YouTube Music users on the free tier can now cast there owned music to smart speakers. You’ll still need a Premium account to cast streamed music.
Previously a Premium account was required to cast any music on the platform to speakers. Now, YouTube Music are allowing users to cast their own uploaded music to speakers. Unfortunately the fun stops there for free users. You’ll still need a Premium account to cast any non-uploaded music to speakers.
Since announcing its plans to shutdown Google Play Music, YouTube Music has vastly increased its features to become a fully fledged music streaming platform. Google Play Music users have until December to transfer their data over to YouTube Music before the service closes for good.
YouTube Music added the ability to upload your own music to your library earlier this year, however casting any tracks, even ones you owned, was unavailable on the free tier.
You’ll see the cast icon in the upper right corner of the play screen. Attempting to cast non-uploaded YouTube Music will show the message “Only uploaded music can play on your speakers. Get Premium to play all of YouTube Music”