How do I listen to YouTube Music on computer desktop? Don't worry, on this page you'll get three different ways to stream YouTube Music on Windows or macOS without a web browser.
With over 100 million streaming songs, YouTube Music might be your second perfect music platform, filling up the missing songs from other streamers' catalogs. If you're a YouTube Music Premium member, you can even download your favorite songs and videos for offline playback, but only on Android and iOS devices. Yet to listen to YouTube Music songs on PC or Mac desktop, you should turn to other workarounds - through PWA, an unofficial YouTube Music desktop app, or NoteBurner YouTube Music Downloader.
It's a sad story that YouTube Music still hasn't developed a desktop app for Windows PC or Mac computer till now. You'll have to use a web browser to visit the YouTube Music at this point. If you prefer to listen to YouTube Music from your desktop, just check out the feasible ways in the following part.
For Google Chrome users, you can install YouTube Music as a progressive web app (PWA), also called YouTube Music desktop shortcut. Though it's still a website page, you can directly head to YouTube Music with no need to manually open Chrome and log in again. Here's how to download the YouTube Music desktop icon:
Step 1 Go to the YouTube Music website.
Step 2 Click the three-dot icon at the upper right of your browser.
Step 3 Click the "Install YouTube Music..." option to download the shortcut.
Now, you can open YouTube Music in a separate new window.
Tips: You can also use Edge or other browsers to install the YouTube Music desktop icon, as long as it supports PWA installation.
There's a YouTube Music Desktop app, created by Github, providing an alternative to access YouTube Music service from a desktop app. Although it's simply built with the YouTube Music web player, it exactly does the job.
Step 1 Directly go to https://ytmdesktop.app/ and download the YouTube Music Desktop app, which supports Windows, macOS, and Linux computer.
Step 2 Log into your YouTube Music account on it, then you can easily enjoy YouTube Music on computer.
This YouTube Music desktop app is totally free to use. You can control your music, play music in background, get lyrics, or so on with this smart tool. However, it still lacks the download option, which is important for most.
Given that many people need to download YouTube Music to computer for offline playback, NoteBurner has taken the initiative and built a YouTube Music desktop converter, which makes it possible to download and convert YouTube Music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC losslessly at up to 10X faster speed.
In this way, you can quickly access the offline YouTube Music songs on any desktop music player without any encrypted limitations. Here're the main features:
The following is a step-by-step guide to download songs from YouTube Music to Windows PC or Mac computer. Please make sure you've downloaded the YouTube Music downloader on your desktop before getting started.
Install and launch NoteBurner YouTube Music desktop downloader on PC or macOS, then log into your YouTube Music 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.
Click the Settings gear icon to choose output format, bit rate (320kbps, 256kbps, 192kbps, 128kbps), sample rate (192kHz, 96kHz, 48kHz, 44.1kHz), output path, etc.
You can just simply choose a YouTube Music playlist, album, or artist, then tap the "+Add" icon for parsing.
Click "Convert" to start saving YouTube Music playlists to your local computer. This process will be finished soon.
When the conversion is done, go to the "History" tab, where you'll get the downloaded history of YouTube Music. Just click the "Folder" icon beside the song to locate the YouTube Music files.
YouTube Music is only available as a browser-based service on computer systems - they still haven't built an official YouTube Music desktop app yet.
To enjoy YouTube Music on desktop with no need for an open browser page, you can have a try on the YouTube Music shortcut (PWA), YTMDesktop app, or NoteBurner YouTube Music Converter.
It's advised to use NoteBurner YouTube Music Converter, as it allows to save all YouTube Music playlists as offline music files on computer drive. After downloading, it's straightforward to import YouTube Music to any platform service or device with ease.
Note: The free trial version of NoteBurner YouTube Music Converter allows you to convert the first 1 minute of each song and convert 3 songs at a time. You can buy the full version to unlock this limitation and enable all its features.
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