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Chrome YouTube Downloader: Download any YouTube video in Chrome

Recently, Google Chrome overtook Mozilla Firefox browser for the first time to be the second most popular browser worldwide (Internet Explorer was still the No. 1 browser). Today, we will introduce two popular Google Chrome YouTube downloaders that can download YouTube videos easily in Chrome. One is a desktop program--Wondershare AllMyTube which automatically adds a download extension to Chrome after installation. And the other is Chrome YouTube Downloader--a Chrome extension. It's all up to you to choose between the two tools, but let's first check out the detailed introduction to them below.

#1. Wondershare AllMyTube

wondershare allmytube
  • 1. Download online videos from 100+ videos sites including YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion in Chrome
  • 2. Convert downloaded videos to many formats including MOV, AVI, MP4, MP3 and much more
  • 3. One click to download YouTube playlists and channels
  • 4. Support downloading online videos in Chrome, Firefox and IE

How to use Wondershare AllMyTube to download YouTube videos in Chrome

Step 1.Install this Chrome YouTube downloader

Install this program on your computer after downloading from the above link. And an exstension named Wondershare AllMyTube will be automatically added to your Chrome. This exstension will help detect streaming videos to download from all kinds of video sites.

chrome youtube downloader

Step 2. Download YouTube videos

Use Chrome to play your favorite YouTube videos. As long as you play the video, this program will detect it and display a Download button on the top right of the video screen. Click the button to get the video downloaded. You can also copy the url of the video and click the Paste URL button to add the video to the downloading queue.

chrome extension youtube downloader

Step 3. Convert the videos to other formats

Finished library. click the Convert button on the right and select a format you need. Then you can eaily convert the videos in order to put in your portable devices.

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How to Download Videos with Wondershare AllMyTube

#2. Chrome YouTube Downloader

chrome youtube downloader

Chrome YouTube Downloader is a Chrome extension that enables you to download YouTube videos as MP4, MP3, M4A and FLV. It does one thing and does it well. What's more, it's easy to use.

Install Chrome YouTube Downloader>>

How to download YouTube videos with Chrome YouTube Downloader

Step 1: Click the above link to go to the page of the tool. Download the ZIP file and extract the .crx extension file from the ZIP file. Click the settings icon on the toolbar of Chrome. Select Tools>Extensions and drag the .crx file to install on Chrome.

Step 2: Go to YouTube to play one video and you will find a Download button under the video screen. Click the button and there are options of the format and resolution. Select one and the downloading will start at once.

Compare the two Chrome YouTube downloaders

  Wondershare AllMyTube
Download
Download
Chrome YouTube Downloader
Service Type
Desktop software
Chrome extension
Main Features
Online video downloading and converting
YouTube video downloading
Download YouTube videos
tick
Download videos from many sites
One click to download YouTube playlists and channels
Support resolution selecting for YouTube video downloading
tick
Support Firefox, Chrome and IE

Convert videos to many formats

Schedule to Download and convert

Play and manage videos

Easy to use
Advantages
  • 1. more functions
  • 2. safe, fast and stable performance;
  • 1. free
Disadvantages
  • 1. not free
  • 1. less functions and no instant technical support
  • 2. support Chrome only

If you prefer to a simple YouTube video downloader only, then Chrome YouTube Downloader is enough. But for most cases, you will download videos from many other sites. At that time, you will need the Wondershare AllMyTube. Try the two tools and see which one you will like.

Product-related questions? Speak directly to our Support Team >>

Christine_Smith
Hi there, we have removed this plugin from Chrome, but you can still download videos through copying the video url and click the Paste URL button on the program.
wonderkh
1 month, any status update?
Christine_Smith
Hi Ali, Thanks for your notice and suggestion. I will report our technical team right now.
yahya
thanks wondershare for the awesome app
alihamodi
Hi Christine I already tried that. I think you need to report this issue to Wondershare's developer team. Google Chrome released a new policy for using chrome(and it looks like you don't know about it). In order for any chrome extension to work, it has to be released throw the extension store(its a google store for extensions and add ons.) Even If you repaired ALlMytube extension is will not work because it has been installed by a 3rd party application (in this case it is Wondershare AllMyTube application). Try it yourself with the latest release of chrome. It will not work. The only way for this extension to work is by reporting this issue to Wondershare's developer team so they can release the (same) extension throw google's extensions store.
Christine_Smith
Hi Ali, you can go to the AllMyTube program itself and choose to repair the download plugin. Preferences->Download->Repair Video Downloading Plugin. Hope that works.
alihamodi
Google chrome will not allow you to re-enable the extensions because its a 3rd party extension that does not exist in the chrome extensions store.
Christine_Smith
Hi Jimbob, please get the extension activated by yourself. Just go to tool>extensions to enable it.
jimbob
Google Chrome will not allow the Wondershare extensions to be activated.
Christine_Smith
Hello Denyse, you can try download the Wondershare AllMyTube to have a try. This tool is inclusively designed for downloading and converting online videos. Just give it a try and if you come across some problems, feel free to contact us.

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