Announced firstly in May 2015, Google Home is a series of smart speakers developed and produced by Google. With built-in intelligent personal Google Assistant, this smart wireless speaker enables users to listen to music tracks from a wide variety of music streaming services via voice control. Although Google Play Music is the default music provider on Home speaker, you can also voice control your free and premium Spotify on Google Home with ease.
If you are a registered Spotify music addict who purchased a new Google Home Mini, you might be eager to use Spotify on Google Home for listening favorite albums, such as Drake's Scorpion. To make it easier, here we will introduce the tutorial on how to setup Spotify on Google Home so that you can play Spotify radio on Google Home effortlessly.
Part 1. How to Connect Spotify to Google Home
Whether you have a free account or paid account, you can link it to your Google Home to play all music streams you'd ever want from the third-party streaming service. Now, you can refer to the following step-by-step guide to use Spotify on Google Home.
Link Spotify Account on Google Home
Step 1. If there is no Google Home app downloaded on your phone, please install it firstly. And then you need to open the Google Home app from the smartphone.
Step 2. Tap the menu in the top-left corner to choose Account preferences -> Linked media accounts -> Spotify -> Link Account, and then you can log in to Spotify with your personal Spotify account and passwords. Click OKAY to confirm.
Make Spotify as Default Player on Google Home
Step 1. Tap on the Devices button in the top-right corner of the Google Home app's main screen and then touch the menu option in the new window to choose 'Settings' button.
Step 2. In the Google Assistant settings, please tab on 'Music' and choose 'Spotify' from the list. Now, Spotify will be the default music provider on Google Home.
Part 2. How to Stream Spotify Music to Google Home Freely
Once you've linked your Spotify account to Google Home and made Home's default player as Spotify, you can ask this speaker to play your favorite songs, playlists, albums or artists from Spotify via using voice commands. Besides, you can also control the Spotify app on your Android device with Google Assistant.
To use Google Assistant commands to play Spotify playlists or songs with Google Home, you can just say 'OK Google', then
'1. Play my Discover Weekly on Spotify'
'2. Play Drake's Scorpion on Spotify'
'3. Pause this song on Spotify
'4. Turn up the volume on Spotify'
As for the full list of voice commands of Google Home, you can refer to this source page: Listen to Music on Google Home.
Part 3. Alternative Way to Play Spotify Music via Google Home
Follow the detailed tutorial mentioned above, can you play Spotify on Google Home, Home Mini or Home Max now? But you should keep in mind that there could be some unexpected problems when you use Spotify free on Google Home. According to some Spotify subscribers who use Google Home to stream songs, they have met some obstacles: such as can’t hear Spotify on Google Home, can't get Spotify work on Google Home, etc. But they didn't get the official solution to solve them yet.
To make Spotify playable on Google Home without problem, here, we will also introduce an alternative solution to get Spotify on Home speaker. You can use a professional third-party Spotify downloading tool, such as AudFree Spotify Music Converter to download and convert Spotify music to MP3. And then you can upload downloaded offline Spotify songs, playlists or albums to Google Play Music account. As consequence, you can listen to Spotify tracks with built-in music provider instead of Spotify. To learn how to use AudFree software to download Spotify songs offline with your free or paying account, please visit this guide: How to Download and Convert Spotify Music to MP3.
When you have downloaded and converted Spotify tracks as MP3 files, you can sync those Spotify downloads to Google Play Music via Music Manager.
Step 1. Launch Google Play Music Manager on your computer and login to your Google account.
Step 2. Select 'Menu' to choose 'Upload songs to Google Play' option and then you can click the 'Continue' button to go to the next step.
Step 3. Now, you can start to choose the destination folder including Spotify tracks by clicking the 'Other folder and then touch the ‘Next’ button. Once you navigate the target folder, you need to follow the prompts.
Step 4. Spotify music tracks will be moved to Google Play via Music Manager. Once done, you can play all uploaded Spotify tracks on Google Home with Google Play Music without any limit.