Download Youtube Streaming - Best Software & Apps

  • YTD Video Downloader

    5.9.12

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Superb free downloader for YouTube and other video streaming sites

    7
    12149 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Quick at downloading, Supports batches, One of the best YouTube video downloaders, Basic version is free
    • CONS: To download and convert at same time requires Pro version
  • YTD for Mac

    4.2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Superb downloader for YouTube and other video streaming sites

    8
    122 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Quick at downloading, Supports batches, One of the best YouTube video downloaders
    • CONS: To download and convert at same time requires Pro version
  • YTD Music Downloader Pro

    1.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Save Youtube Videos and Songs for Free

    8
    96 votes
    • PROS: Free to Use and No Ad Inserts, Saves Any Video from Youtube, Built-In Converter, Allows Multiple Download
    • CONS: Dated User Interface, Unable to Save MP3 Files Directly from a Video, Can Only Download Youtube Videos
  • Open Broadcaster Software

    23.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Live video streaming software for novice and advanced!

    8
    103 votes
    • PROS: Great free software with all the bells and whistles of a paid program, Support for Twitch, YouTube, DailyMotion, Hitbox and other popular services, Huge library of plugins all available for free, along with the source code, on GitHub
    • CONS: Open source usually means slower releases for newer operating systems and hardware. Expect to have less up to date support
  • CherryPlayer

    2.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Unlimited streaming audio, playlists, and YouTube downloads

    8
    437 votes
    • PROS: Huge library, Good audio quality, YouTube and Last.fm integration, Opens Amazon.com MP3 store to purchase tracks, Trending tracks
    • CONS: Messy interface, Some videos require you to register to watch, No video/audio converter
  • DeskApp for YouTube

    1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Free application to watch YouTube videos in a separate browser

    7
    5 votes
    • PROS: Users are not required to pay a fee to download and activate DeskApp., This can be an effective method to cut down on memory usage over time.
    • CONS: As this version is quite new, users might encounter a handful of bugs., It is currently only available in the English language.
  • MiniTube

    1.1.1.20

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An amazing app to access YouTube.

    9
    30 votes
    • Pluto Video Downloader

      1.0.0.325

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Download videos from 450+ streaming sites (including YouTube), and convert them to many formats

      8
      13 votes
      • Videobox

        3.5

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Search YouTube and Google Video from your desktop

        7
        80 votes
        • PROS: Searches YouTube and Google Video simultaneously, Easy to access via desktop widget
        • CONS: Doesn't display video comments, Results similar for both YouTube and Google Video, Only searches two video websites
      • Wondershare AllMyMusic for Mac

        2.2.0

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Record audio from any online video or audio stream

        6
        30 votes
        • Musictube

          1.2.2

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          Search and play music from YouTube

          6
          94 votes
          • PROS: Intuitive and beautiful interface, Quick search and buffering, Ability to watch video, Social sharing, Easily switch between versions of songs
          • CONS: A little slow and buggy on launch, No music discovery features, Poor sound quality
        • Illimitux

          (Firefox) 4.1

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          Unlimited downloads and streaming on YouTube, Megaupload and Veoh

          5
          85 votes
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