YouTube Music is one of the best music platforms that could be the best alternative to Spotify and Amazon Music. YouTube is quite a popular service for video songs, but they have provided the best service in audio streaming. It has songs from genres like Hip Hop, Pop, Country, Jazz, K-pop, Rock, and more. Eventhough YouTube Music is unavailable on the Roku Channel Store, you can stream on the YouTube Music app on Roku.

YouTube Music on Roku

Features of YouTube Music

  • YouTube Music offers 100 million songs in various genres and languages.
  • It has the complete details of artists, albums, and listeners of every song and track.
  • Live performances, Covers, and Remixes are also available in this app.
  • It provides thousands of specially created playlists for every genre and environment.
  • You can have your own playlist in your personal library and look at your hearing history.
  • It offers lyrics for the songs to sing along with the track.


YouTube Music Premium offers unlimited access to your favorite songs at the cost of $9.99 per month. It is possible to access YouTube Music with YouTube Premium ($11.99 per month). Some features you will get with YouTube Music Premium are:

  • Listen to your favorite songs in the background.
  • Enjoy listening to unlimited music ad-free.
  • Download your favorite songs and listen to them offline.

Note: You can subscribe to YouTube Music through their official website.

How to Get YouTube Music on Roku

Because of the YouTube Music app’s unavailability, the only way to play YouTube Music on Roku is by screen mirroring the app from Android or iOS devices. There are three devices that you can use to screen mirror the YouTube Music app to Roku. They are Android, iOS, and PC.

How to Screen Mirror YouTube Music on Roku from Android Devices

Roku has a feature that allows you to cast your Android devices and Windows PC. For that, you have to enable the screen mirroring feature on Roku.

1. Connect your Roku and Android device to the same Wi-Fi network.

2. Go to the Notification Panel and tap on the Cast icon.

3. Now, choose your Roku device from the list of available devices.

Tap on the Cast icon

4. Download and install the YouTube Music app from the Google Play Store.

5. Launch the YouTube Music app and sign in to your account.

Screen Mirror YouTube Music to Roku

6. Play your favorite music and mirror it to Roku.

How to Screen Mirror YouTube Music on Roku from iOS Devices

You need to enable the AirPlay feature on Roku to screen mirror iOS devices. If you can’t find the AirPlay feature, update Roku to the latest version.

1. From the App Store, install the YouTube Music app.

2. Next, launch the YouTube Music app and sign in to your account.

3. Navigate to the Control Center. From there, tap on the Screen Mirroring icon.

Tap on the Screen Mirroring icon

4. Now, your iOS Smartphone scans for nearby devices. From there, select your Roku device to connect.

5. Go back to the YouTube Music app and play any music you want.

6. You can now enjoy listening to your favorite music on Roku.

How to Screen Mirror YouTube Music on Roku using Windows PC

In the same way for Android devices, you have to enable screen mirroring on the Roku device for mirroring your PC.

1. Connect both Roku and Windows PC to the same Wi-Fi.

2. Press the Window + P keys simultaneously on your device keyboard.

3. Select the Connect to a wireless display option and pick your Roku device.

Screen mirroring

4. Once your Roku is connected, your PC’s screen will mirror to Roku.

5. After that, launch a browser on your PC and visit the official website of YouTube Music.

Screen mirror YouTube Music website

6. Sign in to your account and mirror your favorite music to Roku TV.


What’s better, Spotify or YouTube Music?

While most of the features are similar, only the streaming quality differs, and clearly, Spotify has the best streaming quality than YouTube Music.