Downloading videos from YouTube is pretty easy. Whether its on an iPhone, Android phone, Windows machine or even Mac. Let’s not get into reasons why you may want to download a video from YouTube – there’s plenty of them. From being able to have a permanent copy of your favorite video, to accessing it anytime you want even with no internet.
How to download YouTube videosoniPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, and Windows
In order to download YouTube videos on an iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, and Windows you don’t need an app. There’s a simple way to do that by just using third-party websites.
Savefrom.net is one of the early websites that has helped millions download videos from sites that restrict offline downloading. It supports downloading videos from YouTube as well a good number of other social media sites including Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, and dozens of other sites.
Here’s a step by step guide;
Step 1. Copy the YouTube video’s URL
Inside YouTube’s app or website, tap on the share button at the bottom of the video. Then on the share menu choose “Copy link.” You can also copy the video link by copying from the URL bar at the top if you’re using a (any) browser.
Step 2. Go to savefrom.ent
Step 3. Paste the Video URL
Step 4. Choose the video quality you want then tap on the green Download button.
This will automatically start the download process with default quality being HD. Video formats supported include; MP3, MP4, WEBM, and 3GP. Savefromnet can download a variety of video qualities depending on what the video offers.
Keep in mind that most webm video quality options that the website offers have no audio. Check the image below:
So, it’s good to stick to the maximum quality offered when the website loads the download links.
Convenient on Mac and Windows
On Windows and Mac, Savefromnet also has a handy browser extension that will help you download videos easily from YouTube and dozens of other websites. It’s called Savefrom.net helper.
Another website you can use to download YouTube videos for free is savemomo. Like savefromnet, all you need to do is copy the YouTube video url then paste it on the websites address input bar and tap on download.
Step 3. Paste the video url in the input bar(marked by Paste URL here)
Step 4. Tap the download button besides the input bar and scroll down to see download links
Note: Similar to savefromnet, avoid downloading videos with a muted speaker icon(they don’t have audio). In most cases simply download the top most recommended link.
Savemomo also gives you audio options so if you want to download music from YouTube that’s a nifty addition.
You can also use y2mate.com. The process of downloading using this website is just similar to savemomo and savefrom.net. Perks for using y2mate include the built-in video converter so you can also download mp3 or m4a versions of a video.