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How to Download YouTube Music to Android in 4 Ways

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By Justin SabrinaUpdated on January 05, 2023

YouTube allows Premium subscriber to download songs from YouTube Music to Android devices for offline listening. This article will cover 4 effective ways to download YouTube music to Android, with or without Premium account.

"How do I download music from YouTube to my phone offline? I am using Huawei P30. I want to add YouTube music to InShot on my phone. Any suggestion?"

Whether you travel or commuting, YouTube Music brings together an impressive collection of music for you. Perfectly, the Offline Mode allows you to listen to YouTube music on your Android or iOS devices without an internet connection. But you should know that you need a Premium subscription for downloading music from YouTube. Don't worry, here this article will guide you how to download songs from YouTube Music/YouTube Video to Android phone and tablet, whether you are Free or Premium users. You can even download YouTube music to Android and listen to them without YouTube Music app!


Way 1. Download Music from YouTube on Android Phone (Premium Users)

It is quite easy to download YouTube music to Android phones and tablets, if you have a Premium account. Currently, both YouTube Premium and YouTube Music Premium can enjoy ad-free playback and audio-only background playback. Meanwhile, they are also allowed to download YouTube Music for offline playback. But the download feature is only available on YouTube Mobile App. And you will lose access to all YouTube downloads after canceling the subscription. Now follow the guide to download music from YouTube on Android.

1.1 Download Songs/Playlists/Albums from YouTube Music to Android
Step 1. Download the YouTube Music App from Google Play on Android.

Step 2. Open the YouTube Music app, and login to your Premium account.

Step 3. Select any playlist or album, and tap the 3-dot menu, then tap "Download".

download youtube music on android

You can also search for the specific song and tap the "Download Arrow" next to the song cover.

2.2 Automatically Download Songs from YouTube Music on Android

Step 1. Open the YouTube Music app on your device running Android 4.0.3 or above, tap your profile icon in the upper-right corner.

Step 2. Select 'Downloads' > 'Settings', turn on 'Smart Downloads'.

Step 3. After that, YouTube Music will automatically download content for you based on your listening history.

YouTube Music smart download

Way 2. Download Videos/Music from YouTube to Android Using 4kFinder

As we mentioned above, You can only listen to downloaded YouTube songs offline for 30 days. You need to reconnect to the internet at least every 30 days to maintain your downloads. Also, there is no download feature for Free users. Wanna download YouTube Music for free and keep YouTube music forever? Wonder how to play YouTube music on your devices? To get these jobs done, you can use a professional YouTube music downloader. Here you meet 4kFinder YouTube Downloader.

4kFinder YouTube Downloader is a powerful YouTube Music Downloader for Mac and Windows, which enables you to download YouTube Music for free and save them on local computer. With it, users can easily and effectively download songs from YouTube Music to local computer without YouTube Music app installed. In addition, it also lets you download YouTube music videos and save them into MP3 format at 320kbps high quality. Just copy the music/video URL on YouTube Music Web or YouTube.com, then paste the music URL to 4kFinder to start downloading.

Another outstanding feature is that it allows you to download any audio/video from YouTube and more tan 1,000 hot sites, such Vevo, Veoh, SoundCloud, Facebook, Dailymotion, Twitter, etc. After the download is compete, you can easily transfer the downloaded YouTube songs to Android phone and tablet, iOS, MP3 player, USB drive, Xbox and more devices for offline listening.

How to Download Music from YouTube to Android?

Step 1. Download and Launch 4kFinder YouTube Downloader
Click the Download button below, or go to 4kFinder official website, get the software downloaded on your Mac or Windows PC.

