Youtube Downloader

How to Download YouTube without Software?

Written by Liza Brown

Although there are ways to download YouTube with extra software you can learn how to download YouTube without software at all. There’s no need to visit a website all you have to do is change the URL by using the steps that will follow shortly.

Direct download without using any software or website

  1. Open video on YouTube you wish to download
  2. Before the ‘YouTube’ but after the ‘www.’ Add ‘ss’
  3. Click enter which will take you to ‘’
  4. Choose the format link and the download will begin is a free to use service that lets you download directly from YouTube and also other supported sites including Vimeo, Facebook and Daily Motion. There’s no need for extensions or other downloads and it’s simple enough for everyone to use in just 4 simple steps.

Another alternative is to follow the above steps but instead of ‘ss’ add ‘kiss’, again you can choose the video format you wish to download in and continue with your download in just a few simple steps. Alternatively you can use ‘DownloadHelper’ which is a Firefox add on. All you have to do is tick the box with one click and away you go.


Use third party helper sites, no need to install or download any software

You can also use a download helper site which does the same thing if you are not comfortable with altering the URL of YouTube. To use it follow the steps below:


 Use addons on your browser to download YouTube video without installing software

For Firefox: Download YouTube Videos as MP4 click here to begin

  • Step 1: download the extension by clicking the green download button
  • Step 2: use the download button that will appear in YouTube when you select a video
  • Step 3: click to download and select format
  • Step4: Watch the videos after downloading use VLC, Windows media player or iTunes and Quicktime


For Opera: YouTube Downloader click here to begin

  • Step 1: click download to install the add on
  • Step 2: go to your desired YouTube Video
  • Step 3: select the download button that will now appear
  • Step 4: select your desired format and continueyoutube-downloader-opera

Never has it been easier to download your favourite music, tutorial and informative videos from YouTube. You don’t have to go back to the site and search for a video you like to show your friends at a later date or risk putting viruses onto your device by downloading software. The instructions are so simple that whether you are a computer whiz or novice you will be able to do it in a matter of minutes.

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