How to Install YouTube Music on Your PC from Browser

YouTube Music doesn’t have an official desktop app yet, but you can use this workaround to install it as an app on your PC.


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Did you know that you can install YouTube Music as a desktop app like Spotify or any other standard app and stream songs as you like?

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

It’s quite easy. So, read below to find out what you need to do.

How to install YouTube Music on your PC

Before we get started, we’d like to point out that YouTube Music doesn’t have an official desktop app. Instead, we’ll use a web browser to install it as a Progressive Web App (PWA).

To get started, open Chrome, Edge or any browser that supports PWA installation and head to the official website youtube music website. Then follow these instructions to install it as a desktop app:


YouTube Music Install Option
  1. Click it three points icon in the upper right corner of the browser window.
  2. To select Install YouTube Music.
  3. Then click on To install.

Once the installation is complete, YouTube Music will open on your PC as a desktop application.

Related: Spotify vs. YouTube Music: Which is Better?

Additionally, you will see YouTube Music now listed as an installed app in the Windows Start menu. Pin it to your PC’s Start menu or taskbar like you would any other app for easy access anytime.

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The installed version also has the same functionality as the one on the web. For example, like the web version, you can also upload and manage your music on the installed desktop app.

How to uninstall YouTube Music from your computer

If you decide you no longer want the YouTube Music app, uninstalling is as easy as installing. However, since the app is available on your PC as a Progressive Web App, you cannot uninstall it through Control Panel like a normal app.

To uninstall YouTube Music, follow these simple steps:


YouTube Music uninstall menu
  1. Open the installed YouTube Music desktop app.
  2. Click it three points icon in the upper right corner
  3. To select Uninstall YouTube Music.
  4. Then click Remove.

That’s it. You will no longer find the application in the Windows Start menu, confirming that the installation was successful.

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 to YouTube Music.

Moreover, installing YouTube Music as a PWA makes the streaming app easily accessible with a single click. Ultimately, any content available on the browser version is also available on the installed version. And the distribution model does not change.


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