Download Youtube Streaming - Best Software & Apps

  • YTD Video Downloader

    5.9.7.0.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Superb free downloader for YouTube and other video streaming sites

    7
    10804 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

    1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Superb downloader for YouTube and other video streaming sites

    7
    92 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
  • CherryPlayer

    2.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Unlimited streaming audio, playlists, and YouTube downloads

    8
    402 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
  • Open Broadcaster Software

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Live video streaming software for novice and advanced!

    8
    85 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
  • YTD Music Downloader Pro

    1.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Save your favorite streaming videos or audio music from youtube onto your computer with this software

    7
    35 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
      5 votes
      • MiniTube

        1.1.1.20

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        An amazing app to access YouTube.

        9
        26 votes
        • Videobox

          3.5

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Search YouTube and Google Video from your desktop

          7
          78 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
        • Musictube

          1.2.2

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          Search and play music from YouTube

          6
          91 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
        • DeskApp for YouTube

          1.1.1

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Free application to watch YouTube videos in a separate browser

          5
          1 vote
          • 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.
        • Wondershare AllMyMusic for Mac

          2.2.0

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Record audio from any online video or audio stream

          6
          28 votes
          • Illimitux

            (Firefox) 4.1

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            Unlimited downloads and streaming on YouTube, Megaupload and Veoh

            5
            85 votes
            • Neembuu Now

              July2014

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              First technology in the world to join and merge buffers. Watch and download videos from YouTube seamlessly.

              -
              No votes yet
              • JustBroadcaster YTEd

                1.1.2

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Mac

                The easy way to broadcast from your Mac to YouTube

                -
                No votes yet
                • YouTube Center

                  (Safari) 1.34.0

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Mac
                  Windows

                  Restore the old buffering system on YouTube...and more!

                  -
                  No votes yet
                  • PROS: Lots of functions, Easy to use, Enhances YouTube user experience, Restores the old buffer system of loading
                  • CONS: None
                • Youtube Player for Windows 10

                  1.1.0.14

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Windows

                  A simple YouTube app

                  6
                  100 votes
                  • PROS: Easy to use interface, Quick search, Top rated and trending videos, YouTube account integration
                  • CONS: Cannot read or write comments, No favoriting or saving videos to watch later, No related videos, Cannot browse categories
                • YouTube Center

                  (Opera) 2.0.1

                  License
                  free Download
                  Platform
                  Mac
                  Windows

                  -
                  No votes yet
                  • YouTube Center

                    (Chrome) 1.34.0

                    License
                    free Download
                    Platform
                    Mac
                    Windows

                    Restore the old buffering system on YouTube...and more!

                    -
                    No votes yet
                    • PROS: Lots of functions, Easy to use, Enhances YouTube user experience, Restores the old buffer system of loading
                    • CONS: None
                  • iMusic - MP3 Music Streaming for Youtube

                    2.1

                    License
                    free Download
                    Platform
                    iPhone

                    A Free program for iPhone‚ by Loi Nguyen Van

                    -
                    No votes yet
                    • Tuba for YouTube

                      1.4

                      License
                      buy Download
                      Platform
                      Mac

                      Elegant and easy to use YouTube viewer

                      0
                      1 vote
                      • PROS: Slick interface, Makes managing YouTube videos easier, Doesn't require a browser
                      • CONS: No significant speed-up of videos, No access to comments
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