Download Youtube Streaming for Windows - Best Software & Apps

  • YTD Video Downloader

    YTD Video Downloader5.9.12

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Superb free downloader for YouTube and other video streaming sites

    7
    12180 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 Music Downloader Pro

    YTD Music Downloader Pro1.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Save Youtube Videos and Songs for Free

    8
    99 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

    Open Broadcaster Software23.2

    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

    CherryPlayer2.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Unlimited streaming audio, playlists, and YouTube downloads

    8
    442 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

    MiniTube1.1.1.20

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An amazing app to access YouTube.

    9
    30 votes
    • Pluto Video Downloader

      Pluto Video Downloader1.0.0.325

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

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

      8
      13 votes
      • Videobox

        Videobox3.5

        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

        Musictube1.2.2

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Search and play music from YouTube

        6
        95 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

        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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