It’s almost two years that YouTube Music has been around. And finally, after two years, Google launched a major update to its YouTube Music app, letting users download songs, albums, and playlists for offline listening.
Say goodbye to the clunky offline mixtapes
Well, it’s not the first time users are enjoying offline music. YouTube Red users could listen to offline music in YouTube Music before, but only through the offline mixtape feature. The list was automatically created based on your listening history. With this update, you will finally get rid of that dreaded offline mixtape.
Saving music for offline listening is quite easy. Just tap on the menu icon (marked by three dots) next to a song, album or playlist you want to listen offline, and tap “Save Offline.” There will be a pop-up notification asking if you want to save just the audio or video. You can choose between SD and HD (if applicable) if you want to save the video. Things are even easier if you’re an iOS user. Just swipe left on a song in a playlist, then select offline. Then, access to your offline music by tapping on your profile photo and select offline.
This is a feature which should have been included before. However, it’s better late than never. Now you have full control on what you’ll listen when you’re offline. So, create your offline playlist for your weekend campaign or long trip before you leave your Wi-Fi behind.