Is there any way to download YouTube music to USB? This article will show you 2 ways to download MP3 music from YouTube with YouTube Music Conventer/Downloader, so that you can transfer and play YouTube MP3 songs via USB flash drive with ease.

“How do I download music from YouTube to my USB for free? I want to save YouTube music to USB drive to play in the car. Any suggestion?”

Many people back up their favorite videos and music on a USB flash drive, or store songs on a USB drive so as to play the songs on any device with a USB port, such as computers, car radios, smart TVs, smart speakers, Xbox , PSP, PS4, etc. If you have subscribed to YouTube or YouTube Music, you can download music from YouTube to your mobile device. However, there is no official way to download music from YouTube to a USB flash drive.

When you put YouTube music into a USB flash drive, you may be in trouble. As we all know, all downloaded YouTube music is protected by copyright and can only be played in the YouTube app or the YouTube Music app. Even if you transfer copyrighted YouTube songs to a USB flash drive, you still cannot play the YouTube songs stored on the USB flash drive. Luckily, there are many powerful YouTube Music Downloaders which can help you download MP3 music from YouTube to USB drive. Among them, we highly recommend 4kFinder software. Next, we will introduce 4kFinder YouTube Music Converter & 4kFinder YouTube Downloader in depth and show you how to use it to download music from YouTube and transfer to a USB.

Way 1: Download Music from YouTube to USB with 4kFinder YouTube Music Converter

To download music from YouTube to USB, you need a tool to download music from YouTube first. There is no official way that allows you to save YouTube Music to local files. A professional 4kFinder YouTube Music Converter is your best choice. With its help, you can download music from YouTube and export it as general audio formats, like MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF. It will keep original audio quality and ID3 tags after conversion. With the newest version of 4kFinder, it is built-in music web player, music player & music manager. After download process, you can transfer and play YouTube Music via USB flash drive without limits. Even more, you are allowed to transfer music to any devices for offline listening.

Features of 4kFinder YouTube Music Converter:

  • Save YouTube Music to local files
  • Export YouTube Music as general audio formats
  • Keep original audio quality and ID3 tags
  • Built-in music web player, music player & music manager
  • Transfer and play YouTube Music on USB flash drive
  • Play YouTube Music on any devices for offline listening

How to Download YouTube Music to USB with Ease

Step 1. Log In YouTube Music Account
To download YouTube Music to USB flash drive, please download, install and run 4kFinder YouTube Music Converter on the PC/Mac computer first.

run 4kFinder YouTube Music Converter

Log in your YouTube Music account with its built-in YouTube Music web player.

sign with youtube music account

Step 2. Customize Output Settings
Click the Gear button to customize output format for downloaded YouTube Music, M4A(default), MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF are available. Here we will take MP3 as an example.

select output format

Additionally, you can customize output folder, output quality, output file name and more at the setting window.

other output settings

Step 3. Add YouTube Music in Web Player
In YouTube web player, you can browse or search to add the songs, albums or playlist you want to download from YouTube Music. Click the album or playlist, then click the red icon to load items in it.

add youtube music

When you click an album/playlist, all songs in it will be selected by default. Just unselect some items you don’t want in the tickbox.

select youtube music songs

Step 4. Download Songs from YouTube to MP3
Finally, click “Convert” button to begin downloading & converting songs from YouTube Music to MP3 with lossless audio quality & ID3 tags kept.

download YouTube Music to MP3

Step 5. Get YouTube Music in MP3
Once the music downloading completes, click the blue folder icon to get the YouTube Music songs in MP3.

get youtube music in mp3

Step 6. Transfer YouTube Music to USB Drive
Now you have got YouTube Music as local MP3 files, just transfer and sync the music to USB flash drive with one click.

transfer youtube music to usb

Way 2: Download Music from YouTube to USB with 4kFinder YouTube Downloader

4kFinder YouTube Downloader is an all-in-one YouTube Video Downloader and YouTube Music Downloader well designed for YouTube lovers. It not only can help you download 4k videos from YouTube in MP4/WEM/MOV, but also lets you download MP3 music from YouTube in 320kbps without any sound quality loss. In addition, you can also use this great tool to download entire YouTube playlist or channel at once!

As a professional online video downloader, 4kFinder also supports to download music and video from more than 1000 video sharing websites, including YouTube, SoundCloud Music, Vimeo, Vevo, Facebook, Dailymotion, Niconico, etc. With YouTube music downloads on your computer, you can easily transfer YouTube music to USB drive, SD card, MP3 player, iPods, iPhone, Android and more devices.

Features of 4kFinder YouTube Music Downloader:

  • Supports more than 1000+ popular websites.
  • Download videos, music, playlist, channels from YouTube.
  • Download YouTube music to MP3 320kbps at 6X speed.
  • Download YouTube videos to computer in MP4/MOV/WEBM.
  • Supports 320kbps, 720P, HD 1080P, 2K, 4K, 8K quality.
  • Transfer YouTube music to USB, SD card, MP3 players,iPods, etc.
  • Listen to YouTube music on any device via USB flash drive.

Guide: Download Music From YouTube and Transfer to a USB

Step 1. Copy & Paste YouTube Music URL
After installation, start 4kFinder program. Visit on browser, and find the music videos you like. Then copy the URL of the music video.

Copy YouTube Video Link

Paste the link you wish to download in the search box of 4kFinder, and click “Analyze” button.

paste video link

Step 2. Set MP3 320Kbps for YouTube Music
Next, it will pop up a small window. To save YouTube music to USB flash drive, here you need to choose “Audio” option and select MP3 320Kbps as output format.

Select MP3 Format and 320kbps for YouTube Video

Step 3. Begin to Download MP3 Music from YouTube
After the above settings, hit on the “Convert” button to get MP3 music from YouTube. Batch download allows you continue adding more URL to the search box during the process

download mp3 music from youtube

Wait until the conversion is completed, after that, you can go to “Finished” section and clike “Open Folder” to locate the well downloaded YouTube music files.

get downloaded youtube mp3 music

Step 4. Transfer Music from YouTube to USB Drive
Now you can put YouTube music files to a USB flash drive. Just insert the USB flash drive to the USB port of your computer, and let it be detected. Then directly drag and drop the YouTube MP3 files to it.

transfer youtube music to usb

With 4kFinder YouTube Music Converter or 4kFinder YouTube Downloader, you can easily download videos and music from YouTube and other hot sites with high quality. After downloading YouTube music as MP3 files, you will be able to copy YouTube music files to your USB flash drive, SD card, iPods, MP3 players, smartphone and more device. Then you can take your YouTube music anywhere and listen to it on any portable device!

Download Music from YouTube to USB Flash Drive