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MacX YouTube Downloader - Free Download YouTube Videos on Mac OS X (Support downloading videos music from 300+ sites)

MacX YouTube Downloader

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MacX YouTube Downloader is a 100% free YouTube downloader for Mac users to download YouTube videos with fastest speed and high output quality.

MacX YouTube Downloader is a must have tool for Mac users to download streaming videos and music from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Vevo, Souldcloud and other 300+ video/audio sharing sites. It is the best free YouTube downloader for Mac (including macOS Sierra) to download YouTube videos of different resolutions & formats, incl. YouTube SD, HD videos in 720P, 1080P, 3D videos, even 8k/5k/4K videos. No adware, spyware, or malware.

This free YouTube downloader for Mac works excellently for media enthusiasts to batch download movies, popular music, funny videos, tutorials from YouTube and save them into personal collections. As it keeps the spirit of simplicity while adopting advanced technology to make the video downloading process easy and fast. You are no longer struggling with bad network connection and can take favorite videos on any portable device and watch them while on the move. The 5-year refinement of YouTube video downloading makes it top other YouTube downloader for Mac software and has been the consecutive choices by millions of media and users.

How to Download YouTube Videos on Mac [3 Steps Only!]

Add YouTube Video

Step 1: Copy & paste the YouTube video URL, hit "Analyze" and leave MacX YouTube Downloader to do the rest for you.

Select Output Format/Quality

Step 2: Choose the desired YouTube video resolution, format, codec and file size, then click OK to move on.

Hit Download Now

Step 3: Hit "Download Now" button. The free YouTube downloader for Mac will finish downloading YouTube videos on Mac in secs.

MacX YouTube Downloader Main Features

Download YouTube SD, HD, 4K Video for Free

MacX YouTube Downloader brings Mac users an easy way to free download video from YouTube on Mac computers and laptops, e.g. iMac 5k/4k, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Mac Pro, Mac Mini, etc. It is capable of downloading all YouTube videos in whatever format or resolution (4K 4096p/8K included), covering MP4, WebM, FLV, even YouTube HD video to better suit your device.

Downloading Videos from YouTube and 300+ Video Sites

In addition to free download YouTube videos on Mac, this YouTube downloader for Mac enables you to free download videos from Facebook, Vimeo, Vevo, Dailymotion, Metacafe and another 300+ video sites on Mac (macOS Sierra included). Check the whole supported video sites list.

Download YouTube Videos for Offline Viewing/Other Purposes

To download YouTube videos on Mac is deemed as indispensable in many cases, e.g. backup favorite clips, watch them offline on a plane, burn them to a DVD for archiving; or you'd like to download YouTube 4K videos on Mac just because Safari doesn't support VP9 codec; you are fed up with the buffering during high-quality video streaming or just want to download YouTube MP3 music for listening to on your new iPhone 7 while jogging. All make it possible with the best YouTube downloader for Mac.

Support Audio Download

Except for saving downloaded YouTube videos on Mac for offline watching, MacX YouTube Downloader works well as an audio downloader for Mac users to download beloved songs in MP3, AAC or other audio formats from popular music sites, incl. SoundCloud, Audiomack, MusicPlayon, Grooveshark, Bandcamp, Mixcloud, etc.

Built-in Video Player

The built-in video player enables you to start watching any format of YouTube videos or other online videos immediately while downloading video on Mac. Then, you can get the downloaded YouTube videos on your new Macbook (Pro/Air), mobile devices, tablets, game consoles, media players, etc without worrying about network connection or formats.

Download YouTube Videos in Batches

The YouTube downloader for Mac is equipped with multi-threading and batch downloading technology. Unlike other online YouTube downloading tools that download online videos one by one, you are allowed to download multiple videos simultaneously to speed up the downloading process dramatically with this Mac YouTube downloader. Time is saving for you to do other work.

Detect the YouTube Video Automatically

It automatically detects the YouTube video opened in browse. You don't need to copy and paste the URL manually. Leave everything to MacX YouTube Downloader. It will finish the video downloading in a few clicks.

Auto Add MP4 to iTunes Library

This free YouTube video downloader also gives you the ability to download YouTube MP4 videos on Mac and automatically add the output MP4 videos to iTunes Library for transferring to iPhone, iPad, iPod or any other further use. This makes it easier than ever to play downloaded YouTube videos and other clips from Facebook, Vimeo, etc on iPhone (7/7 Plus), iPad Pro, iPod Touch 6, Apple TV 4, etc anywhere anytime.

Extract Pictures from YouTube video

It not only works as a handy YouTube video downloader, but also an excellent assistance for you to take snapshot from your favorite videos and customize your own album.

Free, Easy, Fast and High Quality

Integrated with simply-to-use interface, advanced technology, MacX YouTube Downloader is an ideal tool for you to free download online videos from Facebook, Vimeo, etc with fast speed and original quality, greatly reducing the bandwidth usage. You have no reason to refuse it as safe and clean downloading of the tool is ensured so that you won't worry about any change of your computer settings or the bother of adware or malware. Besides, no registration is required, you can use it to download YouTube freely on macOS.

System Requirements


Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 macOS Sierra


Intel-based Mac (32-bit or 64-bit)



Free Hard Disk

110MB free hard disk space for installation

Graphic Card

Super VGA (800×600) resolution, 16-bit graphics card or higher


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Editors' Reviews

I must say that I have been extremely happy with the free YouTube downloader for Mac. It met all my expectations in helping me download videos from YouTube. It is a fast, consistent, and reliable program. And most of all, the YouTube videos downloaded by the program are crisp!!

- Michael

I have to admit your MacX YouTube Downloader offers comfortable interface that gets all youtube videos downloaded on my Macbook as easy as possible. Just add the video to the program, specify the desired format and resolution, and click Download button. It becomes a daily tool for me to download videos from YouTube.

- Allan

My struggle to download YouTube videos on Mac in a limited period of time is over because your YouTube downloader for Mac is really fast and works with virtually any video sites. On top of that, it is totally free.

- Eliza

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