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3 Ways to Download YouTube Videos

YouTube is now the first thing people think of when they hear internet. This is no surprise considering YouTube has been the main place for entertainment and information. YouTube has everything, from tutorials on how to use YouTube to live telecasts, to game streams and serious discussions.

YouTube, at its core is a business venture that generates revenue from ads. YouTube doesn’t allow everyone to download videos from its website. However, YouTube videos are not available for everyone to download. Sometimes, it is academic that you need to access video content offline.

Technically, you may download YouTube videos. You will need to decide which method you prefer, depending on your needs. We will be covering the top ways to download YouTube videos, and how you can keep them for your convenience.

#1 The Official Method — YouTube Premium

YouTube Premium is the recommended method to download any YouTube video. However, you’re not technically downloading any YouTube video.

YouTube Premium, however, allows you to make YouTube videos offline. This means that you can access the videos even if your phone doesn’t have internet. But here’s the catch. The catch? You can only use the YouTube app to playback. You should not even consider using a third party video player.

YouTube Premium is the easiest way to download YouTube videos. You will see the Download button next to YouTube’s player interface if you subscribe to YouTube Premium.

You will be asked to select the quality of the video. It supports up to 1080p on compatible devices. The video will be available offline after that. It’s not necessary to download or copy URLs. It doesn’t get any easier than this.

It’s not the best solution for everyone. To get this feature, you will need to pay a monthly fee. This is not the most ideal situation for most people.

You can’t download 4K and 8K videos via the YouTube app. This feature is not available on desktop devices. To enjoy offline access, you will need a device that has the YouTube app. We’re certain that this is a compromise for most people.

#2 Using A YouTube Downloader Software

This is the best and most efficient way to download YouTube videos for offline use. We are using YouTube downloader software in this case.

It allows you to convert videos from MP4 and AVI formats. What’s the best part? The best part? You can also download content in higher quality, such as 4K and 8K. You just need to find a YouTube video downloader that is safe and free.

NotMP3 is a popular and -free video downloader for YouTube. You can download YouTube videos in high quality up to 8K with this simple tool. Instead, you can simply copy the URL and then rush to the download process.

NotMP3 is able to download entire YouTube playlists or bulk downloads. There are no limitations on speed or the number of tasks that you can do at once.

Everything is fine as long as you choose a free YouTube Downloader. You have full control over what media you download. This means that you don’t have to use the YouTube app or any other source.

YouTube downloaders such as NotMP3 can be found for many platforms, including Linux, macOS, Windows, and macOS. The most important thing is choosing the right YouTube downloading program.

#3 Miscellaneous Options

There are many other methods available, in addition to the official and unofficial methods mentioned above.

Online YouTube converters and downloaders make it easy to get the job done. Although these are easier for most people, you might be missing features such as bulk downloading and editing. Online downloaders don’t support higher quality standards such as 4K and 8K.

You can download YouTube videos to your mobile device using some legal apps. You will need to endure a lot of ads. It’s also a problem that these apps cannot be downloaded from official sources such as Google Play Store and App Store. Safety is a concern here.

You can also look into bookmarklets and URL shortening service that will allow you to complete the task quickly.

Before We Finish

We think we have given you an in-depth guide on how to download YouTube videos. You have two options depending on how convenient you are and how much you’re willing to pay. We recommend YouTube downloader software if you want to have more control and quality.

Alex Noah

Alex is senior editor of The Next Tech. He studied International Communication Management at the Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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