File Extension Library

.EXO File Extension

  • Developer by: Google
  • Category: Video Files

What is an .EXO file?

.EXO file extension is created by Google. .EXO has been classified as Video Files.

.EXO is YouTube Video Chunk File

An EXO file is a video file saved in the EXO format and is used by the YouTube application for Android. It stores a chunk, or segment, of a video downloaded from the YouTube app for offline playback. EXO files are automatically pieced together with other EXO chunks of the whole video by the YouTube app in order to be played.

The EXO format is only supported by the YouTube Android app available in select countries, such as India, the Philippines, and Indonesia. When you download a video from the YouTube app to be played offline, the video is downloaded in multiple chunks with the .exo extension, then they are compressed and encrypted. This is done to prevent videos from being shared illegally. When the user selects an EXO file for playback, the video is decrypted and reassembled by the YouTube app.

List of all softwares that can open the YouTube Video Chunk File

How to Open .EXO file on different platforms

Open .EXO File on Windows

  • Right-click a .EXO
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .EXO file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .EXO files" Press "Ok"

Open .EXO File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .EXO file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .EXO File on Linux

Right click on the .EXO file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .EXO File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .EXO file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .EXO File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .EXO files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .EXO files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .EXO files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .EXO file format
  2. You need to check the .EXO file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)