How to download albums from YouTube: You found some music albums on YouTube, would you love to download them to your smartphone to listen to them even when you don’t have an active Internet connection, but you don’t know how to do it? Don’t worry: if you want, I can give you a hand and show you the most suitable solutions to achieve your goal.
I refer, of course, to totally legal methods, made available by Google itself (i.e. the company that owns YouTube), namely the YouTube Premium and YouTube Music subscriptions, which both allow you to download albums from YouTube and enjoy them offline on both Android and iOS.
I can assure you that you will be able to do everything in a very simple way and that the audio quality offered by the official YouTube subscriptions will satisfy you. What do you say then: do you want to find out in detail what are the steps you need to take? Yup? Perfect, then read and put into practice the brief instructions below. There is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and good download!
Before going into the details of the procedure on how to download albums from youtubeI think you might be interested in knowing the prices and the offer of the subscriptions Premium And Music of Youtube and how to subscribe to them.
Let’s start with YouTube Premium, which is the main subscription offered by the Google streaming platform, i.e. the one that allows you to view all YouTube videos from any device without advertising. The subscription also enables local download and background playback of any content via the YouTube app or the YouTube Music app for Android and iOS. It costs 11.99 euros / month (or € 17.99 / month with the family plan, usable by up to 6 people), with a free trial period of 1 month with no obligation to renew. For all the details of the case, I recommend that you consult the YouTube official website.
YouTube Music instead, it is the Californian company’s response to various music streaming services, such as Spotify and Apple Music. This subscription includes the entire YouTube catalog (including unofficial mixes) and offers, in addition to the removal of advertisements, background music playback and the download of songs from Android And iOSthrough a dedicated application, called your own YouTube Music. The subscription, in this case, costs 9.99 euros / month (or € 14.99 / month for the family plan, usable by up to 6 people) with a free trial lasting 1 month, with no obligation to renew. For more information, I recommend that you take a look at my guide on what YouTube Music is and how it works.
As you can easily understand, the most suitable solution for you is YouTube Musicwhich gives you ad-free access, even in the background and offline, to all your YouTube music content, including the albums of your favorite artists.
To subscribe to YouTube Music, you can go through both the official applications for smartphones and tablets and a common browser. However, I believe that the easiest procedure to follow is the second one, as you will not have to download anything to your smartphone. To proceed, you must then connect to the YouTube Music official website and select the item LOGIN, present at the top right. Once this is done, enter theemail address of your Google account, press on the item Forwardtype the password associated with the profile and select the item again Forward.
Then, in case you want to subscribe to the “basic plan”, select the item TRY IT FOR FREE. If, on the other hand, you want a subscription for several people (for a maximum of 6 users), first click on family or student plan and, later, on the voice TRY IT FOR FREE which will appear next to the items Family or Individual, according to your needs. At this point, you may be asked to re-enter the password of your Google account and select the item Forward.
Next, type village, First name, address 1, Address 2 (optional), Postal code, City And province in the form that appears on the screen and press on the item GO ON. Then enter the details of an account PayPal or one credit / debit card valid, i.e. the number of the card, the Expiration date and the CVC (three-digit number often found on the back of the card). I remind you that the circuits accepted for payment are American Express, MasterCard and VISA.
In case you want to use PayPal as a payment method, select the item Add PayPal (for more details, I invite you to take a look at my guide on how Google Pay works). After that, you just have to press on the item BUY, in order to confirm your subscription to YouTube Premium. In case you are using an Android device and want to subscribe to YouTube Premium, the official YouTube application may open, since the latter is pre-installed in many smartphones. Otherwise, you can safely complete the procedure from the browser. If you really can’t do this from your smartphone, press onthree vertical dots icon present at the top right and select the item Desktop site.
Great: From now on, you can watch all YouTube videos ad-free and download as many albums as you want. This applies to every platform from which you log into your Google / YouTube account. As for YouTube Premium, the process is essentially the same, but you clearly need to link to the YouTube Premium official web portal.
If, on the other hand, you want to subscribe to one of these services directly from the official smartphone application, I suggest you consult my guide on how to remove advertising from YouTube.
In case you want to deactivate the automatic renewal of your subscription, I recommend that you consult my tutorial on how to deactivate YouTube Premium. In general, you just need to connect to the YouTube subscriptions pagepress on the item CANCEL SUBSCRIPTIONtick one of the available boxes and first press on the item Forward and then on Yes, cancel. Once this is done, you will be able to continue using your subscription until the subscription period ends and you will not have to pay any more money.
How to download full albums from YouTube
As mentioned above, YouTube Premium and YouTube Music subscriptions allow you to download albums for offline playback from smartphones and tablets. Below you will find all the instructions to reach your goal.
Download YouTube albums from Android
The application YouTube Music allows you to download specific mixtapes, playlists, songs and albums on smartphones and tablets, provided you have an active subscription to YouTube Premium or YouTube Music (otherwise it only allows the playback of these contents, and only if the app is in foreground, so not in the background).
To download and install YouTube Music, you need to go to the Play Storesearch for “Youtube music” and select theapp icon (a white “Play” button on a red background) from the search results. After that, just tap on the item INSTALL and wait for the device to complete all the necessary operations.
Once the YouTube Musictap on the item LOGIN and select theYouTube account where you have an active YouTube Premium or YouTube Music membership. At this point, tap onmagnifying glass iconpresent at the top right, and type the album name you want to download. Once this is done, click on the item Album and select the most relevant content from the results that appear on the screen.
Perfect, now you just have to press ondown arrow icon and tap on the item VIEW, in order to have more information about the downloaded songs. Once this is done, you will find the album in question in the tab Download section Collection of the app. Have a good listening!
Download YouTube albums from iOS
The YouTube Music application can also be downloaded for free on iPhone And iPad. To do so, open theApp Store (the blue icon with the letter “A” in the center that you find on the home screen), press on the card Search for (bottom right), search “Youtube music” and tap onapp icon (a white arrow pointing right on a red background) from the search results. Once this is done, tap on the item Get and verify your identity with Face ID, Touch ID or Apple ID password.
After opening YouTube Music, tap on the item LOGINenter theemail address and the password of your Google account and select the writing Forward. Then press on YouTube account name you want to use and tap onmagnifying glass icon, present at the top right. Therefore, type the album name you want to download, tap on the item Album and select the most relevant content from the search results.
Now, press ondown arrow icon and tap on the item VIEW to get more information about the download status. Great: you will find the album you downloaded in the section Downloadaccessible by tapping on the item Collection present at the bottom right. For more details on how to download albums from YouTube, I recommend that you take a look at the official Google guidelines.