How to download music from YouTube to MP3 players? This article teaches you to download YouTube music to your computer in MP3 format, and then transfer them to MP3 players for enjoying, such as Sony Walkman, SanDisk, iPod Nano, etc.

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Download YouTube Music to MP3 Player

YouTube is a video sharing platform that contains various of videos and music tracks. In additon, YouTube Music has become super popular over time. If you’ve always wished you could download music from YouTube to an MP3 player, we have great news – you can! So how to download YouTube music to MP3 players for enjoying? Usually, even the paid users are unable to take any downloaded song from YouTube Music app to an MP3 player. Fortunately, there is a way to download and convert YouTube Music to MP3, so that you can play YouTube Music on any MP3 players, such as any mp3 player(Sony Walkman, Sandisk, etc.), iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classic, PSP, PS3, PS4, Android phone, iPad, iPhone, Garmin, Samsung, Fitbit Wearables & Smartwatches, Apple Watch, etc.

Part 1. What Audio File Format Do MP3 Players Accept?

As the name suggests, it supports MP3 format. Apart from this, it also supports WMA, WAV, AAC, OGG or M4A. As you may know, all music content on YouTube Music is encoded in AAC format. However, the encoded AAC format is not compatible with MP3 players. That said, you’ll need to download and save YouTube Music to MP3 Players-supported formats.

To play YouTube music on MP3 players, first, you need to download YouTube music to MP3 to your hard drive, then transfer them to your MP3 players. What tool can you use to save YouTube music to computer? In this post, we will walk you through to two simple methods to download songs from YouTube & YouTube Music to MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV files. In this way, you can freely enjoy YouTube music on any MP3 player, such as iPod Touch, iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPod Classic, Sony Walkman, Microsoft Zune, and SanDisk Sansa, etc. Please keep reading on!

Part 2. Ways to Download YouTube Music to MP3 Player

In this part, we will show you 2 effective ways to download music from YouTube & YouTube Music to local computer. After which, you can transfer YouTube Music to MP3 Player at ease.

2.1 Best Way to Download YouTube Music to MP3 Player

4kFinder YouTube Music Converter is a powerful music converter and downloader that is specially designed for all YouTube Music users (YouTube Music Free and Premium included). It encompasses the advanced conversion ability to download and convert YouTube Music tracks, playlists and albums to plan audio formats like MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF. With it, users can easily download and convert any YouTube Music song to MP3 at 10X fast speed with lossless audio quality. Thus, they can enjoy YouTube music on any popular MP3 player, such as SanDisk, Sony Walkman, Zune, iPos, PSP, Creative Zen, Astell & Kern A&norma SR25, Xbox and more.

Key Features of 4kFinder YouTube Music Converter:

  • Download YouTube Music playlists, songs, and albums with Free account.
  • Convert YouTube music to MP3, WAV, M4A, FLAC, AIFF audio formats.
  • Download songs, albums, playlists from YouTube Music at 10× faster speed.
  • Download YouTube Music tracks with lossless audio quality (up to 320kbps).
  • Save YouTube Music with full ID3 tags like title, album, artist, track number, etc.
  • Built-in YouTube Music web player, music player, no YouTube Music app needed.
  • Free Music Manager to help manage output YouTube Music songs by artist or album.

Guide: How to Download and Convert YouTube Music to MP3

Step 1. Open 4kFinder YouTube Music Converter
Please install and launch 4kFinder YouTube Music Converter on your Window OS or macOS. Login to your YouTube Music Free/Premium account, and you will get your YouTube Music library from the YouTube Music Web player.

open youtube music to mp3 converter

Step 2. Choose MP3 Format for MP3 Player
Click the “Gear” icon, a setting window appears. You can configure the required parameters like output format, output quality, output folder, output file name and more for YouTube Music tracks. To play YouTube Music on MP3 player, choose MP3 format and 320kbps high quality.

select mp3 for youtube music

Step 3. Add YouTube Music Songs to List
Then navigate to the home page, open the songs or playlists you want to download, and click the “+” icon to load the item in it.

add youtube music playlist

Then identify the YouTube Music songs you want to download.

select youtube music songs

Step 4. Start Downloading YouTube Music to WAV Losslessly
When you are done with setting the preferences, hit on the “Convert” button to start downloading and converting YouTube music to MP3 with high quality.

