You can voice control your Spotify on Google Home - and you don't even need the premium version of the music service.
Google has been promising to make its Home line of speakers compatible with more music streaming services. And, at I/O 2017, it said we could expect support to arrive for Deezer, SoundCloud, and the free version of Spotify. Two months later, it added support for Spotify Free (it already supported Spotify Premium). So, here's how to setup Spotify on Google Home, whether you have a free account or paid account.
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How to connect Spotify to Google Home
Once you’ve linked your Spotify account to Google Home, you can ask it to play your favorite songs, artists, albums, and playlists by using voice commands. You can also control the Spotify app on your Android device with Google Assistant.
Link Spotify to your Google Home
- Download the Google Home app and open it.
- Tap the menu in the top-left corner.
- Tap Account preferences.
- Tap Linked media accounts.
- Select Spotify
- Tap Link Account
- Log in to Spotify. (If you don’t already have a Spotify account, you can create one by tapping Sign up to Spotify. After this, you’ll need to start the account link process from the beginning.)
- Tap OK to confirm.
Make Spotify the default player on Google Home
You can make Spotify the default player on your Google home so you don’t have to specify “on Spotify” at the end of each command voice command (Google Home gives you the option to do this when you ask it to play music -- simply say “yes” to agree).
- In the Google Home app, tap the menu in the top-left corner.
- Tap Music.
- Select Spotify to set it as the default music player for your Google home.
What Assistant commands work with Spotify?
Just say "OK Google", then...
- “Play my Discover Weekly on Spotify”.
- “Turn up the volume on Spotify”.
- “Play some classical music on Spotify”.
- “Pause this song on Spotify”.
You can view the full list of voice commands from here.
Which Google Home devices support Spotify?
Google Home, Home Max, and Home Mini all support Spotify.
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Will Google Home devices work with Spotify Free?
Yes. Spotify comes in two main tiers: Free and Premium. Premium is currently £9.99 a month and includes access to features such as ad free streaming, unlimited skips, extreme quality streaming, and Spotify Connect. You can learn more about Spotify Premium here.
If you have Spotify Free and ask Google Assistant to play a particular song, artist, or album, Spotify will start a station of songs inspired by the item. If you request a playlist, the music will start playing in shuffle mode. You can also ask Spotify to play music based on genre, mood, or activity, and you can ask for Spotify-curated playlists on a free account.
If you have a Spotify Premium account, you can ask for something specific to be played, and Spotify will instantly serve it up.