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Do you remember what was life before Youtube with its crazy amount of video and content? Since it arrived in 2005 the platform has become the largest online video sharing platform on the web. In addition to music, YouTube offers tutorials on a huge variety of topics and entertainment galore. In the Youtube Windows app, you can find your videos organized by categories, create playlists, upload your own content to your channel, and much more.

Key Features

YouTube never stops updating and surprising us with new features. Here are the main ones:

  • Enjoy millions of contents: subscribe to the channels of your favorite creators (artists, YouTubers, news channels, etc.) and you will be able to quickly see all the new content of your favorite channels on the “recommendations” section of the home page. While watching videos, you can create playlists to organize them by genre or theme. You can also visualize the list of all the videos you have liked.
  • Automatic captioning: YouTube uses speech recognition technology to generate captions for videos and allow them to reach a wider audience. Keep in mind that the result may be not perfect due to voice signal noise, pronunciation, or accent. In any case, as a creator, you will still be able to override them by creating your own captions.
  • Create content: You only need a Google account to upload a video to YouTube. If it is only for your family and friends, you can create your channel and set it as private or hidden. On the other hand, the platform also gives you the possibility to become a YouTuber and monetize your videos by publishing content regularly.
  • YouTube Studio: the new version of Creator Studio allows you to manage your channel, enable and disable comments, add tags, and keep track of the impact of your videos thanks to the platform's statistics.
  • Share videos: it is very easy to share your favorite video or your latest creation by clicking the dedicated Share button under each video. YouTube can be connected to Facebook, Twitter, Talk, Reddit, Pinterest, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and more. You will also find the Embed option to embed videos from the platform on your blog or website.
  • High-quality playback: depending on the quality of the original video, you can choose among various display resolutions such as 144p, 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p, HD (1080p and 1440p) and 4K (2160p) resolutions.

How to install YouTube on your PC?

To start using the YouTube app, click on the Download button at the top of this page. Then click on the icon located on the right side of the address bar as shown in the image and select Install. Instantly, the application window will open and a shortcut will be created on your desktop so you can access YouTube without having to go to your browser. There you will be able to play videos and upload content just as you do in the web version of YouTube.

Is Youtube for PC free?

You can install the YouTube app for Windows completely free.

Other alternatives

If you want to consider other possibilities, we remind you that there are also other well-known video platforms such as Dailymotion, DTube, Vimeo or Twitch which the best alternative for gamers, although it also offers other types of content such as music and sports.

System requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 10, 8 and 7.