How to Download Music from YouTube to USB in 2022

Summary
Wonder how to download YouTube Music to USB drive? Looking for a way to download YouTube Music to MP3? In this article, you will find the best way to download YouTube Music to MP3, and saved permanently on your computer, then you can transfer YouTube Music to USB Drive easily.

"I have some playlist in YouTube Music, I want play them on my car with USB flash drive. But I can't move the downloaded YouTube Music songs to my USB flash drive, is there any way to download YouTube Music to USB flash drive?"

"How can I download YouTube Music to MP3 format, so that I can transfer my YouTube playlist to a USB flash drive for back up. Any advice will be appreciated."

YouTube has launched its new streaming music service, YouTube Music, which features everything you expect including millions of songs, thousands of playlists, albums, artist radio, remixes, live versions of songs as well as watching music videos, you can listen to YouTube Music either through a mobile app directly or on web player. Like the other streaming services. YouTube Music offers free plan and subscription plan. If you listen to YouTube Music with a free plan, you can only listen to YouTube Music online with advertisements, while YouTube subscription plans enable subscribers to download their favourite songs for offline listening.

Why Can't We Download YouTube Music to USB Drive Directly?

As a YouTube subscriber, you have an option to download YouTube Music for offline listening, you may as well want to know if it is possible to download YouTube Music to USB drive. Unfortunately, you are not able to download YouTube Music to USB drive directly! YouTube Music is a online streaming music service like Spotify and Apple Music, even you are subscribed to YouTube Music, the songs you have downloaded are not saved in a regular music format, they are DRM-protected. All you get from the downloads are caches, you can only play them within its app, and once you unsubscribed to YouTube Music, you will lose all your downloaded YouTube Music tracks.

Now it's pretty clear that why you can not move the downloaded YouTube Music to USB drive directly or other unauthorized devices. The YouTube Music downloads are limited to be played with the YouTube Music app and they are not able to be moved to USB drive. So how can you download YouTube Music to USB drive? In the following part, we will introduce a useful YouTube Music downloader, which help you download YouTube Music to MP3, and you transfer the downloaded MP3 files to USB drive easily.

Tools Required - 4kFinder YouTube Music Downloader

4kFinder YouTube Music Downloader is a desktop YouTube Music downloader, with this program, you can download YouTube Music without subscribing to YouTube Premium. By decoding YouTube Music, you are able to easily download YouTube Music to MP3 and saved permanently on your computer without any sound quality loss, so that you can transfer the downloaded files to USB drive or other unauthorized devices for offline playback without restrictions, such as iPhone, iPod devices, Sony Walkman, Astel & Kern, SanDisk MP3 player, Android tablet, PSP, Smart Watch, Smart TVs and more. With the high quality output performance, you can set the highest quality up to 320kbps. Furthermore, 4kFinder can not only download music from YouTube, but also allows you to download videos and music from 1000+ popular websites, such as Dailymotion, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. Let's take a look at more amazing features of 4kFinder YouTube Music Downloader and see how it works.

Amazing Features of 4kFinder YouTube Music Downloader

  • Download music, playlist, videos, podcasts from YouTube.
  • Download YouTube Music to computer without subscribing YouTube Premium.
  • Decrypt songs from YouTube Music.
  • Download YouTube music to MP3 in 320kbps without any quality loss.
  • Download YouTube videos up to 8K resolution in MP4 format.
  • Extract MP3 audios from YouTube videos.
  • Transfer YouTube Music to USB drive.
  • Download YouTube Music from 1000+ popular websites.
  • Enjoy YouTube music on MP3 players, Sony Walkman, iPod nano, etc.

Guide: How to Download Music from YouTube to USB Drive

Before we start the tutorial of how to download YouTube Music with 4kFinder, you should download and install the latest version of the program and install it your computer, 4kFinder is available on both Windows and Mac, once it's installed, please follow the steps.

Step 1. Copy and Paste URL to Download YouTube Music
Go to music.youtube.com on your browser and search for the music playlist that you wish to download. Copy the URL link in the address bar. Then switch back to 4kFinder, paste the URL link into 4kFinder, and click "Analyze" to let 4kFinder process your YouTube Music.

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Step 2. Select MP3 Format and Bitrate for Output Files
It will pop up a window for you to choose Bitrate for your MP3 output file. There are different Bitrate that you can choose from. The higher Bitrate you choose, the bigger size output file you get. If you have high requirement for audio quality, you should choose MP3 in 320kbps.

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Step 3. Start downloading YouTube Music to MP3
After you have selected the output format and output quality, next is simply press on "Download" button to start downloading and save YouTube Music as MP3 files to your computer at 5X conversion speed without quality loss.

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Step 4. View all the downloaded MP3 files
when the download is done, go to the "Finished" section to view all the downloaded YouTube Music.

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Step 5. Get MP3 files
Click 'Open Folder' to Open the download folder to get MP3 files.

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Step 6. Transfer YouTube Music to a USB drive
Now you have all the downloaded songs from YouTube Music and saved them to MP3 on your computer, you can start transferring the downloaded YouTube Music songs from your computer to your USB drive.

1.Plug your USB flash drive into the USB port of your computer till it's loaded.

2.Go to the folder which contains the downloaded YouTube Music that you want to transfer them to the USB flash drive.

3.Select the MP3 files you want to transfer to your USB flash drive and right on the files, select 'Send To' and then select the USB drive. Also, you can double click the USB drive folder, then drag and drop the YouTube Music songs from your computer to your USB flash drive directly.

Conclusion

From the article above, you have known that all YouTube Music songs are encoded with its encryption technology, neither YouTube Music Free and YouTube Music Premium users are able to copy or transfer songs to USB drive directly. Fortunately, with the help of 4kFinder YouTube Music Downloader, you can easily decrypt YouTube Music songs and video and download YouTube Music to MP3 on computer, so that you can transfer the downloaded files to USB flash drive without limitations.

Download YouTube Music to USB Drive