Google Home, now known as Google Nest, is a series of smart speakers that allow you to play music, control smart home devices, and access information using voice commands. While Google Home supports many popular music streaming services, including Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora, and Deezer, it does not have a built-in integration with Tidal, a high-fidelity music streaming service. However, there are several ways to play Tidal on Google Home, which we will explore in this article.
Part 1. Does Tidal Work with Google Home
There are several types of Google Home speakers, including the Google Home, Google Home Mini, Google Nest Mini, Google Home Max, and Google Nest Audio. The speakers can also be used to play music from popular streaming services like Spotify, YouTube Music, and Pandora, and they can be linked to other devices using Bluetooth or Google Cast.
Unfortunately, there is no Tidal Google Home integration yet. It would be a wonderful experience to connect Tidal with Google Home and use the voice assistant on your home or mini. So, here we offer you some easy ways to connect Tidal to Google Home. You can do this with or without a Tidal subscription.
Part 2. How to Play Tidal on Google Home without a Tidal Subscription
It's easy to enable Google Home Tidal integration via Google Cast or Bluetooth. However, both methods require you to have a Tidal HiFi or HiFi Plus subscription. For your convenience, we'll start by showing you how to connect Tidal to Google Home using a Tidal free account.
The necessary tool you need is the AudFree Tidal Music Downloader. With it, you can download Tidal music as your own local audio file. You can then upload the downloaded Tidal songs to YouTube Music and listen to Tidal directly on Google Home without a Tidal subscription. Most importantly, the tool decrypts Tidal songs and saves them as yours. So you can use the downloaded Tidal songs on any device or player you want.
How to Convert Tidal Music for Google Home
- Step 1Load Tidal Music to AudFree Tidal Converter
- Simply click the 'AudFree Tidal Music Converter' icon on your computer to launch this smart Tidal tool. At the same time, you will see the Tidal app pops up, which aims to make it easier to add Tidal songs. Please find the Tidal songs that you'd like to play on Google Home. Copy and paste the URL of Tidal music to the search box of the AudFree program. Then click the '+' button to load them automatically.
- Step 2Customize Tidal Output Format for Google Home
- To make Tidal Google Home work, please go to the top 'Menu' bar and select 'Preferences' > 'Convert'. Then you can define the output format to MP3 or other common audio formats supported by Google Home. To get high Tidal quality, you are highly recommended to adjust the bit rate to 320 kbps and the sample rate to 48,000 Hz, etc. Don't forget to click on the 'OK' button to save the changes.
- Step 3Download and Convert Tidal for Google Home
- After you have done all the settings, click on the big 'Convert' button at the bottom-right corner of the main interface. You will see this perfect Tidal downloader starts to download Tidal MQA Music to target audio files you set before. After conversion, you can hit on the 'History' icon to locate all Tidal files.
How to Add Tidal to Google Home via YouTube Music
Now you have the compatible Tidal music files with Google Home. It's time to follow simple instruction below to use Tidal on Google Home with freedom.
Step 1. Add Tidal to YouTube Music account. Open your YouTube Music on your computer and then log in to your account details. Then go to the 'Upload Music' option to locate the music folder including Tidal songs and upload them to YouTube Music.
Step 2. Set up Google Home. Launch the Google Home app on your device and tap the 'Account' to log in to your Google account. Next, you can click the 'Settings' > 'Services' > 'Music' button to set YouTube Music as the default service.
Step 3. Play Tidal on Google Home/Home Mini. Now, you can ask Google Home or Google Home Mini to play Tidal songs that you have uploaded to the YouTube Music account via voice commands. Besides, you can say 'Play a specific song (song name)' to listen to favorite Tidal songs on Google Home.
Part 3. How to Link Tidal to Google Home via Google Cast
As you know, Google Home has Chromecast built-in. It gives users the ability to play audio from their smartphones on their Google Home speakers. Fortunately, Tidal is included in the list of apps that support Google Cast. Tidal Chromecast feature allows the app to send high-quality audio and video to Google Cast devices. So, you can link Tidal to Google Assistant through the built-in Chromecast feature.
While there is no search function that allows you to play specific songs, you can use voice commands to control Tidal playback on your Google Home. You can use Google Assistant to operate some basic voice commands such as skip, back, increase or decrease the volume. Here is a simple tutorial on how to make Tidal Google Assistant integration with Google Cast.
Step 1. Please make sure your mobile device is under the same Wi-Fi network as Google Home. And then launch the Tidal app on your Android or iPhone device.
Step 2. Next, you can start to select and play the Tidal music that you'd like to listen to. At the same time, there will pop up the 'basic media controls' at the bottom of the main screen.
Step 3. Choose this bar to display an extended version of the 'Now Playing' screen. Then you can see there is an icon that looks like a 'tiny speaker' at the bottom-left corner, please hit on it.
Step 4. Here, you can see the 'Google Cast' sub-menu. And all Google Cast devices that are connected to the same Wi-Fi as your phone will show up. You can choose Google Home as the target device to stream Tidal music.
Step 5. Your smartphone connects to Google Home for a while, and then you can cast Tidal to Google Home and take full control of the Tidal music playback using Google Assistant. Or simply use your phone as a remote control.
🔖 Note: If you are using a computer, you will need to open the Tidal web player instead of the Tidal desktop application.
Part 4. How to Add Tidal to Google Home via Bluetooth
By pairing your Google Home device with your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, you can stream music from the Tidal app to your Google Home speaker. This allows you to enjoy your favorite songs, playlists, and albums from Tidal Music on your Google Nest device.
Step 1. Go to "Google Home Settings" and enable "Google Home Bluetooth Pairing".
Step 2. Next, on your iPhone, click on the "Settings" > "Bluetooth" > "Turn on" option.
Step 3. Tap on the "Enable Pairing Mode" option on Google Home to pair Google Home with your mobile phone via Bluetooth.
Step 4. Once paired successfully, you can play Tidal music on Google Home from your Tidal mobile app without difficulty.
🔖 Tips: If you prefer, you can also pair your computer with Google Home and enable Google Assistant Tidal easily via the Bluetooth function.
Part 5. FAQs about Tidal Google Home
Q1: What Music Streaming Services Does Google Home Support?
Q2: Do I Need a Tidal Subscription to Use It with Google Home?
A: You need a Tidal subscription to access its full catalog of music and use it with Google Home via Bluetooth or Google Cast. You can also try AudFree Tidal Music Converter to download Tidal Music locally so that you can listen to Tidal on Google Home offline without a subscription.
Q3: Can I Use Tidal on Google Home Mini?
A: If you are a Tidal HiFi or HiFi Plus user, you can use Google Cast to connect your mobile device to Google Home. Then it's simple to play the Tidal content you want on Google Home Mini.
Part 6. In Summary
While there is no built-in Tidal Google Home integration yet, there are several ways to play Tidal on Google Home. Using the professional AudFree Tidal Music Converter, Google Cast or Bluetooth depends on your reality.
But it's clear that using AudFree Tidal Converter is suitable for all users. Because it allows all users to add Tidal to Google Home, even without a Tidal subscription. Plus, it supports not only Google Home, but also Homepod and other smart speakers.