5 YouTube Video Downloader Chrome Extensions in 2024 - Chrunos (2024)

You may have downloaded a few video downloader Chrome extensions to download YouTube videos to no valid. Due to Chrome Store policies and restrictions, all extensions available from Chome Web Store cannot download videos from YouTube.

Fortunately, in this post, I will show you a few workarounds to get YouTube Video Downloader Chrome extensions working. You can choose one of them based on your preference to download high-quality videos or audio from YouTube.

Tampermonkey Script

Tampermonkey is a well-known extension for managing user scripts, which is available for all widely used browsers including Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. Once you have the Tampermonkey extension installed, you can get user scripts for downloading YouTube videos in a single click.

I recommend the script called Local YouTube Downloader. It allows you to download 4K YouTube videos with audio. You can just click the link to add this script. Additonally, you can also use this script to download YouTube videos on iPhone or Android phone.

Once added, you will see a download link below a YouTube video. You can click the link to download the video in highest quality available. You can also select other quality or choose to extract audio from YouTube videos.

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If you like this script method, you can also use Tampermonkey scripts on Android or iOS. If you log in to YouTube, You can also use this script download private YouTube videos.

Addoncrop YouTube Video Downloader

You may also download YouTube videos with the feature-rich browser extension Addoncrop YouTube Video Downloader. As mentioned, you cannot install this extension from Chrome Web Store directly according to the Chrome Store policies.

To install this extension, you need to first install the Foxified extension. Once installed, it will automatically install the Addoncrop YouTube Video Downloader extension and you just need to click to grant access.

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After that, you’ll see a Download icon below any YouTube video. Simply click the Download button to start the download. Click the More button to change the format or resolution. The video sizes for various resolutions are shown below, along with download choices.

By selecting Options, you may modify this extension’s settings. From this point, you may choose the formats to download, whether to provide the option to download HD movies, and whether to show DASH format items.

The Addoncrop extension provides various helpful capabilities in addition to video downloads. By selecting the Camera icon, you may capture a screenshot of videos. The music icon allows you to convert YouTube video to MP3, the image icon allows you to download YouTube Thumbnail, and the subtitle icon allows you to download subtitles in the language you prefer.

Install Microsoft Edge extension in Chrome

Since the new Edge web browser is based on Chromium just like Chrome, you can also load the Edge extension to Chrome manually. You can refer to the steps below.

Step 1. Install the extension from the Edge Web Store using the Microsoft Edge browser. For example, I downloaded All Video Downloader Professional.

Step 2. The URL contains the extension ID, in my case “mbpnbnogejaolbhfpfgagldkeahefbhd”. Look for a folder with the extension ID in the following location:

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Extensions

Step 3. Open Google Chrome, navigate to the extensions page chrome://extensions and check to enable Developer Mode to install Chrome extensions manually.

Step 4. Click Load unpacked and selected the folder with the extension ID in Step 2.

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This worked for this specific extension. I also tried a few others and most of them worked well, so you can also choose other YouTube Downloader extensions from Edge Web Store.

Internet Download Manager

Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a popular utility for increasing download speeds by up to 5 times, as well as resuming and scheduling downloads. If you use IDM, you should also get IDM – integration Add from Chrome Web Store for quickly downloading videos from YouTube and other websites.

Once you have the extension installed, it will show a download button on every video that you want on Chrome. You just click on it to download it with IDM on your PC. The utility dynamically segments downloaded files, in contrast to conventional download managers and accelerators.

To obtain the highest acceleration performance, it may reuse existing connections without requiring new connect and login phases.

By Click Downloader

Not a browser extension, By Click Downloader, is a Windows application that works better than an extension. It functions in a similar manner to every extension and enables you to download videos straight from the YouTube website.If you need a Mac version, you should try 4K Video Downloader.

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After installing this program, whenever you play any YouTube video, it will instantly recognize it and display a little window in the bottom-right corner. You may choose to download the video in MP4 or MP3 format from this page.

You may alter the default format, the video quality, and the folder for downloaded movies by accessing the program. It supports many languages, including English, French, and Spanish, accessible for the program.

The best part, By Click Downloader, allows you to download all videos in a playlist or channel. Besides, you can use it to download YouTube live stream from the beginning.


Stop trying video downloader extensions from Chrome Web Store because all of them won’t work. Instead, get one of these 5 YouTube Downloader extensions that I tested working in 2024. In addition, the Foxified Chrome extension emulates Firefox addons in Chrome, so you can use it to load Firefox addons to Chrome.

5 YouTube Video Downloader Chrome Extensions in 2024 - Chrunos (2024)


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