Smart speakers have really evolved over the past few years, but listening to music remains one of their most used features. All the major music services can be found on these devices, but what if you don’t want to pay for another? On Google Home or other Google Assistant speakers, you can listen to music for free.
Similar to how you can listen to free music on Amazon Echo speakers, you can do the same with equivalent Google devices if you know how.
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There are different methods to use here, so we have offered several suggestions below. Try them out to find free music sources on Google Home.
Try YouTube Music, Spotify or Pandora for free
While you get a lot more with paid memberships, most major services support some level of Google speaker integration for non-paid members.
It started with Spotify, Pandora, and Google Play Music, and this year Google also rolled out a free version of its YouTube Music service to all Google Assistant speakers (still not Apple Music). Now these free experiences are supported by ads, so you’ll have to put up with the odd advertising between tracks, which could be a problem if you plan on using your Google Home to DJ your next house party.
And while you can ask Google Assistant to play certain genres, you can’t request specific songs, artists, or albums on the free tiers of these services. If you do, you’ll receive a similar music-based station instead.
Still, better than a kick in the teeth, right? And if you really fall in love, you might just go premium level. that is certainly what these companies would like. All of them also offer free trials of varying lengths.
To have any of these services work for free on your Google Assistant speaker, have the Assistant play specifically from the service or set it as your default choice. To do this, open the Google Home app on your phone, go to Settings, scroll to The music under Google Assistant Services, then select YouTube Music as the default provider.
Create playlists on Google Play Music
Google Play Music offers the basics of Google Home, similar to Spotify and co, but if you have a collection of music that you have purchased / downloaded in your library, you can play it on your speaker without paying a premium subscription.
Just create a playlist containing these songs, name it, then ask your Google Home, a piece [song, album, artist or playlist] from my library or, at ???? Play my [song, album, artist or playlist]. “
If you prefer, you can just connect a smartphone or other music source to your Google speaker via Bluetooth. To pair, proceed as follows …
1. Open the Google Home app.
2. Tap the Google Home you want to pair on the main overview screen.
3. Tap the gear icon at the top right.
4. Scroll down and select Paired Bluetooth devices.
5. Press Activate pairing mode at the bottom right of the screen.