Play Spotify on Google Home - All you need to know

1. What subscription level do I need to play Spotify on Google Home?

Google Home supports both Spotify Free and Spotify Premium accounts, but you will get different music based on your subscription.

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If you have a Spotify Premium account, you can play content on demand. You can get specificsongs, albums or artists along with music based on genre, mood or activity, Spotify’s curated playlists, and your personal playlists. 

Spotify Free

If you don't have a Spotify Premium account, you'll get a station of songs inspired by the song, album, artist or personal playlists you asked for. You can't get specific songs, albums, artists or personal playlists on demand, but you can ask for music based on genre, mood or activity, or for Spotify-curated playlists.

2. Link Spotify to your Google Home

Google Home is a smart speaker with voice control. You need to set it up using the Google Home app on your phone or computer. Run the app and link your Google and Spotify accounts. You can also set Spotify as your default music service. Make sure your mobile device is connected to the same WiFi as your Google Home. Follow below detailed steps:

  1. Download the Google Home app and open it.
  2. Tap Account in the top-right.
  3. Check the Google Account shown is the one linked to your Google Home or Google Nest device. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  4. Back on the home screen, tap + in the top-left, then Music and audio.
  5. Select Spotify and tap Link Account, then Log in to Spotify.

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Now just ask Google to play something, e.g. "OK Google, play Discover Weekly". 

3. Play Spotify on Google Home on demand with Spotify free

If you have Spotify free, you can only hear a station of songs inspired by the song/album/artist you requested (free radio service). You can't play songs on demand. How to bypass this limitation?

Well, besides music streaming service, Google Nest or Home speaker also allow you to play music that's stored on your mobile device (phone or tablet) or computer using bluetooth. So all you need to do is download Spotify music to your device.

4. Play downloaded Spotify music on Google Nest or Home via Bluetooth

Part 1 Download Spotify to mp3

The best way we recommend is Ondesoft Spotify Converter , which allows you to download Spotify music and save to mp3/m4a/wav/flac with fast speed.

1. Run Ondesoft Spotify to MP3 Converter

Download, install and run Ondesoft Spotify to MP3 Converter on your Mac or Windows. Log in your Spotify account.

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2. Drag&drop More Life album

Select Spotify songs, albums or playlists from Spotify app to the interface directly. Or click "Add Files", copy&paste the link of the song/album/album to the bottom area and then click + icon. To copy the link, right click the album and choose "Share" - Copy Album Link.

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All songs in the album/playlist will be checked by default. You are free to uncheck the tracks you don't want to convert.

3. Choose output format (optional)

Now, click on the Settings cogwheel from the top-right corner to select the output format. On Auto mode, it will save the file in M4A format. For MP3 and AAC, you can also set the output quality, depending on the song. You may also change the output folder, the title, and the organizing criteria.

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4. Click Convert button

Click Convert button to start recording Spotify music to the format you choose.

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After conversion, click below folder icon to quickly locate the Spotify songs. Now you can upload them to your Google Play Music and enjoy the Spotify playlists on Google Home.

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Part 2 Connect your mobile device and Google Home

  1. Open Bluetooth settings on your mobile device.
  2. Under “Available devices,” tap the Google Home you paired to your mobile device.

Part 3 Play local music from mobile device on Google Home

Once your mobile device is paired and connected to your speaker or display, use basic and advanced music commands to listen to music and playlists.



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