Can I Play YouTube Music on PS5? Yes!

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March 15, 2024

Many people love to listen to music while playing game, while YouTube Music users feel disappointed that YouTube Music is still not available on PS5.

Will the YouTube Music app ever be available on the PS5? Nobody knows currently. However, there is an workaround to listen to Youtube Music on PS5 while playing games.

Besides Apple Music and Spotify, PS5 also allows you to play music from a USB drive. Supported file formats include FLAC, MP3 and AAC. So the workaround is to download YouTube Music playlists to MP3 and then play them on PS5 from USB drive. First you need to download YouTube Music playlists to MP3.

Option 1. Play YouTube Music on PS5 from YouTube app

Although Google doesn’t release YouTube Music on PS5, it does release YouTube app on PS5. You can technically already use the YouTube Music on the PS5, using the YouTube Music in the music category within the YouTube app. How to get YouTube Premium For Free?

How to set up YouTube on PS5 consoles?

  1. From Games home, select MediaAll Apps and then select YouTube.
  2. Select Download.

How to Play YouTube Music on PS5 from YouTube app?

  1. Open YouTube on PS5 and log in your YouTube account
  2. Go to the menu on the left side of the screen. Select Music.

However, you can’t use the YouTube app to play music while you game like Spotify and Apple Music.

Option 2. Download YouTube Music playlists to MP3 and play on PS5 from USB drive

Part 1. Download YouTube Music playlists to MP3

Pazu YouTube Music Converter is a very professional and full-featured YouTube Music Converter. It helps any YouTube Music users download music from YouTube Music to a computer, for both Premium and Free users. It converts YouTube Music tracks to a common MP3, AAC, FLAC, M4A, WAV, and AIFF. It directly downloads music from the built-in YouTube Music Web Player, even no need for YouTube Music account. It can download songs from YouTube Music with original quality and full ID3 tags. Once the songs from YouTube are in plain formats, you can keep them on your devices and play them on any device. Let’s take a look at the detailed steps.

Tool Required: Pazu YouTube Music Converter

YouTube Music Converter

Download YouTube Music songs/albums/playlists to MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, AAC.

  • Download YouTube Music songs on Mac/Windows.
  • Convert YouTube Music to MP3/M4A/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF.
  • Preserve all ID3 tags and 320kbps.
  • Built-in YouTube Music web player.
  • No YouTube Music account needed.

1. Run Pazu YouTube Music Converter 

To get started, download, install and run Pazu YouTube Music Converter on your Windows PC, which features a built-in YouTube Music web player.

If you have already purchased a license, click the key icon to register the converter. If not, continue using the trial version.

YouTube Music Converter

You don’t need to sign in to your YouTube Music account.

2. Choose output format

Tap on the Settings gear icon to change the output settings. The default output format is MP3. Pazu YouTube Music Converter also supports M4A, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, AAC. You can also change bitrate, samplerate according to your needs.

YouTube Music Converter settings

3. Add songs

Click a playlist or album you want to download. Then click the red Add to list button to load songs.

choose YouTube Music playlists

All songs in the playlist will be added by default. You can uncheck the songs you don’t want to get.

choose YouTube Music songs

4. Click Convert button

After selecting the songs, click Convert button to start downloading YouTube Music songs to the format you choose. You will see a progress circle indicating your music is downloading.

convert YouTube Music to MP3

Once the songs have been downloaded, click the folder icon to quickly locate the DRM-free YouTube Music songs.

Now you can copy the YouTube Music songs to any USB Flash Drive and play them on PS5.

Create a “Music” folder in the root directory of the USB drive and copy the downloaded YouTube Music songs to the folder.

YouTube Music to MP3 converter

Part 2. Play YouTube Music MP3 songs on PS5 from USB drive

Make sure the USB drive is formatted with either the exFAT or FAT32 file system.

  1. Connect the USB drive to your PS5 console. 
  2. Select Music in the control center. The USB Drive will appear in your playlist. 
  3. Select USB Drive
  4. Select a song to play it.

Related: How to play YouTube Music on PS4?