March 26, 2017

How to Download 4K YouTube Videos?

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Have you ever wondered how to download YouTube videos directly to your device?! Your search STOPS here! In this tutorial, we will share with you all the best and recommended methods to download videos from YouTube, for all resolutions available 8K-240P and video types: 3D and 360°.

There are many "Youtube Downloaders" in the market, so we did a full research for you to find the most simple, powerful and reliable solutions of 2017.

The solutions we cover on our tutorial, comes in four types of methods. You can simply choose the one that is most convenient for you:
  • Web-based/Online Services
  • Browser Extensions
  • Software (Windows, Mac, and Linux)
  • Android App

Before we go on, here are some facts about Youtube:
  • YouTube is an American video-sharing website.
  • YouTube is ranked #2 in the world by
  • YouTube was created by three former PayPal employees in 2005.
  • In 2006, Google had acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion.
  • One billion hours of content is watched on YouTube every day.
  • 400 hours of content uploaded to YouTube each minute.
  • YouTube support videos up to 8K resolution.

Resolutions Explained:

8K(QuadHD) = 4320p
4K(UltraHD) = 2160p
FullHD = 1080p

Some Notes:

- There is no "official" chrome extension due to Chrome Webstore Policy.

- Every "YouTube Downloader" is capable of downloading 3D and 360° videos. The one thing you should care about is to get a video player that support those effects, otherwise, you will see a regular video.

- To watch 360° videos use GoPro VR Player (for Windows, Mac and Linux) or PowerDVD.

- To watch 3D videos use 5KPlayer, PowerDVD any other player that support 3D.

Is it illegal to download YouTube Videos?

This is a hard question, we can't clearly tell you if it's legal or not.
YouTube Terms state that it's forbidden to download videos from their service (section 5-B), probably the reason is that they lose advertising revenue this way.

What we can say for sure is that it's strictly illegal to use YouTube videos for commercial use, such as distributing, broadcasting or selling - for that you'll need video owner's permission. But as long as you download videos for personal use (backuping your own media content) or educational purposes, it's safe.

# You might want to check "Youtube Red" - a paid monthly subscription service by YouTube itself, that will remove ads and allows you "offline" view of their videos.

YouTube By Click

YouTube By Click Screenshot

YouTube By Click is a video and music downloader with a unique and user-friendly GUI, allowing you to easily download your favorite music and videos from YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo, Dailymotion, YouKu and many more video sites by one click!

It supports downloading videos in 720p, 1080p and 4K resolutions and converting them to MP3, MP4, AVI, FLV, WMV, 3GP, WEBM, WAV. Furthermore, It allows you to download YouTube playlists, channels, private Youtube videos, and Instagram pages.

Download YouTube By Click

Airy YouTube Downloader
Windows Mac OS X

Airy YouTube Downloader Screenshot

Airy YouTube Downloader is a simple Youtube downloader tool for Mac OS and Windows, allowing you to save all your favorite Youtube videos (up to 8K) or extract audio from them.

Airy is a small yet powerful app, that is able to handle multiple videos simultaneously and save videos in various formats and resolutions. Moreover, Airy can also save complete YouTube playlists and channels and downloading of age-restricted and protected videos.

Supports: up to 8K (QuadHD)

Integrate into to all browsers!

Download Airy Youtube Downloader

Free YouTube Download
Windows Mac OS X

Free YouTube Download Screenshot

Free YouTube Download is a free tool that lets you download and convert YouTube videos, so you can watch them whenever you want. It allows downloading of single videos as well as whole collections such as complete playlists and show lists, user channels all videos from personal playlists (History, Liked, Favorites, and Watch later).

Supports: up to 8K UHD

Note: Free version adds a "DVDVideoSoft" watermark at the start of every video.

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Free YouTube Downloader

Free YouTube Downloader Screenshot

Free YouTube Downloader is a 100% free and lightweight app with a built-in search that offers a fast way to download videos or music from YouTube - in a matter of seconds. Moreover, It allows you to convert videos to MP3/AAC/Vorbis audio with a single click.

Supports: 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080p, 1440p, 4K
Free YouTube Downloader installer might install third-party/unwanted software. we suggest proceeding with caution.

