Updated: 6 March 2017

Listen to YouTube music without YouTube Red (step-by-step guide)

Listen to YouTube music without YouTube Red. Sure thing, YouTube Red is a useful service but in terms of music listening it's far not the best option. We've discovered an ultimate way to replace and even surpass its features.

Josh Brown

What's YouTube Red?

Newly launched service called YouTube Red is a paid subscription unveiled few months ago. It has a few benefits described below:

1. Watching YouTube videos offline

If you always wanted to watch YouTube videos offline – YouTube Red service can make it real. You will be able to save the video, and then play it whenever you want. Watch the downloaded video anywhere at any time – on a train or in the subway, during a plane flight, and so on. You don’t need to be online.

2. No ads

When you're subscribed to the YouTube Red service, you can enjoy watching your video without any interruption and constantly popping-up ads. YouTube will not show unwanted and useless advertisements. You'll also be able to watch live online streams without them as well.

3. Background Playing

This feature is designed for smartphones and tablets. If you use any of those portable gadgets – install YouTube app onto it. You can listen to YouTube song or movie while your device’s screen is off.This means you should be online all the time. And now imagine how much battery life it's gonna kill, if you're using other apps meanwhile. Thus, background playing can't even closely be compared to listening to music from your pre-installed iOS music.app.

How to Listen to YouTube Music without YouTube Red

The alternative might be to download music from YouTube to your iPhone. Using usual converters & downloaders isn't an option because it gets even harder and more time-consuming in the end.

However, with Softorino YouTube Converter it all gets much easier. This desktop application will convert YouTube videos to audios on-the-fly and push it to your iPhone & iPad simultaneously. This means you'll be able to listen to YouTube from your native music player.

Bonus: The app also works if you save videos from YouTube. (See the video below).

The application we are going to talk about was developed by Softorino team of programmers, who are famous for being the creators of WALTR. You can download it right now (it's free to try). 

How to listen to YouTube Songs using YouTube Converter:

Step 1 Download YouTube Converter and install it.

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Save the installation package onto your computer. You can download it now by clicking "Free Download" button above. After the download – launch the file, and unpack the app. The installation wizard will guide you through the setup. Once this is done – move on to the step two.

Step 2. Launch the application.

Simply double-click the icon of the program. Got the new window opened? Great, then Softorino YouTube Converter is ready to show you its abilities :)

Now it is time to try it out!

Step 3. Download YouTube videos and music for free.

To download YouTube video & music just surf YouTube and find the movie or a song you want to save. The next task is to copy the link to the clipboard – and that's basically all you have to do.

Your video will be added to the downloading list right away. Tick 'Audio' in the app's window, then tap on the device that you want to have it saved on.

YouTube sound downloader

Start the download right after this by clicking "Convert and Transfer to iPod" button

You'll see the progress bar, that shows how the download is going.

Once the line disappears – your YouTube songs are downloaded and saved on your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. They can be watched at any time. Just play them using any video player you installed previously.

And now you can listen to YouTube song you've just downloaded.

The content will be saved on the gadgets at once, without iTunes needed.

Softorino YouTube Converter has quite a few advantages:

1. It lets you download YouTube videos

Softorino YouTube Converter is the fastest converting app to download YouTube videos onto your computer or directly onto your iOS devices. The program is extremely friendly to the user. It’s comfortable, it is well designed and has professional support behind it. Plus, don't be afraid of any malware or adware to damage your system, because Softorino team cares about their reputation and users as well. Its working principle is briefly outlined here: How to Save YouTube Videos to iPhone with Softorino YouTube Converter

2. It saves YouTube vides as audios.

This YouTube sound downloader allows you to listen to YouTube videos anytime. Your favorite songs can now be played whenever you want. Just download them from YouTube using Softorino YouTube Converter, and enjoy listening to your beloved singers and bands while walking, driving or flying on a plane.

3. All the downloaded video and music can be saved DIRECTLY to any iPad, iPod touch or iPhone

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With Softorino YouTube Converter you can download videos and songs from YouTube right onto your Apple device. Moreover, the app saves the files without using iTunes.

Yes, it is true – this is done without iTunes! The long and complicated download performed by this standard app is in the past forever. It doesn't matter if you want to download a video or a song. The whole process will take a few minutes of your time. Efficiency, never known before! Listen to music on YouTube whenever you want.

Update: Right now Softorino YouTube Converter for Mac also supports Instagram & Fcaebook. An awesome opprtunity to finally download all those adorable Facebook videos for personal viewing. Here's how: How to Download Facebook Videos using FB Video Downloader.

4. No additional side-apps required

All the music and video downloaded by Softorino YouTube Converter can be played using the Apple standard software. That means there is no need to install any additional players and converters. You can listen to YouTube directly from the factory Music.app.Third-party apps don’t use the resources of the device effectively. The battery charge and the possibilities of the hi-tech screen aren’t being used as they could be.

Using the native video and audio players you don't have to care about the battery life and the picture quality. Standard apps are developed and optimized to work with your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with the real effectiveness. Plus, all the files saved by Softorino YouTube Converter can be found in the native app playlists.

5. Compatible with the newest Apple devices

The program can work with all the latest iOS devices: iPhone 6, iPod touch, iPad Air 2, or any other – no difference!

6. Comfortable & simple interface

To Sum up:

If you want to listen to YouTube, background playback isn't the best optionSure, YouTube Red is certainly very useful. It will download YouTube videos for you. It will also remove YouTube advertisements. Furthermore, it will enable background playing. And it is yours for $10 per month.

But on the other hand, there is Softorino YouTube Converter, which lets you download YouTube videos and songs to your computer. It can save all the movies and music directly to your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch without iTunes, so you could listen to music on YouTube anywhere. All the content downloaded onto the gadgets can be played in the standard Apple players. So this is the best YouTube sound downloader so far.

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