How to Download YouTube Videos on Chromebook in 4 Easy Ways

Are you finding ways to download YouTube videos directly on your Chromebook? To solve your problem, this post will guide you on downloading YouTube videos with detailed steps. Read through and learn how to do it.

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Updated on Jan 23, 2024

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Hi guys. Do you know whether you can download a YouTube video on your Chromebook? Do you have any ideas on how you can manage it? If you don't know how to, you are reading the right article. In this post, you will find answers to all your questions, and all methods are 100% feasible. Read through and see how you can download YouTube videos on your Chromebook. 

Can You Download YouTube Videos on a Chromebook

Yes, you can download YouTube videos on your Chromebook as long as you can get access to the video you'd like to download. In this post, we will provide 4 ultimate ways to help you download YouTube videos to your laptop on Chromebook. You can choose desktop software, an online video download site, a video download extension for Chromebook, or the YouTube Premium subscription. 

In my experience, using desktop software to download streaming videos from various sites like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc., is the best choice for most users. As you can realize, one download for a lifetime and no need to worry about download speed or your privacy safety. I will list the detailed steps for all methods in the following content. You can choose the one that meets your needs most. 

  1. Method 1. Download Videos from Variable Sites with Desktop Downloader
  2. Method 2. Pay for YouTube Premium Subscription
  3. Method 3. Download with a Chrome Browser Extension
  4. Method 4. Download with an Online Download Tool

Method 1. Download Videos from Variable Sites with Desktop Downloader

The most recommended method is using an all-in-one video download software. Let's meet EaseUS Video Downloader. This software supports both Windows and Mac, so you have no need to worry about its compatibility. You can use it to download the YouTube video you like with its link only. It is also equipped with a built-in converter to help you save YouTube videos directly into MP3 format. You can download and install the software to your computer with the button below:

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🍁Here are steps on how to use EaseUS Video Downloader to save YouTube videos:

Step 1. Run EaseUS Video Downloader, choose "Quick Search" from the left pane.

Download videos to laptop - Step 1

Step 2. Search for your wanted video by inputting keywords related to your video in the Search box, then click the "Search" button. Or you can directly copy and paste the URL of the video you want to download into the Search box. Then, your video will display on the screen with a "Download" button, click it to proceed.

Download videos to laptop - Step 2

Step 3. A window will pop up to let you change the settings. From here, you can choose the quality and export format of your video. Also, you can set the storage path for downloaded videos. After that, click the "Download" button to start downloading. Once it's finished, you can find the downloaded items from your laptop. 

Download videos to laptop - Step 3

Disclaimer: It is illegal to download any copyrighted content for commercial purposes without the permission. This guide is demonstrated ONLY for personal use.

Method 2. Pay for YouTube Premium Subscription

This method is the most direct way to save YouTube videos to your computer. YouTube supports video download for Premium users, and the subscription costs $13.99 per month, which may be a little expensive for users. However, the good thing is that after a subscription, you can directly download YouTube videos with the button below the video. It will be quite convenient for users. 

🍁The following steps will show you how to download YouTube videos with a premium subscription:

Step 1. Pay for YouTube Premium first. Open YouTube and sign in to your premium account. 

Step 2. Find the video you'd like to download and go to its web page.

Step 3. You can find a download button below the video. Click on it, and it will begin to download the video. You can find the downloaded videos in your computer's "Download" folder. 

find the download button below the video

Method 3. Download with a Chrome Browser Extension

Another method you can try is to use a YouTube video download extension for the browser you use. For example, I use Google Chrome so that I will search for "Video download browser extension for Google." You can choose the one you like. Here, as the steps resemble, I only take Addoncrop as an example.

🍁Steps for downloading YouTube Videos with a browser extension:

Step 1. Download Addoncrop on your browser through its official site. Confirm the browser you are using and click "INSTALL VIA CROSSPILOT".

Step 2. Restart the Chromebook. Then, go to the video page. You will find a download button below the video now. Click on it. 

Step 3. Then, choose the file format and quality you want to download. 

download with extension

Method 4. Download with an Online Download Tool

The last method is for users who don't like downloading other applications. Then, you can choose to use an online download site for YouTube video download. Most sites can help you download videos into MP4/MP3 formats. However, you should be aware that when using download sites for full HD movie downloads, you need to protect your privacy as there is no guarantee for these sites. 

🍁Here is how to download YouTube videos with an online download tool:

Step 1. Copy the video's URL and then go to the official site of y2mate

Step 2. Paste the URL to the blank sheet of y2mate. Then, click "Start". 

click start of y2mate

Step 3. Choose the video's format and the video quality you'd like to download. Then, click "Download" to process downloading. 

choose file format and download quality

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Bottom Line

In this post, you learned how to download YouTube videos on your Chromebook. I'm sure you have found your best ways. If you still have no idea which method to choose, I suggest trying EaseUS Video Downloader, which is the best solution for both pros and novices in video downloading. I'm sure that you won't regret its installation. 

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