Roundup of the Best YouTube MP3 Downloaders for Mac

Olga Weis

YouTube is a great place to find new music or a soundtrack to your favorite movie and listen to it. Sometimes you may feel the need to save your favorite music from YouTube because it is the only place to find it and you are planning to disconnect for some time. From Internet, not from music.

You are lucky, because these days you can find really efficient solutions for YouTube music downloading. I'll cover three best YouTube downloaders for Mac in this article, you are welcome to read and make your choice.


Airy is a small and neat Mac app that does exactly what it has to - downloads YouTube videos to your Mac. It fully supports Sierra and can be integrated with your web browser. No commercials, no hidden ads. It is functional and very easy to operate. You can download MP3, FLV, MP4 or 3GP format and choose the resolution. Moreover Airy supports batch downloading - just add as many links as you want.

As I mentioned Airy is easy - just paste the link of the video, select the format, click Download. The progress bar will indicate the remaining time.


YTD Video Downloader for Mac

YTD Video Downloader for Mac lets you download video and audio files on Mac from YouTube, Facebook, and other websites. YTD Video Downloader for Mac supports batch video and audio downloading.

All in all, YTD is rather easy to use with a friendly interface, provides fast downloading, and converts videos to multiple devices without ads. Simply enter the video link to start free downloading. Unfortunately this app has some issues, like failing on EL Capitan, or not downloading particular videos without obvious reason. YTD can do its work really great, but you should spend some time customizing it.

4K Video Downloader

4K Video Downloader lets you download YouTube music in high quality. It is free, open source and cross-platform. With its latest upgrade it also offers you downloading and enjoying 3D music videos from YouTube. 4K Video Downloader is also suitable for free downloading of music from other social media platforms like Vimeo or Facebook.

Unfortunately 4K Video Downloader is unable to work in sync with your browser - you are required to manually copy and paste the video link into the app. Also it is merely working on Mac OS X 10.7-10.10, which suggests 4K Video Downloader won't be an option for Mac OS X 10.11 users.

As a Conclusion

You should definitely try the apps, consider the pros and cons and decide which one works best for your needs. Thank you for reading!

Airy for Mac

Requirements: OS X 10.7+ , 15.9MB free space
Version 3.0.152 () Release notes