If you are looking for a way to listen YouTube Music offline without Premium, you are in the right place. Here you will learn how to download YouTube Music to MP3 for offline listening on any MP3 player, computer, car player, smartphone, etc.

YouTube Music has replaced Google Play Music as the well-known streaming service. With a YouTube Music account, people can stream YouTube music through smart phones, desktop at will. But if they want to listen to YouTube Music offline, they must subscribe to YouTube Music Premium ($9.9 per month) or YouTube Premium ($11.99 per month). And they are only allowed to download and enjoy YouTube Music on iOS & Android devices.

Most people prefer to enjoy YouTube Music on MP3 players. So how do you download YouTube Music to MP3 for listening without limits? Can you play YouTube Music offline without Premium? Well, using a free YouTube Music to MP3 converter can help you solve these problems. In this article, we’re going to show you two ways to listen to YouTube Music offline on smartphone and computer, with or without Premium subscription! Let’s go!

Way 1. Listen to YouTube Music Offline on Mobile (with Premium)

YouTube Music allows Premium subscribers to download songs, albums, playlists on iOS and Android devices, and listen to them in offline mode. Now perform the below steps to do it.

How to Download Songs/Albums/Playlists from YouTube Music?

Step 1. Open the YouTube Music app on your Android phone or tablet, iPhone, iPad.

Step 2. Sign with your Premium account. Make sure your subscription is active.

Step 3. Play any song you want to download, and hit the cover. You will see the Download icon, just click it.

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If you want to download an album or playlist, please tap the three dots next to it, and then tap “Download” button.

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How to Turn on Smart Downloads on the YouTube Music App?

Step 1. Open the YouTube Music app on your phone.

Step 2. Sign with your Premium account, and tap on your profile.

Step 3. Select “Downloads” and tap “Settings”

Step 4. Scroll down and enable “Smart Downloads”.

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The YouTube Music app will then automatically download the song you are listening to.

How to Listen to YouTube Music Offline?

On the YouTube Music app, go to “LIBRARY” > “DOWNLOADS”. You can listen to the downloaded songs offline.

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Restrictions: Actually, the downloaded YouTube Music songs are cache files, you don’t really own them. You cannot played them outside the YouTube Music app. It’s unable to listen to YouTube Music offline on your own devices. Moreover, when you stop/cancel your subscription, the downloaded songs will be grayed out. This means you will drop back to Free tier. You will no longer to play YouTube Music offline.

To avoid this limitation, you can download or convert YouTube Music to MP3 using a third-party tool. Here we bring an easy but feature-rich YouTube Music to MP3 converter, named 4kFinder YouTube Music Converter.

Way 2. Listen to YouTube Music Offline Everywhere (without Premium)

4kFinder YouTube Music Converter is a professional-grade music converter and downloader for YouTube Music. It is able to download and convert a variety of YouTube Music content, such as music tracks, albums, and full playlists to MP3 at 10X faster speed. Besides downloading YouTube Music to MP3, it also supports other popular audio formats like M4A, AAC, WAV, FLAC and AIFF. This program comes with a built-in YouTube Music web player, so users can search, add and listen to any YouTube Music song online!

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With 4kFinder software, you can easily and quickly download YouTube Music to MP3 at 320 kbps high quality, whether you are using YouTube Music Free or Premium account. After downloading YouTube Music songs to local MP3 files, users could keep YouTube Music forever, and transfer YouTube Music songs to any device and player. Thus, users can listen to YouTube Music offline anytime, anywhere!

Main Features:

  • Download and convert YouTube Music to MP3 at 10× faster speed.
  • Keep YouTube Music with lossless audio quality and ID3 tags.
  • Customize the output audio format and quality and other parameters freely.
  • Built-in YouTube Music Web Player, no YouTube Music app needed.
  • Sort and manage output YouTube Music library by artist or album.
  • Offline listen to YouTube Music without Premium on any device, player.

How to Download YouTube Music to MP3 for Offline Listening

Step 1. Login to YouTube Music Web Player
Start the 4kFinder YouTube Music Converter on your computer and log in to your YouTube Music Free or Premium account.

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Step 2. Select MP3 Format
Click on the “Gear” icon in the upper right corner to customize the output settings. Pick MP3 format for output YouTube Music tracks.

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Step 3. Add YouTube Music Songs/Playlist
Open any track, album or playlists and click the “+” icon to load the items.

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Then select and confirm the target YouTube Music songs you want to download.

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Step 4. Start Downloading YouTube Music to MP3
Press on “Convert” button to start downloading and converting YouTube Music to MP3 audio files.

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Step 5. Listen to YouTube Music Offline on Computer
After conversion, click “History” to view the output YouTube Music songs. With the built-in music player, you can offline listen to these YouTube songs directly!

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Also, you may click the “blue folder” icon to locate the output folder, and open them through other media players!

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Listen to YouTube Music Offline