How to download YouTube Music to computer

February 6, 2023

If you like music, you probably use the YouTube Music app often. You can go to the app and find the song you want using the app’s search tool, or you can ask your digital assistant to play a specific song by a specific artist. You can load the YouTube Music app on your phone from the Google Play Store for Android handsets, and the Apple App Store for iOS.

Streaming services provide a fresh, ever-growing library of music and algorithms that serve music based on your preferences. YouTube Music has been one of the fastest-growing music services in the world over the last few years. It is thriving in Southeast Asia and Latin America.

Apple Music announced it reached 100 million songs milestone on October 3, 2022, YouTube Music now hosts 100 million tracks, a representative told Hypebot a week later.

However, compared to Apple Music, YouTube Music doesn’t have desktop app.

Download YouTube Music app to computer

There are 2 ways to download YouTube Music app to computer.

Option 1: is a third-party YouTube Music desktop app for Mac, Windows and Linux. With the YouTube Music desktop app installed on your computer, you can enjoy YouTube Music on the desktop with no need for an open browser tab.

Option 2: Install a progressive web app(PWA)

You can also use Chrome and most Chromium-based browsers to install it as a progressive web app(PWA). PWA (Progressive Web Apps) are web apps that you save from your browser as a “desktop app”. 

  1. Go to the official YouTube Music website in your Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, or any browser that supports PWA installation.
  2. Click the three-dot icon in the top-right corner of the browser window.
  3. Select Install YouTube Music.
  4. Next, click on Install.

Although you can use above alternatives to download YouTube Music apps to computer, they still don’t have music download feature. You can’t download YouTube Music songs to computer, either. Luckily, Pazusoft has developed a professional YouTube Music downloader tool that allows users to download any songs, albums and playlists from YouTube Music to Mac and Windows PC. This tool is called Pazu YouTube Music Converter.

Download YouTube Music songs to computer with Pazu YouTube Music Converter

If you want to download YouTube Music songs, albums and playlists to your computer for offline playback, then all you need is Pazu YouTube Music Converter.

1. Run Pazu YouTube Music Converter 

To get started, download, install and run Pazu YouTube Music Converter on your Windows PC, which features a built-in YouTube Music web player.

If you have already purchased a license, click the key icon to register the converter. If not, continue using the trial version.

You don’t need to sign in to your YouTube Music account.

2. Choose output format

The default output format is M4A. Pazu YouTube Music Converter also supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. Click Option button to change output format or output folder if you need. You can also change bitrate, samplerate according to your needs.

3. Add songs

Browse or search to fidn the songs, albums or playlist you want to download. Click the album or playlist you want to download. Then click the red icon to load songs. 

All songs in the playlist/album will be selected by default. You can uncheck the songs you don’t want to get.

4. Click Convert button

After selecting the songs, click Convert button to start downloading YouTube Music songs to the format you choose. You will see a progress circle indicating your music is downloading.

Once the songs have been downloaded, click the folder icon to quickly locate the DRM-free YouTube Music songs in the format you choose. You can then transfer and play it anywhere.

To view or manage all music you’ve downloaded, click the clock icon on the top right corner of the YouTube Music Converter interface.