How to Download YouTube Music on Mac

Summary
Want to download YouTube Music on Mac? How to download YouTube Music to MP3 on Mac? Read this article, we will teach you 2 methods to download YouTube Music on Mac, one is using Safari on Mac, the other one is to use 4kFinder YouTube Music Downloader to download YouTube Music to MP3.

"I can only download YouTube Music on my iPhone for offline listening within its app. Is there any way to download YouTube Music on my Mac computer? So I can movie these files to my MP3 player to play offline."

YouTube Music is one of the biggest streaming music service for all sorts of music contents, you can access millions of songs, videos, music videos, podcasts and much more. YouTubers will regularly update and push the latest music, so that music lovers could enjoy the latest high quality music in time. However, every time you want to listen to YouTube Music, you need to have a stable internet connect to stream online. If you want to listen to YouTube Music offline , then you need to subscribe to YouTube Premium.

As we know, the YouTube Music app is only available on mobile phone, YouTube Premium users have an option to download YouTube Music to mobile phone for offline playback, the downloads can not be movable and only be played with its app due to the downloaded YouTube Music files are DRM protected. Therefore, there are many people always want to know if they can download YouTube Music on computer for offline playback. Let's just say Mac computer, Yes, you can download YouTube Music on Mac. In the following parts, we will introduce 2 methods to download YouTube Music on Mac.

Method 1. How to Download YouTube Music via Safari on Mac

Mac computers is pre-installed with Safari, which is Apple's own web browser, QuickTime and iTunes. Mac users are able to use Safari to surf the Internet like other web browsers, there is an extra feature that other web browsers lack, you can download songs and videos from websites with Safari easily, like YouTube, just simply click the Activity window in the browser, by using QuickTime Pro, you can also convert the file into a format that is playable on iTunes as well. Let's follow the steps to learn how to download YouTube Music with Safari on Mac.

Step 1
Open Safari on your Mac computer.

Step 2
On Safari, go to the page of the YouTube song that you would like to download. Double click on the name of the video to get the page of the song you want to download.

Step 3
Click on "Activity" in the "Window" menu. Click the arrow next to the name of the page so the arrow is facing downwards. It will be "YouTube Title of the Video," with "Title of the Video" replaced by the actual title. A list of files will show up.

Step 4
Scroll down the list of files and double click on the one with the largest file size. For most YouTube songs, it is about 5MB or more. A new window will open in Safari, with Safari's download manager and the file will be downloaded to your Mac as an FLV. Change the location of the downloaded file by clicking on "Preferences" in the "Safari" menu, choose "General" and select a location for the file from the "Save Downloaded Files to" menu. Click "Other" to choose a new destination for the downloaded file.

Step 5
Open QuickTime Pro on your Mac computer. Click "Open File" in the file menu and choose the FLV file you have just downloaded from YouTube Music on your Mac.

Step 6
Select "Export" from the File menu and choose "Sound to AIFF." Click "Save."

Step 7
Click on the AIFF file once it is completed and iTunes will open it automatically.

Method 2. How to Download YouTube Music with a YouTube Music Downloader

From Method 1, the output file you get is in AIFF format on Mac computer, which is only playable on iTunes or Apple devices. If you want to download YouTube Music and play on most of devices, the best is to download YouTube Music to MP3, which is the most compatible formats for all devices. In here we introduce a useful tool, 4kFinder YouTube Music downloader, which help you download YouTube Music to MP3 on Mac computer, just simply copy the URL of the YouTube Music page that you wan to download and paste into 4kFinder, then the program will analyze it automatically and start downloading the selecting YouTube Music to your Mac computer in MP3 format. So that you can not only play YouTube Music in iTunes, but also you can transfer to other devices for offline playback, such as Sony Walkman, Astel & Kern, SanDisk MP3 player, Android tablet, PSP, Smart Watch, Smart TVs and more.

In addition, 4kFinder YouTube Music downloader is able to download music to MP3 in lossless audio quality, for the bitrate, the program provides in 320kbps, 160kbps, 128kbps, etc, for you to choose from, the higher bitrate you select, the bigger size of the output file you get. Moreover, 4kFinder can not only download music from YouTube, but also allows you to download videos and music from 1000+ popular websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Let's get to know more amazing features of 4kFinder YouTube Music Downloader and learn how it works.

Amazing Features of 4kFinder YouTube Music Downloader

  • Download music, playlist, videos, podcasts from YouTube for free.
  • Best tool to download YouTube Music to MP3 on Mac.
  • Download YouTube Music without Premium.
  • Remove DRM from YouTube Music.
  • Download YouTube music to MP3 in 320kbps without any quality loss.
  • Download MP3 audios from YouTube videos.
  • Download YouTube Music from 1000+ popular websites.
  • Enjoy YouTube Music on other unauthorized devices such as MP3 players, Sony Walkman, etc.
  • Available on both Windows and Mac.

Once we are familiar with the features of 4kFinder YouTube Music Downloader, it's time to learn how to use the program. 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 Mac computer, once it's installed, please follow the steps.

Guide: How to Download Music from YouTube on Mac Computer

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.

paste video link

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 Mac 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.

view downloaded file

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

get mp3 files

Now you have downloaded YouTube Music in MP3 on your Mac computer, you can play them on other media players, or you can transfer them to other unauthorized devices for offline playback without restrictions.

Conclusion

If you want to download YouTube Music on Mac computer, you can use Safari browser and QuickTime Pro to download YouTube Music in AIFF format, which is only playable on Apple devices. Or you can use 4kFinder YouTube Music Downloader to download YouTube Music to MP3 on Mac, so that you can play them on other media players or transfer YouTube Music to other unauthorized devices for offline playback.

Download YouTube Music on Mac