How To Browse & Watch YouTube On Your Desktop

by mysticgeek on May 15, 2011

Mac Multimedia Windows

Everyone loves watching videos on YouTube, but sometimes you might not want a browser session to be running. Today we take a look at a free application that allows you to watch YouTube from your desktop.

Here we take a look at desktube on Windows but will work on Mac too. It’s coming soon to Android & iOS devices.

1. From the website download and install desktube.

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2. It is built on Adobe Air and installation is basic following the wizard and accepting the defaults.

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3. It will launch when installation is complete, and you’ll find the user interface clean and intuitive to use.

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4. Type what you’re looking for in the Search field and hit Enter. Then just click on one of the results and start watching the video.

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5. You can change the layout with just a click of the mouse.

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6. Sometimes a video isn’t available through the player, and a message will pop up and open your default browser to the site so you can watch it.

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7. You can also manage comments, subscriptions, playlists, and more from the control panel at the bottom.

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8. To manage certain things like Playlists, Subscriptions, or Favorites you’ll need to log into your YouTube account first.

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If you’ve been looking for a way to watch YouTube on your desktop or mobile device, desktube is a cool way to do it. Just remember, it might suck you in for hours!

  • Kevin Carter

    I care nothing for your app, but your choice of what to play with it is impeccable.