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4 Ways to Download YouTube Songs to Android Phone

YouTube Music is a music streaming service developed by YouTube, a subsidiary of Google. It provides a tailored interface for the service, oriented towards music streaming, allowing users to browse through songs and music videos on YouTube based on genres, playlists, and recommendations. For YouTube Premium users, you can free download songs from YouTube Music to Android devices for offline listening, while the free users are not available for this feature. No worries, this article will show you how to download songs from YouTube Music/YouTube Video to Android phone, no matter you are premium or free user.

YouTube Music to Android

Part 1: Download YouTube Music Songs via Android Phone

If you're a YouTube Music Premium member, you can enjoy music offline by downloading your favorite songs and videos to your mobile device. You'll need to reconnect to the internet at least once every 30 days to maintain your downloads. There are two ways to download music to listen to offline: (1) Turn on smart downloads; (2) Choose specific playlists, songs, or albums to download. Please follow the steps below to download YouTube Music songs to your Android phone.

1. Turn on smart downloads:

To make sure you always have music available–even on the go–turn on smart downloads on your mobile device: Open the YouTube Music app. Go to your profile photo > Downloads > Settings, turn on "Smart downloads.". Once smart downloads are turned on, music will be automatically downloaded for you based on your listening history. If you don't like a specific playlist or album in your downloads, you can also remove it by tapping Menu and then “Remove download ".

2. Download playlists and albums:

Anywhere you see a playlist or album within the YouTube Music app, tap Menu and select Download. You can also click the download arrow on the album or playlist details page.

3. Download songs:

You can download individual songs from the watch page, by tapping on the cover art of any song and then tapping Download or by tapping Menu and then tapping Download.

Tips: If you are curious about how to find downloaded YouTube Music on your Android phone, you can read the tutorial by visiting this page: Where to Find YouTube Music Downloads?

Part 2: Download Songs from YouTube Music to Android

If you are a YouTube Premium user, you can easily download songs from YouTube Music as Part1. However, the free users can not enjoy this feature, and Premium users also can not enjoy the download songs after their subscription expired. So is there any way to download YouTube Music songs to Android and keep them forever? The best answer will be -- TunePat YouTube Music Converter, a professional music downloader tool which allows you to download songs, albums and playlists from YouTube Music to local computer for offline listening. With no need to install the YouTube Music app, it can convert YouTube Music songs to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC at 10X fast conversion speed with original output audio quality, keeping the ID3 tags after conversion.

Tips: If you want to download Music videos from YouTube Music to MP4 format, please read this tutorial: Download YouTube Music Videos to MP4

Key Features of TunePat YouTube Music Converter:

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TunePat YouTube Music Converter

  • okDownload Songs, Albums and Playlists from YouTube Music.
  • okConvert YouTube Music songs to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF or ALAC format.
  • okKeep ID3 tags and preserve original audio quality.
  • okNo need to install YouTube Music app; support 10X faster conversion speed.
  • ok Sort output YouTube Music songs by artist or album automatically.

Step 1Start TunePat YouTube Music Converter

Download and install TunePat YouTube Music Downloader on your computer, TunePat is compatible with the latest Windows and macOS systems. Start TunePat YouTube Music Converter, click "Open YouTube Music Web Player" on the main interface. Log into your YouTube Music account on web player (Gmail account will do).

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Step 2Choose the Output Settings

Go to "Settings" settings on the top right corner, here you can customize the output format, audio quality and download path. Check more details below.

  • Output Format: MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC
  • Out Quality: 128kbps, 192kbps, 256kbps, 320kbps
  • Sample Rate: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz (depending on the output format)
  • Metadata: Title, Artist, Artwork...
  • choose output format

    Step 3Add YouTube Music Songs to TunePat

    Now you can browse and choose the songs or playlist you want to download, click the blue "Add to list" button to add the songs to the convert list. TunePat YouTube Music Downloader supports downloading albums/playlists in batches, you can click the "Save to list" button to choose more songs from other albums.

    select youtube songs save to list

    Step 4Download YouTube Music Songs to Computer

    Click the "Convert" button to start downloading. TunePat YouTube Audio Downloader will download the selected songs at 10x fast speed to save you time. You can see the "After converting" option on the converting windows, here you can choose "Put system to sleep".

