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[2 Ways] How to Download YouTube Music to Desktop

Posted by Adam Gorden on Oct 10, 2022 3:00 PM • Category: Record Audio
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YouTube is one of the most popular video sites people visit for learning, relaxation, or entertainment. Many kinds of videos are accessible here to cater to different people. Besides the funny or educational content, music videos are also the main reason for people to watch. No matter what kind of music you want, you will find it here. At the same time, its exclusive music streaming service YouTube Music offers you a huge range of music for you to stream and listen to online. So you can watch music videos on YouTube and listen to the same music on YouTube Music.

However, YouTube does not automatically cache watched music videos, so replaying music videos online can be a bit of a hassle unless you download them to your local desktop. As you know, YouTube Premium is the official path to download music from YouTube, although it caches music to the YouTube app rather than to the computer desktop.

So how about YouTube Music? Since YouTube Music does not offers the desktop app, not to mention download YouTube Music to desktop. In this case, this post will give you two feasible methods to download music from YouTube or YouTube Music to your desktop. Let's get started.

Part 1. How to Download YouTube Music to Desktop

To get rid of the YouTube Music download limit, you have to resort to third-party software, called TunesKit Audio Capture. This tool is available on Windows and Mac and has the ability to record and download any music to the desktop without hassle, including music from YouTube. Its powerful system will record the music from YouTube videos or YouTube Music, and then download them without quality loss.

With its help, you are able to download YouTube music losslessly to MP3, FLAC, M4A, AAC, and other audio formats, and retain the ID3 tags as well. So you can listen to your favorite YouTube music on the desktop computer or transfer them to other devices for listening anytime. Now please read the tutorial on how to download music from YouTube to desktop computer.

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How to Get YouTube Music to Desktop

Step 1: Launch TunesKit Audio Capture on your computer. You can see there are several program icons on the main interface, such as Chrome. This is the target program that you need to access YouTune later.

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Step 2: The default mode will save the YouTube music to MP3. If you need other formats, click on the Format button to change the options, like AAC, FLAC, WAV, etc. Also, the audio parameters can be adjusted here, such as codec, channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

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Step 3: Now, please click on the Chrome icon in the main interface. Navigate to the YouTube website and find out the target one. Play the music and TunesKit Audio Capture will start to download it immediately. When you finish, hit the Stop button.

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Step 4: The recorded music will list in the Capture list. You can tap the Edit icon at the rear of each track to open the audio editor. In this panel, you can trim the music length or edit the ID3 tags as you like.

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Step 5: After that, tap the Save button. You can find the downloaded YouTube music in the Converted > History list, and locate the destination folder by tapping the Search icon.

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Part 2. How to Download Music from YouTube to Desktop for Free

In addition to desktop software, there are many online YouTube music converters available for downloading music from YouTube. You can find a wide range of YouTube to music converters on the web, and here we will provide you with a great online tool to download YouTube music to desktop for free.


YTMP3 is one of the best YouTube to MP3 free online tools. Although it doesn't have as many features as TunesKit Audio Capture, it does not only manage to convert any YouTube video and YouTube Music to MP3 format, it also supports downloading YouTube videos in MP4 format. So whether you want to download music or videos from YouTube, use this tool for a quick solution.

All you need to do is copy and paste the link of the target music into its search box and it will show you the results right away. You can play it online to check if it's the YouTube music you want, share it to Dropbox or just click the download button to download it to your desktop. Please see the steps below.

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How to Download Music from YouTube for Free Online

Step 1: Copy the URL of the desired YouTube music video.

Step 2: Go to YTMP3 and paste the link into the search bar.

Step 3: It will show the search result immediately. And you can click on Download mp3 to start the downloading.

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Part 3. FAQs about Downloading Music from YouTube

Q1: How do I download YouTube Music ?

If you want a more features program, you are suggested to TunesKit Audio Capture, which can help you not only download music from YouTube but also from other music services. If you prefer a quick way, try the online YouTube to MP3 converting tool, such as YTMP3.

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Q2: Can I download music from YouTube Music to my computer?

The conventional method allows you to download music from the YouTube Music phone app only. But it's possible to download your favorite YouTube music to your desktop if you try TunesKit Audio Capture. Please refer to Part 1 for more details.

Q3: How do I save YouTube Music to my MP3?

Try TunesKit Audio Capture to get your favorite song from YouTube Music to your desktop computer and transfer them to your MP3 player with a USB cable.

Q4: Is there an official way to download YouTube Music desktop app?

Unfortunately, YouTube Music does not come with a desktop app. You can download the YouTube Music app for Android and iOS only.

Q5: Is there another way to install YouTube Music desktop app?

When you search 'YouTube Music desktop app' online, you will see there is an option called YouTube Music Desktop App from This is also an effective way to download the YouTube Music desktop app to your computer, including Windows and Mac. It allows you to log into your YouTube Music account and then you can stream any music you want without hassle.

Part 4. Conclusion

Even though YouTube Premium or YouTube Music only supports you to download music in its app, with TunesKit Audio Capture, downloading YouTube music to your desktop is no longer a trouble. You can even save your favorite song from YouTube Music to your computer quickly with the online YouTube to MP3 converting tool. But you should aware that you must not download any copyrighted YouTube videos or music and use them for commercial purposes.

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