If you love music, then you should probably know about YouTube Music. It is a music streaming platform owned by Google. It allows you to stream, download, and listen to favorite music even offline. Roku has numerous video streaming applications, but there are only fewer choices when it comes to audio streaming. You can’t find native support for YouTube Music on Roku. But there are possible methods through which you can access YouTube Music on your Roku device.
YouTube Music is a reimagined app, and you can find the music you want to listen to instantly. The interface of YouTube Music lets you search and discover music based on your preferences or genres. You will find music tracks for every mood of yours and listen to them with one tap. YouTube Music includes the song lyrics and thus lets you sign along. With the Music Premium plan, you can listen to ad-free songs, access downloads, background playback, etc.
YouTube Music Pricing
YouTube music is completely free to use. But subscribing to a monthly plan ($9.99), you can avoid ads and get some additional perks. You can also access YouTube Music if you have subscribed for YouTube Premium ($11.99/month).
- Setup and turn on your Roku device.
- Make sure the Roku and smartphone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
- Set the screen mirroring mode to Always Allow or Prompt (Settings >> Screen Mirroring >> Screen mirroring mode >> Always Allow/Prompt).
How to Mirror YouTube Music on Roku
As there was no official YouTube Music channel available on Roku, you need to mirror YouTube Music from your smartphone or PC.
Screen Mirror from Android
 Download and install YouTube Music from the Play Store.
 Open the Notification Panel by swiping down the screen from the top.
 Choose the Cast/Mirroring option.
 Select your Roku device from the available devices list.
 Play any song and listen to it on your Roku device.
Screen Mirror from iOS
 Download and install YouTube Music from the App Store.
 Install and launch Mirror for Roku on both iOS and Roku devices. If you don’t have the app, install it from the respective device’s App Store.
 From Mirror for Roku app, select your Roku device.
 Give access to turn on notifications.
 Click on Start Mirroring and then choose Start broadcast to confirm it.
 After mirroring your iPhone screen, open the YouTube Music app and play the song that you want.
 The same song will play on your Roku-connected TV.
Screen Mirror from PC/Laptop
 On your browser, go to music.youtube.com.
 Press Windows + P keys on your keyboard.
 Click on Connect to a wireless display.
 Select your Roku device from the connect tab.
 Now play a YouTube music video on the browser and listen to it on your Roku.
Listen to YouTube Music using the YouTube App
You can also listen to YouTube music with the help of the YouTube app on your Roku device. All the content available on YouTube Music is accessible on the YouTube app. At the same time, it will no make much impact on your listening. Enjoy listening to your music privately by connecting your headphones with the Roku remote.
YouTube Music Alternatives
If you aren’t a fan of screen mirroring, then you can choose some of the alternatives that are officially available on the Roku channel store. Some of the popular Music streaming channels available for Roku are
Start listening to your favorite album and playlist by screen mirroring YouTube music. If not, use any other YouTube Music alternatives mentioned above. Shout all your queries and feedback in the comments section.