How to Download YouTube Music to Google Drive with Ease

Posted by Adam Gorden on Apr 19, 2022 2:40 PM.
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YouTube Music is one of the largest media platforms, aggregating all kinds of music for people to listen to. Although YouTube Music allows people to listen to music without any limitation, it has strict controls on downloading music, and you have to be a YouTube Music premium member to enable downloading of music on it.

For some people, it's not enough just to listen to music, they want to download music from YouTube to Google Drive for other purposes, such as sharing with friends, using it as background music to film a video, saving local storage space on the computer, and so on.

Therefore, this article provides three ways to download YouTube Music to Google Drive without being a YouTube Music premium user.

Note: One thing you should know is that some of the music on YouTube is copyrighted, you may not download it for any commercial usage without the author's permission and authorization.

Part 1. How to Download YouTube Music to Google Drive with TunesKit Audio Capture
Part 2. How to Download Music from YouTube to Google Play Directly
Part 3. How to Download Songs from YouTube to Google Drive on Mobile Phone
Part 4. Summary

Part 1. How to Download YouTube Music to Google Drive with TunesKit Audio Capture

TunesKit Audio Capture could be your best choice for downloading YouTube Music. With its help, you will be able to easily record and download YouTube Music with original quality containing ID3 tags while you are watching it. Then cut the YouTube Music download to any length you want, and save YouTube Music download to many formats, like MP3, AAC, FLAC, M4A, etc.

What's more, it allows you to record gameplay sound, streaming audio, browser audio, and desktop audio, etc. so it's not only a more YouTube Music downloader but also a powerful audio recorder.

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Key Features of TunesKit Audio Capture

  • Download all kinds of audio on Windows and Mac
  • Convert the YouTube Music download to other formats, such as MP3, AAC, FLAC, M4A, etc.
  • Preserve YouTube Music tracks with the original audio quality and ID3 tags
  • Support multi-track editing like trimming, merging, and splitting
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How to Download YouTube Music to Google Drive

Step 1: Install and open TunesKit Audio Capture, then click the Format button to make a preset about the format and click OK.

preset to download youtube music

Step 2: In the main interface, click the browser icon to open it and access YouTube to find out the music that you want to record.

Step 3: TunesKit Audio Capture will begin to capture the YouTube Music as long as you play it. When it ends, click the Stop button and the recorded YouTube Music will be in the Capture list.

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Step 4: You can double-click to preview the YouTube recording, or tap on the Edit icon to open the editor so that you can trim the music track or edit the ID3 tags, and remember to click OK.

cut downloaded youtube music

Step 5: Then the final YouTube Music download will be in the Capture list first, click Save and it will be displayed in the History list and saved in the folder.

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Step 6: Now go to the browser and turn to Google Drive, tap on the "+" icon, and select "folder". Then name the folder as YouTube Music download (as you like) and click "create".

Step 7: Double-click to open the folder, right-click and select "Add file", choose the YouTube Music you just downloaded before and click Open, or you can just drag the music file into it. And now the downloaded music from YouTube has been uploaded to Google Drive successfully.

how to download music from youtube to google drive

Part 2. How to Download Music from YouTube to Google Play Directly

The second way to download YouTube Music is to use Google Drive extension tool, which is on Chrome and called Save to Google Drive. This is the most direct way for you to save YouTube Music to Google Drive without downloading and re-uploading. Now you can follow the steps:

How to Download Music to Google Drive from YouTube

Step 1: Open Chrome and search Save to Google Drive, then click Add to Chrome> Add extension. It will be in the Extensions once it was installed. You can click Pin to use it easier.

google drive extension tool

Step 2: Right-click this icon and tap on Options, click Change destination folder, you can create a folder called YouTube Music download and set it as the destination path.

set foler for youtube music download

Step 3: After that, open the YouTube Music to find out the one you want to download, right-click it and tap Copy video URL.

Step 4: Open a new tab on Chrome and enter OFFMP3, then paste the URL and click Download. Then turn to the Download MP3 button, right-click and select Select Link to Google Drive. Then the music will be downloaded.

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Step 5: It will display you a window to see the download process and will notify you when the downloaded music to Google Drive is complete.

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Part 3. How to Download Songs from YouTube to Google Drive on Mobile Phone

In addition to the above methods, if you want to download the YouTube Music to Google Drive on your smartphone, how do you do it? Next, you will learn how to download songs from YouTube to Google on mobile devices, including Android phones and iPhones.

How to Download YouTube Music to Google Drive on Android

Step 1: Open Chrome on your Android phone and go to Y2Mate.

Step 2: Then type the keyword of the music in this search bar. And click the Download button.

Step 3: A new window will be displayed to let you select the download format, and click Download. mp3. then it will start downloading.

Step 4: Then the YouTube Music download will be in the local file on your phone. Now open the Google Drive app and log into your Google account. Click "+" and add a folder, you can name YouTube Music download. Then click the folder and select "Upload", tap on the three lines, select "audios", and choose the YouTube Music download to upload.

youtube music to google drive android

How to Download Music from YouTube to Google Drive on iPhone

Step 1: Download and launch Documents app, click the tab button, and access Y2Mate.

Step 2: Type the keyword of YouTube Music and click search. Then it will show you the result, click the download button, and select MP3 format. Then it will download the YouTube Music to your iPhone location.

Step 3: Open the Google Drive app and log into your Google account. Then back to Documents app and select the YouTube Music download, tap Share>Import with Drive>Save>Move>My Drive>Move Here, and create a folder to select.

iphone youtube song to google drive

Part 4. Summary

In conclusion, we have posted 3 ways to download music from YouTube to Google Drive, you can try them all when you need to download YouTube Music to Google Drive. And we still recommend you to choose TunesKit Audio Capture, which has more functions to record, download, and edit the YouTube Music download.

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