How to Listen to Full Music Albums on YouTube for Free

Nancy Messieh 08-08-2016

YouTube is a great resource for listening to music The Best Ways To Search And Play YouTube Music On Chrome, Firefox And The Web YouTube is fantastic to listen to music quickly and for free. But what if I told you there are browser extensions and websites that make the YouTube music listening experience even better? Read More , and in some ways, it has many of the features that you would find with a service like Spotify. You can create playlists, with YouTube Red Is YouTube Premium Worth the Cost? 7 Things You Need to Consider Is YouTube Premium's cost worth it? We look into the pros and cons of YouTube's paid version. Read More you get offline listening, and with YouTube-specific Chrome extensions These Extensions Make YouTube the Powerful Music Player You Need While Apple Music and Spotify slug it out, YouTube remains the best destination if you want to stream songs for free. The only thing better is if you pair it with the right extensions. Read More  you can get shuffle and repeat settings, charts, and more.

But one hidden gem of a feature on YouTube is the ability to play entire albums without the use of any extensions or addons at all.

It’s important to note that this feature is not available for just any artist or album. To find out if your favorite artists or albums are conveniently available on YouTube to listen to for free, just search an artist’s name on the site.


If you search for Radiohead, for example, you’ll see a menu on the right-hand side of the screen with two tabs. The first features Radiohead’s top track, while the second is a list of their complete albums that you can play directly on YouTube.

The list of artists featuring this option is quite varied. We searched for some random artists and found albums for artists with current work including Beyonce, Rihanna, Mumford and Sons, Milky Chance, and  Ariane Grande. You’ll also find albums Artists from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, including Louis Armstrong, The Bee Gees, The Beatles, and The Carpenters.

Some artists with a very limited selection of albums include Macklemore, and some had no albums at all, like Elvis Presley. So you’ll just have to search for your favorite artists or bands, and see what offerings are available on YouTube.

Do you use YouTube to listen to your favorite songs and albums? Let us know in the comments. 

Related topics: Music Album, Streaming Music, YouTube.

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  1. Bondo bob
    January 14, 2018 at 5:06 am

    Yes I survive by you tube just a little confused because like all tech stuf you constantly change how things are done. I previously recorded live with presonis interface until apples new platform made thatoo complicated and cant get needed tech support from presonis.Also i could make or add to playlists simply but no more after reading and studying.Theres no more sign to click for whole album play nor a certain song repeat Im trying to learn.I bought ytted hoping that would help but nope

  2. Anonymous
    August 15, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    STREAMSQUID Is A Middleman That Uses YOUTUBE In The Background.

    Half Of The Times, I Hear Music Locally In My PC With Old WINAMP - The Other Half I Use STREAMSQUID.

    WINAMP Is More Reliable, Uses Less RAM, And Does Not Add To The Data Caps.


    • Bondo bob
      January 14, 2018 at 5:08 am

      Never heard of them.Now Im really confused