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    • Other solutions to download songs from YouTube for free without programs
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    • TubeMate (Android)
    • Commands (iOS / iPadOS)
  • How to download free music from YouTube

    Before getting to the heart of the guide, going to point out programs, online services and apps through which you can download songs from youtube for free, it seems only right to talk to you about YouTube Music. In case you don't know, it's YouTube's official music streaming service, which gives you access to tons of songs, as well as unofficial music mixes and videos that are only featured on YouTube.



    Basically it is at no cost, but to download the songs and to avoid advertisements you must subscribe to the Premium version (costs 9,99 euros / month individually, or 14,99 euros / month by choosing the usable family plan for 6 people), which you can try for free for a limited time. It can be used from a computer, through its Web version and from smartphones and tablets, using the apps for Android and iOS / iPadOS, but the songs can only be downloaded locally from mobile.

    If you have therefore decided to use YouTube Music, install and open theWhatsapp of the service on your device and start the free trial period following the instructions on the screen (if you have already used it in the past, you will have to subscribe directly to the subscription), proceeding as I explained to you in detail in my guide on the subject.

    Then, proceed as follows according to the type of content you intend to download offline: to save playlist e album, select the relevant one cover and tap the button with the down arrow located at the top; to save the singles songs, award your bottone (...) e scegli l'opzione Download from the menu that is shown to you. Once the download is complete, you will find your content in the tab Collection of the app.



    How to Download Free YouTube MP3 Songs

    As I told you at the beginning of the guide, there are several programs that you can consider using if you want download free YouTube songs MP3. You ask me which ones? Well, the ones you find reported below. They are available for both Windows that for MacOS e Linux and are easily usable by anyone.

    4K YouTube to MP3 (Windows / macOS)

    The first among the programs to download songs from YouTube for free that I want to tell you about is 4K YouTube to MP3. It is a free software for Windows and macOS which, as the name implies, allows you to save the audio of the videos on the famous site for sharing movies in the form of MP3 files. OGG and M4A formats are also supported and it is always possible to select the final quality of the file, up to a maximum of 320 Kbps. However, there are limitations regarding the download of playlists (you can download a maximum of 25 videos at a time) and the channel subscription function, which can be circumvented by purchasing the software license (at a cost of € 14,64).

    To use 4K YouTube to MP3, first connect to the download page of the program and click the button Scarica 4K YouTube to MP3.

    When the download is complete, if you are using Windows, april il pacchetto d'installazione of the program you just obtained and, in the window you see appearing on the desktop, click on the button Next, then check the box to accept the license agreement of the program and press the button again Next (twice in a row). Finally, click on the buttons install, Si e Finish. Then start the program by selecting the relevant one collegamento added to Start menu.



    Se, invece, stai using MacOS, april il package .dmg ottenuto e trascina l 'software icon in the folder Applications computer, then right-click on it, select the item apri from the menu and press the button apri in the window that appears, in order to open the program, however, going around the limitations imposed by Apple on unauthorized developers (an operation that must be carried out only at the first start).

    Now that you see the main window of 4K YouTube to MP3 on the screen, you need to configure the preferences of the software correctly. To do this, press the button Pref Renze located at the top, choose theMP3 as the output format in the section Size and indicate the bitrate you prefer in the section Quality.

    If you want, you can also change the output folder, which by default is that Music, speaking on the section Folder.

    At this point, copy theMovie URL on YouTube of your interest, click on the button Paste link present in the 4K YouTube to MP3 window and wait for the procedure to extract the audio from the movie to be completed.

    MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 Converter (Windows / macOS)

    Another program to download songs from YouTube for free that I think you would do well to consider is MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 Converter. It is compatible with both Windows and macOS and allows you to transform movies available on YouTube into audio files in MP3, M4A or OGG format. Basically it is free, but by activating a special subscription (at a cost of $ 9,99 / year) you can enable the additional TurboBoost service that allows you to get songs from YouTube without first having to download the entire movie.



