Playing YouTube on Sonos: A Step-by-Step Guide

Playing YouTube on Sonos: A Step-by-Step Guide

When it comes to enjoying your favorite music and videos, Sonos and YouTube make a powerful combination. The good news is, playing YouTube content on your Sonos system is easier than you might think. In this guide, I’ll walk you through the simple steps to get started.

Firstly, you’ll need to make sure you have a Sonos system set up in your home. Once that’s done, it’s time to dive in.

Step 1: Open the Sonos app on your phone or tablet. If you don’t have the app yet, you can download it for free from the App Store or Google Play.

Step 2: In the Sonos app, tap on the “More” tab at the bottom right corner of the screen. This will take you to the settings menu.

Step 3: Scroll down until you find the “Services & Voice” option. Tap on it to open the services menu.

Step 4: In the services menu, you’ll see a list of music services that are compatible with Sonos. Scroll through the options until you find “YouTube”. Selecting this option will take you to the YouTube login page.

Step 5: Log in to your YouTube account using your credentials. Don’t worry, Sonos securely connects to your YouTube account to bring your favorite content to your Sonos system.

Step 6: After logging in, you’ll see a prompt asking for your permission to access your YouTube account. Simply click “Allow” to grant Sonos the necessary permissions.

Step 7: Congratulations! You’ve successfully linked your YouTube account to Sonos. Now, you can browse and play your favorite YouTube content right from the Sonos app.

Step 8: To start playing YouTube content on your Sonos, go back to the Sonos home screen and tap on the “Browse” tab. From there, you’ll be able to explore different categories, playlists, and search for specific videos.

Step 9: Once you’ve found the video you want to play, just tap on it and select the Sonos speaker or group you want to play it on. The Sonos system will instantly start playing your chosen YouTube video.

And there you have it! You’re now ready to enjoy YouTube videos on your Sonos system. Whether you’re hosting a party, relaxing at home, or simply want to listen to some music, Sonos and YouTube have you covered. So sit back, relax, and let the music play!

How to Play YouTube on Sonos

If you’re in the market for multi-room speakers, Sonos is the brand to go for. The speakers boast exceptional sound quality. Not only are they easy to use and versatile, but they can also be used for a variety of purposes. And guess what? You can even play YouTube on Sonos through the Sonos Controller app!

Sonos introduced this feature in 2019, and it has been a much-welcomed improvement. The only thing Sonos was missing was better smart speaker capabilities, but it seems like the company is heading in the right direction.

Keep reading to find out how to set up your Sonos speakers for YouTube and how to play music directly from the platform.

Getting Ready

First things first, you need to prepare your Sonos speakers so you can start enjoying music from YouTube. To do this, you’ll need the Sonos Controller app, referred to as SonosC. You can download this app from the official Google Play Store or the Apple App Store, depending on the device you’re using.

The app is completely free and can be used on any Apple, Android, or desktop device. Once you have the latest version of the Sonos Controller app installed, you can proceed with the setup:

  1. Open the Sonos Controller app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
  2. Tap on the More tab located at the bottom right of your screen.
  3. Select Add Music Services from the options listed.
  4. Choose YouTube Music from the available services.
  5. Click on Add to Sonos.
  6. If you don’t have a YouTube music account, sign up for one. Once you have an account, authorize the YouTube Music service.
  7. Your browser will open. Enter the passcode you received in the designated text field and click Next.
  8. Now you need to select the Google account you want to sync with YouTube Music. Choose your desired account and press Allow.
  9. You’ll receive a notification confirming that your account has been authorized. Feel free to name YouTube Music whatever you like within the Sonos Controller app.

In summary, to play YouTube on Sonos, you’ll need a Google account, a YouTube Music account, and the Sonos Controller app.


How to Play YouTube on Sonos

Alright, now that we’ve got all those other steps out of the way, it’s time to learn how to play your favorite YouTube Music on Sonos. Trust me, it’s easier than you think! Just follow these quick and simple steps:

  1. First things first, open up the Sonos app.
  2. Next, you’ll want to choose the category of YouTube Music that tickles your fancy. You’ve got options like top charts, recommended songs, your personal library, mixtapes, and new releases. Take your pick!
  3. If you want to get a bit more specific, go ahead and select a subcategory.
  4. Now, it’s time to make your selection. Choose the collection, playlist, or album that you’re in the mood for.
  5. Here’s where the fun begins – you can either click on “Play All” to jam out to the whole playlist, or if there’s a particular song calling your name, click on that individual track.

See, wasn’t that a breeze? But hey, if you’re not a fan of YouTube Music, don’t worry. I’ve got an alternative solution for you, so stick around.


Another Option

Not everyone wants to use YouTube Music if they’re already subscribed to another streaming service, like Apple Music. But don’t worry, there’s an alternative method to play YouTube on your Sonos speakers if you have an iPad or iPhone. Just use AirPlay 2! AirPlay 2 is supported by the following Sonos models: Sonos Beam, Sonos One, and Sonos Playbase.

Here’s how you can play YouTube on your Sonos speakers using AirPlay:

  1. Make sure your Apple device and Sonos speaker are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and within range.
  2. Load the YouTube music video on your iPhone or iPad.
  3. Swipe up to bring up the Control Center.
  4. Force Touch the Music Control Box and select AirPlay. From the dropdown menu, choose your Sonos speaker. Once your devices sync up, you should hear the YouTube clip playing on your Sonos speaker.

Get the Party Started

You’re all set! Now you can enjoy playing music from YouTube on your Sonos speakers anytime you want. Create playlists, add your favorite music videos, or explore new artists and genres. There are no limits to what you can do.

Did you successfully set up YouTube on your Sonos speakers? Know of any other ways to play YouTube clips on Sonos speakers? Share your experiences and suggestions in the comments section below.

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