As much as video services would like to pretend we’re always online and perfectly happy with streaming, there are plenty of times when people want offline access — for a trip, say, or to ensure a favorite video doesn’t suddenly vanish. If you’ve got Google Chrome on your desktop or laptop, there are a number of video downloader extensions to choose from.
The best video downloader extensions for Chrome
We’re only going to recommend a small handful of options here, not the least because every extension is aiming towards an identical goal. Think of this list more as a set of backup choices — downloaders can easily come and go given their questionable legality. In fact, Google tries to outright block extensions from downloading from YouTube, though the reality is that it’s not hard to bypass those limits.