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Best YouTube video downloader for macOS Sierra

"Now all the downloaders I used to get YouTube videos and other online videos are obsolete after I upgrade from El Capitan to macOS Sierra. Now I wanna know if there is any YouTube downloader for macOS Sierra that maintains high quality and fast speed."

As the latest Mac operating system, macOS Sierra may have brought many apps to an end, including some apps used to save YouTube videos. If you have upgraded to macOS High Sierra with YouTube download, don't worry, there are still some programs that works well on the new macOS. Below we list the HD/free YouTube video saver for macOS High Sierra with a simple guide on how to download YouTube videos on macOS High Sierra – based MacBook Air/Pro, iMac with fast speed. So keep on reading.

Best macOS High Sierra YouTube Video Downloader & Converter

Fastest HD YouTube downloader on macOS Sierra

The best comprehensive YouTube downloader for macOS Sierra/High Sierra here is MacX Video Converter Pro, a fast and HD YouTube downloader that works seamlessly on macOS high Sierra and earlier OS X. It can easily download YouTube videos in 4K 4096p/8K, HD 1080P/720P, 360 VR SBS, 3D Blu ray etc on macOS Sierra powered MacBook Air/Pro, iMac. Supports up to 1000+ online sites download, including FaceBook, Vimeo, Vevo etc.

It also serves as a powerful HD macOS Sierra YouTube converter to convert the downloaded YouTube videos on macOS High Sierra into any formats like MP4, 3GP, MKV, AVI etc, any resolution, any size as users want with world's fastest speed (up to 5x faster).

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Batch download video from YouTube, Vimeo, Vevo, FB, etc. 1000+ sites.

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Directly compress video to all the latest iOS iPhone Android device.

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Convert downloaded YouTube to MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, MP3 etc.

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Free edit video (crop, trim, add subtitles, etc.) and adjust parameters.

4K & HD YouTube video downloader for macOS Sierra

4K Video Downloader for Mac

If you simply want to download YouTube videos HD on macOS Sierra, 4K Video Downloader for Mac is a good choice. This YouTube download software for macOS Sierra will save videos from YouTube on macOS Sierra in 360 VR, 3D, 4K UHD/HD in high quality. It offers several output formats, including MP4, MKV, 3GP, MP3, M4A or OGG. The question on how to download YouTube videos on macos Sierra will be easily and fast solved with it. However, it works with YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Flickr, Facebook and DailyMotion only.

Free YouTube video downloader for macOS Sierra

ClipGrab for Mac

ClipGrab for Mac is a free macOS Sierra YouTube downloader that also works quite well on the new Mac OS. It will legally download YouTube video free on macOS Sierra in HD quality, as well as Vimeo, Dailymotion and many other sites via only a link. ClipGrab also serves as a free macOS Sierra YouTube converter which support YouTube videos to MPEG4, WMV, OGG, MP3 and OGG. The output quality is good and the speed is acceptable.

HD & Free macOS Sierra YouTube downloader

MacX YouTube Downloader

Suggested by its name, MacX YouTube Downloader is quite a good free YouTube downloader for macOS Sierra/High Sierra . First of all, it's totally free and tested to be clean of virus, malware or other infections. It does a good job as it works great on the latest Mac OS to free download HD 1080P, 4K 2160P, 8K, 3D Bluray, 360 VR videos from YouTube (as well as 1000+ other sites). Both the quality and speed are good, but it offers no convert options.

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YTD Video Downloader for Mac

If you don't satisfy with the YouTube video downloader for macOS Sierra listed above, you may also try YTD Video Downloader for Mac. It can get the downloads of YouTube videos HD on macOS Sierra-based Mac computers, and also save videos from various other sites. Users are also allowed to convert the downloaded videos to other formats for iPad, iPod, iPhone etc. But many users who have ever used it to download videos complained about the virus and infections. So you need to be careful with this macOS Sierra YouTube download software.

Free YouTube download software for macOS Sierra


5KPlayer is actually a free video player instead of downloader, but it also kicks the spot of YouTube video download on Mac. You can use it to free download videos in whatever formats and resolution from YouTube and other 300 online sites (also including gay/xx online sites). It delivers high download quality and fast speed. Besides, you can directly play the downloaded YouTube videos on macOS Sierra with this player without considering about the formats, as it supports almost all the video files. It's 100% safe and free.

Online YouTube downloader for macOS Sierra


Clipconverter is an online macOS Sierra free YouTube downloader which can free download videos from YouTube in 720p, 1080p, 4K, Vimeo and many more and also convert them to MP3, MP4, M4A, AAC, MOV, AVI, 3GP. Obviously, this online YouTube download tool is more convenient except the fact that the download speed largely depends on your internet.

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How to Download YouTube Video on macOS Sierra/High Sierra Fast with High Quality

The steps to download YouTube videos HD on macOS Sierra are quite similar with any downloader. Here we take MacX Video Converter Pro as an example to show you how to download YouTube videos on macOS Sierra. First of all, free download this YouTube downloader for macOS Sierra MacBook Air/Pro, iMac.

How to download HD YouTube videos on macOS Sierra

1Launch it and click YouTube button. Copy & paste the URL of YouTube videos to be downloaded into the address bar. Then click "analyze" to load video info. (Feel free to add any 4K, HD or 3D 360 videos from YouTube.)

2Choose output video formats. You may download YouTube videos to MP4 or other formats on macOS Sierra, or directly to mobiles like iPhone, iPad, Android.

3Click "Browse" button to set a folder to save the downloaded YouTube videos on macOS Sierra computers.

4Click "Download Now" to start the fast YouTube videos download on macOS Sierra. A music video on YouTube in 4K will be downloaded within 30 seconds.

Notice: MacXDVD Software doesn't advocate any reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast or sell any content for any other purposes without prior written permission of YouTube or the respective licensors of the content. Please refer to YouTube terms of service before doing so.

Author: Bertha Miller | Updated on Dec 20, 2018

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