It was more than five years ago, in September 2013, when YouTube announced that it would add offline viewing to its mobile apps. However, this did not happen.
The company has just launched YouTube Go, the official video downloading app in countries where mobile data is too expensive to watch YouTube videos.
And now there's a ministry the premium (telephone YouTube premium) that allow users for certain countries (including Spain, Mexico, Chile, Argentina or Colombia) to download content from YouTube for later offline viewing.
The only problem is that YouTube Premium is a paid service. If you are going to download the videos regularly, you can say that it costs about € 11.99 per month, but if you want to download the episode from time to time, it may not be worth it.
The good news is that YouTube videos are easy to download on your computer. In this article we explain how to keep them on your PC, smartphone either tablet.
We recommend that you pay attention to the ethics and facts of downloading YouTube videos: it is legal to download the video if you will see it for yourself and you will not post it anywhere or share it.
Below we outline all available options for downloading and saving YouTube videos on your computer, laptop, phone or tablet.
Option 1. Download videos with YouTube Premium
If you are subscribed to the YouTube Premium, then downloading YouTube videos is easy. However, keep in mind that you can only do so using YouTube or the YouTube Gaming application, which means you can't use Premium to download videos to your computer, phone or tablet.
To download, just open the program and go to the video you want to download. Under the player you should see a download icon, tap on that icon, select the video quality you want to download, and it is.
Once the video has been downloaded, the icon below will change to blue. You'll be able to find all the downloaded videos in the & # 39; Library & # 39; or & # 39; Account & # 39;
Option 2. Download YouTube videos using a web browser
If you want to download YouTube videos directly to a computer, the easiest way is to use your browser.
Although they exist plugins To download a video to specific web browsers, the easiest way to follow is to copy and paste the URL of the video you want to a specific website.
Many provide this service for free, but they are often closed.
One that is currently active DLNowSoft. This option is free and ad-free. However, it also has a policy that prohibits the downloading of copyrighted content, such as music.
Another page says VidPaw. You can copy and paste the URL of your YouTube video, or simply enter the word & # 39; paw & # 39; behind youtube at the original URL to the download page.
We've found that you can't always download the highest resolution, so the video below is limited to 720p even though the original is 1080p.
If for some reason the MP4 video format is not the way you want, Freemake Video Converter You can convert downloaded videos to other formats. You can use it again ClipConverter, a free online tool that downloads YouTube videos and converts them to your chosen format.
If you're going to use pages like DLNowSoft or ClipCon Converter to download YouTube videos, here's the procedure to follow:
- Go to YouTube.com and find the video you want to download. Copy the URL from the browser address bar.
- Then go to the website to download the video. Hover over the video URL box and press & # 39; Ctrl-V & # 39; to paste the copied address. If there are options, such as adjustment or formatting, such as MP4 or MP3 (audio only), select what you want and then click & # 39; Download & # 39;
- Find the video file in the & # 39; downloads folder & # 39; You can also copy this file to another computer or transfer it to another device (how to convert free videos using Freemake and Any Video Converter is explained below).
Option 3. Download YouTube videos using the Windows app
Just like web pages, there are many programs for downloading YouTube videos. One of these (paid) programs that we are really passionate about and not worth it YouTube ByClick (explained below).
If you want a free option, give it a try WinX YouTube Downloader. This program will ask you to upgrade to a full version that includes translation of other formats (including MP3), but if you do not need to convert the files, you will pay nothing.
The process is almost the same as the one we described above for downloading through a web page: the video URL is copied and pasted into the application.
Next, select any requested option, such as the solution you want, and then press the & # 39; Download & # 39; Most applications allow you to create a list of videos and relate them individually. Some even allow you to attach to a YouTube playlist and automatically download all videos.
Some time-limited demos, such as the DLNow Video Downloader, give you a 30-day trial period. It's longer than YouTubeByClick, which only lets you try it for 24 hours.
Another exciting platform is iTubeGo, which is especially displayed for those with limited internet connection and prefer to enjoy high-definition content. offline.
The YouTube YouTube Downloader allows you to download 4K and Full-HD videos and allows you to easily convert them into various formats (MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, FLV).
Best of all, it's also possible to use for downloading videos from other websites, not just YouTube. Among them are Vimeo, Instagram, Twitter and Twitch. They also have an Android app.
Of course, it's not a free program, and that may set you back. Once the 30-day trial period has passed, you can enjoy one of their strategies. A health license now costs $ 29.95 (about € 28).
Option 4. Download the YouTube playlist
Sometimes you have to pay for it software if you want to make life easier for you. YouTube ByClick It greatly facilitates video downloads – or even just audio – from YouTube.
All you have to do is copy the URL of the video and a popup will ask you if you want to download the audio or video. Or you can set the default value and it will not ask: it will automatically download MP3 or MP4 with the default quality.
If a video is part of a playlist, you can click the & # 39; Download Playlist button & # 39; and then a window similar to the one shown below, where you can select the videos you want in the playlist. Simple clicking on the & # 39; Download & # 39; all you need after that.
You get a free trial date to see if you like the program, but after that day you will have to pay.
Option 5. Download music from YouTube
Instead of wanting to download the full video, you may want to only download the video audio to YouTube.
The easiest way to do this is to use one of the navigation services mentioned above such as ClipConverter and set the format to MP3 – this way you will only download the audio track, without the video sequence.
It should be noted that you can also download music as part of YouTube Music Premium, a less expensive service premium package full YouTube. It will allow you to download songs and even music videos, but keep in mind that they are limited to music, that is, you cannot download other types of videos.
Option 6. Download videos from smartphone either tablet
In addition to the official YouTube app, there are other apps that allow you to download videos directly to your Android phone (it's even more complicated on the iPhone). We've written them a separate tutorial:
Don't forget to keep downloading files to your PC or laptop using the previous methods and copy them to your phone or tablet.
For Android devices, simply copy MP4 files to the appropriate folder, which is usually a & # 39; Movie & # 39 ;, using a file browser. You can play them using the & # 39; gallery & # 39; or another video player.
If you have an iPhone or iPad, import the file to iTunes and sync it with your iOS device. You can drag and drop files to your iPhone or iPad with the & # 39; Applications & # 39; by clicking on your device on iTunes.
All you need is an app, such as Good Reader or another video playback system that can transfer files using this method.
If you don't want to use iTunes and don't mind paying, Waltr 2 is an excellent tool to copy videos, music and other files to your iOS device to appear in native apps.
Option 7. Download YouTube music to PC with software
In addition to converting onlineyou can be there software It's free and safe to download YouTube music on PC. One of them 5KPlayer, which you can play, download and stream video and music.
In a few steps, you can download your favorite music to your computer. Click & # 39; Paste a URL and analyze & # 39; and then, when the result is back, click on the gear icon and select & # 39; Audio & # 39 ;. Finally, click & # 39; Download & # 39;
You may find other 5KPlayer features very useful. You can save a YouTube playlist, download more than one video at a time, continue to the cracks, convert the local video to MP3 / AAC, cut the video …