Downloading YouTube Videos offline is a great hack. I personally do a lot of traveling and am often without an internet connection. So with the ability to download YouTube videos, I can still watch my favorite videos, or I can download kids’ entertainment shows to keep them happy on the go.

Is Downling YouTube Videos Illegal?

Downloading videos is not illegal, however, please ensure this is for your own personal use and use these methods at your own risk. You can also check YouTube’s terms of service for further information.

YouTube also have their own premium service where you can watch videos ad-free and offline, however, there is a charge for this.

YouTube Premium Free Trial
YouTube Premium

How to Download YouTube Videos

Firstly, locate the YouTube Video you would like to download.

Copy the URL link from the address bar.

How to upload YouTube URL Link

Open a Search Engine and type YouTube Downloader.

Paste in the URL

YouTube Video Downloader

Click Start

Select the MP4 format from the dropdown

The highest resolution available is 720p

The Video will then download and can be opened on your computer to be watched at any time.

Download YouTube Videos with Firefox

If you haven’t already got Firefox installed you can download this from the Mozilla site.

Mozilla Firefox Browser Download

Once downloaded, or if you already have it installed launch Firefox.

Click onto the 3 horizontal lines in the top right-hand corner.

Select Add-Ons from the dropdown

Click onto Find More Add-Ons

In the search bar type in Easy YouTube Video Downloader Express

Easy YouTube Downloader Express

Locate your YouTube video

You will now see a green button to Download As

Download a YouTube Video

Select the MP4 version

Type in the name you’d like to Save As

Select the download location.

Saving a YouTube Video

The Video will then download and can be opened on your computer to be watched at any time.