How to Play YouTube Music on Google Home Device

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Google Home makes it easy to fill your living room with the music you love the most. Over the past two years, Google Home decided to support the free version of YouTube, which allowed users to experience their favorite music with stunning clarity.

While the idea of ​​playing YouTube Music on your Google Home speakers is relatively simple, connecting the two for the first time is sometimes a challenge. In this guide, we are going to show you how to play YouTube Music on your Google Home system.



How to Play YouTube Music on a Google Home

Pairing your Google Home smart speaker to play YouTube Music can be tricky the first few times you try it. But once you get the hang of it, it's smooth.

Your Google Home system connects to your devices, whether it's a smartphone or tablet, via Bluetooth. Setting up a Bluetooth connection between your device of choice and your home system plays YouTube Music.

Let's see how to connect your device to your Google Home speakers and play your YouTube music.

  1. Open your Google Home app on your Android or iPhone device.
  2. Once the Google Home app screen opens, click on the speaker icon.
  3. Tap on the “Settings” option in the upper right corner of the screen.
  4. Scroll down the drop-down menu that appears until you find "Device Settings" - select this option.
  5. In the Device Settings menu, choose the “Paired Bluetooth Devices” tab.
  6. Click on the “Enable Pairing” option which you will find at the top right corner of the screen.
  7. Now close your Google Home app.
  8. Continue working with your Android or Apple device, go to your Settings menu. Once you are there, choose the “Bluetooth pairing” option.
  9. Make sure your device's Bluetooth feature is turned on before tapping the "Other devices" menu.
  10. Here you will choose the name of your Google Home speaker.
  11. Once the speaker and your device are paired, exit your settings.
  12. Now head over to the YouTube app on your device and open it.
  13. Select the music you want to listen to and press play.

This method is compatible with Android and Apple devices. Always make sure your device's Bluetooth is turned on when connecting to your Google Home system.



You can skip the reconnection process if you keep your Bluetooth connected to your Google Home app. Instead, start with step eight the next time you want to listen to your music.

How to Play YouTube Music Playlist on Google Home Device

Playing a single song here and there on YouTube is great if you're in the mood to jump around and search for different tunes. However, playing your favorite YouTube Music playlist on your Google Home system gives you the freedom to sit back and enjoy the music.

While it's a great idea, getting your YouTube Music playlist to play on your Google Home speakers is a bit tricky because there are no clear instructions, at least until now.

We've put together the step-by-step guide below to make your playlists easier to play.

  1. Open your Google Home app on your Android or iPhone device.
  2. Once the Google Home app screen opens, tap the speaker icon.
  3. Click on the “Settings” option in the upper right corner of the screen.
  4. Scroll down the drop-down menu until you find "Device Settings" - select this option.
  5. In the Device Settings menu, select the “Paired Bluetooth Devices” tab.
  6. Tap the “Enable Pairing” option in the lower right corner of the screen.
  7. Now close your Google Home app.
  8. Continuing to work with your Android or Apple device, head to your Settings menu. Once there, select the “Bluetooth Pairing” option.
  9. Activate "on" the Bluetooth function of your device and choose the "Other devices" menu.
  10. Now select the name of your Google Home speaker when it appears in the device list.
  11. When your device and the speaker are paired, exit the settings.
  12. Go to the YouTube app on your device and open it.
  13. Select the music playlist you want to listen to and press play.

Once you follow these steps, your YouTube Music playlist will play on your Google Home speakers.



Additional FAQs

Why doesn't my Google Home work with YouTube Music?

When you're working with technology, chances are you'll solve a problem or two at some point. For example, if you find that your Google Home is not working with your YouTube Music, there are a few steps you can try to fix the situation.

1. Make sure you've plugged in your Google Home device and turned it on at the outlet.

2. Check that YouTube Music is set as the default music player.

3. Make sure you're signed in to Google Home with the correct Google Account (this is a great place to start if you have multiple Google Accounts).

4. Make sure Google Home and your casting device are both connected to the same Wi-Fi network.


5. Restart your Google Home device.

6. Restart your router.

7. Close your YouTube Music app, then reopen it after a few minutes.

8. Make sure you have successfully linked your streaming device to Google Home.

9. Check that your device's Bluetooth connection is with the correct speaker system (in this case, Google Home).

10. Confirm that you have enabled Bluetooth on your device and on Google Home. You can check it by following these steps:

· Go to your "Settings" menu on your Android or Apple device.

· Choose the “Connections” tab.

· Next, select the “Bluetooth” option.

· The screen that opens next will allow you to see if your device's Bluetooth is enabled. It will also provide you with a list of "paired devices". If you don't see the name of your Google Home speaker in this list of paired devices, your Google Home system's Bluetooth is not turned on and needs to be turned on.


How to make YouTube Music the default music player on Google Home?

Google Home has a selection of music players you can choose from when playing your music through the system. Some options presented to you include:

Google Play Music

Pandora

Spotify

Youtube Music

You can change the default media player to Google Home using the Google Home app on your Android or Apple device. Here's how to go about it:

1. Launch the Google Home app on your Android or Apple device.

2. Click on the “Account” tab at the bottom right of the screen (a person icon indicates this tab).

3. Make sure the Google account here is the same as the one linked to your Google Home.

4. Now navigate to “Settings” and from there select “Services”.

5. Choose the “Music” option and a list of the different music players available will appear.

6. Click on the radio icon displayed next to the YouTube Music media player – this sets it as your default player.

7. Close the app.

Connection complete!

Getting YouTube Music to play on your Google Home device is relatively simple once you know how. Follow these simple steps multiple times and you'll be using the system like a pro.

The only thing you will need to worry about is which playlist to choose next!

Have you ever played YouTube Music through your Google Home? Did you use a method similar to those described in this guide? Let us know in the comments section below.

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