    To download MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 Converter on your computer, connect to the program's website and click on the button with the operating system logo che stai using.

    When the download is complete, if you are using Windows, april il .exe file obtained and, in the window that is shown to you on the desktop, click on the buttons Run e Yes, check the box to accept the license agreement and finish the setup by pressing the buttons NEXT (four consecutive times), Install e end.

    Se, invece, stai using MacOS, move theprogram icon in the folder Applications computer, right click on it, choose the item apri from the context menu and then press the button apri in the window that you see appear, in order to start MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 Converter going to circumvent the limitations desired by Apple towards non-certified developers (operation that must be carried out only at the first start).

    Now that you see the MediaHuman YouTube to MP3 Converter window on the screen, configure the software correctly by clicking on the icon of thegear at the bottom left, by selecting the item Pref Renze from the menu that opens and going to the tab Audio output of the additional window displayed. Then put a check mark next to the item Convert in - MP3 and select il bitrate of your interest from the appropriate drop-down menu.

    If you also want to change the folder where MP3 files are saved, which by default is that Download, click here Choose and specify the path of your interest through the other window you see appear.

    Then copy theVideo url on YouTube you are interested in, click the button Paste link located in the upper left part of the main software window and press the icon of arrow at the top right, to start the procedure for extracting the audio.

    Other solutions to download free MP3 songs from YouTube

    Did none of the programs to download songs from YouTube for free that I have already reported convinced you in particular? You would like me to point you out other solutions of this type? No problem: you will find some very good ones in the list below. I hope they can satisfy you.

    • youtube-dl (Windows / macOS / Linux) - completely free and open source program that allows you to save video and audio from YouTube and other sites in various formats and resolutions. It works on Windows, macOS and Linux. The only thing to be aware of is that it does not have a user interface, so it must be used from the command line.
    • Lacey (Windows) - free and easy to use program thanks to which you can search and download music from YouTube in MP3 format, as well as from many other online services.
    • PullTube (macOS) - application for macOS that allows you to save any type of content, both audio and video and in the best possible quality, from YouTube and other Internet sites and social networks. The application is paid, but can be obtained for free by subscribing to Setapp, that is a service through which it is possible to freely access over 210 paid applications, including the one in question, in exchange for a small monthly / annual fee. For more information, I suggest you consult my specific guide on how Setapp works.

    How to download songs from YouTube for free without programs

    On the Net there are several Web services thanks to which, without having to install absolutely anything on your computer, it is possible download songs from YouTube for free without programs in a simple and free way. Among the best in the category are certainly those that I have indicated below. Try them now, you won't regret it!

    noTube

    The first of the online services that I want to offer you is noTube. It allows you to extract the audio from the videos on YouTube, but also to save the videos in their entirety, offering the possibility to choose between various output formats, including MP3 and M4A.

    To use noTube, go to the home page of the service, copy theMovie URL on which to go to act and paste it in the field located in the center of the screen.

    Next, select an option from MP3 e M4A from the adjacent drop-down menu and press the button OK. Then wait for the video to be processed and click on the button Download, to download the song.

    Other solutions to download songs from YouTube for free without programs

    Would you like to try other solutions to download free YouTube songs directly from your browser window? Then test the additional belonging web services that I have included in the list below. You will see that they will not disappoint you!

    • YouTubePlaylist.cc - it is a service that allows you to download individual videos and entire playlists from YouTube, so that they can then be saved as an MP4 file or in MP3. It's free, but it allows up to 4 downloads per day. To get around this limitation, you need to activate one of the paid plans available (with prices starting at $ 3,99 for 5 days). Registration is not mandatory, but without creating an account you cannot download videos longer than 30 minutes.
    • I GIVE YOU - is an online service that allows you to download videos and audios from YouTube in various formats. It is free and can be used without creating an account.
    • loader.to - another service to download the videos available on YouTube. Even then, the videos can be saved in many different formats and resolutions, even just in the form of audio files. It's totally free and you don't need to register.

