Best YouTube HD Video Downloader Apps

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Why do we turn to YouTube? For videos, of course. And we pretty much go there all the time - yoga videos, music videos, funny cartoons, you name it. When you have Internet connection and it is running well, then watching videos online is quite enough. But if there is no Internet, or you are worried the video will be removed from the website, you might consider downloading your favorite HD videos to your hard drive.

Is it completely legal though? Well, taking copyright into consideration, as long as it is for personal use it is kind of not an issue. However at the same time Google's terms of service for YouTube says: "You shall not download any Content unless you see a 'download' or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content." As according to Google's terms downloading from YouTube is strictly undesirable, think what do you really need an HD video for. If you need it for sharing purposes, there is no real need to download as YouTube offers multiple sharing possibilities. But there are certain situations when you may desperately need a specific file on your computer. For that there are YouTube video downloader HD apps available and you can read their brief reviews here.

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Airy for Windows

Requirements: Windows 10 v.14393.0 or higher. 13.74MB free space. Version 2.1.191. (7th Mar, 2017). 4.7 Rank based on 780+ users

Platforms: Windows, Mac

Airy is a dedicated HD YouTube video downloader - paste a YouTube link into it, select the quality and format, and click "Download". You don't have to only save HD videos - if an HD video has a soundtrack that you want to download, simply select MP3 format from Airy's dropdown menu. Airy integrates with web browser for super fast fetching and can download an entire YouTube channel or playlist. Or you can paste multiple links into the app and download them all. There is an option to get Airy twice cheaper if you show proof that you are migrating from another paid app.


Freemake HD Downloader

Platforms: Windows, Android

Freemake claims to support other video resources additionally to YouTube too. Also promises to be the fastest to download HD videos from YouTube. Supports multiple formats for downloading and can save a lot of videos at a time. It will not download MP3 files from YouTube though, you'll need a separate utility for that - YouTube to MP3 Boom.

A nice thing about this downloader is the fact that it is free, however as with all the freeware there comes a galore of ads and unwanted installations. If you decide to give Freemake a try, take a lot of care while installing this app.


aTube Catcher HD Downloader

Platforms: Windows, Mac

This YouTube downloader can convert videos to a number of popular formats, so you can play them on different devices. Whether you're looking for the top quality to view on a high resolution monitor, or need a smaller file size to watch on your smartphone, aTube Catcher can do the job for you. It also features a screen recorder that can capture videos from your screen, and a disc burning option. Take care when installing the app not to be duped into installing a browser toolbar. At least it is not selected by default, but make sure not to enable it.

aTube Catcher

4K Video HD Downloader

Platforms: Windows, Mac

Download YouTube videos in HD with this clean and constantly updated app. It downloads videos of up to 4K quality and supports a lot of formats along with subtitles. It doesn't save audio from YouTube itself, but offers you a companion app - 4K YouTube to MP3 - for that. With 4K Video Downloader you have the possibility to download the entire YouTube channel you are subscribed to.

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5. KeepVid HD Downloader

Platforms: Windows, Android, Mac

To start downloading with KeepVid simply paste the YouTube link that leads to your favorite video and click Download next to it. Take care not to click the large Download advertisement or you'll fall into an ad trap. This online solution also offers MP3 downloading from YouTube. KeepVid website requires Java to run.


TubeMate HD Downloader

Platforms: Windows, Android, iOS

This is primarily a YouTube downloader for Android users, however there are also versions for Windows and iOS. To download with this app open Chrome on your Android phone and go to YouTube website. TubeMate will display the exact same page, except when you watch a video, you get the option to download it. Pick out the resolution you want and where you want the videos to be saved. Interface is somewhat old-fashioned, but quite friendly.


YTD Video HD Downloader

Platforms: Windows, Android, Mac

Not only can this app download videos, but it also offer the possibility to convert the downloaded content to other formats. There is a paid edition offering multiple videos downloading at the same time, faster speed, and an ad-free downloading. Not all of you will find this app friendly, but it is reliable and stable.

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iTube Studio for HD videos

Platforms: Windows, Mac

This YouTube downloader for HD videos promises free experience that is easy and has no viruses attached. However ads can be like viruses sometimes, and this one has many. It however downloads YouTube HD, 4K UHD, and YouTube VEVO videos.

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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