Be careful what you want! YouTube Music is now available on Android TV, but it does not have a dedicated app and cannot play music in the background. No, if you want to get hooked on YouTube Music on your TV, you need to do so via a tab in the YouTube app.
As you may already know, Google is slowly dismantling Play Music and switching its users to YouTube Music. It̵7;s a great idea, especially for hardcore YouTube users with perfectly curated recommendations. But the transition is uneven like all hell, and every step forward (like Android TV support) comes with a warning.
The problem here is that YouTube Music does not have a dedicated app. YouTube on Android TV does not allow you to browse while watching videos, so you are stuck and admiring album art while listening to music. And again, you can not play music in the background when using other apps or staring silently at the Android TV screen. (Pssstt …. you Can throws background sound to your Android TV from your phone).
But hey, maybe this is the fastest way to bring YouTube Music to Android TV. Ben Schoon at 9to5Google states that the YouTube app on Android TV is almost identical to what you find on Roku, game consoles and smart TVs. Google’s probably working on a dedicated You Tube TV app right now, right? We have to wait and find out.
Source: Google via 9to5Google