    How to download free YouTube songs on mobile

    Yes, there are also applications that allow you to download free YouTube songs to your mobile, as well as on the tablet. They can be particularly useful in all those cases where you do not have a computer at hand. To find out what are the best solutions of this type, both for Android that for iOS / iPadOS, Keep reading.

    TubeMate (Android)

    Stai using a smartphone or tablet Android, you can download songs from YouTube for free using the app TubeMate. It is free and allows you to do only one thing, but to do it great: take the videos from YouTube and save them in various formats, even if only in the form of audio files.

    Unfortunately it is not available on the Google Play Store, nor from alternative stores for Android, but must be downloaded from its official website, by activating the support for unknown origins on your device, proceeding as I explained in my guide on how to install APK.

    That said, to proceed with the download of the app, go to the TubeMate website directly from your Android phone or tablet, tap the button Android Freeware located at the section Verified sites, quindi quello Download aPK e fai tap sul pulsating Install APK. If you are asked which app you want to download TubeMate with, indicate the browser you are currently using and respond to the warnings you see appear on the screen by tapping on the words OK o Download.

    When the download is complete, expand the Android notification center by swiping from the top of the screen to the bottom and select the name of the .apk file just obtained and, in the screen that appears, select the items Install e apri, to setup TubeMate and start the application.

    Now that you are viewing the main TubeMate screen, tap the button I agree, grant application i permits required, close the screen for release notes and decide if you prefer to use the application by viewing advertisements targeted or not.

    At this point, tap the button with the three lines horizontally located at the top left, select the logos on YouTube from the menu that opens, tap on the icon with the magnifying glass present at the top right, type the title of the video of your interest in testo field charge and press on pulsating per avviare la ricerca present on the keypad.

    Next, select the miniature of the YouTube video from which you want to extract the audio, press the icon in the shape of arrow at the top right of the screen, select the format output and the quality you prefer and press the button with the arrow bottom right. If necessary, also confirm your intentions by tapping the button OK.

    Wait, therefore, for the audio download of the video to be completed and you can then access the song obtained by calling up the TubeMate menu, swiping from right to left on the screen and selecting the icon of the music note.

    Please note that in conjunction with the first download, you may be asked to download MP3 video converter, a free app which converts videos downloaded from YouTube into MP3 format.

    Commands (iOS / iPadOS)

    Are you using an iPhone or an iPad and would you like to understand how to get free music from YouTube in that case? No sooner said than done! The best suggestion I can offer you is definitely to turn to the use of commands. This is an app included “as standard” in iOS / iPadOS (if removed it can be downloaded again and for free from the relevant section of the App Store) through which you can run scripts to perform various operations without necessarily having to install other special applications.

    In order to use Commands for your purpose, you must therefore get a specific script, as in the case of YouTube Video & Audio. To get it, visit the relevant web page with Safari directly from your iPhone or iPad and tap the buttons Get quick commands e Add untrusted shortcut.

    If, while carrying out the above operations, a warning appears indicating that the command cannot be opened, it is because the security settings of the Commands app do not allow it. To remedy this, do this: bearing in the section Settings> Quick Commands of iOS / iPadOS and move to ON the lever next to the item Untrusted commands, then press the button Allow and enter the unlock code device.

    At this point, open theapps on YouTube (if it is not on your device, you can download it from the relevant section of the App Store) on your iPhone or iPad, search for the video from which you want to extract the audio track, start playing it, press the icon of arrow in alto a destra, select the voice Other from the menu that opens and then the option YouTube Video & Audio.

    The Commands app will open and script execution will begin. Then select the option related to format of output you are interested in from the menu that appears, type the name you want to assign to the final file in the testo field in charge and tap on the item end, then touch theshare icon (Quella with the square and the arrow) at the bottom left and choose which one position save the resulting audio file.

    Caution: illegally downloading copyrighted songs is tantamount to committing a crime. This guide was made for illustrative purposes only. It is absolutely not my intention to encourage piracy and I do not take any responsibility for the use you will make of the information contained therein.

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