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How to Convert YouTube to iTunes as MP4 or MP3

Learn a convenient way to convert YouTube to iTunes. You can download any YouTube videos or music and send them directly to iTunes, iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

Updated Jul 19,2018 | by Cody

If you want to watch YouTube videos or listen to YouTube music on iTunes, iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you can follow this step by step guide to convert YouTube to iTunes and send the converted MP4/MP3 files to your iOS device.

As the world largest video stream website, YouTube is also the best place for listening to free music. Many songs will even be published first on YouTube as music videos, sometimes, only audio version.

Whether you want to watch videos or listen to music, you can always convert YouTube videos to MP4 or MP3, and easily add them to iTunes library. What’s even better is that you can click one more button to transfer the converted video to iPhone TV app or transfer audio to Apple Music.  

Convert YouTube Videos as MP4 to iTunes or iPhone

YouTube provides the offline feature for YouTube Red subscribers to download videos from YouTube. However, some videos that are copyright protected are not available for offline viewing. Fortunately, you follow the steps below to download and convert any videos from YouTube. 

In order to download and convert YouTube videos to iTunes, you only need one tool IOTransfer. You just paste the YouTube video URL and then it will give you the high-quality MP4 video file.

Step 1. Download and install IOTransfer on your PC.

Step 2. Click on the Video tab from the top menu.


Step 3. Paste the URL of the YouTube Video that you want to convert to iTunes and click Download.


Step 4. When it finishes, open iTunes. Click File and select Add File to Library or simple press Ctrl+O to add YouTube Videos to iTunes Library.

If you have your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch connected to your PC, you can check the option Automatically transfer the downloaded videos into your iOS device to directly save the YouTube video to your iPhone. Then you can watch the video with the TV app on your iPhone.

Convert YouTube Videos as MP3 to iTunes or iPhone

For those who only want to get the audio out the YouTube videos or you want to download songs from YouTube to Apple Music app, IOTransfer can still be of help. You can follow the steps below to get it done.

Step 1. Under the Video tab of IOTransfer, click Converter.


Step 2. Click Add Files to add the videos file that you just downloaded from YouTube. You can select multiple YouTube Videos.


Step 3. Select Output Format as MP3. You can also select another format like AAC that iTunes supports.

Step 4. Click Convert Now to convert them to MP3, so you can add them to iTunes.

What I love this tool is that it allows you to check one option to transfer the converted or downloaded files to the corresponding location on your iOS device. In this case, you can listen this converted YouTube songs with the Apple Music app on your iPhone.


YouTube is the best place to watch music videos and discover new music that you like. If you want to update your iTunes library with fresh quality videos or music, then this tool IOTransfer is quite fit for you.

Besides the feature to convert YouTube to iTunes, IOTransfer can help you transfer files between iPhone and PC, clean iPhone for unwanted files, wireless Wi-Fi file transfer, and one-click iPhone files backup.


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