How to Upload Music to YouTube Music From Mobile.
As with Google Play Music, users can also upload their own songs to YouTube Music. But Google, being Google, only lets you upload songs to YouTube Music when you’re on your desktop. Just go to the YouTube Music website from your computer, click your profile, and click Download Music from options. After that, all of your downloaded songs should be available in your library. Unfortunately, this is not possible if you want to download music from Android or iOS. Google Play Music vs. YouTube Music.
Before we get started, it’s worth knowing that there are several limitations when uploading songs to YouTube Music versus Google Play Music. For example, unlike Google Play Music, YouTube Music does not support multiple file formats like MP4, there is no way to download downloaded songs, you cannot access downloaded files through Google Home, and more. You can find a complete list of differences on the Android Police website.
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Download songs to YouTube Music on mobile
Since the YouTube Music app does not support download functions, you need to open the YouTube Music website in a browser to download songs. You can upload no more than 100,000 songs to YouTube Music Library, and you cannot upload to your channel or brand account, so you need to use your personal account to upload music. Also make sure the format of your music file is MP3, M4A, OGG, FLAC or WMA.
To download songs, open music.youtube.com in your mobile browser. Now click on your profile picture in the upper right corner. Here you can see the “Upload Music” option, click on it.
This will open up your file manager, select the songs you want to download and hit Select.
If this is your first time downloading, you will have the option to accept their policy. After that, your songs will start downloading.
Be that as it may, the download function in the YouTube Music mobile view still malfunctions and stops downloading in the middle for no reason claiming the file format is not supported.
Either way, you can switch to desktop mode by clicking the browser’s three-dot menu and choosing the desktop site option. The same songs will be downloaded without any problem.
You can check these songs in your library and then select songs or albums to find your downloaded music. However, keep in mind that once you have imported the songs, they cannot be downloaded. In any case, the currently loaded music will not appear on the homepage or search suggestions. You need to store them separately as downloaded songs and you can only find them in your library.
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