Apple has released its new version of masOS - Sierra and of course wants you to upgrade to their newest creation. It offers various benefits like compatibility with various Mac computers and convenience of Siri's assistance. However as with every new update you may be unpleasantly surprised by the fact that your trusty video downloader doesn't work on this new OS. So what to do in a situation like this?
You'll need a good YouTube download software for Sierra. With a good new downloader you'll be able to save videos just like you did on OS X El Capitan or Yosemite. It is not an easy task to find a reliable and honest YouTube video downloader for macOS Sierra, so here we gathered 5 best options we reviewed for you.
Airy - the Top MacOS Sierra YouTube downloader
Airy for Mac is so much more than a YouTube downloader for macOS Sierra. It is so neat and tiny, yet does a wonderful job of downloading multiple YouTube videos in different resolutions. With this Sierra YouTube downloader, you can save Full HD and 4K Ultra HD videos in MP4, FLV, and 3GP formats.
And airy can actually extract soundtracks from YouTube videos and save them in MP3 format to your hard drive. And within just one link, you can save the whole YouTube playlist or channel to your computer.
Airy can also download private YouTube videos on Sierra.
Another good choice to download YouTube videos on macOS Sierra. It will download videos in 360 VR, 3D, 4K UHD/HD in high quality. Among the output formats offered are MP4, MKV, 3GP, MP3, M4A and OGG. This downloader works with YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Flickr, Facebook and DailyMotion.
ClipGrab for Mac is a free YouTube video downloader for macOS Sierra that will download videos on macOS Sierra in HD quality. This app also supports saving videos from Vimeo, Dailymotion and other websites. ClipGrab can also work as macOS Sierra YouTube converter with support of such formats as MPEG4, WMV, OGG, MP3 and OGG. It produces a satisfactory result at a good speed.
MacX YouTube Downloader is a nice free macOS Sierra YouTube downloader. Additionally to being free it is not having any virus, malware or other infections issues. It works well on the latest Mac OS and supports HD 1080P, 4K 2160P, 8K, 3D Bluray, 360 VR videos from YouTube and many other websites. It doesn't offer any conversion options though.
YTD Video Downloader for Mac can save YouTube HD videos on macOS Sierra, but also supports multiple other websites. With this app it is possible to convert the downloaded videos to other formats so they can be used on iPad, iPod, iPhone, etc. Unfortunately there are complaints about it being infected by viruses. You need to be really careful about this one.
5KPlayer is a free video player rather than a downloader, but it also made the cut, because it allows to download videos for free in different formats and resolutions from YouTube and other 300 websites. High download quality and fast speed are included in 5KPlayer. After you downloaded videos you can play them right in this player, and not worry about finding another app for that. This player is considered to be free of any malware.
How to Download YouTube Videos on Sierra in great quality
Let's take the first app we reviewed - Airy - as an example. The process is relatively similar with other apps too. First of all you'll need to download this Sierra YouTube downloader on your computer and open the app.
- After downloading Airy open YouTube website in your browser. Copy & paste the link to YouTube videos that you want to download into ink box in Airy. Then click drop-down menu and choose the file format.
- Click "Download Now" to get your YouTube videos on your new macOS Sierra computer.
- Usually a music video on YouTube in 4K resolution is downloaded within 30 seconds. It is quite fast, isn't it?
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