convert YouTube Music to MP3

Step 5. Get the Output YouTube Music Songs
When YouTube Music to MP3 conversion on is completed, click “History” (a clock icon) to get the converted YouTube Music songs.

view output youtube music

As you can see, all YouTube Music songs are saved in .mp3 format now!

output youtube music mp3 files

2.2 Alternative Way to Download YouTube Music to MP3 Player

4kFinder YouTube Downloader is a desktop YouTube video & music downloader. It’s well-designed to download videos and music from YouTube and 1000+ websites to your computer. With it, you can not only easily download YouTube music videos or playlist to MP3 without sound quality loss, but also easily save YouTube videos as MP4 files to your computer. The 5X download speed lets you quickly save online videos to your hard drive. Even better, it allows you to download YouTube videos up to 8K quality. Let’s see how it works.

Key Features of 4kFinder YouTube to MP3 Downloader:

  • Download videos, music, playlist, channels from YouTube.
  • Download YouTube music to computer without YouTube Premium.
  • Save YouTube music to MP3 in 320kbps without quality loss.
  • Download YouTube videos up to 8K resolution in MP4 format.
  • Extract MP3 audios from YouTube videos to your MP3 players.
  • Enjoy YouTube music on MP3 players, Sony Walkman, iPod nano, etc.

Next, we will show you the detailed guide to download YouTube music to your computer in MP3 format.Click the Download button to free download this program on your Mac or Windows system.

Steps to Download YouTube Music Videos/Playlist to MP3

Step 1. Copy and Paste YouTube Music Link
After installation, open the 4kFinder YouTube Downloader on your desktop. Navigate to the YouTube music video or playlist you want to download. Copy the video link in the address bar.

Copy YouTube Video Link

Go back to 4kFinder, paste the music video link to the bar of the program, and click “Analyze” to get the video source.

paste video link

Step 2. Select MP3 Format and 320kbps
As you can see, it will pop up a small window listing different formats, resolution and bitrate. 4kFinder YouTube Downloader allows you to download music from YouTube to MP3 and M4A(depends on the video source), the bit rate can up to 320kbps.

select mp3 or m4a format for youtube music

Step 3. Download YouTube Music to MP3
Click the “Download” button. Then 4kFinder YouTube Downloader will immediately get MP3 audios from YouTube to your hard drive. Moreover, you can batch download more online video or music during the process, just add the video URL to the program.

download youtube music to mp3

Step 4. View Downloaded YouTube MP3 Songs
Wait until the download is complete, after that, you can view the downloaded YouTube music in “Finished” section, and click “Open Folder” to view it.

view downloaded youtube music

Part 3. Transfer Downloaded YouTube Music to MP3 Players on PC

Great! You got the YouTube MP3 music file on your computer, now you can move them to your MP3 player. Follow the simple steps bellow to put YouTube Music into MP3 Player.

3.1 For Generic MP3 Players like Sony Walkman/ SanDisk:
Step 1. Connect your MP3 player with your PC using USB cable. Double-click your MP3 player in File Explorer.
Step 2. Open the folder where the downloaded YouTube MP3 songs are saved, then directly drag and drop the MP3 files to the Music folder of your MP3 player.
Step 3. When finished, safely eject the MP3 player from the computer.

Tips: If you have a large playlist to transfer, you can also use Windows Media Player to transfer downloaded music to MP3 player.

3.2 For Apple iPod like iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classic/Touch:
You can’t directly copy the downloaded YouTube music files to Apple iPods, you need to use iTunes to help you complete the process.
Step 1. Launch iTunes on PC, click “Add” > “Add Folder to Library” to import the MP3 songs to iTunes lilbrary.
Step 2. Connect your iPod to PC with USB cable, and click the iPod icon.
Step 3. Select “Music” > “Sync Music” > “Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres”, and then select “Recently added” under the “Playlists”.
Step 4. Hit on “Apply” button to sync the YouTube music MP3 songs to your iPod.
Step 5. Once finished, disconnect your device with the computer.

Tips: You can also refer to the above method to move YouTube MP3 songs to iPhone, iPad and other devices.

Now you can enjoy your favourite YouTube music on your MP3 players anytime, anywhere!

Download YouTube Music to MP3 Player