We all have been used to Google Play Music, which has now been replaced by the YouTube Music app. YouTube Music is an online music streaming application like Spotify or Pandora. The service you receive is just like YouTube. You can browse and find millions of music. The app is mostly associated with YouTube. You can use YouTube Premium that covers both YouTube and YouTube Music at $11.99/month. Can we stream YouTube Music on Roku? Yes, you can stream, but then you cannot download the app from the channel store. Let us see how to use YouTube Music on Roku in detail.

YouTube Music on Roku

The Roku Channel Store doesn’t offer the YouTube Music app officially. Roku is a bit sophisticated device, so you cannot add or sideload any unofficial applications. But YouTube app is available for the Roku from which you can access YouTube Music. Or you can cast YouTube Music from your mobile phone.

Method 1: Access YouTube Music on Roku from YouTube

You can download the YouTube app from the Roku Channel Store easily. Moreover, you can also add YouTube TV on Roku. In either app, you can access YouTube Music.

1). Press the Home button located on the remote to get the home screen.

2). Scroll and choose Streaming Channels and navigate to the Roku Channel Store.

Add Channels to Roku
Roku – Add Channels

3). You can find the YouTube app in the Top Free or Featured section. Or search for YouTube.

4). Choose the YouTube app and go to the app installation page.

5). Click on the Add channel tab. The app will be installed on your Roku.

YouTube on Roku
YouTube on Roku

6). Open the YouTube app and log in to your account.

7). On your mobile, go to the YouTube Activation website (www.google.com/device).

Connect a Device - Google
Connect a Device – Google

8). Enter the code displayed on your Roku, and then click Continue. The app will start loading on your Roku TV and log in to your account automatically.

9). Now, press the left navigation key and open the Menu on the left panel of the app.

10). Choose Music from the menu options. Here you can access your personalized music content.

Method 2: Cast YouTube Music to Roku

There is also an alternative way to use the YouTube Music app on Roku. The Music app can support the screencasting. So we can use this option to cast the contents of YouTube Music on Roku. But for that, we need to enable Screen Mirroring on Roku.

Enable Screen Mirroring on Roku

1). Go to the Settings from the Roku screen.

2). On the Settings page, choose the System option.

3). There choose the Screen Mirroring Mode and choose one of the following two options to enable it.

Enable Screen Mirroring on Roku
Enable Screen Mirroring on Roku
  • Prompt – This will allow the device to prompt whenever there is a screen mirroring request. A message will pop on the screen, “Device name would like to cast on your TV.” Choose any of the following options.
    • Always Accept – Will allow the particular device to cast always. So there wouldn’t be an on-screen prompt further.
    • Accept – This is a one time access to allow the device to cast on Roku.
    • Ignore – This will ignore the access for this attempt.
    • Always Ignore – This option will add the particular device to the block list.
  • Always Allow – By choosing this, you are giving access to the device to accept all the screen mirroring requests without even prompts.
  • Never Allow – Will block all the screen mirroring request from the particular device.

4). Now you can choose the Screen Mirroring Devices. Here you can choose what all the devices are can be allowed and what devices should be blocked.

Now you successfully enabled the screen mirroring option on Roku.

Cast YouTube Music to Roku

1). Make sure to connect your Roku device and your Android smartphone to the same WiFi network.

2). Now download and log in to the YouTube Music app on your android device from the Play Store.

3). Open the YouTube Music app on your smartphone or tablet.

Cast YouTube Music to Roku
Cast YouTube Music to Roku

4). Gently tap the Cast icon on the top-right corner.

5). Choose your Roku device from the list of available devices.

Now you can listen to the YouTube Music files on your streaming device.

You can use the screen mirroring method to stream YouTube Music on Roku. Sooner or later, we may get the official. Until then, you can use either of the above two methods. Have any queries? We will answer you if you post it in the comments.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can you get YouTube Music on Roku?

No, you can’t. As of now, the YouTube Music app is not available for Roku devices. You have to cast the YouTube Music app from your smartphone or use the YouTube TV app to access the music library.

2. Can I use YouTube Music for free?

You can download the app for free. But to access the music files, you need to buy a subscription.