Life becomes easier when you can download your favorite videos from Youtube and other video streaming services to watch it offline. Watching videos offline saves internet data for you, reduces battery consumption when you switch off data or wifi on your device, and makes it possible to watch a video when you cannot connect to the web. There are hundreds of services out there that help in downloading videos from the web, but the question is ‘which one is safe and fast?’
In my pursuit of a good video downloader, I came across ‘4K Video Downloader’, which I think fits the above question best. It is an application available for Windows, macOS and Ubuntu systems, and can be downloaded from the website with just a click, not much trouble there.
The platform promises downloads of any video quality. Almost all popular video streaming platforms are supported on the 4K Video Downloader such as Youtube, Vimeo, TikTok, SoundCloud, Flickr, Facebook, Instagram, DailyMotion, Likee and Tumblr. It also provides an option to download streams from Twitch and Youtube Gaming.
If we talk about the download speed and quality, it seems like 4K Video Downloader stands up to its promises. I tested out a Youtube video of MKBHD that is available in all resolutions, including 8K. With a decent wifi connection, I was able to download the video in 8K (2.7GB) in under five minutes, which is quite impressive. The downloaded video is also delivered as promised, in 8K. The lower resolution, around 1080p and 720p (150-250 MB), was downloaded within a minute. So, it’s good to see that the download speeds have not been compromised between the network connection and the platform.
However, it is not the download speeds that fascinate me about 4K Video Downloader. The platform comes with loads of other features that can come in handy for avid Youtube watchers like me.
Firstly, 4K Video Downloader provides the platform to save and download full Youtube video playlists and channels in high quality. You can also download a playlist of podcasts in an audio-only format. Users can download videos from their YouTube Mix, watch Later, liked videos and private YouTube playlists. 4K Video Downloader also allows you to automatically download the latest videos from your favorite Youtube channels. Just paste the link to the Youtube channel on the 4K Video Downloader, and the app will automatically download a video when it is uploaded by the channel.
There is also a ‘Smart Mode’ that allows users to download multiple videos at once without any hassle. You just have to put in your preferred download quality and format, and the 4K Video Downloader will download videos in bulk in the preferred settings. Youtube also offers other kinds of video forms like 360-degree videos and 3D videos. 4K Video Platform can download these videos as well, which is quite impressive given that not a lot of video downloaders do that.
To round it off, 4K Video Downloader is an all-rounder of all the video downloaders out there. It does not just provide you the impressive download speeds and quality, but also several other handy features that might make a huge difference for heavy video streaming service users. The subscription plans on the platform are also quite justifiable, with a free plan, and two plans worth $15 and $45. The free plan only allows 30 downloads per day and restricts access to other additional features. The $15 plan comes with an add-on of the ability to download private Youtube videos, whereas, the $45 plan gives unlimited access to all the features of the platform.