Find your best YouTube movie downloader

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Whether you just need to keep a favorite YouTube video on your hard drive or have a reason to assume this video will be removed from the web, finding the best free YouTube movie downloader requires some research. With so many apps and services advertised online, it can be difficult to decide which one is best.

We have put together a guide with brief descriptions of various solutions to assist you in finding the right tool that can download movies from YouTube. We considered different options which we will discuss below and hope you'll find this article useful for your decision.

Airy Movie Downloader

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Airy for Windows

Requirements: Windows 10 v.14393.0 or higher. 14.16MB free space. Version 2.2.260. (28th Jan, 2020). 4.7 Rank based on 780+ users, Reviews(321)
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Platforms: Windows, Mac

Airy makes a perfect YouTube movies free download tool - it offers two first downloads for free and you can get to know the app and get absolutely impressed with its quality. It is super easy to use: copy and then paste a YouTube URL into the app, select the video quality and format and click the "Download" button.

You can capture entire playlists and channels from YouTube in a couple of clicks with this YouTube downloader. Airy can pause and resume active downloads and can be integrated with your web browser for even faster operation.


Freemake Movie Downloader

Platforms: Windows, Android

This app claims to be the fastest you can get and downloads various formats from YouTube and other video resources. Try using it for movie downloading, but if you decide to download MP3 from YouTube, you'll need to get a separate utility for that - YouTube to MP3 Boom. A real drawback can be the fact that Freemake is unable to download videos longer than three minutes.

This is a freeware, and as with most freeware, there comes lots of ads and certain unwanted installations, so take extra care during installation.


4K Movie Downloader

Platforms: Windows, Mac

With 4K Video Downloader you can download from YouTube in the highest possible quality including the subtitles if needed. It is a reliable app with regular updates that supports multiple formats. Free version of this downloader does have a few limitations, like when downloading playlists, you're limited to those with 24 videos or less. You also can’t download playlists with subtitles, or subscribe to and download from YouTube channels.

aTube Catcher

aTube Catcher Movie Downloader

Platforms: Windows, Mac

With this YouTube downloader movie app you'll be able to watch 4K videos on a high resolution screen as well as in smaller dimensions on your phone screen, all thanks to being able to convert downloaded videos to various formats. aTube catcher also offers a screen recorder and can record currently playing videos. Also there is the disc burning option.

When installing this free YouTube movie downloader and converter do read through prompts to make sure you don't authorize an undesired toolbar installation.

4K Video Downloader

KeepVid Movie Downloader

Platforms: Windows, Android, Mac

An easy-to-use service is pretty straightforward: copy the link from YouTube and paste it in the box. Now click the Download button right next to it and all done. To download 4K videos and MP3 files you'll need to upgrade KeepVid to Pro version. KeepVid website requires Java to operate.


TubeMate Movie Downloader

Platforms: Windows, Android, iOS

A nice downloader with a friendly interface. To download YouTube movies with TubeMate open Chrome browser on Android phone and open YouTube website. You'll see the identical page in TubeMate but it will also have the Download option. Choose the resolution for your download and where you will save it.


YTD Movie Downloader

Platforms: Windows, Android, Mac

YTD Video Downloader doesn't just download, but it also converts downloaded content to different formats. Free version does have some limitations, but if you are ready to upgrade to a paid edition you can get faster downloading, download many videos at once, and no ads. It is not the most intuitive app, but it is reliable and clean.

YTD Video Downloader

iTube Movie Studio

Platforms: Windows, Mac

iTube Studio offers free YouTube downloading without much fuss. You get to download YouTube HD, 4K UHD, and YouTube VEVO videos. Great advantage of this software is that it can optimize your video downloads for 100+ devices. It, however, doesn't allow transferring the videos to a mobile device over Wi-Fi connection. And again, as a freeware it has a multitude of ads to deal with.

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Airy for Windows

Requirements: Windows 10 v.14393.0 or higher , 14.16MB size
Version 2.2.260 (28th Jan, 2020) Release notes
Category: UtilitiesApplication
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