We’ve all known the situation when we wanted to download a song we like from YouTube. It’s frustrating enough that you can’t download it, but the fact that you can’t even listen to it with the phone screen locked makes it even worse.
Fortunately, there are ways around this. As limited as they are, they still offer just enough to get you free from the proverbial channels YouTube has linked you to.
However, we inform you that there may be consequences if you download music without notifying the owner of the video.
Let’s talk about how you can play music in the background first.
There is an easy way to play music from YouTube with the lock screen. You can do this by playing music in Picture-in-Picture mode.
This mode opens a thumbnail screen of the music you are listening to while browsing other apps.
By using it, you can listen to songs or other YouTube videos with the screen turned off.
Still, there is a catch: this trick only works on the premium version of YouTube, for which you have to pay.
However, if you stream music to your computer on a Chromium-powered browser, you can add an extension that helps you view music in picture-to-picture mode, completely free of charge.
If you’re looking to download MP3 or MP4 files from the streaming service straight to your phone, you’ll see that there are a few options out there, each with their pros and cons.
First there is Snaptube, a popular solution to the problem. Just search for the video you want to download and tap on a dedicated download icon.
The main advantages of Snaptube are that it is quick and easy to use. Also, you can download music and listen to it in the future without being connected to the Internet. You can choose the format the file is downloaded in and choose the quality of the video you want to download. It helps you save space on your device by choosing lower quality. You can also download videos from other websites as you are not limited to YouTube only.
There is one downside to Snaptube: it’s full of ads!
The next option on our list is Vidmate. Its main advantage is simplicity. It can also help you download MP3 music to listen to offline, and you can download videos from various platforms like Twitter. Like Snaptube, there is the option to choose the quality of the file you want to download. The main downside is that you are listening to it illegally unless you download music from official websites.
Peggo is an alternative to the previously mentioned applications. You won’t be able to find it on the Google Play Store for legal reasons, but it works wonders if you download and install it.
To download a song, you must first use YouTube, search for the music, then share it through Peggo and tap on the “save MP3” option.
Peggo can also work with Soundcloud and has various editing options for a rich and enjoyable experience. The music is stored on your device, in the dedicated Peggo folder.
It should be mentioned that Peggo is very easy to use. Its main drawback is that it is also full of ads!
Last but not least, YouMp4 is our last choice for today. It allows users to download music from YouTube for free. It’s Simple to Set Up and Use – Just copy the link of the video you want to convert to Mp3 from YouTube, paste it into a dedicated search bar and hit the download button.
Basically, you can download any song in three easy steps. The app creates a custom folder to store all the music you download. It suffers from the same drawback as its predecessor: it has too many ads.
There are a few things to keep in mind when downloading music with any of these apps – This is music copyright infringement and could get you in legal trouble. Make sure you only download music from dedicated official websites.
You won’t find most (if not all) of these apps on the Google Play Store due to the legal complications they can cause, so you will have to download them from third-party app stores. However, be sure to download them from a reliable source.