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How to connect Spotify to Google Home

Use voice commands to play Spotify from Google Home and Google Nest.
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January 21, 2022

Linking your Spotify account with Google Home makes it easy to play music from anywhere with a simple voice command. After all, what’s a smart home ecosystem without great tunes? Here’s how to connect Spotify to Google Home.

Read more: How to set up and use Google Home

QUICK ANSWER 

Open the Google Home app. Tap + in the top-left, then tap Music. Next, select Spotify, tap Link Account, and then Log in to Spotify.


JUMP TO KEY SECTIONS

How to link Spotify to Google Home

To connect Spotify to Google Home, download and open the Google Home app (Android and iPhone) on your smartphone.

From the homepage, Google Home will recommend several available applications that it can connect to. You can scroll through the list to select Link Spotify. Alternatively, tap + in the top-left, then tap Music. Next, choose Spotify and tap Link Account.

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Now you’ll need to Log in to Spotify. You will have to agree to give Google specific permissions, such as the ability to view your Spotify account data, view your activity on Spotify, and take actions in Spotify on your behalf. Tap the big green Agree button at the bottom of the page to proceed.

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All you have to do now is ask Google to play something. For example, say, “OK Google, play Discover Weekly on Spotify.”

How to set Spotify as the default music provider

If you want to save yourself the hassle of saying “on Spotify” at the end of your voice commands, then you’ll have to set Spotify as the default music player.

The first time you ask your Google Nest speaker to play music on Spotify, it should ask you if you want to set Spotify as the default music provider. Say “yes” to agree, and you’re all set. However, you can manually select or change the default music provider in the Google Home app. This is a handy feature if you are subscribed to multiple music-streaming services and don’t want to specify which service to use with each voice command.

From the home page, tap the Settings icon in the center. From there, tap Music under services.

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Next, select Spotify to set it as the default music player for your Google Home.

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Note that you won’t be able to Unlink Spotify from Google Home while it is set as the default.

How to add multiple Spotify accounts to Google Home

Your Google Nest products can recognize distinct voices. So one option is to use Google Voice Match to add more Google accounts to your device, which you can then link to more Spotify accounts. Alternatively, you can switch accounts within the Google Home app.

Tap the Settings icon from the homepage, then tap Music under services. Make sure Spotify is not the default Music provider by selecting any other available option, such as Youtube Music, for example. Now, tap Unlink underneath Spotify and confirm your decision to unlink your account.

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From there, all you have to do is link a new Spotify account via the methods outlined in this guide.


Read more: Google Assistant guide: Make the most of your virtual assistant

FAQs

Can I listen to multiple Spotify accounts on my Google Home?

Yes, follow the guidelines outlined in the last section of this page to do so.

Is Spotify still giving away Google Home Mini?

In 2020, Spotify gave free Google Home Mini devices to new Spotify Premium subscribers. Unfortunately, that promotional campaign has ended. But who knows, there might be new offers in the future, so stay tuned for updates.

Can I connect Spotify with Amazon Alexa?

Yes, you can! Follow the steps in our how-to guide.