Top Four Google Chrome Extensions to Download & Save YouTube Videos

YouTube’s been around for more than a decade now, and in that time, it’s come to completely dominate the online video market. The term itself has become synonymous with entertainment for millions of kids, teens, and adults around the world. From Let’s Plays to makeup tutorials, prank videos to vlogs, there’s something on YouTube for everyone to watch—that’s what makes the service just so excellent. With 300 hours of videos uploaded every minute and nearly five million videos watched on YouTube per day, it’s no surprise that users absolutely love watching their favorite content makers create interesting content and ideas.

Of course, far more difficult than watching your YouTube videos within Chrome is making sure you can take your videos offline and on the go. There are a ton of reasons to want to save and download videos to your own computer for future use. Some users like to take their videos on the go, for when they’re out of range of cellular connections or WiFi hotspots. Other users like to use content from other videos to make remixes, reviews, and other new content of their own. No matter your reason, YouTube and Google don’t make it easy to take videos offline for modifications and other uses. The only legitimate way to download YouTube videos for online consumption is to sign up for a YouTube Red account, but at $9.99 a month, most users might find a better way to put that money to good use—especially since you can’t use those videos in any creative way outside your own mobile device. Beyond that, a number of shady websites promising to let you take your YouTube videos offline exist, but they can often be riddled with ads and malware.

But for those lucky Chrome users out there, a number of great extensions and plugins exist to make your YouTube offline experience a little bit better than it is right now. While the Chrome Web Store is filled with useful utilities designed to make your browsing experience a little better, we’ve found four of the best Chrome extensions for letting you download YouTube videos without having to jump through any prominent hoops or hassles. These extensions are guaranteed to work and work well, and we’ll make sure to keep our eye on this list every few month to make sure all four plugins are still reliable. If one of our recommendations isn’t working, let us know in the comments below. YouTube and Google are constantly working towards rendering these apps inoperable, so don’t be surprised if one fails to work unexpectedly following a major YouTube upgrade. Without further ado, these are our four recommendations for downloading and saving YouTube videos through Google Chrome extensions.

Posted by Matthew on October 13, 2017

3 thoughts on “Top Four Google Chrome Extensions to Download & Save YouTube Videos”

mark says:
The link for the 3rd program ‘Youtube Video Downloader’ isn’t the correct one. It takes you to the download for Youtube-DL. Can anyone provide a link for that program ‘Youtube Video Downloader’?
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William Sattelberg says:
Hey Mark! All four links should now be correct. Thanks!
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benimadimben says:
Thanks, useful article. Note that KeepVid now only allows *two* video downloads before you’re forced to by the Full Version at $29.95 a year / $39.95 for life.
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Yasar says:
Thank you.
I’m using Internet Download Manager on Chrome & when it doesn’t work, I use Ninja Download Manager for downloading videos from youtube directly.
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