How to Download YouTube Music to SD Card

Summary
Wanna know how to download YouTube Music to SD card? Read this article, you will learn 2 ways to download YouTube Music to SD card, the first one is to download YouTube Music to SD card on Android directly, the other way is to download songs from YouTube Music to SD card without Premium.

"I have a YouTube Music Premium and I've downloaded my YouTube Music songs offline. Can I play them on my Sony Walkman? How can I download YouTube Music to SD card?"

YouTube Music is a popular streaming services which is available in mobile app and computer, it allows you to find and discover new new easily. In YouTube Music, you can access to thousands of playlists, live performances, remixes, music videos and millions of songs in official versions.

If you are subscribed to YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium, you are able to download your favourite songs to your Android or IOS devices, and then you can enjoy YouTube Music offline within the YouTube Music app. However, the downloaded YouTube files are saved as cache files, it's such annoying for YouTube users because the cache files will be taken up a lot of space on your device.

Therefore, lots of YouTube users want to save the YouTube downloads to SD card for saving up space on their devices. For some of the Android users, they can directly download YouTube Music and save to SD card since most Android devices include micro SD card slot to allow people to expand their phones' storage. In the following parts, we will list out 2 methods to download YouTube Music to an SD card.

Method 1. How to Download YouTube Music to SD Card on Android

To download YouTube Music to SD card on Android devices, you need to become a YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium subscriber first. And you need to make sure that there is enough space to save your music on the SD card. Then follow the steps below.

Step 1. Start the YouTube Music app on your Android device, tap your profile picture at the top of the screen.

Step 2. Tap the "Settings", and then choose "Library Downloads" at the top of the menu.

Step 3. Switch on "Use SD card". if you do not switch on this option, your YouTube Music will be saved to your internal storage.

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Step 4. Choose an album, playlist, or song you want to download and tap the menu option on the top right of the screen.

Step 5. Tap the "Download", the downloaded songs will be saved to your SD card instead of your Android devices internal storage.

Note: This is the important thing you need to know, you are not able to transfer the downloaded YouTube Music from internal storage to SD card, you need to reset the download location and download them again.

Method 2. How to Download Songs from YouTube Music to SD Card without Premium

YouTube Music is a online streaming music service, it's like the other streaming platforms such as Amazon Music, Spotify, Tidal, etc. YouTube Music also has limitations.

  • If you are a YouTube Free user, you are not allow to download songs to your devices.
  • The download YouTube Music files are not able to be found on your devices, they are saved as cache files.
  • Even if you are subscribed to YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium, you are not able to transfer the downloaded YouTube Music to other portable devices such as SD card, the downloaded YouTube songs can only be played within its app.

If you want listen to YouTube Music without all the limitations above, you need a YouTube Music downloader, 4KFinder YouTube Music Downloader is highly recommended. Its a professional tool which is well designed to download songs, playlist podcasts and audiobooks from YouTube Music for free, with this program, you can easily download YouTube Music to MP3 and M4A in high-quality to your computer, you can choose the audio quality from 128kbps, 256kbps and 32kbps. Then you can transfer the downloaded YouTube Music to SD card easily without premium.

In addition, 4KFinder not only can download songs from YouTube Music, but also allows you to download contents from up to 1000 popular websites, including Vevo, SoundCloud Music, Veoh, Bilibili, Facebook, instagram, Twitch, etc. After then, you are able to enjoy Youtube Music on iPod nano, MP3 player, iPhone, PSP, Android devices and much more for offline playback.

Key Features of 4kFinder YouTube Music Downloader

  • Download music from YouTube Music for free.
  • Download music and videos from 1000+ popular online sites.
  • Convert YouTube Music songs to MP3 in 320kbps audio nearly lossless.
  • Extract audio from YouTube video.
  • High bitrate audio quality: 160 kbps, 320kbps.
  • Download and convert YouTube Music video to MP3, M4A.
  • Download music playlist, podcasts and audiobooks from YouTube.

Guide: How to Download Music from YouTube to SD Card

Before we go through how to download YouTube Music with 4KFinder, please download and install 4kFinder YouTube Music Donwload your Windows or Mac computer, then 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 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 YouTube Music
It will pop up a window for you to choose Bitrate for your MP3 output file. In here you can select MP3 format in 320kbps.

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

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Step 4. View 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 the Downloaded YouTube Music from Computer to SD Card.

It's time to move your YouTube Music downloads to SD card. First of all, insert your SD card into the card reader on your computer, or you can also connect a mobile phone that comes with an SD card via a USB cable to the computer. Then simply drag and drop the downloaded YouTube Music songs or playlists to an SD card. Now you can enjoy YouTube Music on any device offline with no limitations.

Conclusion

In this post, we have shared 2 methods to download YouTube Music to an SD card. You can download YouTube music with subscribing to YouTube Music Premium or YouTube Premium for offline listen within its app. Or you can use 4kFinder YouTube Music Downloader to download YouTube Music to MP3 and transfer songs to an SD card for offline playback without limitations, in this way, you can keep YouTube Music download forever even your YouTube subscription is expired.

Download YouTube Music to SD Card