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How to Download YouTube Music without Premium?

Updated on: April 29, 2024
Category: YouTube Music Tips

How to download songs from YouTube Music without Premium? Is the Premium membership required for it? This post will give you the best solution!

download music from youtube music without subscription

YouTube Music has quickly become one of the most frequently used streaming services. You'll just need to pay $10.99 per month to get ad-free access to over 100 million songs. Besides that, YouTube subscribers also benefit from background playback and offline playback on various devices. So could it mean the download feature only benefit for the paid members?

It may be surprising to some, but downloading YouTube Music without paying for Premium is actually possible. All it requires is a third-party application, NoteBurner YouTube Music Downloader, to get the job done. This NoteBurner application allows you to select whatever playlists you want from YouTube Music Free and then convert your titles in regular audio formats for saving forever.

Part 1. YouTube Music Free Vs. Premium

Before talking about how to download songs from the YuTube Music Free account, let's learn about the differences between YouTube Music's free plan and paid plans.

YouTube Music Free

YouTube Music Premium

YouTube Premium

Price Free $10.99 USD/month $13.99 USD/month
Content Availability Almost all YouTube
Music content.
YouTube Music's entire library. Full YouTube Music catalog, Originals content, and ad-free YouTube videos.
Audio quality 128 kbps 256 kbps 256 kbps
Ads-Free ×
Offline Playback ×
Background Playback ×
Personalized Recommendations ×

In summary, if you're looking for an ad-free listening service and want to play music tracks without internet, YouTube Music Premium is a nice option. If you also always watch videos on YouTube, YouTube Premium should be the one you can consider, as you don't have to endure the annoying ads at the beginning of videos.

Downloading songs with YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium is pretty easy. All you need to do is just 1) open the YouTube Music app on your mobile phone and log into the Premium account. 2) Choose a music or playlist, and tap the three-dot icon and "Download".

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However, if you have no budget to pay for YouTube membership every month but still require to play YouTube Music songs offline, NoteBurner YouTube Music Downloader should help you out. Read on and you'll get this excellent tool and the relevant instruction in the following content.

Part 2. How to Download YouTube Music without Premium

Downloading music can be a tricky endeavor, especially if you want to get offline songs from YouTube Music without subscribing. With the powerful NoteBurner YouTube Music Converter, however, it's easier and faster than ever!

This handy NoteBurner software allows you to easily convert any YouTube Music Free songs into plain MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF or ALAC format, with the ads blocking. So after that, you can store your entire YouTube Music library on your computer or device and listen to it offline anytime, anywhere.

Key Features of NoteBurner YouTube Music Converter:
  • Convert YouTube Music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, and ALAC;
  • Convert YouTube Music at up to 10X faster speed;
  • Download YouTube music videos in up to 4K quality;
  • Keep ID3 tags and 100% original audio quality;
  • Easy to use with an intuitive user interface;
  • Keep YouTube Music after the free trial/subscription.
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Detailed Steps to Download Music from YouTube without Premium

The next part will be showing you how to use NoteBurner YouTube Music Converter to download songs from YouTube Music to computer, even with no need to pay for the service.

YouTube Video: How to Download YouTube Music to Computer

1 Go to Change Output Settings

Install and open NoteBurner YouTube to MP3 Downloader and log into your YouTube Music Free account. Then just go to the "Settings" Window to choose output format, output quality, output folder and so on.

Tips: Choose "Playlist Index" on the output file name setting, so NoteBurner will save the same music order as the original playlist.

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2 Choose YouTube Playlist on NoteBurner

Simply select a playlist you like on NoteBurner's main interface, then click the "Add" icon. You'll see that all YouTube Music tracks are listed there.

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3 Download Songs from YouTube Music Free

Now, you can click the "Convert" button to download YouTube Music tracks without subscription.

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4 Find Offline YouTube Music Files

When the conversion is finished. Go to the "Converted" window, and you'll find all downloaded YouTube Music tracks.

Tips: You can save these downloaded YouTube Music songs on computer or media devices permanently. You can also upload these YouTube Music to video editor or DJ software with no limits.

downloaded free youtube music offline

Final Words

Although YouTube Music normally only allows Premium subscribers to download songs for offline playback, now there's a way around this limitation. With NoteBurner YouTube Music Converter, anyone can download music from this streaming service without any type of subscription.

This easy-to-use NoteBurner program provides an uncomplicated method for downloading tunes from YouTube Music with no extra hassle, while converting YouTube songs to MP3, FLAC, or other open-source music formats. Not only that, these YouTube Music downloads have been kept with the best original audio quality. All in all, it's an invaluable aid to downloading songs from your YouTube Music Free library.

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.

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