How to Convert YouTube to iTunes

By converting YouTube to iTunes, you can import YouTube videos or audio to your iPhone or iPad for offline watching or listening. If you are looking for ways to convert YouTube to iTunes, this guide gets you covered. In this guide, we will show you some proven ways to convert YouTube to iTunes.

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Sofia Albert

Updated on Feb 14, 2023

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By converting YouTube videos or audio to iTunes and sending them to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, you can enjoy your favorite videos or audio when there is no internet connection. But sadly, there is no direct way to get this job done. Hence you may need some YouTube to iTunes converters to convert YouTube videos to the format supported by iTunes first, and then import them to iTunes. Here are the video and audio formats supported by iTunes.

  • Video: M4A, MOV, and MP4
  • Audio: AAC, AIFF, MP3, and WAV

That is to say, you need to make sure your file is in any of the above-listed formats, generally, you can import them to your iTunes. And here, we will show you how to convert YouTube to the formats supported by iTunes and add the converted files to iTunes.

Now, let's check our detailed tutorial.

Part 1. How to Convert YouTube to iTunes with Converters

As we mentioned earlier, you can't directly download YouTube videos to iTunes without using any tool. So here we will show you a couple of YouTube to iTunes converters to download YouTube videos in the format supported by iTunes. 

1. EaseUS Video Downloader - Reliable and Quick YouTube to iTunes Converter

EaseUS Video Downloader is a reliable and quick video downloader that can help you download YouTube videos in popular video format like MP4 or audio format like MP3. Before downloading, you can select your preferable video quality (8K, 4K, 1080P, 720P, 480P, or 360P) and audio quality (128 Kbps, 256 Kbps, or 320 Kbps). Besides that, it has many other great features, such as:

  • Download YouTube videos in MP4, MP3, or WAV format
  • Download videos up to 8K resolution
  • Download complete YouTube playlists and channels
  • Convert any local videos to MP3

To download YouTube videos to MP4 or MP3:

Step 1. Open EaseUS Video Downloader, and then copy the URL of the YouTube video to this program and click "Search."

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Step 2. Check the video and click "Download" to continue.

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Step 3. Select your desired output format (MP4 or MP3) and quality based on your needs. Once it's done, click "Download" to start the downloading process.

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Step 4. Wait for the downloading to finish. When it has done, click "Open" to check the downloaded file.

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Disclaimer: This guide is compiled for personal fair use ONLY. EaseUS is in no way collaborated or affiliated with YouTube and never advocates any copyright infringement action, please confirm the copyright before use.

2. Online Converters - No installation Required

The second way to convert YouTube to iTunes is to use an online video converter. Such web-based tools are easy to use and free of charge. On top of that, they don't require any installation or registration.

But they have an obvious drawback - that is the time it takes to wait for the conversion to finish. If your audio file is small, the time restriction isn't a big problem. But if you have tons of videos to download, that would require a lot of your time. 

The positive and negative aspects of online converters have been detailed above. Now you can decide whether or not to use such tools. If you still stick with such converters, here are some recommendations.


Using this converter, you can easily convert YouTube videos to audio in M4A, MP3, WAV, AAC, OGG, WMA, FLAC format, or video in AVI, MP4, MPG, MOV, WMV, MKV, M4V, WEBM, FLV, 3GP format. It is compatible with all devices and operating systems like Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. Like all online converters, it doesn't require any software or registration.

Y2Mate Video Downloader


This tool allows you to convert YouTube videos to MP4 with a high-definition quality up to 1080P or MP3 with high quality up to 320Kbps. Also, it doesn't require any registration or installation. You can download videos in multiple formats. video downloader

#3. OnlineVideoConverter

OnlineVideoConverter is a reliable online YouTube to MP4/MP3 converter with fast download speed. With it, you can download high-quality 4K videos in seconds without losing the audio quality. This service is a good option if you're looking for a safe and convenient tool to convert and download YouTube videos. 


Part 2. How to Transfer YouTube Videos or Audio to iTunes

If you've prepared the MP4 or MP3 files downloaded from YouTube, it's time to transfer them to iTunes. And here are the steps to transfer them to iTunes. 

Step 1. Launch and open the latest version of iTunes on your computer.

Step 2. Under the menu bar, choose "Music" to import MP3 files. Or you can select "Film" to import MP4 files. 

Transfer files to iTunes

Step 3. Click "File" in the upper left corner of your iTunes, choose "Add File to Library."

Add files

Step 4. Then, choose the MP3 or MP4 files you wish to import from your computer and click "Open."

Step 5. Once you've finished, you can find imported songs from "Songs" or videos from "Home Videos."

Find Imported files in iTunes

The Bottom Line

By reading this guide, you can learn several ways to convert YouTube to iTunes. After converting, you can import converted files to iTunes by following the steps introduced in Part 2. We hope you've converted YouTube videos or audio to iTunes successfully with these methods. If you have any questions about this topic, don't hesitate to contact us. 

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