Why don't I have an option to download or stream video's in the mobile browser?

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No option to download or stream video's in the mobile browser

On my old android phone when I would play a video through the browser it would give me an option to stream it through the gallery or download it.
Now I have a new phone and it gives no option it just streams straight there on the browser.
How do I get it to bring up that option to download?

I am running android 4.4.2 any more information needed just ask :)
 

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Re: No option to download or stream video's in the mobile browser

Welcome to Android Central! Which device is it? What happens if you long-press the video link, instead of just tapping it briefly? Do you get more options?
 

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It doesn't do anything. When I tap once to load the video holding down again on the play button in the centre of the video still has no effect. It only wants to stream right there in the browser
And it is a Sanyi brand 5.1" smartphone
 
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Re: No option to download or stream video's in the mobile browser

Have you tried different browsers?
 

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I have tried Chrome and Firefox no change. It seems to be a feature that is gone for the more updated OS and I can't find how to enable the feature.
 

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See what happens if you go to Settings>Apps, tap Menu, then Reset App Preferences. This will clear all app defaults, so if it's possible for some other app to play the videos, they would show up the next time you select a video.
 

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Re: No option to download or stream video's in the mobile browser

I reset app preferences and it didn't change anything. It must be that way it is for newer versions of android. Is there an app or another browser with a download video extension that could work instead of trying to get this feature to work in the browser?
 

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Re: No option to download or stream video's in the mobile browser

Use the built in browser! NOT chrome or firefox. I had the same issue. If you have "es file manager" available in playstore it has an option also of downloading video through the stock browser.
 

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B.Diddy - Dolphin and Opera are the same, no option simply in browser streaming.

raglan35 - I installed the es file manager how do I allow video downloading in the stock browser? I didn't see the option in the manager and it isn't allowing anything through the browser itself
 

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Open es file manager in to settings- tools- download manager.
Hope that helps. Otherwise it's beyond my understanding...
 

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Oh & another thing if you just select to play the video sometimes it will then open the option to download it.