Chrome Extension to Download from YouTube: THE BEST

by James
Chrome Extension

Chrome Extension to Download Videos from YouTube


In today’s guide, we will see which the best extensions are to install on the Google Chrome browser to download videos from YouTube in one click.

As I’m sure you know, YouTube is the most popular, well-known, and used video streaming site in the world. It allows you to watch all the videos for free, in very high resolutions, and from any device, but it does not allow you to download them to watch offline and without internet unless you pay a monthly subscription.

The same thing applies to the download of music, audio and MP3 from YouTube: also, in this case to be able to download the files from the famous site you have to pay a monthly subscription (YouTube Music), otherwise you can only listen to the multimedia files online, with an active internet connection.

As with anything else, however, there are various free solutions that allow you to bypass all these limitations and in particular allow you to download videos, movies, music and MP3s from YouTube for free on any platform: Windows PC, Mac, Android, iOS and so on.

All you have to do is find the right guide that explains how to proceed, in the simplest and most immediate way possible, and perhaps using the Google Chrome internet browser.

And that’s what we’re going to do today.

Extension to download videos from YouTube Chrome

These extensions are obviously not approved by Google, so they are not found on the Chrome Store. With our guidance, however, you will still be able to find and install the best extensions to download videos from YouTube with Chrome.

Without wasting time, let’s start with our guide, which of course we will always keep up to date so that we offer you only the working extensions and only the best ones.

Crome YouTube download extension

Once you’ve installed it, just go to YouTube, search for a video, and you’ll notice a DOWNLOAD button that will allow you to save the movie in audio or video format. Simple and immediate to use. I would add that it also allows you to disable the autoplay of YouTube videos and above all it allows you to remove and block advertising on YouTube

To use it, after installing it, you will simply have to go to YouTube, search for the video you are interested in and press on the extension button at the top right of the Chrome address bar. A menu will appear that will allow you to choose the format of the video or audio download from YouTube. Other features are also available, such as the ability to put the video in pop-up format on the screen to continue watching it comfortably even while scrolling down the comments section.

Great, it works similarly to the others.

How to install these extensions outside the Chrome Store?

As anticipated, these extensions are NOT found on the Chrome Store and therefore do not install automatically.

So how do you install them?

Simple, by following the instructions in this video. A few simple steps and the extension magically appears in Google Chrome.

  • Download the extension you are interested in from the website
  • You’ll end up with a ZIP file – you need to extract it to your computer’s desktop
  • At this point, go to Chrome, click on the button with the 3 dots at the top right > Other tools > Extensions
  • Enable developer mode at the top right of the page
  • Drag the extension you just downloaded to the page and check that it’s active


Downloading from YouTube: Best Sites

I remind you that, if you prefer to download videos, music, MP3s and videos from YouTube without using any program and without using any extension, you can refer to our constantly updated list of the best sites to download from YouTube:

In this case, just copy the link of the YouTube video you are interested in, go to one of the many sites proposed, paste the link, choose the download format (audio or video) and start the download. A few seconds and the video (or song) will be downloaded from YouTube for free directly to your computer. It’s as simple as that!


Download from YouTube on Android smartphones and tablets

On the other hand, if you want to download audio, video, music, and movies from YouTube on Android, here is the best program that currently works:

Doubts, questions?

With this guide, we’re done.

Now all you have to do is choose the best Chrome extension to download from YouTube among the many we have proposed.

If you know of any others that are not in this article, please let us know in the comments.

If you have any doubts or questions, leave a comment at the end of the article and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Happy downloading from YouTube with our tips!

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