YouTube Music is one of the most capable streaming services on the planet. It offers an enormous library of content, ranging from official songs, music videos, covers, concert clips, and more. On the off chance you can't find what you're looking for in YouTube Music's streaming library, you can also upload your own tunes and store them on your account for easy access on any of your devices. Need some help on how to do this? We've got you covered!
How to upload music to YouTube Music
If you want to upload your own songs to YouTube Music, you'll need to do so from your computer. As of right now, YouTube Music doesn't support uploading songs from the Android or iOS app.
The following steps were done in Google Chrome on a ChromeOS computer, but the process should be virtually identical no matter what browser or desktop operating system you're using.
1. Go to the YouTube Music website (music.youtube.com) on your desktop.
2. Click your profile icon.
3. Click Upload music.
4. Select the song(s) you want to upload.
5. Click Open.
Just like that, you've successfully uploaded music to your YouTube Music account. These can be found in the Library tab under "Uploads." Uploaded songs can be played on any of your devices, including your phone, tablet, computer, etc.
YouTube Music supports FLAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, and WMA media formats, and you can upload up to 100,000 songs to your library. YouTube Premium subscribers can also cast these songs to their various devices the same way you'd cast songs from YouTube Music.
It seems somewhat redundant, but once you upload tracks, you can also download your music on individual devices for offline listening. This is a great way to access your music files, as many Android devices don't feature built-in music players, and YouTube Music isn't the best at reading device files.
You should know that when you listen to uploaded songs, they won't have any bearing on YouTube Music's recommendations for you. Furthermore, only you will have access to these songs on devices signed into the same account.
It may not be as popular as Spotify or Apple Music, but YouTube Music continues to be one of the most powerful streamers on the market. In addition to streaming millions of songs, YouTube Music also allows you to upload your own music for easy access on all of your devices. With a wide range of supported files and a huge upload limit, there's a lot to sink your teeth into.
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