How to Link Spotify to Google Home – Overview
The Google Home range of smart speakers alongside Google Assistant, the virtual helper, supports a couple of music streaming services. When you’re setting up your Google Home smart speaker, you’ll be asked to choose a music service from the list of options.
This list includes Google’s own YouTube Music, Deezer, Apple Music, Pandora, and of course, Spotify. Spotify provides an exceptional music streaming service because that gives you access to millions of songs, podcasts, and videos from around the world.
So not only can you play music from Spotify for both Spotify Free and Spotify Premium, but you can also make it the default music streaming service on your Google Home smart speaker and be able to request tunes randomly.
‘Spotify Connect’ is not only available on Google Home speakers but also many other smart speakers that have Google Assistant. Also, you can stream music from Spotify with a Google Home multi-room setup. So how do you link Spotify to your Google Home speaker?
How to Link Spotify to Google Home? Process as Follows:
- Start by downloading the Home App on your iPhone or Android smartphone.
- Launch the Home App and Sign in to your Google Account. Confirm that the account you sign in with is the same one you used to set up your Google Home speaker.
- Assuming you’ve already set up your Google Homes speaker, click on the plus (+) sign in the top right corner of the main screen of the Home app.
- Scroll down to the ‘Manage Services’ section. Click on the first option written ‘Music.’
- From the list that appears, click on ‘Spotify.’
- On the right hand of the Spotify option, you’ll see a link button; click on it.
- Next, log into your Spotify Account. After logging in, Spotify should become the default music streaming service for your Google Home speaker.
Which Google Assistant Commands Work with Spotify?
Now that you’ve linked your Spotify Account to your speaker, you can give Spotify a lot of Plain-English commands via Google Assistant.
Since Google understands a lot of variations, feel free to experiment. For instance, if you’ve not changed your settings and Spotify still is the default music streaming service, you don’t need to keep on saying “on Spotify” every time you request a tune.
Always remember to prefix each of your commands with “OK Google” or “Hey Google.” Some of the simple commands you can give include:
- “OK, Google, Play some Jazz.”
- “OK, Google, which is this song?”
- “Hey Google, Play Hold My Hand by Michael Jackson.”
- “Hey Google, Play Music by Mariah Carey.”
- “Hey Google, Pause the music.”
How Do You Play Your Spotify Playlist On Google Home?
You can command your speaker to play any playlist you want it to. So if you want a specific playlist, use the following command “OK Google, Play.” For instance, if you’re going to play Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist, you’ll say, “OK Google, Play Discover Weekly.”
If you want Google Home to play a personal playlist on Spotify, it’s pretty much the same thing; just say, “Hey Google, Play [name of your playlist].” However, one problem you might encounter is if you have a playlist that shares a name with one of Spotify’s playlists. To avoid this, check the names of the playlists on the Spotify home page and avoid using them.
You can also shuffle a playlist and play it. For instance, you can shuffle Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist. To do this, simply say, “Hey Google, Shuffle Discover Weekly.”
You can also play tracks you’ve marked as favorites, although this isn’t literally a playlist. So if you want to play these tracks, you can say, “Hey Google, play my songs.”
Which Other Commands Work with Spotify?
There are many other commands you can use on your Google Home speaker for Spotify. For instance, you can like or dislike artists, tracks, albums, or playlists. You can also rewind a song or skip forward for several seconds and even save specific playlists.
For instance, you could say:
- “Hey Google, Save this playlist.”
- “OK, Google, Follow or Unfollow this playlist.”
- “Hey Google, I like this song.”
- “OK, Google, Skip 10 seconds forward.”
Linking your Spotify account to Google Home enables you to use the speaker as a remote control, and you can select playlists, play, pause or stop the music. In addition, Spotify allows you to download playlists offline and listen to these playlists with your Google Home speaker.