The list of best YouTube playlist downloaders

Olga Weis

It is such a convenience that some active YouTube users form similar styled stuff in playlists that everyone else can access and enjoy. But what if you have an urgent need to save the most favorite playlist on your computer to be able to use it offline?

You can save video after video if you have a nice YouTube downloader or you can save the whole playlist with one link if you have the best YouTube playlist downloader for Mac!

Have a look at the top list of YouTube playlist downloaders for Mac that we have rounded up for you here.

How to download YouTube playlist on Mac

Airy - our first choice YouTube playlist downloader. The steps are easy and are listed below. Note that this app downloads playlists, channels and separate YouTube videos in a batch.

  1. Download Airy, install it on your Mac and activate its full version with activation code. Free Airy offers 2 downloads.
  2. Paste the link to YouTube playlist (or a single video if you'd like) in Airy.
  3. Choose the file format to save the videos. Choose MP3 in case of only saving the audio. It may take some time if you are downloading a huge playlist of course.
  4. Click the Download button. All downloads are saved in Downloads folder by default. Set any other location in Airy preferences.

Airy can pause and resume downloads from where you left off - super convenient we think!

Solution 2 - Elmedia Player PRO

Another app on our list of best YouTube playlist downloaders is Elmedia Player PRO.

Elmedia Player is generally free and makes a great choice of a media player for a large variety of formats. When you upgrade it to PRO it also becomes a YouTube playlist downloader.

Downloading a YouTube playlist with Elmedia is easy as a pie:

  1. Download Elmedia and activate its PRO version with a registration code that you can get from the developers' website.
  2. Switch the player to the browser mode in Window → Browser.
  3. In the Elmedia browser open the YouTube playlist.
  4. Wait for the playlist to get parsed.
  5. Choose the formats to save videos in and click Download all.

By default all your files are saved in Downloads folder. This can be adjusted in the General tab in Preferences. And the best part - you can watch downloaded content in Elmedia, no need to leave the app!

Solution 3 - Any Video Converter

The main feature of this app is video conversion, however you can also download YouTube playlists and single videos too. Any Video Converter allows you to edit the videos and export them to various formats or extract the audio tracks from videos.

Solution 4 - Allavsoft

Allavsoft is a popular video downloader for Mac. It can download YouTube playlists and channels and save videos in a variety of formats, such as MP4, FLV, AVI, MP3 and more. With this YouTube playlist downloader you can download from other video sharing websites such as Yahoo, MySpace, Dailymotion or CBS. Choose the quality of the video up to your preferences (depending on the original of course) - from low to HD.

Solution 5 - Aimersoft YouTube Downloader for Mac

This YouTube playlist downloader has a built-in video converter that can process videos in batches and then save them to a media album. Additionally to YouTube, it supports downloading from websites like Hulu, Vimeo, Facebook, Metacafe and Dailymotion. This app is as easy to use as the previous methods on the list of best YouTube playlist downloaders.

Solution 6 - 4K Video Downloader

4K video downloader can download YouTube playlists of different types including audio, video and subtitles in high quality. The program performance depends on your machine's specifications and your Internet connection. You can save downloaded content in various formats and resolutions. 4K Video Downloader control panel offers advanced download options for subtitles - you can choose to embed video file to watch on Mac.

Solution 7 - Video Grabber

Video Grabber is an online tool that is available for free. To use Video Grabber, paste the YouTube link of the video to the corresponding box and click “Download”. Select the format to save video as, right click on it and click another “Download”. Perform the same actions with other videos on playlist until you get each item you like. So as you can see as much as it is a free option it is also quite the process, because you have to download every video manually.

Solution 8 - Youtube Multi Downloader Online

Yet another online service. It is pretty straightforward - downloads YouTube playlists and channels and is easy to use. Just open the webpage and enter the YouTube link and follow the lead.

Solution 9 - YouTube Playlist Downloader for Chrome.

Back in 2014, Google blocked all YouTube Downloader extensions on Chrome browser. Lately By Link you can find some available YouTube Downloaders for Chrome. One of those is the YouTube software downloader. It will automatically detect video when you on a video page and offer to download the video in a single click.

The steps are as follows:

Step 1: Download and install the extension at the following link - YouTube Playlist Downloader for Chrome.
Step 2: Open it and browse YouTube website for a channel or playlist.
Step 3: You'll see a small window open with the option to either Download the video or Download the music. Once you click one of the options the process will start right away.

This was our top list of YouTube playlist downloaders for Mac, thanks for reading. Do you have any other favorites? Please share!