How To Enable Smart Downloads On YouTube Music

Do you want to receive song recommendations from YouTube Music and save them on your device automatically? Or do you simply want new music that you can play offline? In any case, you can use the smart downloads option on the app. Follow our quick guide below, and we’ll show you how to do so.


When you have a premium subscription to YouTube Music, you’ll get access to a lot of features that can improve your experience on the app. For example, you can download songs on your device so that you can listen to them while offline.

Aside from downloading music manually, you can save songs on your device automatically. With the help of the smart downloads option, the app will save songs on your device based on your watch history.

Here’s our guide about using smart downloads on YouTube Music

How to use smart downloads on YouTube Music

If you want to get music recommendations on YouTube Music and get them on your device, you can turn on the smart downloads feature. When you do, the app will automatically download music based on your listening history.

You can use smart downloads from the YouTube Music mobile app. In our tutorial below, we’ll show you how to do it from an Android phone.

Note: Smart downloads are only available to users with a premium subscription.

On your Android device:

  1. Launch YouTube music from your home screen or app drawer and sign in to your account.
  2. Tap “Library” at the bottom right part of the app.

  3. Head to your Downloads on the app.

  4. Tap the gear icon on the top of the Downloads tab to manage its settings.

  5. Toggle the Smart downloads option.

  6. Choose the maximum number of songs that you’ll get from the smart downloads feature.

That’s how you enable the Smart downloads option on YouTube Music. The number of songs that the app will save on your device depends on your decision.

It may take a while, but the app will fill up the smart downloads depending on your view history. If you want to improve the recommendations, you can listen more to songs you like or delete your watch history to reset the suggestions.

Please note that the music selection from the app refreshes every night when you’re connected to your Wi-Fi. However, you can delete songs you don’t want on your downloads by opening the menu (three dots icon) beside the song and selecting the “Remove download” option.

To wrap things up

Now that you know how to use the smart downloads feature on YouTube Music, you’ll receive song suggestions and download them on your device. Please note that you’ll need to have more than 40 percent of battery charge to automatically download songs on the app.

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