Freemake Video Downloader

Freemake Video Downloader Screenshot

Freemake Video Downloader is a popular software that is capable of downloading YouTube videos and 10,000 other video sharing sites. Using it you can download audio, videos, playlists, channels in HD, MP4, MP3, AVI, 3GP, FLV, etc.

Supports: 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080p, 4K

Note: Free version will add a Freemake splash watermark to the beginning of every video.
Freemake Video Downloader installer might install third-party/unwanted software. we suggest proceeding with caution.
Download Freemake Downloader

YTD Video Downloader
Windows Mac OS X

YTD Video Downloader Screenshot

YTD Video Downloader is a freeware Youtube downloader that allows you to easily download HD and HQ videos, from dozens of video sites (YouTube, FaceBook, Google Video, MySpaceTV) and convert them to other video formats such as MP3, MP4, 3GP, MPEG. Moreover, it offers unique features such as downloading 18+ YouTube videos and offers integrated video player.

Supports: 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080p, 4K, 8K.

Download YTD Downloader

4K Video Downloader
Windows Mac OS X Linux

4K Video Downloader Screenshot

4K Video Downloader allows you to download video, audio, and subtitles from YouTube in high-quality and as fast as your computer and connection will allow. If you want that video on your iPad, iPhone or other devices, this program got you covered. Downloading is simple and straightforward: just copy the video link from your browser and click 'Paste Link'. Done!

Supports: 480p, 720p, 1080p, 4K, 8K

Problem parsing videos?
  • Run program as Administrator.
  • Check firewall settings.
  • Check program intensity settings.

Try 4K Video Downloader

Clip Converter
Web Based/Online

ClipConverter Screenshot

Clip Converter is a free online video downloader, which allows you to record, convert and download nearly any audio or video URL to common formats. Currently supported services: YouTube (720p, 1080p, 4K, 8K), Vimeo and much more. This free and fast converter allows you to watch your favorite YouTube videos offline on your PC, TV or nearly any other device. Clip Converter is a very powerful tool!

Supports: up to 8K (QuadHD).

Visit ClipConverter

Web Based/Online

Savefrom Screenshot

Just add "ss" to the video URL (before YouTube domain name).


Turns to:

Supports: up to 4K

Visit Savefrom

1-Click YouTube Video Download
Firefox Extension

1-Click YouTube Video Download Screenshot

1-Click YouTube Video Download is a free extension that let you download Youtube videos staright from your firefox browser - by adding a "download" button inside youtube video page. It allows to save videos in all available formats (FLV, MP4, WebM, and 3GP) with the video quality of your choice.

It also can extract the original audio file embedded in video files. MP3 conversion is also possible if FFmpeg is installed. Downloads videos with fast and easy 1-Click button without using any external executable.

Due to Youtube limitations you can't download videos in 1080p or above quality.

Supported Video Qualities: 720p, 480p and 360p.

Go To Extension Page

Best Video Downloader 2
Firefox Extension

Best Video Downloader 2 Screenshot

Best Video Downloader 2 is a free firefox extension that allows you to download every YouTube video you want and you can download them as Full-HD MP4, FLV, 3GP, MP3, M4A and AAC formats. Also thumbnails and subtitles can be downloaded! Easy and Fast!

It has a simple interface and it downloads videos directly from YouTube. The extension integrates with YouTube's interface and adds a download button below the player.

Supported Video Qualities: 1080p, 720p, 480p and 360p.

Go To Extension Page

for all popular web browsers

FastestTube Screenshot

FastestTube is a simple and easy to use extension that supports all browsers and OS. It's adding a "Download" Menu under the Youtube videos with all formats and definitions options. Moreover, It supports HD and UltraHD video downloading, including 60fps/HFR versions and support removing ads and annotations from YouTube videos.

Supported Video Qualities: Up to 8K

FastestTube Official Site

for Firefox, Chrome and more

SaveTube Screenshot

SaveTube is a JavaScript application that allows downloading videos from video sharing websites by adding below the Flash Player window a menu with all formats and definitions of the video.

All the instructions are on their website.

SaveTube Official Site



Videoder is a free YouTube Music & Video downloader tool for Android. It has been loved and appreciated by over 20 million users around the world.

Supports: up to 4K

Videoder Homepage


SnapTube Screenshot

SnapTube is a simple and free video and music downloader for Android, that has more than 30 million users worldwide

Supports: up to 1080p

SnapTube Homepage