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How to download YouTube videos for free (PC and Android)


Hi guys…! Ever wondered how you can download that favorite video you just saw on YouTube ?

YouTube offers some ways to download videos through its web service and its own apps.

In this post i’ll explain how to do this. And also guide you through the other options available for iPhone, Android, Mac and PC.

How to download YouTube videos to your PC

1. Download and Install 4K Video Downloader


To download YouTube videos to a Computer using Windows, download and install 4K Video Downloader HERE

This software is totally free.

This Downloader can download whole playlists, as well as videos.

When it’s done installing, check the box marked ‘Launch’ and click ‘Finish’.

2. Copy and paste the video URL into the downloader

paste video URL

Now, open your browser, find the video you want to download from YouTube and copy its URL from the address bar.

Then return to 4K Video Downloader and click the ‘Paste Link’ button at the top left.

4K Downloader will retrieve information about the video and give you a choice of quality options.

These options will vary depending on the quality of the original video.

3. Choose the video quality and format


This Downloader lets you download the whole YouTube video or just rip the audio.

Choose your preferred option using the menu on the left, then choose a format using the menu on the right. Then choose a quality setting.

Check the estimated file size on the left, so you can see how much space it will need.

You can also choose where the downloaded video should be saved using the ‘Browse’ button.

When you’re done, click ‘Download’.

4. Download the YouTube video

The YouTube video will then be downloaded for you. 4K Downloader can download up to 24 videos at once.

Once the video has finished downloading, you can find it in the folder you selected.

Or right-click it in 4K Video Downloader and choose ‘Play’.

Unless you adjust the settings, the video will stay in the list until you choose to remove it.

That’s how you download videos to your PC. Now for Android:

How to download YouTube videos to Android

1. Download and Install TubeMate


TubeMate is one of the best downloader of YouTube videos on Android smartphones.

It’s really easy to use and has the features you need.

The TubeMate downloader isn’t available on the Google Play Store.

So firstly, on your Android device visit the Download website and select one of the verified sites to download it from.

After its been downloaded, run the file and tap ‘Install’, then tap ‘Open’.

You’ll then be informed which permissions the downloader needs to run. If you’re good to proceed, let it go ahead and the app will launch.

2. Choose a video to download

Search for a video and begin playing it, then touch the ‘Download’ button that appears at the bottom right.

installed tubemate

3. Download the video

You’ll see the video and audio formats and different quality and resolution options for each.

If you have a high-end device, download the highest possible quality versions.

Also remember that the higher the resolution the bigger the file.

Tap the ‘Download’ button again, when you’re through.

The video will download in the background, so you can keep using your phone.

That’s how you can get Youtube videos in your Android smartphones.

How to download YouTube videos to iPhone/Mac

How to download YouTube videos to an iPhone

iPhone video download

On iOS, the trick is to install an app called Documents.

It’s a file manager, that also happens to be able to download YouTube clips too.

First of all, find the video you want to download in the YouTube app for iOS or in Safari.

Once you’ve found it, tap the ‘Share’ icon and then tap ‘Copy Link’.

Open the Documents app and look for its web browser icon.

Tap it and go to

Paste the address of the YouTube video in the big input box, choose the quality options you prefer and the file will start to download.

When it’s finished it’ll appear in Documents’ downloads section.

From there, you can drag it over ‘Photos > Camera Roll’ so it’s available from outside the Documents app.

How to download YouTube videos to a Mac

YouTube video Download

On a Mac there are lots of options, but one of the most straightforward is MacX YouTube Downloader.

All you need to do is add the link and choose the quality options available.

Then you can download multiple clips at once.

Download Here

That’s all for now folks..

You can hit the comment box if you got any questions. I’m gonna reply them…

See ya!!!! 🙂

Precious Okafor

I am Precious Okafor (White Angelis) a passionate entrepreneur and digital marketer.

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