Web applications have many benefits compared to running the same on a webpage. They provide an experience that is closer to what we get from applications. Whether you are looking for interactivity, customization, security, or scalability, web applications are recommended in all these aspects. From here onwards, the concept of installing YouTube and YT music web apps arises.

Fortunately, YouTube is now also available as a progressive web app (PWA), which you can get from Microsoft Edge or Chrome, regardless of your Windows version. However, it is observed that users run it on both Windows 10 and 11. The same applies to YT Music, as it is one of the iterations of YouTube itself and can be installed similarly. So, here we will guide you on how to install it exactly.

Step-Step Guide: Installing YouTube and YT Music Web Apps on Windows 11

We have explained what makes the YouTube Web app more special than a usual web page experience. Nevertheless, to understand it better, let us consider this situation: suppose you are watching videos on YouTube Web and want to see other content while playing the current video. If you try to do that on YouTube Web, you cannot. However, if you do it on the YouTube Web app, it can be done because it has PiP Mode that helps.

Similarly, on YouTube Music Web, you cannot get background playback. However, when you switch to the YouTube Music web app, it allows you to play music in the background. I hope you understand the significant difference it makes when you use the YouTube Web app instead of the web version. Web apps are dedicated applications for desktops. Although similar to usual apps, it can be difficult for an average user to install them as they typically do for mobile apps. Below, we are sharing instructions on how to install them.

Steps to Install the YouTube Web App

  • Open Microsoft Edge and visit
  • Click on the three dots in the top right corner of the browser window.
  • Select “Apps” from the menu.
  • Click the “Install this site as an app” button.
  • Finally, click the “Install” button.
  • That is it! The YouTube Web app will now be displayed in the Start Menu’s All Apps list.

Alternatively, you can do the same using Chrome if you do not use Microsoft Edge. The steps are almost the same. To understand better, visit, click the three dots in the top right corner, go to More tools, select “Create shortcut,” click the “Open as a window” checkbox, click the “Create” button, and that is it.

Steps to Install the YouTube Music Web App

  1. Open Microsoft Edge and visit
  2. Then click on the three dots in the top right corner.
  3. Next, click on “Install YouTube Music.”
  4. Lastly, install it and see the YouTube Music web app.

Things that can be done after having the YouTube Web app

Both ways, your YouTube Web app, and YouTube Music web app will be added to the Start Menu's App list. But if you want it on your desktop like any other app, then follow these steps:

  • Click on the Start Menu
  • Look for the YouTube Web app/YouTube Music Web app
  • Right-click on it
  • Select “Pin to the Taskbar.”
  • Right-click the app icon on the taskbar
  • Select “Create a Shortcut”

This way, you will have a complete experience and be closer to a web app. Now, you can do the following things from your PC itself.

Stream Videos

You can stream videos on your smartphone, watch shorts, and do many things. Previously, you were disappointed with the web experience because you needed a dedicated app. Fortunately, with the help of the above steps, you can stream videos and watch shorts in the same way as you do on your phone.

Subscribe to our Channels

The most frustrating thing about YouTube Web is that users cannot subscribe to the channels they want. But with the YouTube Web application, users can subscribe to channels and see content from their uploads. This is also a great advantage of the YouTube Web App.

Watch Live Streams

Before the YouTube Web app, there needed to be more features for watching live streams. However, now, with the YouTube Web app, you can watch live streams and do things accordingly. This way, you can enhance your YouTube experience.

Moreover, these are just a few examples. However, after having the YouTube Web app, you have many benefits, ranging from searching for content, managing your account, monetizing your content, participating in the YouTube community, and many more. The same goes for the YouTube Music web app, which offers personalized music recommendations, customized playlists, music library management, and much more. You should try it first, as it explains things better. So, if any user has a query, please ask below.

Frequently asked questions

Q1. Can I download the YouTube app on my PC?

Ans. You can install the YouTube app on your PC using the desktop button in Chrome or Microsoft Edge.

Q2. How can I download a YouTube video on a PC without a downloader app?

Ans. You can use numerous websites where you can paste the URL of your YouTube video and then download it.

Q3. Why is there no download option on YouTube for PC?

Ans. There are two reasons for this: either the video is restricted from downloading, or you do not have YouTube Premium.

Q4. How do I install the Web App on Chrome?

Ans. You can get help from the Chrome Web Store.