In this Blog I will tell you About the different ways on How to download YouTube videos, whether it is legal or not and which tools to use

What is YouTube?

YouTube is an online video sharing platform. It was founded by three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Kareem—in February 2005. Google took over YouTube on 13th November 2006 for US$1.65 billion, YouTube is now a Google’s subsidiaries. YouTube is now pulling in over 1.8 billion users every month — and that’s just the people who are logged in.

Is It Legal?

Yes, it is illegal to download YouTube videos, it violets Google’s terms. BUT unless you are download the video for your personal use it is not a issue and won’t put you in trouble, many users download YouTube just to use it offline, save the music, or for a school or college project.

Software’s to Download Videos

I. For PC

1. Freemake Video Downloader

freemake home page
free application

Freemake Video Downloader downloads YouTube videos free “as-is” in MP4, WebM, 3GP, Flash FLV formats. Download any YouTube videos and music as MP3 files.

Free application, for Mac and windows


  • Get 4K & Full HD Vids
  • Save Full Playlists
  • Choose Video Quality
  • Limit Download Speed
  • Use Proxy & Parental Control
  • Upload to Dropbox & Google Drive

How to Use it

Step 1.

Copy URL

youtube cat video

Go to the site and copy
the link for the film, clip, etc
you want to save.

Step 2

Choose quality

freemake choose quality

Click “Paste URL” and
choose the quality
or format for the file.

Step 3

freemake step 3

Save file

Press “Download”
to save the file.

2. 4k video Downloader

home page of 4k video downloader for How to Download YouTube Videos

4K Video Downloader allows downloading videos, playlists, channels and subtitles from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and other video sites in high quality.

Free application, for Mac and windows


  • Download YouTube playlist and channels
  • Extract YouTube subtitles
  • Get videos in 4K quality
  • Support all popular video sites
  • Smart Mode feature
  • In-app proxy setup

How To Use it?

4k video downloader

Downloading is simple and straightforward: just copy the link from your browser and click ‘Paste Link’ in the application. That’s it!

Gihosoft TubeGet

gihosoft software for How to Download YouTube Videos

Gihosoft YouTube video downloader supports many online sites, including YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter, Bilibili & Reddit etc., and can keep them in resolution up to 1080P, 4K & 8K.


  • Download videos from YouTube and 100+ online video sites like Vimeo, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Tumblr etc..
  • Support download YouTube 4K/8K/360/VR/3D/60FPS Videos
  • Download YouTube video/playlist as MP3 audio in a fast way
  • Convert downloaded YouTube videos to MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI

How To Use it?

Gihosoft TubeGet is a YouTube download software, here I will introduce you how to download YouTube videos free in 3 easy steps:

Step 1:

paste url

Copy the video URL in the address line and click “+ Paste URL” button to parse the link;

Step 2:

select quality How to Download YouTube Videos

Select video resolution – such as 1080P, 4K or 8K, output format, subtitle language and saving directory;

Step 3:


Click “Download” button to start downloading the video/playlist as video or audio.

For Android


snaptube for How to Download YouTube Videos

Snaptube app is a free video downloader for Android. Browse & watch HD videos from YouTube, Facebook, Instagram. It’s in-app integrated browser allows you to visit unlimited sites fast by restricting unnecessary page requests.


  • Night-mode activated by default.
  • Get media from URL feature allows you to download videos by pasting URL of supported sites.
  • Download Manager categories your files appropriately.
  • It’s small, lite multimedia application and do not consumes much storage.
  • 2x improvement in browsing performance and data saving with latest version.
  • 100% free and safe to use.

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