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How to Download & Convert YouTube Music Playlist to MP3

ada staples By Ada Staples
Updated on: April 28, 2024
Category: YouTube Music Tips

YouTube Music is a freemium music streaming platform that allows users to access millions of songs and music videos. It provides both free & premium plans. YouTube Music Premium members are provided with exclusive benefits such as high quality audio, offline playback, and the ability to stream without ads.

As mentioned above, YouTube Music Premium subscribers are granted access to download YouTube Music for offline playback. How can we download a YouTube Music playlist? Can we directly export playlists from YouTube Music as mp3s? If not, what’s the easiest way to convert a YouTube Music playlist to MP3? This article is going to sort them out one by one.

** If you are looking for a way to download YouTube playlist to MP3, please turn to Free YouTube to MP3 Downloader, a free tool used to download YouTube audio to MP3/M4A/WEMB files.

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Part 1: How to download a YouTube Music playlist?

If you are a YouTube Music Premium member, downloading your playlists from YouTube Music to your mobile device will be a breeze. All it takes is opening the playlist within the app itself and tapping Menu (three dots) before selecting Download.

Please bear in mind that this download feature isn't currently available for desktop computers; at present, offline downloads are exclusive for those using smartphones or tablets only!

However, if you need assistance on how to save music from YouTube Music onto PC/Mac computers - don’t worry – just refer to How to Download a YouTube Music playlist to PC/Mac Computer!

Part 2: Is it possible to directly download YouTube Music playlist as .mp3 files?

After hitting Download, you may attempt to find the YouTube Music downloads on your mobile device, yet found that it’s nowhere to be found. How’s that happening? The YouTube Music downloads are just cached files stored within the app, rather than saved as .mp3s. It’s quite disappointing, isn’t it?

Fortunately, you don't have to give up hope if you want to convert YouTube playlist to MP3. With the clever workaround introduced in Part 3, it's easy to export playlists from YouTube Music into beautiful .mp3 packages.

Part 3: What’s the easiest way to download & convert YouTube Music playlists to MP3?

Ready to level up your music collection? With KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter, you can conveniently download and convert any of your favorite playlists from YouTube Music into MP3s. Follow along as we show you how it's done!

Tool Required - KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter

KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter is a simple tool used to convert YouTube Music to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF or ALAC files, fully compatible with Windows 7, 8, 10, 11 & macOS 10.15-14 Sonoma. This amazing program ensures the source audio quality stays intact along with treasured ID3 tags during conversion for maximum satisfaction.

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KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter

  • Convert YouTube Music to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC
  • Download YouTube Music to PC/Mac
  • Keep original audio quality and ID3 tags
  • Support 10X faster conversion speed
  • No need to install the YouTube Music app
  • How to Export YouTube Music Playlist to MP3 by KeepMusic

    With KeepMusic, you can download & convert a YouTube Music playlist to MP3 in 5 simple steps:

    Step 1 Open KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter

    Open KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter, click SIGN IN to log in with your YouTube Music account.

    log in to youtube music account

    Step 2 Choose MP3 Output Format

    Click the Settings icon in the lower-left corner. Here you can choose the output format (MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC), specify the output folder and how you’d like to name and sort out the output files, etc.

    choose mp3 output format

    Step 3 Upload a YouTube Music Playlist to KeepMusic

    Go to a playlist, and click the floating Add button. You can then select the songs in that playlist for conversion.

    export youtube music playlist to mp3

    Step 4 Convert the YouTube Music Playlist to MP3

    Click Convert to start exporting the YouTube Music playlist as MP3 files to the specified output folder.

    add youtube music playlist to keepmusic

    Step 5 Find YouTube Music Playlist in MP3 Format.

    Usually, the output folder would pop up automatically once the conversion is done. If not, click the Converted in the left part and you’ll see all the YouTube Music that have been converted successfully. And by clicking the Folder icon of each song, you’ll be directed to the local drive that saved the MP3 files.

    find converted mp3 youtube music


    If you are a YouTube Music Premium subscriber, you can easily download our YouTube Music playlists onto a smartphone or tablet. The YouTube Music downloads would cache on your device, limited to playing within the YouTube Music app.

    How to save YouTube Music playlists as mp3s? The easiest way is to turn to a YouTube Music converter. You can rely on KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter to convert YouTube playlists into regular formats like MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC AIFF or ALAC - storable and playable on your Windows PC/Mac computer. You can also transfer the MP3 downloads to other devices for normal playback.

    KeepMusic YouTube Music Converter can be downloaded for free. The free trial enables users to convert the first one minute for sample testing. You can then decide whether you want to buy a license to unlock the full version or not.


    Ada Staples

    Ada Staples is keeping a strong passion for the multimedia industry. As an avid music enthusiast, she contributes numerous articles about technology and music tools to various websites and blogs.