How to Play Spotify Music on Google Home

Google is dedicated to make its Google Home speaker support more and more music streaming services. In fact, smart Home speaker is already compatible with a series of video and music streaming channels, such as Google Play Music, Pandora, Deezer, Hulu, HBO Now, and Spotify free and premium account.

But when it comes to enjoying Spotify music services by artist, song, playlist, or album on Google Home, many Home users meet the same issue that Google Home won't play Spotify music successfully according to Spotify Community. So here, I will introduce the detailed tutorial for you to stream songs or playlists from Spotify on Google Home freely.

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Part 1. What We Need to Know about Spotify on Google Home

As is well-known that Spotify offers two different plans for everyone, respectively Spotify free and premium subscription. A few people know that with a different account, you are allowed to play different songs on Google Home. Check out the comparison below:

Spotify Free

With a free Spotify account, you are able to ask Home to play a station of songs inspired by the song/album/artist or personal playlists you choose. If you select to play a playlist, Google Home will play the music in shuffle mode. You can also ask to play Spotify music based on genre, mood, or activity, or for Spotify-curated playlists.

Spotify Premium

If you subscribed a Spotify premium account, you are able to play any Spotify content on demand, which is not included in Spotify free account. That's to say, you can hear specific songs/albums/artists along with music based on genre, mood or activity, or your personal playlists without any limit.

Part 2. How to Stream Spotify Songs to Google Home with Free or Premium Account

If you have problem on how to play music from Spotify on Google Home, you can refer to the following step-by-step guide to control your favorite Spotify tracks on Home speaker with your voice.

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Step 1. If you don't get Google Home app on your device, please download and launch it on your device.

Step 2. Tap the main menu in the top-left corner and then click Account preferences -> Linked media accounts -> Spotify -> Link account button. Now, you need to sing in your personal Spotify account and tab OKAY option to confirm.

Step 3. Your Spotify account has connected to Google Home, you just need to say 'OK Google' and 'Play my music playlist on Spotify' to get Spotify music on Home.

Note: Please be well noted that you will get playing a radio station based on your music playlist with a free account. If you need to hear specific songs or personal playlists, you are required to update your account to premium subscription.

Part 3. Alternative Way to Play Spotify Music on Google Home

It's very easy to all Home users, including the newbie. But this way sometimes doesn’t work well. For example, when you say "playing … on Spotify", no sound comes out no matter you are using a free or premium account. In order to avoid unexpected situation, I will introduce the alternative solution syncing Spotify songs, playlists, and albums to Google Play Music so that you are free to listen to music tracks with Google Home through the built-in app by using voice control.

Since Spotify music files are protected by DRM copyright technology, you can’t directly transfer songs from Spotify to Google Play Music. You need to use the third-party Spotify DRM removal tool, like DRmare Music Converter for Spotify that is designed to bypass DRM protection from Spotify audios and convert DRM-protected music to plain MP3 and other Google Play Music compatible audio formats. Also, it can help you enjoy any Spotify song even you have canceled premium account.

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DRmare Spotify Music Converter

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  • Download songs, albums, playlists from Spotify with free and premium account
  • Batch convert thousands of Spotify songs at up to 5X converting speed
  • Remove DRM from Spotify music to MP3 and other Google Play supported formats.
  • Play the converted music files on unlimited mobile devices, portable players

Remove DRM from Spotify Playlists for Google Home

Step 1. Import Spotify songs to DRmare converter. Please open the smart Spotify converter and Spotify app will be launched automatically. Now you can add Spotify songs, playlists or albums to DRmare's conversion window via dragging&dropping action. Or you can use the URL link of Spotify music to the search box and click '+' option to import them.

Step 2. Choose MP3 as the output format for Google Play. When it comes to choosing which audio format as the output format for Google Play Music, we highly recommend you choose MP3 as the output format directly, since Google Play will convert all of uploads to MP3 files. In this step, you can also customize other output parameters, like ID3 tags, bit rate, sample rate, etc.

Step 3. Remove DRM protection and convert Spotify music for Google Play. Once all settings are ready, please directly click the 'Convert' button at the bottom-right corner to start converting process. When the converting process finishes, you can locate unprotected Spotify tracks on destination folder and transfer them to Google Play.

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Sync Converted Spotify Music to Google Play via Music Manager

1. Please open the Google Play Music Mageger on your computer and you will see the option 'Upload songs to Google Play'. You just need to click it and touch the 'Continue' button to go to the next step.

2. In the new window, you can choose the target location including converted Spotify songs and keep following the prompts until it starts to sync your Spotify music to Google Play Music.

3. Google Home comes with Google Play Music. You can now use voice to control this smart speaker and play all Spotify tracks as you like.

Dec. 06, 2018 5:02 pm

Posted by Harry Zamorski to Spotify Music Tips