Download YouTube Video For Free with These 3 Ways

Are you wondering how you can download YouTube video for free? If your answer is yes, then you’re in the right school…

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To download youtube video can be a bit tricky if you don’t know your way around but with this tutorial I am about to share with you today, you can download youtube video and other streaming video without stress.

Why download youtube video?

I download YouTube video to watch it offline because some of these videos on YouTube are awesome and watching it once just won’t be enough. And watching the video online over and over will drain my data. If you are in this part of the world, you’ll know that buying data plan for browsing is darn expensive…

How do I download youtube video for free?

If you want to download youtube video for free without stress, the below step will surely help you do that.

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Don’t worry; the video you will be downloading will be in its best quality (HD quality).

First Step to download youtube video: Using Software

Internet Download Manager is one of the most used download manager and online grabber out there.

You’ll have insane download speed when using IDM and it can grab any online streaming videos. If you are trying to download video from Facebook, Youtube, Metacafe or any other online streaming site, the IDM got you covered.

To use the IDM software on your system, first download from their official site here

Note that the software gives you 20days free trial. To learn how to bypass the 20days free trial, watch this simple video on Youtube.

After download, install the IDM and it will integrate to your browsers as well.

Any time you try to stream any video online, a simple clickable button will appear above the video (See image below for sample)

download youtube video for free

Click the button and the video will start downloading automatically.

To download YouTube video using IDM sounds pretty simple right?

Second Step to download youtube video: Without Using Software

For those who don’t like installing software, this second method is for you.

To download youtube video for free without software, first go to “” >>> Paste the Youtube video URL you want to download below “Video URL to Download” space. (See image below)

how to download youtube video for free

Click the “Continue” button and wait for the youtube video to convert >>> after converting, choose the file size you’ll like to download and click the “Start” button and your download will start automatically.

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It sounds simple right?

Third Step to download youtube video: The Easy Way

This method is simple and it is one of my old school ways of downloading YouTube video without stress or going one extra mile.

To download youtube video using this method, first click on the video you want to download on youtube >>>> now simply add “ss” after the “www.” in the address bar…

For example, if the URL is >>> after adding ss, it will look like

Now simply click the enter button from your keyboard and it will take you to a new site where you can download the youtube video.

Click the “download” button and the video will start downloading automatically (See image below)

youtube video download simple


The three methods mentioned here are awesome to download youtube video for free and without any strings attached.

Now go and download that awesome video you’ve always wanted. But before then, do drop me a comment here…

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11 thoughts on “Download YouTube Video For Free with These 3 Ways”

  1. Hi Babanature,

    Informative post indeed 🙂

    I never thought that it was tough to watch the videos in some places. Yes, sometimes it can take a lot of time to download, while other times some videos don’t open on some locations.

    You mentioned some nice ways to watch the videos for free. I’d be bookmarking it for the day when I may need it too.

    Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend 🙂

    • Hello Harleena,

      Indeed the above are most of the interesting ways to download video from YouTube. I am sure they will be useful to you someday 😉

      Have a blessed week ahead…

  2. Hello Babanature,

    Yes these are nice ways to download youtube videos. I personally love the number method because it gives you the option to choose how you want to download and the size and format you want.

    I’ll definitely try the 3rd step and see how this goes.

    • Hello Bello,

      Good to know that you have been using one of the mentioned method and glad it is working well for you.

      Do try out the rest of the tips and see how it goes.

      Thanks for the comment and do have a great day ahead…

  3. Hi Babanature,

    This is a smart and handy entry – and I’m certain it’s going to help anyone who comes across it…over the years, Youtube has developed to a point that it is not safe to ignore it anymore 🙂

    However, I have a unique challenge: how do I save up Youtube videos for future (possibly offline) viewing on my iPad? I hardly touch my PC these days.

    Do enjoy the day!

    Akaahan Terungwa


    I once used an app for this: iDownloader…however, the service was discontinued some time back and since then, my iPad has been starved of practical and supremely informative videos.

    • Hello Akaahan,

      Tryout snaptube app on your ipad. It is the perfect app to help you easily download any Youtube video regardless of the video location.

      You can also try out the #2 and #3 mentioned ways on your mobile device and see how it goes.

      Thanks for stopping by and dropping your comment… have an awesome week ahead

  4. Hi Babanature

    Very easy to do ways you have mentioned here to download videos from YouTube that sometimes becomes a heck of the task.

    It happens to many that they want to save a video for several informative purposes for its use in future at the time of need So these methods are the best resources to save videos without much ado

    Many thanks for sharing

    Have a great rest of the week

  5. You just made my night. I have a few youtube videos I really like with traveling, but limited data plans and traveling through the mountains of TN and NC make that complicated. Thank you so much for the great ideas to download AND only do the audio. I have some work to do before next week’s trip! Thanks so much! ~ Johanna


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