Step 2. Copy Music URL from YouTube/YouTube Music
You have 2 ways to copy the music link. One is go to YouTube website on browse, copy the music video link on the address bar.

copy youtube music url

Another is open the YouTube Music Web Player, copy the song or playlist link via "Share" button.

copy youtube music playlist link on web

Step 3. Paste YouTube Music URL to 4kFinder
Next, turn back to 4kFinder program, paste the music URL to the blank column, and click "Analyze".

paste youtube music link

If you paste a YouTube Music playlist link into the program, 4kFinder will list all the songs in the playlist, you'll need to select the desired song from the list.

select songs from youtube playlist

Step 4. Select MP3 Format for Android Phone
It will pop up a new settings window, from where you could choose the output format, output quality, resolution. Pick 'Audio' and 'MP3 320kbps' option, then hit on "Download" button.

youtube music format

Step 5. Download YouTube Music to MP3
4kFinder works at up to 6X higher speed. During the download process, you may add more music link to the blank column.

download youtube music to mp3

Once done, tap "Finished" tab, and click "Open Folder" to locate the output YouTube Music files.

Step 6. Transfer YouTube Music to Android
Connect your Android phone or tablet with computer via USB cable. Open the Music folder of Android device, drag and drop the downloaded YouTube MP3 songs to it.

transfer youtube music to android

Way 3. Record Audio (Music) from YouTube to Android via UkeySoft Screen Recorder

It is quite easy to download and save YouTube Music to Android. The third method to save songs from YouTube to your Android is using an audio recorder. UkeySoft Screen Recorder is a two-in-on audio recorder and video recorder. It not only allows to record songs from YouTube and YouTube Music, but also supports to records songs from almost all popular streaming services, like Amazon Music, Tidal, Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, etc. As an awesome video recorder, it can record any activity on computer. With it, users can easily record music and videos to MP3, M4A, WAV, MP4, MOV and more audio/video formats. Multiple output formats make it convenient to play music and video on all your devices. Let's see how to use it!

Easy Guide to Record and Save YouTube Songs to Android

Step 1. Launch UkeySoft Screen Recorder on Mac
First, download and install UkeySoft Screen Recorder on your Mac computer. Launch the program, you will find 5 functions on the main screen.

youtube music recorder

Step 2. Open YouTube Music Web Player
Then open the YouTube Music web browser or YouTube.com. To record songs from YouTube Music to Android, please select "Audio Only" function.

youtube audio recorder

Step 3. Customize Audio Recording Setting
Choose "System Audio" from the audio icon. If you want to record audio on computer with your sound, you can choose "System&Mic" option.

audio recording settings

Step 4. Select MP3 or other Format
You can select MP3/M4A/WAV under the 'Format' icon.

mp3 for youtube music android

Or click on the 'Settings' icon to open the settings window for more settings.

youtube recorder settings

Step 5. Start Recording YouTube Music
Play any song on YouTube or YouTube Music web, and press on the "Record" button to start recording.

youtube to mp3 for android

After, click the "History" icon to find the well recorded YouTube songs. And you can play it through the built-in media player!

get youtube mp3 music files

Step 6. Save YouTube Songs to Android Device
Now connect your Android device to Mac using USB cable, copy and paste the YouTube songs to it.

Way 4. Download YouTube Music to Android via Online YouTube Downloader

It hard to find a professional YouTube to MP3 Downloader for Android. To download songs from YouTube to Android, you can also use an online YouTube music downloader. There are many free and paid online YouTube music downloader services. You can find a free YouTube?music downloader on Android browser and save YouTube songs to your phone.

Online YouTube Downloader

Step 1. On your Android phone, open an online YouTube music downloader on browser.

Step 2. Copy any music link from YouTube, and paste the copied link to the search bar.

Step 3. Hit on the "Download" button to begin download MP3 from YouTube.


The easy way to download YouTube songs to Android phone is to join the Premium subscription on YouTube. But it has some restrictions. If you want to download YouTube music for free, you could consider using a YouTube music downloader. 4kFinder YouTube Downloader enables you to download music & videos from YouTube and YouTube music in MP3/MP4 format with high quality, and then you could transfer YouTube songs to your Android phone and tablet, and all your music devices. Also, UkeySoft Screen Recorder is also a good option if you get used to streaming music on various music platforms. As it lets you record any music from music platforms and save them as local MP3/M4A/WAV files. You can have a try on both smart tools!

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