Best 4K YouTube video downloader apps and services

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YouTube is the first thing on our minds when we want to see some new music video, or a movie trailer, or a yoga lesson. When you have a fast and reliable Internet connection you can watch any quality of videos and they will load without any hiccups. But how about times you don’t have a stable connection, or your favorite video gets removed from the web? Such situations may send you in the search of a perfect 4K YouTube downloader.

If you're concerned about the legality of the whole downloading thing, you might want to do some research before doing it. Here's what we can say… Google terms say a firm “No” to downloading from YouTube: "You shall not download any Content unless you see a 'download' or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content." However there are so many exceptions to any rule. Like, what if the video you want to watch gets removed from YouTube, or you really need to watch it when there is no Internet connection available. Anyway, it is up to you to decide, but we thing if you are reading this article already, you'll definitely appreciate useful information about some great apps and services to download 4K video from YouTube.

Whether you need a YouTube 4K downloader for Mac, Android or Windows, you can surely find a good one in the list below:

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Requirements: Windows 10 v.14393.0 or higher, 13.74MB free space Version 2.1.191 (7th Mar, 2017)
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Platforms: Windows, Mac

Airy is developed for the most high-quality and reliable downloading. It makes a perfect tool to download YouTube videos in 4K. It is as intuitive as can be: paste a YouTube link into the app, select the quality and format and click "Download". Airy can easily fetch entire YouTube playlists and channels. You can also paste many links in Airy and it will start downloading them. Airy can pause and resume downloads and will integrate with your web browser seamlessly for even faster operation. You can get Airy twice cheaper if you show proof that you are migrating from another paid downloader.

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Freemake

Platforms: Windows, Android

Freemake claims to be a very fast 4K video downloader for YouTube and supports other websites too. This app supports various formats for downloading from YouTube and can download many files at a time. Will not extract MP3 though, you'll need to use a separate tool for that - YouTube to MP3 Boom.

As with most freeware, you should be really careful when installing this tool, as you may fall into a trap and get unwanted installations. Also there will be a ton of ads.

Freemake

4K Video Downloader

Platforms: Windows, Mac

A steady and reliable 4K video YouTube downloader with constant updates. This app supports numerous formats and subtitles, but won't save MP3 from YouTube. For MP3 downloading there is a companion app called 4K YouTube to MP3. When needed you can fetch an entire YouTube channel.

aTube Catcher

aTube Catcher

Platforms: Windows, Mac

With this YouTube video downloader you'll be able to watch 4K content on a hi-res monitor as well as in smaller dimensions on your smartphone, because this app can convert videos to various popular formats. A screen recorder comes with this app and can capture videos playing on your screen. It also offers the disc burning option.

Here you also have to be attentive during installation not to get into having an unwanted browser toolbar. It is not selected by default, so make sure not to activate it.

4K Video Downloader

KeepVid

Platforms: Windows, Android, Mac

This service is pretty easy to use: paste the URL in the corresponding box and click the download button right next to it. To download video from YouTube in 4K you'll need to upgrade this service to Pro version. This online solution also supports downloading of MP3 format in Pro version. KeepVid website requires Java to operate.

KeepVid

TubeMate

Platforms: Windows, Android, iOS

To download with this solution, open Chrome browser on your Android device and go to YouTube. TubeMate will show the exact same page but with the Download option. Select the resolution and the destination for the downloads.TubeMate has a friendly interface.

TubeMate

YTD Video Downloader

Platforms: Windows, Android, Mac

With YTD you can not just download, but also convert videos to other formats. If you want to download many videos at once, faster downloading, and no ads you may need to invest in a paid version. It is not the easiest to use, but it is stable and clean.

YTD Video Downloader

iTube Studio

Platforms: Windows, Mac

iTube Studio promises free and simple YouTube downloading. In just several clicks you get to download YouTube HD, 4K UHD, and YouTube VEVO videos. However, once again, as a freeware it has a lot of ads to deal with.

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Airy for Windows

Requirements: Windows 10 v.14393.0 or higher , 13.74MB size
Version 2.1.191 (7th Mar, 2017) Release notes