How To Download YouTube Videos For Free [Complete Guide]

Learn how to download YouTube videos for offline viewing on computer, windows laptop, mac, Android mobile

You like watching YouTube videos but if you are busy, limited to internet data, or want to watch YouTube videos offline while traveling on a plane or bus, you might come to the question How can I download the Youtube video? Or Where can I download the Youtube video offline??? In this article, we are going to help you with How To Download YouTube Videos For Free.

How to download YouTube videos in Windows Laptop/PC

1. Install 4K Youtube Video Downloader Software:

To download YouTube videos on your Windows laptop or PC, download and install 4K Video Downloader software. This software is free to download and comes with lots of features. You can download any videos, whole YouTube playlists, 360-degree videos, and 3D videos in 4K resolution from Youtube with this software.

2. Copy & Paste the Video URL:

After Installing the 4K Video Downloader, open any browser and go to YouTube. Search for the video you want and open it. Now, copy the Youtube video URL and Paste it into the 4K Downloader Software. The software will retrieve information and start parsing the video.

How to download YouTube videos in Laptop or PC 4K video Downloader
4K Video Downloader

3. Choose Video Quality & Format:

After parsing, the software will show you different options to choose your preferred selection using the drop-down menu. You can choose different video resolutions (from 144p to 4K) for download. You can also choose MP3, WAV formats to download the only audio file. There are different formats available. We prefer MP4 format because of less size with good quality, but you can also download MKV format videos.

If you choose the 4K format, the file size will be bigger than the normal 1080p file size. You can choose where to save the video. There is a ‘Browse’ button at the bottom to choose a file location. For Windows PC, this is one of the best Youtube Video Downloading software.

How to download YouTube videos on Mac

For Apple Mac users, you have to download MacX Windows Youtube Downloader. It is similar to the above 4K video downloader software. You have to copy and paste the video URL into the software. Then you can select video quality, format and start downloading the video.

How to download YouTube videos with TubeMate for Android Mobile

1. Install Tubemate Youtube Video Downloader App:

Tubemate is one of the popular YouTube video downloading app for Android mobiles. It is easy to use and comes with so many features. Tubemate app is not available in Google Play Store so you have to download the APK and install it on your smartphone.

To install downloaded APK files on your Android Mobile, you have to allow App Installation from settings. Go to Settings > Security > Unknown sources. Now tap the toggle to turn this setting on. It allows the device to install APK files from different sources. We suggest you, download any apps from trusted sources only.

Now from any browser, visit the Tubemate YouTube Downloader site and download the APK from the links. Install the application and open it.

Install tubemate and open it
TubeMate YouTube Downloader

Before installing Tubemate, you might get a warning notification about downloading APK from an untrusted source. Just tap ‘OK’ and run the APK file. After completing the installation, open the Tubemate App. You’ll then be informed which permissions the video downloader needs to run. Check the permission and proceed further.

2. Select a Video & Download:

Search for a video and play it. Then tap the red ‘Download’ button. You can select the download resolution of the video. Also, you can download only MP3 format as an audio file. After choosing the format, tap the red ‘Download’ button again. Remember that, the higher the video quality, the larger the file size. So check your phone memory before downloading.

Select a Video & Download - Tubemate
Downloading video using TubeMate

Download videos with YouTube App

If you have a YouTube App and Premium Subscription, then also you can download videos for offline viewing. YouTube Premium costs around $11.99 per month. Note that, you can only watch the downloaded videos using the app. You can not move the video file to a different device or folder and watch it with a different player.

How to download YouTube videos on an iPhone or iPad and Others

For Apple iPhone or iPad users and other system users, you can simply use the Savefrom site service to download any video from YouTube and other sites. You can also use their app for fast downloading features.

It is simple to use the site. First, Copy the necessary video URL from your browser to the input field on the top of the page of Savefrom and press Enter or click the “Download” button next to the input field.

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Aditya Navgan
Aditya Navgan
Editor at Global Tech Gadgets, Adi has been writing for more than seven years about Technology, Gadgets, Artificial Intelligence, Entertainment, Gaming Industry, and more! Expertise: Smartphones, Laptops, Gaming, Cameras, Drones, Cars, AI, Software.

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