Extensions to download music in Google Chrome

Now Google Chrome is the most famous browser in the world, consequently, a large number of extensions are released for it, affecting the general functionality of the program. There are special plugins whose main purpose is to add an option to download music from different sites. Some of these utilities only work with specific web resources, while others try to capture all possible hosts. Next, we want to talk to you in more detail about the most popular solutions to download music, so you can explore them and choose the most suitable for you.


SaveFrom.net can now be considered one of the most common browser extensions overall. It allows you to download videos and music from various sites, such as RuTube, YouTube, VKontakte, and Odnoklassniki. The user can choose the format before downloading, so even a single music track can be downloaded in MP3 format. All this allows you to use SaveFrom.net every day without any difficulty.

However, it is worth clarifying that the add-on has already been removed from the official Chrome store, as even the developers themselves report. They have also reviewed the installation instructions as novice users are often confused with the sequence. At the moment, the SaveFrom.net application is implemented in the script for the MeddleMonkey plugin and is installed together with it. You can read more details about it on the official MeddleMonkey page by clicking on the following link.

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DownloadHelper is another universal extension that works with almost all popular music streaming sites. The principle of this tool is slightly different from what we have described above, since it does not add a separate button for downloading, but instead captures the playing songs in its main menu. That is, first you have to start playing the track and then go to the DownloadHelper menu. There the corresponding record is selected and other parameters are set, such as the file format. Then the automatic download to the standard download storage folder starts.

The DownloadHelper developers also suggest using a separate application for the computer, to which the logs will be directed for download. It is not always convenient to use it, since the same operations are carried out directly in the browser without any problem. However, if you plan to download all the time, you should take a look at the program to simplify the process of getting music a bit.

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As a next complement, we recommend that you take a look at MediaSave. It works on roughly the same principle as the previous one. When activated on a certain site, MediaSave performs a search for audio recordings and then offers to download the materials found. Here you have all the information about the tracks, including size, format and bit rate. In addition, there are settings that allow you to configure it for specific sites, that is, somewhere you can disable the extension or place the menu in one of the parts of the browser window.

Otherwise, MediaSave has almost no features, but it is worth considering that the utility supports most audio formats, thus correctly detecting content from almost any site. Read the full description of the application and download it from the official Chrome store by clicking on the following link.

Download MediaSave from the Google web store

Music downloader

Now we are going to talk about a fairly standard extension called Music Downloader. It works on the principle of determining the song that is currently playing on the tab. If the extension works in active mode, during playback you can open its menu by clicking on the icon in the top bar of the browser, and immediately select the track to download. Automatic download will start and the MP3 file will be placed in the standard download folder.

Note that Music Downloader interacts well with almost all popular services where music playback is available. Sometimes problems are observed with the VKontakte social network, but in most situations they are solved by reloading the page and starting the playback again. We can confidently recommend this app for users who want to get good quality songs to their local storage as quickly as possible.

Download Music Downloader from Google Webstore

Video and Music Downloader

Video & Music Downloader is another add-on similar to the previous one, which detects not only the music that is being played, but also the videos. We won't dwell on it much, as it works on exactly the same principle as the solutions discussed above.

Regarding Video & Music Downloader we would like to mention just one detail: during testing the video extension could not download from YouTube, although on other sites everything works fine. If you want to download only music, this inconvenience will not affect the interaction with the application at all.

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Universal unloader

Rounding out our list of universal downloaders is an add-on named appropriately Universal Downloader. Its functionality allows you to define not only content in the form of music, but also extends to photos and videos. Therefore, we can conclude that this application will be an effective tool for those users who daily need to download various materials from the Internet, including music tracks. There is nothing special about how Universal Downloader works: when the site is opened, it starts scanning and displays the items available for download in the menu.

The action of Universal Downloader extends to popular web services such as SoundCloud, Deezer, YouTube, VKontakte, and many others. It should be noted that when you play streams or any podcast online, this tool will also start its capture, which you can stop at any time and get the final file with the video or music on your computer. Universal Downloader is a confirmed application and is distributed for free on the official Chrome store.

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As part of today's article, we would like to say a few words about the narrow focus solutions that have been created to download music from certain resources. For example, VkOpt only works with the VKontakte social network, and the ability to download any audio recording is just one of the many features added by installing this extension. If you use this social network on a daily basis and want to obtain the greatest number of additional options that expand the capabilities of the service, we recommend that you pay attention to this particular tool.

Downloading music here is pretty straightforward. After installation, you will see that a separate icon with a downward pointing arrow has been added to the song section. Clicking on it automatically starts the download. The only disadvantage of VkOpt is the need for manual installation via developer mode in Google Chrome, as the application is not available in the official store.

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VK Music Saver.

Although the name of the VK Music Saver plugin says that it is designed to download music from VKontakte, the developers suggest downloading MP3 files from other sites as well, adding a corresponding button to the players that starts this operation. We can safely recommend VK Music Saver to those users who continue to use the aforementioned social network more frequently, since this add-on allows you to download absolutely any disc or immediately all the tracks added to the playlist without any problem.

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OkTools is the penultimate extension that we will talk about in our article today. It is aimed at users of the Odnoklassniki web resource and adds a tool to download music only on this site. From this we can conclude that this option will be suitable only for those users who actively use OK and want to regularly download songs from the available library. Note that the OkTools plugin has many more useful options that are implemented immediately after installation. To know them all you can in the review on our website by clicking the button below.

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OK Music

Let's mention another narrow focus app called OK Music. It also belongs to the Odnoklassniki service, but unlike the previous representative it does not add a large number of additional options, but is aimed only at downloading audio recordings. By going to the corresponding menu near the button Play. you will notice a new icon. Pressing this icon starts the automatic download of the selected song to the computer. Otherwise, OK Music has no special features.

Download OK Music from the Google web store

The compiled list of popular extensions for the Google Chrome browser allows downloading music from various sites. This list could continue with a dozen other different apps, but they all work on roughly the same principle and are less well known than the solutions mentioned. Study the detailed reviews of each plugin to choose the best one for you and get the ability to download tracks at any time.

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