Do you want to have the YouTube music videos downloaded as music on mobile? We will discover the most practical, simple and safe ways to achieve this. From official apps to projects that offer a more complete experience than the native YouTube app.
Music streaming apps have attacked music playback on smartphones, but there is no platform more popular than YouTube for listening to music. Since artists upload their music videos there, it’s common to access playlists to enjoy any song; although there is a downside: music involves downloading video data. But there’s no reason you can’t always download audio only. Let’s see how.
The easy way: YouTube Music
YouTube accumulates a huge music library, often thanks to videos that combine sound and image. AND all these videos can be turned into music
YouTube Music allows audio downloading of most video clips: for this you need to check the “Song” selector at the top. With Music it is possible to download playlists, individual songs and also albums; later they can be listened to without spending mobile data because reading works without internet. Although yes, the songs can only be heard on YouTube Music.
Google Play does not allow apps that download YouTube videos, so there is no choice but to install software as APK. And NewPipe is one of the best choices because it is a secure and open source app, offers maximum privacy, and offers a full YouTube experience. You can also download the videos as music.
NewPipe is a YouTube client that lets you play any video in the background and with the screen off, two of its most popular features. It also allows downloading of videos, combining both image and audio and just sound: Find the YouTube video you prefer, click the download icon, choose “Audio only” and select the quality. NewPipe will download the song to your mobile so that you can play it anywhere you want.
You can download the latest version of NewPipe from the official project website. It is valid for Android 4.4 and above.
In line with NewPipe, although less private and without being based on open source. It is an application which specifically serves as a music player, it also allows downloading of audio, which is what we are looking for. Just click on the download icon for each video and choose the sound format to download: the song will be downloaded directly to the phone.
The music! requests several permissions that we recommend that you deny: phone access and also location. The app works perfectly without them. And you can download it from their website.
So far we have used apps, but there is no reason to use them: there are countless web pages that allow you to download YouTube audio. We opted for a very safe and without abusive advertising: Alltube Download. It works great on mobile.
To download YouTube music, you need to copy the link to the videos: access the application and share the video of your choice, then copy the link. Paste it in the Alltube Download text box, click “Download” and choose “M4a”. You can open this audio format without any problem in most music players.