[Sonos YouTube Music] How to Set up & Play & Download

By Roger Kelly Posted on 2024-02-12 / Post for YouTube Music Tips

Sonos is a popular wireless smart speaker system. It allows users to stream music from various sources and enjoy high-quality sound. You can use the Sonos app on mobile devices and computers to control it conveniently.

Sonos supports a wide range of music streaming services. So, can Sonos YouTube Music work together? Yes. By integrating YouTube Music with Sonos, users can stream their favorite music from YouTube Music to Sonos speakers directly. If you have both Sonos and YouTube Music, you can learn how to connect and use this creative feature from the detailed guide in our post.

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Part 1. How to Add YouTube Music to Sonos

To play YouTube Music on Sonos, you should add YouTube Music to Sonos and log into your YouTube Music account. How to complete this step? Please read the following guides.

Step 1. First, ensure your Sonos speaker is connected to the same WiFi network as your mobile or computer device.

Step 2. Open the 'Sonos' app on your mobile device or computer.

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Step 3. Tap the 'Settings' option at the bottom of the screen to go to 'Services & Voice'. Next, scroll down and hit 'Add a Service' to choose 'YouTube Music' from the list of available music services.

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Step 4. Then, please tap the 'Add to Sonos' button on the new page. Now, you need to log into your current YouTube Music account or sign up for a new account.

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Step 5. If you have a YouTube Music account, tap 'I already have an account' and tap 'Authorize' to authorize your YouTube Music as a service. Next, type the code shown for you and hit 'Next'.

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Step 6. Once connect YouTube Music to your Sonos, you should see YouTube Music listed among your music services. Access 'YouTube Music' through the 'Browse' tab and start playing your favorite tracks now.

Part 2. How to Play YouTube Music on Sonos iOS without the Sonos App

If you are an iOS user, apart from using the Sonos app to connect YouTube Music to Sonos, you also can use AirPlay. Please read the following instructions to learn how to do it.

Play YouTube Music from iPhone on Sonos via AirPlay

Step 1. Confirm that your iOS device and Sonos are connected to the same WiFi network first.

Step 2. On your iOS device, open the 'Control Center' by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. Tap the 'AirPlay' logo.

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Next, choose your 'Sonos Speaker' from the available list for playing music from YouTube Music on Sonos.

Step 3. Finally, you can go to YouTube Music on your device and then start to play, songs will be listened to on Sonos.

Part 3. How to Download YouTube Music on Sonos Officially

Due to an official integration for Sonos and YouTube Music, you can easily download YouTube Music songs for playing on Sonos offline. However, you need to subscribe to YouTube Music Premium to get these advanced functions. If you are a Premium, just follow our steps to download YouTube Music resources and play without the Internet. Or, you can move to Part 4 to learn how to download YouTube Music without Premium.

Step 1. Simply open the Sonos app and select 'Browse' > 'YouTube Music'.

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Step 2. Locate the YouTube Music song, artist or album you want to download.

Step 3. Hit the 'Download' button and wait for the process done.

Step 4. Next, you can find the downloads on 'Library' or 'Downloads'. Then, connect your device with Sonos speakers and start to play the downloaded YouTube Music audio.

Part 4. How to Download YouTube Music for Sonos without Premium

As we know, you are not allowed to enjoy ad-free music, download and listen to music as a free YouTube Music user. But don't worry. You can use our amazing tool, AudFree Audio Capture, to help you. It can get and record YouTube Music resources without a YouTube Music Premium. Besides, you can use this AudFree recorder to reset the output formats of YouTube Music audio. The tool offers audio channel, sample rate, bit rate, encoder, and the rest. Additionally, after you record the audio, you can edit it with many provided functions like splitting and modifying.

Moreover, this remarkable tool not only supports capturing audio from YouTube Music but also all sound played on your PC. Now, let's learn how to use it.

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How to Record YouTube Music for Sonos for Playing Offline via AudFree Audio Capture

Step 1Go to AudFree Audio Capture
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You can download the and AudFree Audio Capture on the AudFree official website or click the "Download" button above. Next, open it and add software that can use YouTube Music to it by touching the 'Select/Add an App' section.
Step 2Reset output audio settings
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Next, Click the "Format" section on the bottom and then select the formats like MP3, APE, AAC, etc. Then choose the quality and go to the 'Edit' icon to start the Format window. Here you can adjust the channel, etc. Then, you should click "Create and apply" to finish the setting.
Step 3Capture audio from YouTube Music for Sonos
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Then, go to YouTube Music from the software you choose on the AudFree apps' list. Next, tap the 'Start' button and AudFree wil show you the target program. Then you can start to play music and the tool will start recording at the same time. You can click the 'Stop' button to end the process.
Step 4Edit & save YouTube Music recordings
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After you get the recorded YouTube Music audio, you can select the "Trim" option to cut it if you want. Or, you can directly save it by clicking "Save". To find the recordings on your PC, you can hit "History" > "Search".

How to Transfer YouTube Music Recordings to the Sonos App

Step 1. Open the Sonos app on your computer. In the Sonos app, click 'Browse' > 'On this Computer'.

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Step 2. Browse to the location where your recorded YouTube Music songs are saved and select what you want to add to your Sonos library.

Step 3. Once added, your downloaded music will be accessible within the Sonos app. Therefore, you are able to play YouTube Music on Sonos speakers for seamless playback.

Part 5. How to Fix Sonos YouTube Music Not Working

What should you do when you encounter 'Sonos YouTube Music no selections are available', 'Sonos YouTube Music connection error', and other YouTube Music Sonos not working issues? There are some available solutions provided to fix these problems.

Check your internet connection: Unstable or slow internet can cause playback issues. Please ensure that your Sonos system and device are connected to a stable internet connection.

Reauthorize YouTube Music: If you have connected your YouTube Music account to Sonos, try removing it from the Sonos app. Then, please agree with YouTube Music to authorize Sonos again. In the Sonos app, go to 'Settings' > 'Services' > 'YouTube Music' > 'Remove'.

Update Sonos system: Ensure that your Sonos system, including the Sonos app and the speakers, is running the latest version. If not, you have to update.

Restart your devices: Power off your Sonos speaker and unplug it from the power source. Wait for a minute, then plug it in again and power it on.

Contact Sonos or YouTube Music Support: If the issue persists, contact Sonos or YouTube Music support center for further assistance. They can provide specific troubleshooting steps.

Download YouTube Music to import to Sonos: To listen to YouTube Music on Sonos without 'Sonos YouTube Music not working' issues, you'd better use the AudFree Audio Capture to save YouTube Music resources on your computer as local files. Then, you can upload them to your Sonos apps and don't need to connect to your YouTube Music account to play them.

Part 6. Conclusion

Sonos YouTube Music integration is greatly convenient for playing YouTube Music on Sonos. If you do not plan to use this way, you also can download and transfer music from YouTube Music to Sonos. AudFree Audio Capture does well in this aspect. You can use this tool to acquire YouTube Music resources without subscribing to a Premium plan. And the saved audio is free to manage and play. Whether you put it to Sonos or other devices, there are no limits.

Roger Kelly

Roger Kelly

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Roger Kelly has been dedicated in content creation about music streaming services and technology for over 6 years. He is an expert and computer geek to provide fixes and tips about various recorders and Amazon Music.

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