How to download YouTube Music to computer

YouTube Music is Google’s replacement for its now defunct Google Play Music service. It’s made to intrigue you with a set of easy-to-use discovery and search features no other streaming service can top and keep you listening (and watching) with the same library full of live performances, covers from unsigned artists, and random songs you already use to procrastinate at work all day (that aren’t available on Spotify or Apple Music).

As a YouTube Music Premium member, you can download music to your device for up to 30 days. You can also set up an Offline Mixtape, and YouTube Music will automatically download content for you based on your previous listening history. However, downloading music for offline play is only available in the app. There isn't a downloadable app for computers aside from the Web app, only smartphones & tablets. If you want to download YouTube Music to your computer, check out the feasible ways in the following part. We will discuss some of the ways through which you can download and save YouTube Music to your computer.

Download YouTube Music to Computer Online

Although there isn't any other official way allowing you to download music from YouTube to computer, you can easily download just the audio from a YouTube video by using an online audio-video converter. Websites like CatchYouTube.com, Video2MP3.net and Media-Convert.com allow users to copy and paste the desired YouTube video's URL into the appropriate field on their website, and will retrieve and convert the audio automatically. Once the conversion is complete, users can download audio, free of charge.

Step 1 Launch your Web browser on computer and direct it to the YouTube song you want to save to your computer. Open a new tab or window and visit CatchYouTube.com, Video2MP3.net or Media-Convert.com.

Step 2 Copy and paste the YouTube song's URL into the "URL" field.

Step 3 Select the “MP3” or other convert options. Click the "Convert" button to prepare the file for conversion and download. (This may take a couple of minutes.)

Step 4 Click the "Download" button that appears once the file has been converted to download the audio file to your computer.

Download YouTube Music to Computer with Ondesoft Audio Recorder

Online tools are generally not as stable and clean as desktop programs, they are not the best way for you to download Music from YouTube to your computer. Thus, using a YouTube Music downloader app is the optimal way for you to download YouTube Music to your computer. Ondesoft Audio Recorder captures audio from any application on your Mac: Safari, Firefox, Chrome, QuickTime, iTunes and many others. Grab audio clips from your favorite videos on sites such as YouTube and Vimeo. It records lossless music from streaming services: YouTube Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, Pandora, Deezer, Napster, Tidal, etc.

Step 1 Install Ondesoft Audio Recorder

Download Ondesoft Audio Record on your Mac and launch and program. Click Applications button to add YouTube Music. If you want to download streaming music from YouTube Music web player, add the browser you use to play the streaming music.

Step 2 Record YouTube Music songs

Click the red Record icon of the application you are going to download streaming music from. Play the music on that application and the downloading begins. Click the Stop button to stop the recording. Click the Play button to listen to the downloaded music immediately or click the Folder button to quickly locate the downloaded songs and transfer them anywhere you want. Click the Audio Editor you can cut down your recordings by setting the start and end points.

Step 3 Enjoy Offline Playback

After the recording process is finished, all the songs have been downloaded to your local computer. Now you can save them on your computer forever and listen to them offline.

Download YouTube Music to Computer with Ondesoft YouTube Music Converter

Ondesoft YouTube Music Converter is another useful YouTube Music downloader app to help download YouTube music to your Mac or Windows. Compare to Ondesoft Audio Recorder and other online tools, you can have the lightning-fast speed downloading experience with Ondesoft YouTube Music Converter. It makes it possible to download and convert YouTube Music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, M4A losslessly at up to 10X faster speed. In this way, both YouTube Music free and Premium users can quickly access offline YouTube Music songs on any desktop music player without any encrypted limitations. The tutorial below shows you how to save YouTube music to your computer with this software.

1. Run Ondesoft YouTube Music Converter

To get started, download, install and run Ondesoft YouTube Music Converter on your Mac/Windows, which features a built-in YouTube Music web player.

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If you have already purchased a license, click the key icon to register the converter. If not, continue using the trial version.

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2. Customize output settings(optional)

Tap on the Settings gear icon to change the output settings. The default output format is MP3. Ondesoft YouTube Music Converter also supports M4A, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, AAC. You can also change bitrate, samplerate according to your needs.

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3. Add songs

Click a playlist or album you want to download. Then click the red Add to list button to load songs. All songs in the playlist will be added by default. You can uncheck the songs you don't want to get.

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Click Add songs.

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4. Download MP3 from YouTube Music

After selecting the songs, click Convert button to start downloading YouTube music to the format you choose. You will see a progress circle indicating your music is downloading.

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Once the songs have been downloaded, click the folder icon to quickly locate the DRM-free YouTube Music songs in the format you choose. You can then transfer and play it anywhere. To view or manage the music you’ve downloaded, click the clock icon on the top right corner of Ondesoft YouTube Music Converter interface.

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Download and Convert YouTube Music to MP3, M4A, FLAC, etc. on Mac&Windows