Going on a long road trip, flying to your favorite vacation destination, traveling by subway to work or just simply heading to a place with no reliable internet connection - there are countless situations in life when downloading videos from YouTube can come handy.

To save you time on researching the endless web, here we outline simple ways to save the content and watch offline later.

But before going into details, it may be useful to mention that according to the streaming service Terms of Service agreement:

“You shall not download any Content unless you see a “download” or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content. You shall not copy, reproduce, make available online or electronically transmit, publish, adapt, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of YouTube or the respective licensors of the Content”

That said, even though downloading the videos will still break Terms of Service, it will not (on most occasions) constitute illegal. So, just because the streaming service is not happy with you saving the videos it is not necessarily against the law. In fact, the company actually has never sued anyone for downloading content.

Of course, there is also a case to be made that by using official channels you are supporting your favorite content creators and helping them to grow and create even more cool videos.

All things considered, it's more of a personal choice so proceed at your own discretion.

With those disclaimers out of the way, read on to find out how exactly to download videos for free.

1. Get 4K Video Downloader.

4K Video Downloader is a highly customizable, ad-free and popular YouTube Downloader for Windows, macOS and Linux operating systems. It allows you to save a video in MP4, MKV, 3GP formats and it’s a great mp3 youtube downloader for all your music needs. The basic version of the application is free and supports multiple languages.

The downloading process is pretty straight forward. Once you have 4K Video Downloader software on your device simply copy the URL from the web browser and click 'Paste Link’ in the application. It’s that simple.

You can also subscribe to your favorite channel via 4K Video Downloader and get the latest videos automatically downloaded on your device.

2. Try Any Video Converter Free.

Any Video Converter is a beautiful freeware with a sleek interface and powerful ability to convert virtually any file to a range of high-definition output formats that run on Apple, Android, Windows, and other devices. This makes it practically the best HD free video downloader out there. In addition to all these perks, the application supports an array of video editing functions.

Similarly to other downloaders, you can paste in URLs from your browser or (and that’s the best part) drag videos directly from Chrome, Firefox or Safari. After that from the output drop-down menu choose the video format you want and click the ‘Convert Now’ button to start converting.

3. Use online converter

The easiest way to download videos when you don't want to install an alien software on your device is usually through your web browser.
Many people are choosing to use y2mate online video converter because it’s free and simple to use.

To convert a video just paste YouTubeURL into the search box. Next, choose the format of the output content and download the file and it’s done. Very fast and painless.

Please note, the domain might not be completely safe to use because of questionable advertisements but this can be easily solved with an adblocker.

4. Check out TubeMate for Android.

TubeMate is a popular app that saves videos directly to your Android device.
It’s really easy to use. Just browse for any video in the search bar of the app and press the green arrow at the bottom of the screen, select the video quality you want and you are ready to download.

The downloaded videos by default will be stored on your SD card, but you are free to move them around from one location to another.

5. Use a web browser.

If you are looking for a hassle-free solution to download youtube movies online then look no further then Jump ​Browser with it’s built-in Ultimate Video Saver.

Ultimate Video Saver is a powerful user-friendly downloader. It’s free, fast and runs in the background without interrupting your browsing.

The downloading process is pretty simple - the plugin scans for YouTube videos while you browsing and displays the number of detected videos on the icon counter. To choose the video you want to keep just click on the icon to open Ultimate Video Saver and pick save video option. Mission accomplished.

We hope that you found our suggestions helpful. Stay tuned… :)