Use YouTube Music with other apps and services

YouTube Music integrates with a variety of other apps and services so that you can enjoy a great listening experience, whether you’re on your phone or on the go. To learn how to use YouTube Music with one of these other services, read below.

Smart speakers

You can now use YouTube Music on smart speakers such as Google Home speakers, Google Pixel Buds, Sonos, Bose, and Polk devices, and many others.

Smart speakers will stream music for you that is closely related to the album, song, or playlist that you request. They cannot play specific requests or repeat songs. However, you can change radio stations to listen to different music and skip to the next song up to 6 times per hour.

Note: YouTube Music Premium members can listen ad-free on smart speakers, and request albums, songs, and playlists on-demand. Check out our paid membership options to explore other membership benefits and sign-up.

In some markets, YouTube Music will be your default music streaming services on Google Home devices. If it’s not your default, you can change your music service settings.

YouTube Music Installable Web App

For more listening options, use the YouTube Music installable web app on Chrome. With the web app, you can easily launch YouTube Music with one click, switch between apps, and use keyboard shortcuts to play, pause, or skip songs.
To create a launcher icon for YouTube Music:
  1. Visit http://music.youtube.com/ on a Chrome browser.
  2. Tap More  in the upper-right corner of your Chrome browser.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Install YouTube Music.
  4. Press Install.

YouTube Music Premium Members

If you're a YouTube Music Premium Member, you can enjoy your music with additional apps and services. Check them out below.

Android Auto

To access YouTube Music with Android Auto:
  1. Make sure you're signed into the YouTube Music app.
  2. After signing in, go the music tab in Android Auto.
  3. YouTube Music should now be in the music tab for your listening experience.
If you see an error message when attempting to use YouTube Music on Android Auto, make sure you're signed into your YouTube Music app. Then try re-accessing YouTube Music on Android Auto.

Sonos Wireless Speakers

To set up YouTube Music on your Sonos app:

  1. Open the Sonos app.
  2. Tap More from the menu on the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap Add Music Services.
  4. Select YouTube Music and then Add to Sonos.
  5. Tap I'm already a member.
  6. Tap Authorize and paste the code presented on the previous screen.
  7. Tap Next and sign in to or select your YouTube Music account.
  8. Return to the Sonos app.
  9. Enter an account and then click Done.

If you have trouble connecting, you may need to update your app and then try these steps again.

Apple CarPlay

To use YouTube Music with Apple CarPlay:

  1. Make sure you're signed into the YouTube Music app.
  2. Open the YouTube Music app on your CarPlay screen.
  3. You can explore your music using the navigation bar at the top of your screen. Explore music using the Recommended, Library, and Downloads tabs.

If you see an error message when attempting to use YouTube Music with Apple CarPlay, make sure you're signed into your YouTube Music app.

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