How to Play YouTube on Sonos?

Please let me know that how to play YouTube on Sonos. I am facing some issues while doing this. If anyone knows about this then tell me.


James 1  Ans 1 month ago
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Smart speakers like Sonos have completely revolutionized the way we listen to audio content. By installing this multiroom audio system, you can stream songs and podcasts anywhere in your home without going through any hassles of attaching cables and amplifiers.

This speaker is easy to operate and its audio quality is top-notch. Recently, a new feature has been introduced by the company that allows users to play YouTube Music on Sonos. You are required to carry out simple steps to set up YouTube music on Sonos. Read ahead to learn more about how to play YouTube on Sonos. 

What is Sonos?

Sonos is a popular home audio device that delivers exceptional audio quality. One of the most amazing qualities of this speaker is that it has a huge library, which supports numerous audio streaming platforms such as Spotify, Stitcher, Pandora, Audible and SeriusXM. 

It also owns a free radio service known by the name of Sonos Radio that can give you access to 60,000 international stations. Recently, it added YouTube Music to its library as well. If you wish to learn how to set up YouTube Music on Sonos, then read the next section of this blog.

How to Play Youtube on Sonos

We'll show you how to stream YouTube videos from your connected device to your Sonos speaker below, but first, here's how to add YouTube Music, the company's paid-for music service, to your speaker.

How to Add YouTube Music to Sonos?

Both free and premium users can add YouTube Music to Sonos. The process to integrate this streaming service with your Sonos speakers is easy and simple. In order to learn how to set up YouTube music on Sonos, below are the steps that you need to follow.

Step 1: Open the Sonos app on your smartphone.

Step 2: Go to the end of the screen and select the More option.

Step 3: After that, navigate to Add Music Services and then choose YouTube Music. Then, select the option of "Add to Sonos".

Step 4: In case you are a member of YouTube Music, then select the option of "I'm already a member".

Step 5: Select Authorize and enter the code you saw on the screen before.

Step 6: Tap on Next and choose your Existing account. If you don't have an already existing account, then sign in to YouTube Music.

Step 7: Once you get approved, go back to the Sonos app.

Step 8: Now, you need to go to Sonos account details and select Done.

Use Sonos to Play Standard YouTube Videos for Free

If you currently have a Spotify or Apple Music subscription, it's doubtful that you also have a YouTube Music subscription.

Is it possible to stream YouTube videos (but not the music) to your Sonos? Yes, if you're using AirPlay 2 to link an iPhone to a Sonos system. No, if you're using an Android device.

Use AirPlay 2 to Play YouTube on Sonos

If you have an Apple device, you can use AirPlay to broadcast music wirelessly — it's similar to Bluetooth or Wi-Fi streaming, but it's exclusive for iPhone and iPad.

AirPlay 2 is supported by many Sonos speakers, including the One, Arc, Beam, Five, Playbase, Move, and the second-generation Play:5. Also, keep in mind that the AirPlay 2 logo will only appear in the Safari version of YouTube, not the app.

Follow these instructions to play YouTube on Sonos through AirPlay:

Step 1: Ascertain that your Sonos speaker and linked device are both within range and connected to the same network.

Step 2: Load the YouTube video that you prefer to play.

Step 3: Open the Control Panel on your iPhone (swipe up or down depending on which iPhone model you have).

Step 4: Force After that, tap the AirPlay icon on the music control box. Select your selected Sonos speaker from the list, and the two should connect, with audio playing through your speaker.

Play YouTube on Sonos Using Bluetooth

If you have one of Sonos' Bluetooth-enabled speakers, such as the Sonos Roam or the Sonos Move, you can use the Bluetooth capabilities to ping YouTube music to your speaker.

The Roam is the 'superior' option here since, once you're syncing audio over Bluetooth, you can group Sonos' smallest speaker with any other speakers in your Sonos system... something the Move doesn't yet allow.


Once you carry out these steps, you can go ahead and play YouTube Music on the Sonos app. For this just open the Sonos app and choose Browse at the end of the screen. Go to the section of "Music and Content" and then finally choose "YouTube Music". 

Go through your library of YouTube Music and search for the songs that you wish to listen to. If your Sonos Speaker has induced voice functionality, then simply give the command to play the song you want to listen to. You can also use the playback controls of the Sonos app to play songs and skip audio tracks.


FAQs for Play Youtube on Sonos

1) How do I stream to Sonos?

If you wish to listen to songs or any other audio content on Sonos speakers, then you need to integrate a streaming service with Sonos. You can stream songs on Spotify, YouTube Music, and other audio streaming apps.

2) Can I play YouTube through my Sonos?

Yes, you can play YouTube by setting up the app on Sonos. If you wish to learn how to add the YouTube Music app on Sonos, then read the article above.

3) How to connect YouTube to Sonos?

To connect YouTube to Sonos, you need to integrate the YouTube app with Sonos. To get more details about this, read the article above.

  • James
  • 11 October 2023