How to Download Songs from YouTube Music to Computer/Mobile

Not sure how to download YouTube Music songs? Learn this guide on downloading Music from YouTube Music to your computer, Android, and iOS devices.

YouTube Music is a widely used music and video streaming service that may be accessed from a desktop web player or mobile application. In addition to allowing music streaming for free, YouTube Music also enables music downloads for Premium subscribers, much like Spotify. Noteworthy, YouTube Music's official desktop application has yet to be developed, thus you'll fail to download music from YouTube Music to the computer. However, that does not mean there is no way out. We've covered you with two separate tutorials on saving songs from YouTube Music to your computer and cell phone.

Download YouTube Music to Computer and Mobiles

Part 1. Download Songs from YouTube Music to Mobile

YouTube Music app is available on Android and iOS devices, and you can use it to watch music videos, listen to songs, and create playlists. Those who subscribe to YouTube Music Premium will get ad-free listening, downloads for offline playback, and background listening. Here's two ways on how to download songs from YouTube Music to Android and iOS devices.

Method 1 Manually Download Songs from YouTube Music to Android & iOS

Step 1: Run YouTube Music app on your mobile phone.

Step 2: Locate the music or playlist you want to download. Tap the three-dot icon behind a song, then click "Download".

Download YouTube Music Tracks on Mobile

Step 3: Once it is downloaded, you can access downloaded music by clicking "Library > Downloads > All downloads".

Method 2 Enable the Automatic Download on Android & iOS.

Step 1: Tap your Profile photo and go to Downloads option.

Step 2: Click "Settings > Background and downloads > Smart downloads". After that, the music will be automatically downloaded based on your listening history.

Turn on Smart Downloads

Note: The download feature for YouTube Music goes Premium-only, and is available to mobile devices only. If you want to download YouTube Music to your computer, even enjoy offline playback with a YouTube Music Free account, you can turn to a reliable AudiCable Audio Recorder. Let's jump into how to download songs from YouTube Music to the computer.

Part 2. Download Songs from YouTube Music to Computer

Tool Required: AudiCable YouTube Music Recorder

AudiCable YouTube Music Recorder is dedicated to downloading songs/playlists/albums from YouTube Music. This tool quickly grabs music content from YouTube Music Web Player and then saves it to the computer. Once the output format is set up, AudiCable will help you output YouTube Music songs to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, and ALAC. In addition, YouTube Music tops out at 256kbps. But with the help of AudiCable, you can maximize the audio quality of the downloaded songs to 320kbps.

Apart from YouTube Music, AudiCable's powerful built-in recording functionality allows for the effortless extraction of music from various streaming sources. Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Pandora, Line Music, Deezer, and a host of others are included.

AudiCable Audio Recorder

AudiCable YouTube Music Recorder (Win / Mac)

  • Download music, podcasts, and playlists from YouTube Music to computer.
  • Save YouTube Music tracks to MP3/FLAC/AAC/WAV/AIFF/ALAC formats.
  • Keep original audio quality and ID3 tags after conversion.
  • Support YouTube Music Free and YouTube Music Premium.
  • Transfer YouTube Music songs to any music device and players for playback.
  • Handy tools: Format Converter, ID3 Editors, CD Burner.

📂 Tutorial on Downloading Songs from YouTube Music to Computer

AudiCable Audio Recorder support running on the OS of Window and Mac . Please first download and install AudiCable program per your computer system.

Step 1 Convert from YouTube Music Web

Run AudiCable YouTUbe Music Converter. Click YouTube Music on the selection list, then log in to your YouTube Free and YouTube Premium accounts.

Record YouTube Music from AudiCable

Note: Using the "Add other sources" button, you can also add other music services that you want. Just copy the official website, customize it with a new name, and then implement a new music platform.

Step 2 Choose Output Parameters

Tap Settings on the bottom-left corner and adjust the output format as MP3. To better organize the output audio and import them into USB at once, you can create a new folder to store YouTube Music downloads.

Choose MP3

Note: Apart from the output format, you can also choose the output quality, output organized and more as your needs.

Step 3 Add YouTube Music to AudiCable

Open your desired playlist, album on the embedded YouTube Music Web Player. Click "Click to add" icon on the bottom right, then check the music you desire to convert.

Add YouTube Music

Step 4 Begin Converting YouTube Music to Local Drive

Hit the Convert icon, the AudiCable program will start converting YouTube Music to computer at flash-lightening speed.

Start Converting YouTube Music

Check Downloaded YouTube Music Songs

Part 3. FAQs on Downloading Music from YouTube Music

💬 Q1: Can I download YouTube Music songs to MP3?

A: YouTube Music tracks are encoded in a proprietary format, you're not able to directly download the audio to desired MP3 format. In this case, To export MP3s from the huge YouTube Music library, AudiCable YouTube Music to MP3 Recorder comes to help.

💬 Q2: Can I transfer YouTube Music songs to USB Drive?

A: No. The downloaded songs from YouTube Music are the cached files locked in the mobile application, which are accessible yet not transferrable. If you want to transfer YouTube Music audio to USB Drive for playing on another device, you can unlock and download the music to generic audio files using AudiCable YouTube Music Recorder.

💬 Q3: Can I keep songs from YouTube Music after the subscription ends?

A: No. Once the Premium service of YouTube Music expires, the downloaded songs will be removed and inaccessible. To keep downloaded songs from the YouTube Music library after unsubscribing, it is recommended to download the music to the local drive using AudiCable Audio Recorder.


  • All these methods are for personal or educational use only.
  • You should not use this tool to distribute music or for business.


If you follow the steps in the article above, you will have no trouble saving music from YouTube Music to your computer or mobile device. Needless to say, AudiCable Audio Recorder provides you with a more thoughtful way of downloading music from YouTube Music. Amazingly, it's accessible with both YouTube Music Free and Premium versions. This means that anyone having a YouTube Music Free account can utilize the service's audio recording for offline playback. In addition, the music you download can be kept forever or moved to another device through a USB drive.

Note: AudiCable's free trial only allows you to record the first 1 minute of each audio file. To get the full conversion, please become a registered member by buying a license from AudiCable.

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