YouTube allows its Premium users to download the videos present on its platform to watch them offline. There are also third-party tools that allow you to download these contents without having to pay a subscription. This can come in handy when your internet connection is limited. Learn how to download all videos from a YouTube playlist.
If you are a YouTube Premium subscriber, you have the option to download the videos by clicking the “DOWNLOAD” button below the video. Once downloaded, you will find these contents directly in your YouTube space and you can watch them later without an internet connection. However, you will need to connect to the Internet at least once every 30 days to continue to have access to these downloaded videos.
If you are not a premium user or want to have these videos directly on your computer, smartphone or tablet, you can use a tool to get these videos. This practice is not illegal but it is still important to note that these downloads do not respect the conditions of use of the platform.
With these third-party tools you can download a particular video. You also have the option of download a complete playlist. Here is our selection of the best software or online services for download youtube playlist.
The software to install to download a YouTube playlist on your computer or smartphone
- 4K Video Downloader (Windows, Linux, MacOS and Android)
4K Video Downloader is one of the best tools to download youtube playlists. Compatible with Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Android, the software is free with paid features. Very easy to use, you just have to copy the link of your playlist and insert it in “Paste Link” by clicking on the + icon at the top left of the application. You can download the playlists in different sizes, even in 4K.
In the free version, you can upload up to 10 videos per playlist. You then have different paid plans to download unlimited videos.
The software also works for other video platforms such as Vimeo, TikTok, Facebook or Dailymotion.
- Snapdownloader (Windows and Mac OS)
Snapdownloader is very easy to use. With this software, you can grab videos from different platforms like Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter or YouTube.
To download your playlist, simply fill in the link in “Search”. The tool automatically detects when it is a video that is part of a playlistt and offers you to download either the video alone or the entire playlist. By selecting the playlist download, the tool will then allow you to select the videos, along with their format, that you want to recover to your PC.
Snapdownloader was only available on Windows but the software is now compatible with macOS 10.10 and newer versions. The software is paid but you have a free trial. To have the license, you can subscribe to a monthly, annual subscription or buy a lifetime license.
- By Click Downloader (Windows)
By Click Downloader is a good software to fully download YouTube playlist.
First indicate the folder where you want to download your playlist, choose the format, quality and fill in the URL of the playlist you want to download.
You can download all the videos at once or select only those you want to retrieve from the playlist.
By Click Downloader is free with paid features. The software only works on Windows at the moment.
- iTubeGo YouTube Downloader (Windows, Mac OS, Android)
iTubeGo has the advantage of working not only on computer Windows and Mac OS but also on Android using the dedicated application.
You can simultaneously download multiple videos from different URLs, download an entire playlist or all videos from a YouTube channel. The software automatically detects all videos in the playlist and offers them to you. You can then select all of them to download or choose only those that interest you. You can specify the download format, either video or audio as well as the quality from 240P to 8K.
iTubeGo has a integrated browser which allows you to directly search the video or playlist without having to copy-paste the URL.
The software presents a free version but with a limited number of downloads. To take advantage of all the features, such as downloading playlists, downloading videos simultaneously or downloading from different URLs, you will need to subscribe to a subscription.
Online Services to Download YouTube Playlist without Installing Software
To use YouTubePlaylist.cc, you must first create an account.
By entering the URL of the playlist, the videos will automatically appear below.
You can then select all of them to download them by clicking on “Download All” and “Download as ZIP”. Downloading playlists with YouTubePlaylist.cc is faster because you don’t have to download every video.
With the free version, you can download up to 15 videos/day.
Loader.to is completely online and without registration. All you have to do is fill in the URL of the playlist you want to download and press “Download”. Once the loading is complete, click on “Download Playlist” to see a window appear with all the videos in the playlist. You can then download video by video in the desired format.
Ddownr is also very easy to use and does not require the creation of an account.
To download an entire playlist, you must fill in its URL, choose the format and quality of the desired videos. Once the loading is ready, all you have to do is press “Download” to see the a window showing the list of videos in the playlist to download. You can then download the videos one by one.
Be careful though, the site indicates that it automatically detects videos that have copyrights and that the download of these videos is blocked.
Is it legal to download a YouTube video?
To retrieve the link of a playlist, go to the user’s account. Then click on the “PLAYLISTS” tab on its page and on “VIEW FULL PLAYLIST”. You can then copy the URL of the playlist.
If you’re watching a video that’s part of a playlist, just click on the playlist title under the video on the right side of the screen. You will then go to the playlist page and you can copy the link.