YouTube is still the number one destination for the majority of the web’s video, a fact that’s hardly surprising considering what is available for free. Content producers can upload as much as they like, opt-in to advertising in order to monetize content and build loyal followings among the service’s dedicated community. Hyper is an app for Windows 8 users that allows the viewing and downloading of YouTube videos from the Modern UI.
In addition to being able to watch and rate videos in standard definition, 720p and 1080p, users can specify to save the video in these qualities too. By connecting a Google account, it’s possible to sign in to access subscriptions, playlists, likes and favourites from the app which integrates seamlessly with the new Windows 8 desktop.
To search, simply launch Hyper and start typing. Hyper allows you to watch videos, such as music videos, in the background or using the Windows 8 snap view which allows you to pin a playing video on one side of the screen.
Users can even download multiple videos at once in differing qualities, with Toast notifications to signify completed downloads. Being a modern app, Hyper for YouTube works on both Windows 8 or RT.
- Watch and download YouTube videos from your Windows 8 or RT desktop.
- Save standard defintion, 720p and 1080p quality video.
- Subscribe, like, watch playlists, rate videos.
- Pin the app to the side of your screen or leave videos running in the background.