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    Step 5Transfer Downloaded Songs to Android Phone

    After the downloading finished, you can check the downloaded YouTube songs under "History" history. All the selected songs will be downloaded with perfect audio quality and ID3 tags preserved. Now you can connect your Android phone to computer via USB cable, then free copy the downloaded YouTube songs from computer to your phone.

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    Part 3: Record Songs from YouTube Music to Android

    AudiCable Audio Recorder is another good way to save songs from YouTube Music. Unlike TunePat, AudiCable Audio Recorder records songs from almost all popular streaming services, not only YouTube Music, but also Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Deezer, Line Music and more. AudiCable can keep metadata such as title, artist, artwork and more. However, as an Audio Recorder, AudiCable can only record songs at normal playing speed.

    Step 1 Install AudiCable Audio Recorder

    Download AudiCable Audio Record on your computer and launch and program. You can see many streaming music services on the main interface, choose YouTube Music to enter YouTube Music web player. You can also add other streaming services by clicking "Add Other Source."


    Step 2Customize the output settings

    Go to Menu > Settings, here you can customize the output audio format ( MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC) and audio quality (128kbps, 192kbps, 256kbps, 320kbps). The audio quality option is not available if you choose FLAC/WAV/AIFF/ALAC format since AudiCable will output the original audio quality under these formats.


    Step 3Download YouTube Music songs

    Now you can back to the YouTube Music Player, log into your YouTube Music account and select the songs or playlists you want to download and play the songs, and AudiCable will start recording automatically. You can click "Play all" to save time and add more songs/albums to your queue. If you want to mute the sound, click the "sound icon" sound on AudiCable. The icon will turn to "mute icon", which enables AudiCable to record in the background quietly.

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    Step 4Enjoy Offline Playback

    After the recording process is finished, you can check the downloaded songs under "Recorded" which you can see on the left list of the AudiCable interface. All the songs have been downloaded to your local computer. Now you can connect your Android phone to computer via USB cable, then free copy the downloaded YouTube songs from computer to your phone.

    Part 4: Download Songs from YouTube Video to Android

    The above methods explained clear steps to download songs from YouTube Music. But what if I want to download music from a YouTube video? Here comes NoteBurner YouTube Video Downloader, a free tool that helps you download YouTube video and audio files with ease. 100% safe and clean.

    Step 1Start YouTube Video Downloader

    Download and install YouTube Video Downloader on your computer. Start the YouTube Downloader tool, copy and paste the video URL and or you can directly search the name or keyword and then press "Enter" button on your keyboard.

    NoteBurner YouTube Downloader

    Step 2Output settings.

    Then NoteBurner YouTube Video Downloader will show you all the related videos. Click the settingssetting button on the upper right corner to customize the video quality (High, Medium, Low) and output path.

    choose youtube videos

    Step 3Download Audio from YouTube video.

    Find the video you want to rip music from, click the "Advanced Download" settings icon, a window will pop up allowing you to select the corresponding video or audio in different output formats & quality. To download audio from a YouTube video, you can choose m4a, webm format, or directly download as MP3 files. Click Download button, then YouTube Video Downloader will rip the audio from the YouTube video you choose. You can check under Library after the downloading is finished. Now you are free to transfer the download YouTube songs to your Android phone, iPhone, or any other mobile device for offline listening.

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    In this article, we have introduced how to download songs from YouTube Music or YouTube Video to Android phones, no matter via Android phone directly or third-party software. If you are a YouTube Premium user, you can follow Part 1 to download songs via Android phone directly. And if you are a free user or want to enjoy the downloaded songs after canceled YouTube subscription, then TunePat YouTube Music Converter will be your best choice for its fast downloading speed, simple steps and user-friendly UI design. It helps you download songs, albums and playlists from YouTube Music to Android phone for offline listening forever. Free download from the links below and have a try!

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