Download music & podcasts to listen offline

Note: Users in select countries/regions may encounter different product experiences.

If you're a YouTube Music Premium member, you can enjoy content offline by downloading songs, videos, and podcasts to your mobile device.

You'll need to reconnect to the internet at least once every 30 days to maintain your downloads.

Note: You can download podcasts regardless of your membership status. Some episodes/shows may not be available for audio-only download.

Download music to listen offline with YouTube Music (Android)

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There are two ways to download content to listen to offline:

  • Enjoy your music with Smart Downloads. The app will automatically download music for you based on your previous listening history - no action required from you! Learn how to turn off Smart Downloads. Note: Smart Downloads are not yet available for podcasts.
  • Choose specific playlists, songs,  albums or podcast episodes to download.

Learn more about YouTube Music Premium and how to start your trial.

Download playlists and albums

Anywhere you see a playlist or album within the YouTube Music app, tap Menu and select Download. You can also click the download arrow on the album or playlist details page.

Download songs and podcast episodes

To download songs and podcast episodes,

  1. Go to the episode’s detail page.
  2. Tap Menu  and then  Download .
Note: Full show and Smart Downloads are currently unavailable for podcasts.

Download storage space

The number of songs, podcasts, and albums you can download depends on how much free space is available on your device. It's also impacted by the length and quality of the audio or video files that you wish to save.

To manage your Smart Download settings, tap  your profile photo and then Settings and then Offline settings.

Choose which connection types to use for downloads

You can choose which types of connection should be used to download content in the YouTube Music app. For example, you can specify that songs should only be downloaded on Wi-Fi.

Some mobile network carriers give access to unrestricted mobile data, which is data that does not count towards any quotas or limits. If you’re using one of those carriers, you may see an option to download on “Wi-Fi and unrestricted mobile data.” Selecting this will download songs when your device has a Wi-Fi connection. You can also download on an unrestricted mobile data connection with this option.

Unrestricted mobile data is only available on Android version R or newer. It’s limited to participating mobile carriers, where access may be limited to 5G.

Note: This is currently available on Verizon and AT&T in the United States, and KDDI in Japan.

To change your settings:

  1. Open the YouTube Music app.
  2. Tap your profile photo.
  3. Tap Settings .
  4. Select which connection type to allow downloads on.

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