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Best Tool to Download YouTube Music Playlist to Computer

Updated on: April 30, 2024
Category: YouTube Music Tips

From Spotify Music to Amazon Music, or from relatively new Tidal, Apple Music to YouTube Music, listening to songs on streaming music platforms or music software is currently the most common way we listen to songs. Like other streaming services, YouTube Music offers a full music catalog with 100 million songs -as long as connecting to the internet. It elevates your listening experience, but it takes a massive amount of data as well. Thankfully, YouTube Music can also work offline.

In this article, we’ll show you YouTube Music's download limits, and share a powerful tool to download a playlist from YouTube Music on the desktop for offline playback or listening to them on any device freely.

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Part 1: Can You Listen to YouTube Music Offline Freely?

Offline listening is becoming a necessary feature especially when you need to listen to music without an internet connection. With this feature, you can download and save individual tracks, playlists, and albums from YouTube Music as cache files for offline playback wherever you are. But the problem arises when you want to listen to YouTube Music tracks offline on any device.

Here are some download limits for YouTube Music:

1The offline mode only works on an iOS/Android device and Apple Watch.

*That means you can't listen to offline music on your computer or other devices.

2The offline playback feature is only available to Premium users.

*Once your YouTube Music subscription expired, you can keep using the service, but with ads and without the ability to access to downloaded content or download tracks. Free users can’t listen to YouTube Music songs offline.

3The downloaded music can only be played offline on YouTube Music App.

*You can't play YouTube Music playlists on most of the devices that don't work with the YouTube Music application or don't allow you to play YouTube Music via a browser.

Read More: Where does YouTube Music store offline music on a phone?

Part 2: How to Download Playlists from YouTube Music?

While you want to enjoy YouTube Playlists on a computer online & offline, download YouTube Music playlists with a Free account, or play YouTube Music playlists on an MP3 player, Google Home, etc, using a professional YouTube Music Converter tends to be safer and more reliable when it comes to downloading playlists from YouTube Music to MP3 files on a computer. 

NoteBurner YouTube Music Converter as the best YouTube Music Playlist Downloader provides users with unique features for downloading playlists and songs from YouTube Music on Windows and Mac computers. Both YouTube Music Free & Premium users can use it to convert YouTube Music tracks to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, or ALAC format with the original audio quality. After downloading YouTube Music playlists as MP3 or other common formats, you can keep them on your computer permanently, or import them to Apple Music or other streaming music services (like Spotify, Amazon Music, and Deezer...). By the way, users also have the option of downloading music videos from YouTube into MP4 format.

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  • Support to retain ID3 meta tags.
  • No need to install any extra apps.
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Steps to Download Playlist from YouTube Music on PC/Mac:

Step 1Launch and Log into YouTube Music

Open NoteBurner YouTube Music Downloader on your PC/ Mac, and then sign in with your YouTube Music account(a Gmail account).

Note: NoteBurner needs to work with a YouTube Music account but it will never take any other information from your account other than the songs.

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Step 2 Choose MP3 as Output Format

Next, click on the "Settings" icon in the bottom left corner. And you can adjust the Output Format (MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC), Bit Rate (320kbps, 256kbps, 192kbps, 128kbps), Sample Rate, and so on. Here we suggest you choose the output format as MP3.

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Step 3 Add YouTube Music Playlist to NoteBurner

Simply open one of your YouTube Music playlists on NoteBurner, then tap the "Add" button suspending at the bottom right. Select the desired music tracks from the playlist.

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Step 4 Start Converting YouTube Music to MP3

Tap on "Convert" to start downloading YouTube Music as MP3 files. Once completed, the MP3 files would be saved to your local computer. To locate the music file, you can just tap on the "Converted" icon (which looks like a clock) in the left side of the app and mouse over the name of the track displayed.

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Final Words

Now you know downloading playlists from YouTube Music to MP3 is easy with the NoteBurner YouTube Music Converter. With this handy tool, you can easily download any playlists from YouTube Music into local files for listening offline as well as playing them on any other device. To get full use of your YouTube Music playlist, just try out the NoteBurner program to get the full experience!

Note: The free trial version of NoteBurner YouTube Music Converter allows you to convert the first 1 minute of each song. You can buy the full version to unlock this limitation and enable all its features.