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
    11640 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

    8
    116 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 your favorite streaming videos or audio music from youtube onto your computer with this software

    8
    80 votes
    • Open Broadcaster Software

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Live video streaming software for novice and advanced!

      8
      95 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
      418 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
    • MiniTube

      1.1.1.20

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An amazing app to access YouTube.

      9
      28 votes
      • DeskApp for YouTube

        1.1.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Free application to watch YouTube videos in a separate browser

        3
        2 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.
      • 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
        11 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
        • Musictube

          1.2.2

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          Search and play music from YouTube

          6
          92 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
        • 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
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