15 Ways to Download Music from YouTube

15 Ways to Download Music from YouTube

15 Ways to Download Music from YouTube

September 7, 2021

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Download your favorite tracks to your smartphone or computer in just a couple of clicks.
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Artyom Kozoriz

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15 Ways to Download Music from YouTube


Like videos, music on YouTube is protected by copyright. The content has rightful owners, and they won’t be happy with direct downloads, which are essentially piracy. We also do not recommend breaking the rules and doing so.

Possible applications of the download methods described below are downloading audio files that have a free Creative Commons CC0 (Public Domain) and CC BY (Attribution) license, as well as your own music previously published on YouTube.

How to download music from YouTube using online services

1. Converto

To download music from a YouTube video, you just need to paste the link to the video into Converto and click the “Convert” button. If desired, you can trim the track, fix the tags and choose a file name and cover.

If we add conv after www in the URL of the video, the song will download directly from the YouTube page.

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The 9Convert service works just as easily. Paste the video link, select the bitrate and click Download.

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This converter allows you to download music from videos in two ways. You can go to the service page and paste the link to the video. Or don’t go anywhere at all and just add symbols to the URL of the desired video pp between youtube and .com. Like this: https://www.youtubepp.com/watch.

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After inserting a link to the desired video, the YouTubNow service will analyze it almost instantly and offer to download it in MP3 format.

It also supports downloading an audio file directly from the YouTube page. To do this, you just need to add in the address bar mz after youtube. For example, https://www.youtubemz.com/watch.

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5.mp3 youtube

The most minimalistic converter that allows you to download music from YouTube in just one click. All you need to do is add a link to the video, wait a couple of seconds and click the “Upload File” button. There are no settings, the audio is downloaded in original quality.

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How to download music from YouTube using a browser extension

1. Youtube Video Downloader

This plugin is not available in extension stores and is installed from the official site. YouTube Video Downloader adds a download button to the YouTube player and allows you to download an audio track in one click.

To install, you need to select a browser, click the “Download” button and install the extension, giving the necessary permissions.

Install for Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi →

How to download music from YouTube using computer programs

1. MediaHuman YouTube to MP3

This media combine with a bunch of settings allows you to download entire playlists. The application can automatically download files using a link from the clipboard, supports multi-threaded downloads, renaming templates and editing tags, as well as automation scripts.

Download for Windows, macOS, Linux →

2. 4K YouTube to MP3

The 4K YouTube to MP3 app is more simple. It automatically recognizes video links in the clipboard and starts downloading immediately. The format and quality selection are set in advance in the settings; these options cannot be changed during loading.

Download for Windows, macOS, Linux →

3. Clip Grab

With ClipGrab, you can not only download, but also find music on YouTube right in the application window. And to download, you just need to click the “Download video” button – the application recognizes and processes the link copied to the clipboard and processes it on its own.

Download for Windows, macOS, Linux →

How to Download YouTube Music with Android Apps

Google prohibits downloading video and audio from YouTube. Therefore, there are no download tools in either the Chrome Extension Store or Google Play.

All Android apps will have to be installed via APK files. To protect your smartphone from viruses and other threats, take installation files only from developer sites or reliable repositories.

Here are verified links to the most popular apps:

  1. snap tube.
  2. VidMate.
  3. videoder.
  4. YouTube Downloader for Android.

All applications work on the same principle, which is already familiar to us from extensions and desktop programs. To download, you need to copy the link, and then select the desired audio format and recording quality. The files will be saved either in the memory of the smartphone or in the gallery of the application itself.

How to Download Music from YouTube Using the iOS App

On the Apple mobile platform, app downloaders are also banned. The way out is online services. If you have iOS 13 or later, you can use any of the services in the first section by opening them in Safari.

If your device is running iOS 12 or earlier, which doesn’t support file uploads, you should use the free Documents app instead of Safari. It has a built-in browser with a downloader, in which you can open any of the online services from the first section and download music.

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This article was first published in April 2019. In September 2021, we updated the text.

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