Q: Does Tidal work with Google Home? If not, is there any news for whether Google Home will support Tidal as the default music service? Or, is there any other way to link Tidal to Google Home? So that I can play Tidal music and playlists on Google Home speakers?
Based on online research, there is only positive news on Tidal for Google Home. Coming from a Google employee, who stated that Google Home has an open API that is up to Tidal to make it available. Since this open API works already on some other streaming music services. It means that 'Google Home Tidal integration' would be possible in the future.
Obviously, it is unwise to expect Tidal to arrive soon. Will you give up other opportunities for adding Tidal to Google Home? Before Tidal is compatible with Google Home, here, we'll show two quick workarounds. Don't miss them to connect Tidal to Google Home/Home Mini/Max with ease.
Method 1. How to Link Tidal to Google Home via Google Cast
It's well-known that Google Home comes with Chromecast built-in. It endows users the ability to play audios from your smartphone on Google Home speaker. Fortunately, Tidal is including in the app list that supports Google Cast. That's to say, there is an official way to use Tidal on Google Home via built-in Chromecast functionality.
There is no searching function allowing you to play a specific song. But you can still use voice commands as normal to control the Tidal playback on Home speakers after linking Tidal to Google Home. It's possible to ask Google Home to skip, go back, increase or decrease volume and follow some other basic commands. Here is a simple tutorial on how to connect Tidal to Google Home Mini.
Step 1. Please make sure your mobile device is under the same Wi-Fi network as Google Home Mini. And then please launch the Tidal app on your Android or iPhone device.
Step 2. Next, you can start to select the music that you'd like to listen to and play it. 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. And 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 Mini as the target device to stream Tidal music.
Step 5. Your smartphone connects to Google Home for a while, and then Tidal music will play out of the Google Home. You can take full control of the music playback using the basic music commands on Google Home. Or use your phone as a remote control. Now, Tidal and Google Home work well.
Method 2. How to Play Tidal on Google Home Mini from Google Play Music
Speaking of how to hook up your Tidal music service with Google Mini Home, there is still an alternative method that can make it available. The reason why we introduce this way here is that it can meet almost all Tidal subscribers' needs. It enables users to play Tidal on Google Home as the default service.
There is no doubt that Google Play Music is one of the default streaming music services on Google Home. So why not upload Tidal playlists to Google Play Music. After that, you can play Tidal playlists straightforward from Google Home.
Even you are using Tidal Hi-Fi subscription, you still can't download Tidals songs to your computer and upload them to Google Play Music. Under these circumstances, you need to install a professional downloading tool for Tidal to solve your issues. Here, you can meet AudFree Tidal Music Downloader for Windows (or AudFree Tidal Music Converter for Mac).
It can download songs and playlists from Tidal as local files. Besides, it can convert Tidal music to MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, etc. so that you can use Tidal with Google Home directly.
How to Convert Tidal Music for Google Home
The following tutorial will be divided into two parts. One is to download Tidal music as common audio files with the help of AudFree Tidal Music Converter. The other is to upload them to Google Play Music for enjoying on Google Home.
- Step 1Load Tidal music and playlists to AudFree Tidal converter
- Simply click the 'AudFree Tidal Music Converter' icon at your computer desktop 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 Tidals songs. Please start to 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. And click the '+' button to load them automatically.
- Step 2Customize Tidal output audio parameters for Google Home
- To make Google Home Mini play Tidal, you can define the output format to MP3 or other common audio formats. AudFree Tidal Music Converter will convert these audio files. To get high Tidal quality, you are highly recommended to adjust the same rate as 320 kbps and sample rate as 48,000 Hz, etc.
- Step 3Convert Tidal for playing on Google Home
- After you have done all the settings, you can move to the last step. Click on the big 'Convert' button at the bottom-right corner of the main interface, it will switch to 'Cancel'. You will see this perfect Tidal downloader starts to download and convert Tidal music to target audio files you set before. After conversion, you can hit on the 'history' icon to locate all downloaded Tidal file. You can upload all Tidal music to Google Play Music.
How to Play Tidal on Google Home from Google Play Music
Can you link TIdal to Google Home now? The answer could be positive. If you don't know how to add songs to Google Play Music for playback on Google Home speakers, you should follow the below simple instruction:
Step 1. Add Tidal to Google Play Music account. Open your Google Play Music on your computer and then log in to your account details. Then go to the 'My Music' option to locate the music folder including Tidal songs and upload them to Google Play.
Step 2. Set up Google Home. Launch 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 Google Play 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 Google Music account via voice commands. Besides, you can say 'Play a specific song (song name)' to listen to Tidal on Google Home.
To Sum Up
Is Tidal on Google Home? From what we mentioned above, there is no Tidal and Google Home integration. But during the waiting time, there are still two ways for us. You can follow them to link Tidal to Google Home for playing Tidal music and playlists.
As for choosing whether method to play Tidal on Google Home, via Google Cast or through Google Play Music, it depends on your real situation.
As for as I'm concerned, the second way could be recommended. Because this way not also enables Tidal lovers to add Tidal to Google Home, but also play Tidal on almost all smart speakers. Magic feature, right?