How to download videos from YouTube for free

To download videos from YouTube for free, we have collected in this article, all the best methods currently available, whatever the device you are using (Computer, Tablet, and Smartphone).

Based on the number of videos you need to download, we will recommend the best solution to adopt. Since there are many methods, you can immediately reach the procedure that most interests you, through the menu below.

Simple and fast YouTube videos downloader online that does not require the installation of any software, but which uses websites  (also called online services) to download videos in the desired format.

This method is ideal if you want to download a few videos from YouTube, while I recommend reading the previous section if you need to make more downloads, where the programs prove to be the best solution.

With this method, just copy the link of the YouTube video you are interested in and open one of the sites I recommend below and paste it in the space provided.
You will have the possibility to choose the quality of the video you want to download. Consider that the higher the resolution (for example Full HD) and the larger the space in MB (Megabyte) occupied.

Below is the list of available online services.

A complete portal for downloading YouTube videos. Ad-free and very fast for downloading videos. You can choose the standard video quality or click on the download of the videos in HD resolution.

If you download a lot of MP3s from YouTube I recommend the PC software of the same authors as this site, really well done, which I mentioned in the programs section. The operation is very simple; just enter the URL of the video found on YouTube or the name of the song (1) and click on “Download MP4” for the low definition video or on “Download MP4 HD” for the high definition video.

As mentioned above, if you are going to download many videos from YouTube, or even playlists and entire channels, my advice is to use one of the free programs that I am going to suggest to you.


The first software that I recommend (and in my opinion even the best) is YouTube By Click. The program has hundreds of positive reviews and is completely in Italian and will allow you to easily download any video, playlist or entire channels. The link to download it is as follows:


The installation of the program takes less than a minute and, once started, you can immediately notice a fabulous functionality of this program: every time you are viewing a YouTube video on your browser, a window will open at the bottom right from where with a single click you can download only the audio track, the video or even the entire playlist.

This program also allows you to download any video from other portals, such as Facebook, Vimeo, and  DailyMotion which, after Youtube, are among the main sites where to find videos.

In addition to this convenient and useful functionality, the software is very complete from downloading and managing videos and music and without advertising.

Once the program has started, it will appear as in the image below:

You can safely use the free version of YouTubeByClick, but if you want even more functionality and features you can buy, at a very low cost via Paypal, a Premium license and make the most of the program, without time limits. The Premium version of YouTubeByClick is very often in the promotion and for all the features it has it is very cheap.

Among the various features of this excellent program, I want to show you how to download entire Playlists from Youtube or download entire channels directly to your computer.

1.1 How to download Playlist from YouTube

Still using the program just described, go to any playlist on YouTube and copy the URL of the playlist with the right mouse button. For example:

Another window will quickly allow you to choose the video quality, format and destination folder on your computer. Remove the checkmark from the videos in the playlist you don’t want to download and click on the Download button.
The program will queue for download all the videos in the playlist or those you have manually chosen to download. At this point, the process to download the video will begin, at the end of which you will find the downloaded file in the folder inserted in the Save as the item.

If the video is available in various definition qualities, you can select the quality you prefer, if you do not select anything, after a few seconds, the video will automatically download in the maximum available quality.