How to Connect Spotify to Google Home — Step By Step

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You can easily play music from anywhere using a simple voice command by linking your Spotify account with Google Home.

Playing music from your Spotify account anywhere in your Google Home ecosystem is as easy as asking. Here’s how to connect Spotify to your Google Nest.

How to Connect Spotify to Google Home

To connect your Spotify account to Google Home, download and open the Google Home app on your smartphone. The app will recommend several available applications to which it can connect. Scroll through the available options until you find ‘Link Spotify.’ Alternatively, tap the + in the top-left corner, then Music. Then select Spotify and ‘Link Account.’ 

Next, log into Spotify. You’ll have to agree to give Google specific permissions, such as viewing your Spotify account data, your Spotify activity, and taking actions on Spotify on your behalf — that’s what enables you to let your Google Nest control Spotify using your voice. Then tap ‘Agree‘ to continue.

Now, ask Google to play something. For example, you can say, “OK, Google, play Bad Bunny on Spotify.” If you’d like to be able to ask Google to play something without having to specify ‘on Spotify’ every time, read on.

How to Make Spotify Your Default Music Provider

To save yourself from having to specify that you want Google to play your music on Spotify every time, you can set Spotify as the default music player. The first time you ask your Google Home speaker to play music on Spotify, it should ask if you want to set it as the default music provider. Say ‘yes,’ and you’re good to go!

You can also manually select or change the default music provider in the Google Home app, which is handy if you’re subscribed to multiple music-streaming providers and don’t want to specify which one to use with every voice command. 

From the Google Home page, tap the Settings icon. Then tap Music underneath Services, and select Spotify from the list of available options. Please note that you won’t be able to Unlink your Spotify account from Google Home as long as it’s set as the default music provider.

How to Add Multiple Spotify Accounts to Google Home

Your Google Nest ecosystem can recognize different voices, so you can use Google Voice Match to add more Google accounts to your system, to which you can link more Spotify accounts.

Alternatively, you can switch accounts through the Google Home app by tapping the Settings icon and Music beneath Services. Please note that you will need any music provider other than Spotify to be selected as the default music provider for this to work correctly, such as YouTube Music or Apple Music.