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Download YouTube playlists & channels

November 1, 2012
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Freemake Video Downloader expands YouTube download functionality. Now it lets save videos in batch from users' channels, playlists, and favorites. All you need is just to copy and paste the link of a channel or playlist. You may try to download all our video guides. Download the new version on this page.

What YouTube playlists?

The playlist notion came from audio player software world. Do you remember old buddies like AIMP, Winamp, Windows Media Player or Real Player? If you have ever used one of these free tools, you know that it was possible to add all songs into the program and then to arrange them into separate catalogs like rock, pop, jazz, folk or so popular "new folder". The software let you put songs into these folders to group tunes by theme, genre or an artist name. Before the invention of smart and fast music search feature, playlists helped people to find tracks quickly. Basically, they let you create custom albums where only you decided what to include and what not.

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Fortunately, nowadays modern apps like Freemake Music Box or Freemake MP3 Boom look up tracks in the twinkling of an eye and you don’t need to create any list to collect all audio files. So, don’t forget to visit the "Downloads" link at the top of the page to get them as soon as possible.

But if you stick to the conservative point of view, you’d better learn how to work with playlists. Google video giant offers three types of playlists:

  1. one sort of list you can create yourself after signing in Tube account;
  2. the second type of playlist is predefined by YouTube creators and you as a user can’t modify it;
  3. the last but not the least is YouTube Mix playlist, a new YT feature available since 2014

How to create a music playlist on YouTube?

Everyone who has an account can create uTube playlist and share it with your friends or post it on social networks like Facebook or Twitter. Here’s how to do it step by step:

  1. Go to YT and log in with your credentials;
  2. Play a clip that you like;
  3. Scroll down to the Subscribe button and find the "+" sign above it (it’s after the Share button);
  4. Click the "+" sign and enter the name of your list into popup;
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 to add all songs that you want to your playlist;
  6. Finally, you’ll get a huge collection.

We recommend adding no more than 500 songs to a list cause Freemake Downloader can’t grab 500+ at a time.

How to find your saved playlist on YouTube & share it?

When you’re done with this audio directory, follow this guide to locate your saved list:

  1. Return to YT homepage;
  2. Click Library link in left sidebar;
  3. You’ll be moved to Library page which contains all your playlist;
  4. Click on the name of your list to play it;
  5. Copy the URL of the opened list and send it to your friends;
  6. Launch Freemake Downloading application and paste the URL to save the full collection offline.

With the help of Freemake, users may easily download music collections from artists' channels and directly send MP3s to iTunes, iPod, iPhone, iPad.