The major free downloads from YouTube are its player apps for mobile devices using the iOS and Android operating systems used by many smartphones and tablets, including the iPad. YouTube also offers free players for the Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo Wii game consoles, as well as many
Legitimate Microsoft Windows 7 owners may download the operating system directly from Microsoft for free. Microsoft requires the entry of a valid product key before allowing the download of Windows 7.
Windows 8 can be downloaded for free through OnTheHub.com. OnTheHub.com is a platform that searches ways to make applications less expensive for students and teachers. The Windows 8 operating system is free for most Students who must provide proof of their academic standing.
Some quality YouTube apps for Windows 8 include Metrotube, YouTube Player and Lucky Tube. These apps are free and available for download and use on Windows 8 devices, including surface and Windows RT.
The YouTube app is available free of charge on the iTunes AppStore and GooglePlay, as of 2015. The newest version of the App Store app is optimized for the iPhone 6.
YouTube is owned by Google, and according to Google's terms of service in section 5.1, a user is only allowed to view YouTube content on the site. Google does not allow users to download content because the company makes money from advertisers for each page "hit."
The premium version of YouTube Downloader no longer exists, so a user does not need an activation code for the program. The program is available for download for free. The owners of the software no longer charge for premium features.
It is possible to download funny YouTube videos by using third party websites or browser extensions. Most of these sites are legal and free to use but may sacrifice some audio or video quality during the download.
Music and videos from YouTube can be downloaded by means of websites and utilities, such as Savefrom. However, while technically legal, downloading material from YouTube is a direct contravention of their terms of service.
Download YouTube videos as MP3 files by using online resources such as ClipConverter.cc, YouTube-MP3.org and MP3Fiber.com, as of June 2015. These resources convert the videos into MP3 files.