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YouTube Music Free vs Premium: Is it worth to subscribe?

YouTube Music is a subscription-based (monthly charge) music streaming service provided by YouTube. It is characterized by its abundance of songs because you can listen to YouTube videos. As we know that YouTube videos are free of charge to watch, which works the same as YouTube Music. For YouTube Music, which you can listen to it for free, or you can subscribe to YouTube Music Premium service for a better streaming experience. You must wonder how you can benefit from using YouTube Music Premium, below is the detailed information that we prepared for you to have a better understanding of YouTube Music Premium.

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1. How does YouTube Music Premium differ from free service?

Both YouTube Music and YouTube Music Premium can play official albums and songs. YouTube Music Premium allows you to play music without ads, and also supports background playback and offline play mode. YouTube Music Premium is charged for $9.99/month for individuals and $14.99/month for the family plan (up to 6 members over 13 years of age with a Google account), plus a $2/month extra to get YouTube Premium for ad-free videos from YouTube as well. It can be played from iOS / Android smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

Tips: You will also gain access to Google Play Music with YouTube Music premium account.


2. How to get YouTube Music Premium for free

Based on the advantages of YouTube Music Premium we have mentioned above, there are three major benefits we can sort out, which are offline playback, streaming ad-free, and background playback. But instead of paying $9.99/month for the premium service, if we can download the songs from YouTube Music to our local drive as mp3 files, which we will be able to enjoy those functions without having to pay for the premium service, and luckily, this is not that hard! NoteBurner YouTube Video Downloader is a powerful tool to download any videos from YouTube including the content on YouTube Music. Once you have successfully downloaded the songs you want, you can simply transfer them to your mp3 player or smartphone and the premium functions such as offline stream or ad-free will all become available. Now let’s start learning how to enjoy YouTube Music Premium for free.

NoteBurner YouTube Video Downloader

NoteBurner YouTube Video Downloader is equipped with the most advanced HD video downloading technology and capable of downloading any videos that are available on YouTube in MP4, MKV, MP3, or WebM format. And most importantly, it is totally free.

Seeking a way to save songs from Amazon Music Unlimited as well as Prime Music forever? Amazon Music Converter is all you need, which carries the best audio recording core, able to download any Amazon songs to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC format.

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Features of YouTube Video Downloader:
  • Download any video from YouTube for Free.
  • YouTube Music supported.
  • High quality download, fast speed.
  • User-friendly and intuitive interface, easy-to-use.
  • No bundled program or extra fee.

Tutorial: Download YouTube Music with NoteBurner

Currently, the program is available on Windows PC only. If you want to download the songs from YouTube Music on Mac, you can try Any Video Converter for Mac. Before getting started, please ensure you have the NoteBurner YouTube Video Downloader installed on your PC. Below are the detailed steps:

Step 1 Import videos

Run YouTube Video Downloader on PC, enter the name of the video or copy and paste the link of music videos from YouTube Music (recommended) to NoteBurner YouTube Video Downloader, and then press "Enter" button on your keyboard.

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Step 2 Customize output settings

Click the setting button button on the upper right corner to customize the video quality (High, Medium, Low) and output path.

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Step 3 Choose output format and quality

The program will list all downloads option in the "Advanced Download" window. All you need to do is tap the icon advanced download, followed that a window will pop up allowing you to select the corresponding video or audio in different output format & quality. Currently, the main output audio formats are M4A and WebM. Since you are downloading the YouTube Music, m4a format (audio) is recommended at this circumstance.

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Step 4 Download songs to PC

After completing the above steps, now the final step is clicking the download icon to start downloading the songs to the output folder you've chosen in step 2.

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Now you have successfully downloaded the songs from YouTube Music to m4a files, and the functions of YouTube Music Premium like ad-free, offline playback, and background play will all come true. And remember, this program is completely free!


What's next? Download YouTube Video Downloader now!