How to Create Custom YouTube Music Radio Stations

YouTube Music is a popular music streaming service. Moreover, if you have a YouTube Premium subscription, you can also access YouTube Music ad-free. One of the many things for which the platform is appreciated is its algorithm. Now, you can use it to create custom YouTube Music radio stations.

create YouTube Music custom radio stations

Radio is something that has been helping us to listen to songs for many years. With the advent of music streaming services, many expected that radio would end its run. But it doesn’t seem so. This guide will show you how to create a personalized radio in YouTube Music.

What Is YouTube Music Radio

YouTube Music enables users to craft personalized stations based on particular artists and fine-tune the algorithm’s song selections. You need to use the ‘YouTube Music Tuner’ on the app for iOS or Android to use this feature.

What is Youtube Music Radio 1

Users can pick up to 30 artists to set up the radio station and customize it further whether they want to hear similar songs from other artists.

Create Custom Radio Stations on YouTube Music

Now that we know everything about the feature, let us look at how to make your radio station on YouTube Music.

Note: Currently, creating YouTube Music custom radio stations is only available for the smartphone app. We need to wait until the feature is available for PC users. However, you can use the YouTube app for smartphones using Windows Sub-system for Android or other emulators mentioned in the video below.

Step 1: Open YouTube Music and tap ‘Your music tuner.’

Step 2: Choose the artists and tap Next.

Step 3: Select the artist variety, Music discovery, and Filters to customize your experience.

Step 4: Once you make the necessary changes, tap Done.

Step 5: To save the radio, tap the three dots.

Step 6: Choose ‘Save playlist to library.’

tap save playlist to library

Once you make the radio, hit the play button to start listening.

How to View or Edit YouTube Music Radio

Now that you know how to create custom radio stations on YouTube Music, how do you view them and make necessary changes if needed? First, you must save the created radio to access it later. We have mentioned the steps to follow.

Note: Browser users can only view and delete the playlist. You can follow the below steps for the same.

Step 1: Open the YouTube Music app on your smartphone and choose Library.

Step 2: Here, you will see the saved radio in between all the other playlists with the names of artists added to the radio.

choose library and then tap the YouTube Music radio

Edit Your YouTube Music Radio

Step 1: Open the YouTube music radio from the Library.

Step 2: Choose the radio (it will be named with the artists’ names).

Step 3: Tap Tune.

Step 4: Make the necessary changes, and once completed, tap Done.

Delete Your YouTube Music Radio

Once you open the created radio from the Library, to delete the playlist, tap the Playlist button to remove it from the Library. Afterward, open the Library and refresh the feed. The radio will be deleted forever.

FAQs on YouTube Music Tuner

1. Does YouTube Music play device music?

Yes. You can use YouTube Music to play the songs saved on your device. However, you won’t be able to mix offline and online songs.

2. What frequency does YouTube Music use?

YouTube Music offers various audio quality options for streaming. These options usually change based on the network strength. The Music quality usually ranges from 48 kbps to around 256 kbps AAC. You also have the option to play music of the highest quality possible.

3. Does YouTube Music count as views?

When you play only a song on YouTube Music, it won’t be considered a view. However, if you are playing the song in video form, it will be counted as a view of the video.

4. Can you play normal radio stations in YouTube Music?

No. You can’t play external radio stations inside the app. However, YouTube Music offers diverse personalized radio stations based on your usage.

Go Old School With YouTube Music

Creating custom radio stations on YouTube Music is a great way to discover new music and enjoy your favorite tunes. You can create as many radio stations as you want and switch between them depending on your mood or preference. With YouTube’s excellent algorithm, you will be amazed by how good the algorithm is. Happy listening!

Last updated on 28 August, 2023

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