In this article, I will be showing you how to set up Spotify on Google Home. This is important, as it will enable you to play a Spotify playlist on Google Home. Apart from this, I will also be showing you some Google Home Spotify commands which will give you an enhanced experience while using the device.
Google Home, like you might already know, is a voice-command-based smart speaker. The device is designed for your home or car on the go. Instead of using various button combinations or the keyboard, Google Home will assist you by giving you directions, give you some verified information, and do varieties of things.
Playing songs is probably one of the most frequently requested things from Google Home devices. Having Spotify at the top of the music streaming game, you will probably feel like playing your Spotify playlist on Google Home.
Below is how to set up Spotify on Google Home and play your playlist.
How to Set Up Spotify on Google Home
Before you proceed in playing Spotify playlist on Google Home, you will, first of all, install Spotify on your Google Home. Well, the process is more like linking an app to Google Home than installing it per se. Anyway, check out the steps below.
- Connect your mobile/tablet device to the same wireless network that your Google Home is connected to
- Use your phone/tablet to open your Google Home app
- Make sure that the Google Account that is connected to the app is the same one as that on your Google Home device
- Go back to the app’s home screen and tap the + icon on the top-left corner
- Go to “Music and audio”
- Select Spotify from the list
- Tap “Link Account”, followed by “Log in to Spotify”
- Use your Spotify credentials to log in
After this, Spotify will automatically turn into your default music service, when linked to your Google Home app and device. The next thing is to get used to Google Home Spotify Commands.
How to Play Spotify Playlist on Google Home
After you must have finished the setup, you can now instruct your Google Home to play any playlist of your choice. Yes, you can simply do this via voice commands. For example, if you want to play a particular playlist, just use the following voice command: “Play [insert playlist name]”. Let us assume you want Google Home to play Moonlight playlist on Spotify, you will say “Play Moonlight”.
You can as well play any playlist as pre-shuffled. To perform this function, just use the “shuffle” command instead of “play”. For example, if you want to play the Moonlight playlist shuffled, just say “Shuffle Moonlight”.
Although your favorite songs are not considered a literal playlist, you can actually play them using Google Home at any given time. Therefore, if you want Google Home to play the songs that you have liked on Spotify, simply use the “Play my songs” or “Play my library” command.
Other Google Home Spotify Commands
There are varieties of other Google Home Spotify commands that are more advanced. For example, using commands, you can like and dislike various songs, playlists, albums, and artists. You can go back to the previous song, skip, forward a number of seconds, shuffle a playlist, play a song again, and loop an entire playlist. Below are some Google Home Spotify commands that you might find useful.
- Like/dislike a song – “I like this song”/”I dislike this song”/”Thumbs up”/”Thumbs down”
- Like/dislike playlist, artist, or album – “Save this playlist”/”Unsave this playlist;” “Follow this playlist”/”Unfollow this playlist;” use “artist”/”album” instead of “playlist” for artists and albums
- Go back to previous song – “Back”/”Previous”
- Skip forward – “Skip forward [number] secs”
- Shuffle – “Shuffle”
- Repeat song – “Play this song again”/”Play it again”
- Loop playlist – “Repeat on”/”Repeat off”
Why You Need a Spotify Premium Version
The premium version of Spotify demands a monthly fee which is very reasonable. This version allows you to use the platform normally – playing the songs that you want to, using the maximum available quality, and staying clear of ads of any shape or form.
The free account is different from device to device. For example, you can use the free subscription on a desktop device to play all the song you want, but the ads will still be there. On the other hand, using the free Spotify on a mobile/tablet app will shuffle your songs and playlists, and it also comes with annoying ads.
But how does this work on Google Home devices? Can they be categorized as desktop/laptop or mobile/tablet devices? Well, neither is actually true. They are treated as mobile/tablet devices in this respect. Therefore, if you want to play a specific playlist on Google Home using Spotify free membership, you are going to end up disappointed.
Therefore, if you are wondering why Google Home won’t play the playlist you asked it to, it is probably because you are using the free version of Spotify. You should have in mind that the premium version of Spotify costs $10 per month.
As long as you have set up Spotify on your Google Home app, and you are already familiar with the necessary voice commands, you will not have a hard time playing your Spotify playlist on Google Home. If you experience any issues, all you need to do is to unlink Spotify from your Google Home device and try it again.
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