If you are looking for Youtube, you have come to the right place. We explain what Youtube is and point you to the official download.

What is Youtube?

YouTube is a website that supplies users with a free video hosting service. Both registered and unregistered users can view YouTube videos, although features such as comments and video uploading are restricted to actual YouTube members—which, ever since Google’s acquisition of the site, means Google members as well, as users’ Gmail accounts are the same accounts they use on the site. Both uploading and viewing are free activities, supported largely by advertising.

Since YouTube videos are hosted on the Web, they can be viewed on practically any device with a Web browser. There is also a YouTube app for smartphone users. YouTube videos are embeddable in websites, which means a user can upload a video to the YouTube site, then simply take the HTML code supplied and use that to embed the video—which is still technically YouTube-hosted—into one of his webpages so that it shows up on his website. The site is available in several localizations and is capable of suggesting a localization to a particular visitor based on his IP address, although users can also set their preferred localization manually, if desired.

Download Youtube from the developer does not provide software hosting. We send you directly to the developer's site, to make sure you download the latest, original version of the program.

Download Youtube (external link)


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Last updated: : September 24, 2014