How to Play YouTube on Sonos

You can play YouTube content, including music and videos, on Sonos speakers through the Sonos app. Select “Add Music Services” within the app, and then add YouTube to sync all your added and liked content. 

I’m Donovan, a lifelong musician and home audio enthusiast. I’ve used and worked with all types of speakers and related audio equipment over the years and have plenty of first-hand experience with Sonos. 

This post will explain how to play YouTube on Sonos. I’ll provide you with some easy-to-follow steps to get all of your favorite YouTube content working with your Sonos system. My goal is to help you do this quickly and easily. 

Let’s get after it. 

Key Takeaways

  • You use the Sonos app to play YouTube content on your Sonos system. 
  • Within the Sonos app, select “Add Music Services” and then choose YouTube from the list of available options. This will allow you to play all your saved or preferred music and video from YouTube on your Sonos system. 
  • Many other features within the Sonos app can help you have a seamless experience when using your Sonos system, and it’s worth exploring all of the features and functions it provides. 
  • If you don’t have any saved or preferred content in your YouTube account, you might want to do this online to help you navigate YouTube through Sonos. 
  • You need a YouTube account to get this service to work with Sonos, so be sure to set that up ahead of time to make the process go smoothly. 

How to Play YouTube on Sonos

Sonos speakers are a great audio system to use if you are looking for convenience, solid wireless performance, and a wide range of other features. Playing YouTube on your Sonos system is one feature that many users love. 

It’s really easy to play YouTube on Sonos, and you can quickly make this happen by using the Sonos app. The app is available for iOS and Android, and there are also Mac and PC versions if you want to control things using a computer. 

The two things you need to have to play YouTube on Sonos are the Sonos app and a YouTube account. If you don’t have the app, download it now. If you don’t have a YouTube account, create one now by going to YouTube. 

I won’t provide direct instructions on those things because they are simple, and you can handle them quickly by visiting the Sonos or YouTube sites. But once you have that in order, follow the steps below to play YouTube on Sonos. 

1. Make sure you have the Sonos app and a YouTube account. Set those up now if you haven’t already done so. 

2. Open the Sonos app on your phone or computer. 

3. Select the Browse tab at the bottom of the app screen.

4. Select Add Music Services from the list of available options. 

4. You’ll see a list of compatible music services, and select YouTube from these. 

5. Once you have YouTube added to the Sonos app, you’ll need to log in to your YouTube account. You can do this within the Sonos app, but you will need to use your credentials, including the username and password. 

6. Now you can play any of your preferred and saved music and videos on YouTube on your Sonos system. You can also search for new content within the app. 

Quick Tip: I think it’s easier to browse YouTube content on the YouTube app or website rather than browsing within the Sonos app. Saving your favorite music and videos directly on YouTube and then accessing them within the Sonos app will save you some time and effort. 

Why Won’t My Sonos Play Music from YouTube?

There are a few ways you can troubleshoot why your YouTube content is not playing in Sonos. Most of the time, this is pretty simple to figure out. Go through all the troubleshooting tips here to help you get all your favorite content working within YouTube. 

The first thing to realize is that you need to have a YouTube account to access it through the Sonos app. If you don’t have a YouTube account set up, you won’t be able to browse or play anything from it in Sonos. 

Setting up a YouTube account is simple and only takes a few minutes. Just go to the YouTube website and select the Create Account option in the upper right-hand corner of your browser. If you already have a Google account, you can use that for YouTube. 

You also might be dealing with software issues preventing YouTube from working with Sonos. Make sure you have the latest version of the Sonos app on your phone or computer. Download a new version if needed. 

There’s also a chance that you need to update the software on your phone or computer for things to work properly with Sonos. This process varies from device to device, but update your OS if needed, and that can resolve the issue. 

You also just might need to restart your control device or Sonos speakers. Sometimes random bugs and glitches appear that will cause issues that don’t have much of an explanation. Restarting will often resolve many of these. 

Restarting your Sonos system is as easy as turning everything off and then back on again. And restarting your phone or computer is just as easy, but the exact process or buttons you press will vary from device to device. 

If none of these tips worked to resolve the problem, you should reach out to Sonos customer support for more assistance. They should be able to walk you through some more troubleshooting tips and get you pointed in the right direction. 

What Music Services Does Sonos Support?

In addition to syncing your YouTube account with Sonos, several other streaming services will work with your system. Knowing what these are will allow you to play all of your favorites quickly and easily. 

The process for adding any of these services to your Sonos is the same as with YouTube, so keep this post in mind for easy reference whenever you want to do so. You just need to have the Sonos app and select “Add Music Services” from there. 

Here are all of the music services that Sonos currently supports: 

  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • TuneIn
  • Tidal
  • Amazon Music
  • Soundcloud
  • Audible

This list can change as Sonos becomes compatible with more music services or when new apps come out. It’s pretty comprehensive but doesn’t include every single streaming service out there. 

Keep in mind that you need to have an account with any of these apps you want to use before they work with Sonos. Set that up before you try to add the service within the Sonos app.   


Here are a few quick answers to some of the most commonly asked questions related to how to play YouTube on Sonos. 

How do I add music from YouTube to Sonos? 

You can add music from YouTube to Sonos by using the Sonos app. Download the app on your phone or computer and click the Add Music Services feature. From there, you can select YouTube and sign into your YouTube account to add music. 

Can I play YouTube TV on Sonos? 

You can play YouTube TV on Sonos; you just need to connect your TV to your Sonos system for this to work. Many Sonos models have a line-in that lets you directly connect your TV to the speakers and play audio from any apps you use. 

How do I play my iPhone through Sonos? 

You can play your iPhone through Sonos by utilizing the AirPlay feature on your phone. Open the control center on your iPhone and then tap the AirPlay icon. Make sure your Sonos speakers are turned on, and then select them from the list of available devices. 

How do I stream music to Sonos? 

You can connect many different streaming services to Sonos through the Sonos app. You just need to open the app and then select Add Music Services. Then you can select which streaming service you want to sync with your Sonos system. 

Does Sonos voice control work with YouTube music? 

Sonos voice control does not currently work with YouTube music. You can use the voice control feature with a number of other streaming and music services, but YouTube is not one of them. This might change in the near future.

Final Thoughts

Setting up YouTube to play on Sonos is simple, and you can take care of this from the Sonos app. Just select Add Music Services from the Browse tab on the app’s main screen and then select YouTube from there. 

Remember that you need to have a YouTube account for this to work. You can sign into your YouTube account directly through the Sonos app. But if you don’t have an account set up, you won’t be able to browse YouTube through Sonos. 

What type of music do you like to listen to in Sonos? What’s your favorite streaming service? Let me know in the comments below.

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