YouTube Music is a dedicated streaming service for music that allows you to stream, download, and listen to your favorite music, even offline. With YouTube Music, you can listen to the latest hits, stay connected to artists you love, and discover new music to enjoy on all of your devices.
There are two versions of YouTube Music available, Free and Premium.
- Free users can access the complete library and listen to songs with ads.
- YouTube Music Premium users can enjoy music ad-free and download the music to listen offline as well after paying $12.99/month.
How to Stream YouTube Music on Roku
Unfortunately, YouTube Music is not available on Roku. But you can use the Screen Mirroring feature and play YouTube music on Roku from external devices. Screen Mirroring is possible on Roku from two types of devices. You can either,
Enable Screen Mirroring: Go to Roku Home screen >> Settings >> System >> Screen mirroring >> Screen mirroring mode >> select Prompt or Always Allow.
Turn on AirPlay: Navigate to Settings >> Apple AirPlay and HomeKit >> Apple AirPlay and HomeKit Settings >> Turn on AirPlay.
How to Screen Mirror YouTube Music from Android Download and install the YouTube Music app from Play Store on your Android mobile/ tablet.  Then connect your Android device and Roku to the same Wi-Fi network.  Open the Notification panel on your smartphone and tap the Cast option.
You can listen to whatever you play on your Android device on Roku.
How to Screen Mirror YouTube Music from iOS Install the YouTube Music app from App Store.  Then connect your iPhone/ iPad and Roku to the same Wi-Fi network.  Now go to the Control panel of your smartphone and tap the Screen Mirroring option.
Tip: You can also play music on Roku from the YouTube app itself. There is a separate Music section on YouTube with multiple playlists on different categories of music. But all these songs play along with the video, but still, you can listen only to music without any disruption within the section.
Best Alternatives for YouTube Music on Roku
There are also lots of other music streaming channels on Roku apart from YouTube Music. Those channels are listed below. You can add the below channels as you may avail of the features that YouTube Music lack.
With Spotify on Roku, you can enjoy all the music and podcasts you love right here on the big screen. Flick through artist pages, albums, songs, and playlists using your remote control or with Spotify Connect. You can even switch between the two for a totally seamless experience. Currently, every Spotify user can access it with all the premium features unlocked for 3 months.
|Premium Plan||Spotify Premium|
|Price||starts at $9.99/month|
With Apple Music on Roku, experience music like never before. Apple Music gets you closer to the songs, albums, and artists you love. Get unlimited access to millions of songs and your entire music library. All are completely ad-free and access for the first month is free.
|Premium Plan||Apple Music Premium|
Amazon Music changes the way you listen to music you love. Prime members can enjoy all the music ad-free. Get unlimited access to Amazon Music Unlimited and play any song anytime, anywhere. Presently, you can access Amazon music for free for 3 months.
|Premium Plan||Amazon Music Unlimited|
Thus by following the above-stated procedure, add YouTube Music or any of its listed alternatives to your Roku to reward your brain and keep it young forever.