4 Ways to Download Songs from YouTube on Mac - 2024 Ultimate Guide

This article introduces multiple ways to download songs from YouTube on Mac.

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Melissa Lee

Updated on May 17, 2024

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1️⃣Use a Professional YouTube Downloader for Mac: Open EaseUS Video Downloader for Mac > choose download quality and format first > copy and paste the YouTube page link to the main interface > the downloader will begin downloading automatically now.

2️⃣Download YouTube Music with YouTube Premium: Open YouTube and buy the premium subscription > go to the page you'd like to download > click the "Download" button and choose quality. 

3️⃣Download with Online Music Download Site: Open the YouTube page URL > open the online download site on your Mac Safari > paste the page link here > decide the format and quality > click "Download" to start. 

4️⃣Save YouTube Songs with a Browser Extension: Install the extension to your browser like Safari > open the YouTube page > right-click the music or video > choose "Download," and the audio file will be saved in the Finder on your Mac. 

You can find all kinds of videos on YouTube and various genres of songs on YouTube. This article outlines how to download music from YouTube on Mac in three ways. You can use a third-party YouTube audio downloader, an online YouTube to MP3 converter, and Safari to download any songs you want to keep to your Mac.

Method 1. Download Music from YouTube on Mac with a Strong YouTube Music Downloader

EaseUS Video Downloader for Mac is an easy yet helpful video downloader as well as an effective YouTube music downloader for Mac. The downloader enables you to download videos and songs from YouTube to your Mac. EaseUS Video Downloader can download songs from YouTube Music in 320kps MP3, a high-quality song, bringing you an excellent downloading and listening experience. With it, you can listen to songs from YouTube without interruption.

EaseUS Video Downloader also downloads music from Bandcamp and SoundCloud, except for YouTube. Below is an overview of EaseUS Video Downloader features.

🔢Here are the specific steps of how to save music from YouTube on Mac with EaseUS Video Downloader:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Video Downloader for Mac. Choose the download format in MP3 or WAV to save as audio files. Then, click "Batch Download" to open a new window where you can input 10 music links at most.

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Step 2. Copy URLs of music you want to download, and paste them to the window below. Then click "Confirm." It supports downloading music from multiple sites, including but not limited to SoundCloud, Bandcamp, MixCloud, YouTube Music, and Myspace.

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Step 3. EaseUS Video Downloader for Mac will analyze these links and provide you download option. Click "Download" to save these songs to your Mac.

Step 4. Wait for the downloading process to finish. Afterward, go to the folder you selected to check the audio file. The audio files will be in MP3 320kps usually.

Disclaimer: This post is limited to personal use only. It is illegal to save any copyrighted content without the content owner's consent. EaseUS does not approve of copyright infringement in any way.

A YouTube audio downloader for Mac can help you download music from YouTube to your device easily. If you have an MP3 player, you can use EaseUS Video Downloader to download music to an MP3 player from YouTube. With the latest version, you can download music from TikTok as well.

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Method 2. Download YouTube Audio Files with Premium Subscription

Actually, YouTube allows you to download music from YouTube to Macbook Air and Macbook Pro with its Premium subscription. The cost is $10.99 per month. This is the safest way and the most direct way to download songs from YouTube. However, when choosing this method, you should also consider whether you can afford the payment and whether you can accept that the downloaded file is in the YouTube-only format. 

🔢If you can accept all and decide to download with a premium subscription, the following steps can help you:

Step 1. Open YouTube on your Mac computer and buy its subscription for Premium.

Step 2. Open the music page that you want to download to your computer. Now, you can see a download button from the main interface, and you can click on it. 

Step 3. After clicking, you can choose the format and quality. Then, go to the default download location to find the saved music files. 

Method 3. Download Songs from YouTube with YouTube to MP3 Converter 

The second way to download MP3 songs from YouTube on Mac is to use an online YouTube MP3 downloader. Online YouTube to MP3 downloader grants you the ability to convert YouTube songs into MP3 on your Mac. As an online YouTube to MP3 converter, it is web-based; thus, no matter whether you are using a Mac or Windows computer, you can always grab songs from YouTube with an online audio downloader if you are using a Mac.

Note: Most online YouTube downloaders and YouTube to MP3 converters contain ads and might open phishing sites. Please be careful when you use the tool.

🔢You can find the detailed steps below. We use the online YouTube to MP3 converter.

Step 1. Open the YouTube to MP3 converter by copying and pasting the link above into your browser.

Step 2. Then, go to YouTube to search for the YouTube song you want to download. Copy the YouTube video's link and paste it into the online MP3 downloader.

Step 3. The site will analyze the YouTube video URL and provide you with some download options. Find the desired music quality in the drop-down menu and click "Convert" to export the MP3 copy.

Step 4. After the conversion is finished, click the download button to save it to your Mac. 

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Method 4. Save Music from YouTube to Mac with a Browser Extension

The last method you should try is to install a browser extension to Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc. This method saves you time in searching for an online site every time you need to download something while requiring no extra installation. You can search for other Safari download extensions online. Here, we will take Airy as an example to show you how to use a browser extension to download music from YouTube to iTunes on Mac. 

🔢Follow the steps below to see how: 

Step 1. Open and install Airy on your browser, like Safari, first. 

Step 2. Open the music or the music video page on YouTube using the same browser. Then, right-click the page and the extension will give you a download option here. 

Step 3. Now, you can choose the file format and quality to save with. After selection, you can find the saved audio files in the Download file of Finder on your Mac computer. 

The Bottom Line

These are the two easiest ways to download music from YouTube on Mac. With the two solutions, you can save any songs from YouTube. A significant difference between EaseUS Video Downloader and online YouTube music downloader is that you can download YouTube songs in bulk with EaseUS Video Downloader. You can even download a playlist from YouTube to MP3. It makes video and audio downloading more efficient for you.

Here are some questions that are frequently asked. You can read and find the answer. 

FAQs about YouTube Music Download on Mac

Is it legal to save music and music videos from YouTube to my Macbook?
Yes, it is legal to download YouTube music to your Mac computer if you only use it for your personal use. EaseUS Video Downloader for Mac can help you, but you cannot use the downloaded music and songs for commercial use or other reasons that are against copyright protection. 
Does YouTube Music let you download songs for free?
No,if you want to download music from YouTube Music directly, you should buy the Premium subscription first and the cost is $13.99 per month.


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