How To Cache Songs On YouTube Music? (Easy Guide!)

Best alternative to Caching Songs On YouTube Music

Are you wondering how you can cache songs on YouTube?

Caching songs you listen to saves you and the music player a certain amount of bandwidth.

It saves you from streaming a song you have already listened to twice.

Although YouTube Music has the option to download songs you like to listen to again, most users hardly use the feature as it seems.

So can one turn on caching on YouTube Music?

In this guide, you will learn all there is to know about caching songs on the YouTube music player, and more.

How To Cache Songs On YouTube Music?

You cannot cache songs on YouTube Music player, at least not yet.

The feature has never been on the music player, to begin with, but there is an alternative, keep reading.

A lot of music players do not have the caching feature, not even Spotify but that is news for another day.

In the coming years, we hope that the developers of the app reconsider and add it.

However, the only way to cache songs on the YouTube Music app is to download the songs, that way you can listen to your favorite songs again without having to stream them.

On YouTube Music, you can only download individual songs, playlists, and albums* but you will need to be subscribed to a premium plan to access the download feature.

Here is how to download songs on YouTube Music instead of caching them:

1. Pick the song, playlist, or album you want to download

The first thing you need to do is to open your YouTube Music player; make sure that you are a premium subscriber.

The next thing would be to find the song, playlist, or album you want to download on the player, for that you will be using the search tab on the app.

2. Start the download process

The second step is to start downloading the song, playlist, or album.

To do this, tap on the three vertical dots next to the song, playlist, or album.

Finally, select “Download” and the song, playlist, or album will start downloading immediately.

Additionally, you can turn on “Smart Downloads” on YouTube Music player, this allows the app to automatically download songs for you based on your listening history.

You can turn on “Smart Downloads” on the YouTube Music player by tapping on your profile icon in the top-right corner of your screen.

Then tap on “Downloads”, scroll down to “Smart Downloads” choose how much storage you want your downloaded music to occupy on your device, and then tap on “Turn On” to enable it.

And if “Smart Downloads” downloads any song you don’t want, you can follow the same steps you used to enable the feature to delete the song(s).


One of the features users missed with Google Play Music is its ability to cache songs you have already listened to.

The only way to cache songs on the YouTube Music player app is to download them, that way you don’t have to stream them to listen to them again for the second time.

However, downloading songs on YouTube Music takes up storage, but so does caching assuming the feature is available on the app.

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