if you want to allow data use the first time you start a download, so there will be no surprises! If you want to change your setting later, you can go to your account section, under “Download Settings.”
You can set your Gaia app to only allow downloading while on WiFi.
Can I watch downloaded videos forever?
Downloaded videos can be watched for 30 days without an internet connection. After that, you’ll need to connect to the internet again to refresh this window and confirm you’re still a Gaia member. Opening your Gaia app while connected to either your cell network or a WiFi network will refresh this time limit automatically as long as you are still a member.
Will downloading videos use all my data in my data plan?
No, you can set Gaia to only download videos while on WiFi on your account page.
Why are my videos grayed out/why do I see expiration notes in my playlist?
Downloaded videos are available for 30 days without internet. Connect to the internet, which will confirm you’re still a Gaia member and refresh your access to downloaded videos.
Why do my videos expire after 30 days without internet?
To ensure your membership is active when you’re enjoying Gaia.