How to install YouTube Music on your PC from the browser

Did you know that you can install YouTube Music as a desktop app, open it with one click like Spotify or any other regular app, and stream as many songs as you want?


All you need to do is install the app directly from the YouTube Music website. You can open it as a separate desktop app without using Chrome or other browsers.

It’s pretty simple. So read on below to find out what to do.


How to install YouTube Music on your PC

Before you get started, we would like to point out that YouTube Music does not have an official desktop application. Instead, we use a web browser to install it as a progressive web app (PWA). This PWA installer is only possible with Chrome and most Chromium-based browsers at the time of writing. If you don’t know which browser to use, we recommend that you choose one of the best Chromium browsers.

To get started, open Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or any browser that supports PWA installation and go to the official YouTube Music website.

Then follow the instructions below to install YouTube Music as a desktop app from Chrome and Edge browsers.

How to install YouTube Music on your computer via Google Chrome

Installing YouTube Music only takes a few steps in the Chrome browser. On the YouTube Music website, do the following:

  1. Click on the three-point icon in the top right corner of the browser window.
  2. Select Install YouTube Music.
  3. Then click to install.
  4. You can also click the install icon in the top right corner of the search field. Then click to install to install YouTube Music on your computer.

How to install YouTube Music on your computer via Microsoft Edge

As mentioned before, Microsoft’s browser also supports YouTube Music installation from the web browser. To do this through Edge, you must first open the YouTube Music website. Then do the following:

  1. Click the install box icon in the top right corner (in the search bar to the left of the An icon).
  2. Select now to install to install YouTube Music on your computer.

Once the installation is complete, you can find YouTube Music as part of your installed app in the Windows Start menu. So clicking the app icon will open YouTube Music as a desktop app.

You can then add the app to your start menu or taskbar as you would any other app, so it’s always easy to access.

However, the installed version shares similar features with the web version. Like the web version, for example, you can upload and manage your music on the installed desktop app.

How to delete YouTube Music from your computer

If you decide you don’t want the YouTube Music app anymore, uninstalling it is as easy as installing it. However, since the app is available on your PC as a progressive web app, you cannot uninstall it through the Control Panel like a regular app.

Follow these simple steps to remove YouTube Music:

  1. Open the installed YouTube Music desktop app.
  2. Click on the three-point icon in the top right corner.
  3. Select Delete YouTube Music.
  4. Then click remove.

That is it. You will no longer find the app in the Windows Start menu, confirming that you have completely uninstalled the app.

Stream YouTube music without browser

Users can only access YouTube Music from their PC through a web browser. But thanks to Google offering it as a progressive web app, you don’t need to open Chrome or any other browser before you can stream your favorite songs on YouTube Music.

Moreover, installing YouTube Music as PWA makes the streaming app accessible in one click. Ultimately, all content available in the browser version is also in the installed version. And the streaming pattern does not change.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *