Download YouTube Music Vanced APK for your Android smartphone

Download YouTube Music Vanced APK for your Android smartphone

YouTube Music Vanced is a modded version of the YouTube Music app, offered by the same developers who made YouTube Vanced. The mod adds a number of features to the official app, like built-in adblocking and background playback without pauses. This page has installation instructions and download links for both non-rooted and rooted devices.

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Latest version of YT Music Vanced

The latest version of Music Vanced is 4.39.50.


How to install YouTube Music Vanced with Vanced Manager

Just like the regular YouTube Vanced, users can simply install the Vanced Manager app and it will facilitate the process of installing MicroG and YouTube Music Vanced. The app also makes it easy to install future updates, so we highly recommend going this route for download and install.

youtube music vanced manager menu

Steps:

  1. Download the latest Vanced Manager from here on your Android device.
  2. Install the app and open it.
  3. During the initial configuration wizard, grant the app superuser access if you need to install the root variant.
  4. If you prefer the non-root variant, then tap “Install” next to MicroG on the main menu.
  5. Follow the instructions to allow installing from unknown apps.
  6. MicroG will download and then you’ll tap “Install” when it’s ready.
  7. Next, tap “Install” next to Music.
  8. YouTube Music Vanced will download and you’ll tap “Install” when it’s ready.
  9. Success! You should now have the app downloaded and installed on your phone, without much effort.

Vanced Manager Downloads

TitleLatest VersionCodenameMD5 Checksum
Vanced Manager2.6.0Crimsonda6df973ae78789497d90598b020e447

Note for Huawei/Honor users

Starting from v0.2.12-203316, Vanced MicroG has a special “Huawei” button in the login wizard. If you are running a Huawei (and Honor) device that doesn’t come with Google Play Services by default but you sideloaded them later, you can still log in to your YouTube/Google account while using Vanced modded apps using that option.


YouTube Vanced Music Features

Vanced Music is a bit less feature-rich compared to YouTube Vanced. However, you can still enjoy a number of premium features like adblocking and background playback through YouTube Music Vanced.


YouTube Music Vanced: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

If you plan on ditching the stock YouTube Music app in favor of Vanced, you might have some doubts about certain aspects of this mod that you want to be clarified. Listed below are several frequently asked questions about Vanced. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, feel free to leave it in the comments section below and if it’s relevant, we’ll answer it and add it to this section.

Which Vanced variant should I choose: Root or Non-root?

In terms of user experience, there is virtually no difference between the root and the non-root builds.

Root variant: Just like the root variant of YouTube Vanced, Vanced Music seamlessly replaces the official YouTube Music app. As a result, you can directly open YouTube links or call them using Google assistant through the modded app.

Non-root variant: However, if you have a device that is difficult to root or you don’t want to root your daily driver, you should opt for the non-root variant. It can be installed on a rooted device as well. Since the package name of the non-root variant is different from the stock YouTube Music app, they can co-exist.

Note that you need to install an additional companion app (MicroG) to be able to log in with your YouTube/Google account. Moreover, you have to manually set Vanced as the default app for opening YouTube links. However, the non-root variant is simply easier to live with, so our recommendation is to stick with the non-root variant unless you really need to replace the stock YouTube Music app on your phone.

Are Vanced and YouTube Premium the same?

No! YouTube Premium (formerly known as YouTube Red) is a subscription-based service offered by Google that provides ad-free access to content across the service, as well as access to premium YouTube Originals, downloading videos and background playback of videos on mobile devices, and access to the YouTube Music music streaming service.

Vanced, on the other hand, is a highly modded version of the stock YouTube app which doesn’t require any kind of subscription. However, it does come with a lot of features like ad blocking, background playback, and many more that are otherwise not accessible without a YouTube Premium subscription.

Can I download videos and audio streams using Vanced?

Google officially allows downloading contents from YouTube Music for offline listening if you have the Premium subscription. You can also use a third-party app or service to download music.

With that being said, Vanced itself doesn’t modify the downloader YouTube implemented. As a result, you might not get the download option for some content, depending on your region and the restrictions imposed by the content publisher.

How do I disable battery optimization for Vanced and MicroG for Vanced?

There’s no standard method to disable battery optimization for a particular app on Android, as different OEMs implement the module in their skins in different ways. Since the steps and workflow vary from OEM to OEM, it would be better to check out our forums to find a suitable guide for your device.


That’s all you need to know about YouTube Music Vanced. Being a part of the Vanced modding project, freedom, and productivity are a big focus of this mod. It brings background playback to all, and using MicroG integration on a ROM without Google services is also possible.

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