How to Transfer YouTube to Apple Music

By moving your favorite YouTube songs, playlists, or channels to Apple Music, you can enjoy your favorite sound on your device. If this is what you want, check this guide to get a couple of ways to do that.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Jan 30, 2024

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Whether to convert YouTube to iTunes or transfer YouTube to Apple Music, you'll need to first convert YouTube videos to the format supported by iTunes. And according to Apple, iTunes's supported audio formats include: MP3, AAC, AIFF, WAV, and video formats include: MP4, MOV, and M4V. That means you just need to convert your YouTube videos to any of the audio formats listed above if you want to get YouTube videos to your Apple Music. And here, we will show you how to get this job done with some simple steps.

Part 1. How to Convert YouTube to Apple Music

As we mentioned earlier, you'll first need to convert YouTube to the format supported by iTunes. To do this, you need some converters to help. And here we will present you with two simple video downloaders, either be computer-based or web-based. Both are capable of downloading videos in different formats, but they are different in specific features. To know more about each method, you can check the following instructions. 

1. EaseUS Video Downloader 

To convert YouTube to the format supported by iTunes, you need an effective third-party video downloader like EaseUS Video Downloader to help. This program acts very fast and works almost flawlessly in terms of downloading videos, playlists, and channels from YouTube or other popular videos/audio-streaming platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Dailymotion, and more. During downloading, you can select the output format like MP3, MP4, or WAV and choose the quality of your video/audio. 

Here are the steps to download YouTube in MP3, MP4, or WAV.

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

Download video to mp3 - 1

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

Download video to MP3 - 2

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.

Download video to mp3 - 3

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. YT5s

YT5s is an online YouTube video downloader that can help you download videos from YouTube to your computer. It is 100% free and supports various output formats, including MP3, 3GP, MP4, WMA, M4A, FLV, WEBM, and MO formats, etc. The best part of this tool is that it works well on almost all platforms, such as Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, or iPhone...without installing any software. But it only supports YouTube. If you want to download videos from more sites except for YouTube, you need to use other video downloaders like EaseUS Video Downloader instead.

Here are the steps to download YouTube videos:

Step 1. Open YouTube and find the video you wish to download.

Step 2. Copy and paste the YouTube link to the search box. 

Step 3. Select the MP4 or MP3 as your output format and click the "Download" button.

Step 4. Wait for the conversion to complete and download the file to your computer.

Video Downloader - YT5s

Tips: In addition to YT5s, there are many other web-based downloaders to choose from. Some good options include: 


Part 2. How to Transfer YouTube to Apple Music

Once you've converted YouTube to the format supported by iTunes, it's time to transfer these items to iTunes and sync them to your Apple Music. The process contains two steps. The first is to import converted YouTube files to iTunes, and the second is to sync them to your Apple Music.

Step 1. Add converted YouTube files to iTunes

  • Launch the recent version of iTunes on your computer.
  • Choose "File" in the upper left corner, select "Add File to Library..."
  • Select the audio or video converted in Part 1 and click "Open."
  • Wait for your audio or videos to be transferred to iTunes.

Add files to iTunes

Step 2. Sync music from iTunes to your Apple Music

  • Connect your iOS device to iTunes.
  • Under the Devices section, click your device's name to unfold more options. 
  • Choose "Songs" under your iTunes library section.
  • Right-click the song you wish to transfer and select "Add to Device," then choose your device. If you want to sync more than one song simultaneously, you can click the first file and then press and hold the Ctrl key. While holding Ctrl, click each of the other files you want to transfer.  

Sync songs to your device

Step 3. Once the process completes, you can open your device and check the synced music on your Apple Music.

Check songs on Apple Music

The Bottom Line

These are all tips about transferring YouTube to Apple Music. You can quickly get your favorite YouTube videos or audio onto your Apple Music by following our instructions. Computer-based video downloaders like EaseUS Video Downloader or online video downloaders are both good options. Once the conversion completes, you can use iTunes to transfer them to your Apple Music. Besides iTunes, you can also transfer music to your iPhone with the help of EaseUS MobiMover, a professional iPhone data transfer tool that can transfer data from one iPhone to another or from a PC to an iPhone. 

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