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Can't Download YouTube? Try Top Free Chrome YouTube Downloaders for Windows 10/8/7

Can't download YouTube video these days? Your Chrome YouTube downloaders failed to parse the link?

It's not your downloader's fault. YouTube is down! Wait for the official solutions or, instead, have a try on the below top 3 YouTube downloaders for Chrome to get videos downloaded from other video sites first! Your choice.

Saving YouTube videos offline always works to solve YouTube video not playing errors from time to time. And you may find it's easy to download YouTube videos with Chrome YouTube Downloader extension which enables you to download YouTube videos in MP4, FLV, MP3 and M4A. However, you may also find out its obvious limit, that is, it can only be applied to download YouTube videos in Google Chrome browser and the downloaded YouTube videos to hard drive are always locked because of restrictions of the Chrome Store.

What if you need to free download videos from YouTube as well as other video sites in different browsers like Firefox, IE, Safari? Under these circumstances, you'd better turn to a more versatile, clean and free Chrome YouTube video downloader.

In this post, we will review 2020 Top 3 free YouTube downloaders for Chrome to help you select the best one which is also compatible with any browser on Windows 10/8/8.1/7, etc. and learn how to download any video from YouTube on Chrome for free in 3 simple steps at fastest speed.

Best Free Chrome YouTube downloader - WinX YouTube Downloader

A 100% free, clean and safe online video downloader enables you to free download any YouTube videos on Chrome, also free download any 8K/4K/HD/SD videos from Dailymotion, Vimeo and 300+ video sites with highest quality at super-fast speed.

2020 Top 3 Chrome YouTube Downloaders for Windows (10) Review

No.1 Best Chrome YouTube downloader - WinX YouTube Downloader (Free)

We rate this professional YouTube downloader Chrome for Windows (10) at the first place owing to its remarkable features below:

Free Download YouTube Videos

1. Free download online videos from YouTube and 300+ videos sites including Dailymotion, Vimeo, Facebook, etc. in Chrome, Firefox, IE and other browsers.

2. Free download any resolution videos including 8K/4K/1080p/720p HD/SD from YouTube and alike sites in Chrome in MP4, FLV, 3GP, WebM, etc.

3. Free download any hot movie/ TV show/music/playlist from YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Vevo, etc. in Chrome, as well as Firefox, Opera browser etc. Also See: FireFox YouTube Downloader Not Working Error Fixed >>

4. 100% clean freeware, no virus or ads at all. Fully compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, etc.

5. With its built-in High Quality Engine and Multi-thread tech, this free YouTube downloader for Chrome allows you to free download YouTube videos in Chrome with original quality at 5-8x faster real time speed. For instance, you can download some music videos from YouTube within 30 seconds.

Besides, this YouTube offline downloader is completely unaffected by the latest Chrome bugs that will cause any video editors or transcoders relying on VideoToolBox slow down, freeze, and crash. Yet, WinX YouTube Downloader could get YouTube video downloaded smoothly at blazing fast speed.

No.2 Best Chrome YouTube downloader - YTD Video Downloader

YTD Video Downloader is another free Chrome YouTube downloader in Windows (10).

1. It allows users to download free videos from YouTube and other 50+ websites in MP4 or FLV format.

2. It is also compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10.

However, it also has some cons you need to know:

1. YTD Video Downloader is bundled with adware, malware and virus using Spigot Search Protection to force them to be installed on your PC along with the installation. So be careful when you choose this free YouTube downloader for Chrome.

2. Its downloading speed is not that fast unless you upgrade to its paid Pro version. And you may encounter cracks during the YouTube downloading process.

No.3 Best Chrome YouTube downloader – Free YouTube Downloader

We also include Free YouTube Downloader into the top 3 best free Chrome YouTube downloaders list. It is simple, easy-to-use and effective, exclusively designed for downloading videos from YouTube. This Chrome YouTube video downloader is also free and with no malware.

Cons: It does not contain many other features. And it only supports downloading YouTube videos in Chrome. If you are looking for a more powerful YouTube video downloader to download videos from other sites, you may try other options like the above WinX YouTube Downloader.


WinX YouTube Downloader

YTD Video Downloader

Free YouTube Downloader

Free or not




Virus or malware




Compatible OS

Windows 10/8/8.1/7/Vista/XP, etc.

Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10


YouTube downloading speed

Fastest. 5-8x real time speed

2x real time speed


YouTube downloading resolution

Maximum 8K FUHD, and 4K UHD, 1080p/720p HD, SD and more



Other sites support

Beside YouTube, also support Dailymotion, Vimeo and 300+ video sites

50+ sites

Only YouTube

Summary of 2020 Top 3 Chrome YouTube Downloaders Review and Comparison

From the review and comparison of 2020 Top 3 Chrome YouTube downloaders, it seems that WinX YouTube Downloader receives the highest scores, owing to its 100% free, clean and safe, extremely simple and easy-to-use, 300+ video sites support, any 8K/4K/1080p/720p HD/SD video/movie/music free downloading, fully compatible with Windows (10) and fastest YouTube video downloading speed. Below is its 1-2-3 detailed guide on how to free download any YouTube video in Chrome.

Best Free Chrome YouTube Downloader to Free Download YouTube Videos in Chrome

First of all, free download and install WinX YouTube Downloader on your Windows (10) PC.

Step 1: Launch this stellar free Chrome YouTube downloader and click "Add Url" button on the tool bar. Go to youtube.com in Google Chrome browser to find the desired video you'd like to free download. You can add several YouTube videos to batch download all at once.

Free Download YouTube Videos

Step 2: Copy and paste the URL of the YouTube video in Chrome to the address bar of the downloader. And click "Analyze" button to analyze the YouTube video info. Select an output video resolution/format for the downloading Chrome YouTube video like 1920 x 1080 (1080p HD) MP4 and click "Download Selected Videos".

Step 3: Set a destination folder to store the YouTube video downloaded from Chrome and hit "Download now" to start the Chrome YouTube video free downloading task.

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Best Fastest Chrome YouTube Downloader & Converter - WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

An all-in-one online movie/video/music downloader and converter aids you to free download any (YouTube) videos (from Chrome) in 8K/4K/HD/SD etc. and lets you convert any 8K/4K/HD/SD video to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, iPhone X/8/7, iPad Pro/Air, Samsung Galaxy S8, HTC and 420+ preset profiles at fastest speed.


author - Kistent Waung

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Graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, she employs herself in IT related content creation (since 2013) and happens to perfectly combine her major (computer & science) and her gusto (writing). She's seasoned at offering video audio conversion workarounds and always passionate about new trends, from hot HEVC, 4K to the new AV1 codec.

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