How do I update youtube-dl?

How do I update youtube-dl? If you've followed our manual installation instructions, you can simply run youtube-dl -U (or, on Linux, sudo youtube-dl -U ). If you have installed youtube-dl using a package manager like apt-get or yum, use the standard system update mechanism to update. Note that distribution packages are often outdated. As a rule of thumb, youtube-dl releases at least once a month, and often weekly or even daily. Simply go to to find out the current version. Unfortunately, there is nothing we youtube-dl developers can do if your distribution serves a really outdated version. You can (and should) complain to your distribution in their bugtracker or support forum. As a last resort, you can also uninstall the version installed by your package manager and follow our manual installation instructions. For that, remove the distribution's package, with a line like sudo apt-get remove -y youtube-dl Afterwards, simply follow our manual installation instructions: sudo wget -O /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl sudo chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl hash -r Again, from then on you'll be able to update with sudo youtube-dl -U .