Ever come across a video that grabbed your attention on YouTube? Sometimes you will also want to download it to watch offline or just to watch it later without the internet.

Whatever the reason is, we will provide the steps that help you download YouTube videos online for absolutely free. 

Before knowing the steps 

YouTube terms and conditions explicitly state that users or not allowed to download YouTube video which is not available with the download button near the video. 

However, you can download videos from YouTube for personal use and not for commercial purposes. 

Download YouTube videos online to your device

No need to download any specific software to download videos from YouTube. 

Instead, you can simply download YouTube videos online by following any one of these free three methods. 

  • From a website.
  • From YouTube URL.
  • From a Firefox extension.

From a website

To download YouTube videos online from a website you have to copy the URL of the video and paste it into the search bar on the website, ClipConvertor.cc.

All you have to do is, 

  • Copy the URL of the video on YouTube.
  • Go to Catchvideo.net.
  • Paste the copied URL on the search for the website. 
  • Click on continue. 
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  • Once the video is loaded click on the perfect resolution of the video. 
  • Once you have selected everything, click on the download and it will be downloaded to your device. 

From YouTube URL 

This method is straightforward to download YouTube video. 

  • Just open the video that you want to download and add “SS” between www. and YouTube. 
  • Once you have added click enter. 
  • You will be redirected to savetube.net and you can download it directly by tapping the download button. 

From a Firefox extension

With this method, you can download YouTube video directly through a Firefox extension. 

Note: This extension doesn’t support the Chrome browser so you have to use the Firefox browser. 

  • Install this file for an extension known as Video Download Helper
  • Now open the YouTube video and play it, which you want to download. 
  • Now click on the extension and open it. 
  • The extension will provide the list of formats available to download YouTube video. 

Download YouTube video temporarily 

If you don’t want to store the video on your device storage you can follow these steps to download the YouTube video within YouTube to watch it offline. 

  • Go to the YouTube video wish you want to download.
  • Click on the download button available below the video. 
  • If you are unable to see the download button you are not allowed to download it on YouTube (you can download it with the above-mentioned steps). 
  • Select the video resolution and tap on download. 
  • The video will be downloaded and you can access this video in the download section on YouTube. 

Videos which are downloaded through this method will only be available for 30 days from the day of download. 

So if you want to keep the video for a longer duration you can follow above mention steps to get it on your device’s storage. 

By following either of the mentioned steps, you can download YouTube videos online.