What website do you usually open for videos? We bet about 90% of the time it will be YouTube, as it hosts anything from recipe videos to movies. And in certain situations there may be a need to not just watch videos on YouTube but download some of them. When you have a video on your hard drive you don't have to be worried about being offline or the original video being removed from YouTube.
In order to download from YouTube on your PC you will surely need a good YouTube downloader for Windows. We'll discuss your best options in this article. Also you need to keep in mind that downloading from YouTube is rather questionable as to being legal. Taking copyright into consideration, as long as you download for personal use it is kind of OK. But if you take a look at Google's terms of service for YouTube, you'll read: "You shall not download any Content unless you see a 'download' or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content". This means downloading from YouTube is straight undesirable, especially if it is for sharing further on the web. To share a YouTube video you can either embed it, or email the URL, or share the link in your social network thread. We can still understand that there are situations you are not downloading for further redistribution, but rather for your own eyes. For this kind of situations we have summed up the top Windows YouTube downloader apps.
YouTube downloader Windows software can be very reliable and give you the most control and options if you make the right choice. So here we go:
Airy YouTube downloader free download for Windows allows 2 first downloads for free, then you can decide whether you want to get the app or not. We bet you will - it is in the first place in our article for a reason! Now, Airy may not support a host of various video websites, but what it supports, it supports really well. To download a YouTube video with this app paste the link in it, choose the quality and format (you can choose MP3 to save only sound), and click "Download". It can also download complete YouTube playlists and channels, as well as fetch from multiple links added at the same time. For faster downloading you can integrate Airy with your web browser.
This YouTube downloader for PC Windows claims the support for thousands of video websites and the incredibly fast speed of downloading. We'll only talk YouTube here though. Freemake can save videos in various formats and lets you download multiple videos at once. This is a free YouTube downloader for Windows, which is an advantage, the disadvantage however is as with any freeware you get tons of ads. For extracting MP3 sounds from YouTube videos you'll need to download a separate tool called YouTube to MP3 Boom.
Be prepared though, as this software has caveats that can trap you during installation process. E.g. a forced default Yahoo search for your browsers or a third-party antivirus. Installing potentially undesirable programs is quite a deal breaker if you ask us.
4K Video Downloader is clean and is updated on a regular basis. It supports multiple formats for downloading and lets you download videos in up to 4K quality. To extract MP3 soundtrack from a video you'll need a companion app called 4K YouTube to MP3. If you are subscribed to a YouTube channel you can download it all with this YouTube downloader app for Windows.
Mainly this is YouTube downloader for Android, however there is also a version of this YouTube downloader you can download for your Windows computer. It may be a little old-fashioned, but easy to understand and use.
You can get YTD free download for Windows, however to get such options as downloading multiple videos at a time, overall faster downloading, and getting rid of ads, you'll need to pay for a subscription. This downloader supports over 50 video resources and can convert downloaded videos to other file types. This is a reliable software, however you may find it difficult to use.
iTube Studio should provide free and simple downloading process, free of viruses, however with ads. Primarily it is a Mac app, but also has a Windows version. In a click you are promised to get any YouTube HD, 4K UHD videos, and YouTube VEVO videos.
This software for Windows supports many video websites additionally to YouTube. It will let you download MP3 file directly without downloading the video. You can download videos of various formats and also convert downloaded content to MP4, AVI, MPG, MKV, etc. AllMyTube allows you to download videos in different resolutions too. It has a free demo version for you to try, and then you'll need to buy the app.