2 Methods to Play Spotify on Google Home

Posted by Adam Gorden on Mar 3, 2021 11:13 AM.
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Google provides its own music services known as YouTube Music to its smart speakers. However, it also allows users to play songs from other music providers like Spotify with Google Home – Google’s voice-controlled smart speaker. If you are Spotify subscriber who just bought a new Google Home, you may be eager to play Spotify music with this smart device.

To make it easier for you, here we put together all the steps on how to set up Spotify on Google Home for playing your favorite songs and playlists. In case Google Home won't play Spotify music properly sometimes, we'll introduce an alternative method to help you play Spotify music on Google Home even without the Spotify app.

Part 1. How to Link Spotify to Google Home
Part 2. How to Stream Spotify to Google Home
Part 3. What If Spotify Not Playing on Google Home
Part 4. How to Enjoy Spotify on Google Home without Spotify

Part 1. How to Set up Spotify on Google Home

Google Home supports both free and paid version of Spotify for playing music now. With a Google Home and a subscription to Spotify, you can follow this instruction to set up Spotify on Google Home and then start your playback of Spotify music on Google Home.


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Step 1. Install and open the Google Home app on your iPhone or Android phone.

Step 2. Tap Account in the top right then check whether the Google Account shown is the one linked to your Google Home.

Step 3. Back on the home screen, tap + in the top-left, then select Music and audio.


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Step 4. Select Spotify and tap Link Account, then choose Log in to Spotify.

Step 5. Enter your account details to log into your Spotify then tap OK to confirm.

Note: Make sure your phone is connected to the same Wi-Fi as your Google Home.

Part 2. How to Use Spotify on Google Home for Playing

Once you’ve linked Spotify account to Google Home, you can set Spotify as the default player on your Google Home. So, you don’t need to specify "on Spotify" each time when you need to play Spotify music on Google Home. To have it done, you can simply ask Google Home to play music. Then it will give you the option and simply say "yes" to agree.

To play Spotify music with Google Home, you can use the voice commands by saying, "OK, Google", then ...

"Play [song name by artist name]" to request a Song.

"Stop" to stop the music.

"Pause" to pause the music.

"Set volume to [level]" to control the volume.

Part 3. What If Spotify Not Playing on Google Home?

It’s easy to listen to Spotify music on Google Home. However, you may still meet some unexpected problems in the process of using it. For example, you may find sometimes Google Home won’t respond when you ask it to play something on Spotify. Or you found Spotify not showing in Google Home when you try to link Spotify to Google Home.

Unfortunately, there are not official solutions to those issues yet. There are lots of potential reasons why Google Home won’t start playing Spotify or stop playing Spotify at all. So, we’ve made a collection of tips for troubleshooting this issue. Try the below solutions to fix the issue with Spotify and Google Home.

1. Reboot Google Home. Try to restart your Google Home when you cannot link your Spotify to it for playing music.

2. Relink Spotify to Google Home. You can unlink the current Spotify account from your Google Home and connect it to your Google Home again.

3. Clear the cache on your Spotify app. It’s possible that the app itself is to prevent you from playing music on your Google Home. You can tap Delete cache in the Settings to delete the temporary files stored on your device.

4. Reset Google Home. You can reset Google Home to remove any devices links, app links, and other settings that you’ve done since you first set it up.

5. Check the link of your account on other devices. If your Spotify account is connected to a different smart device for streaming, music will stop playing on Google Home.

6. Make sure your mobile device is connected to the same Wi-Fi as your Google device. If not, you cannot link Spotify to Google Home for playing music.

Part 4. How to Get Spotify on Google Home without Spotify

To solve such problems for good, we'll recommend you try using a third-party tool like TunesKit Spotify Music Converter to save Spotify songs as MP3. After that, you can upload those offline tracks to other five music subscription services you can link to your Google Home. So, you can easily play Spotify songs on Google Home using other available services – YouTube Music, Pandora, Apple Music, and Deezer instead of Spotify.

Best of all, this Spotify downloader works with both free and paid accounts. To learn how to use it, you can perform the below steps to download Spotify songs as MP3. Once all the songs are downloaded from Spotify, you can move them to YouTube Music then start playing Spotify music on Google Home without installing the Spotify app.

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  • Convert Spotify podcasts, songs, album, and playlist to plain audio formats
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1Add Spotify song you want to the converter

add spotify tracks to tuneskit

Launch TunesKit Spotify Music Converter on your computer and then go to Spotify to select songs or playlists you want to play on Google Home. Just drag and drop them to the interface of the converter for the conversion.

2Configure the output format for Spotify music

set output format

After loading Spotify songs into the converter, click the Menu bar, select the Preferences option, and you’ll see a pop-up window. Then switch to the Convert tab and start to select the output format. Also, you can set the bit rate, sample rate, and channel.

3Start to download Spotify music tracks to MP3

downloading spotify music

When all the settings are done, click the Convert button to initiate the download and conversion of Spotify music. TunesKit program will save all the converted songs to your computer. You can click the Converted icon to browse all the converted songs.

4Upload Spotify music to YouTube Music for playing

Now you can try to upload the converted Spotify music files into YouTube Music. Once done, open your Google Home and you'll be able to play the downloaded Spotify songs from YouTube Music.

1. Drag your Spotify music files to any surface on music.youtube.com.

2. Visit music.youtube.com and click on your profile picture > Upload music.

3. Open the Google Home app and tap Add > Music at the top left.

4.To choose your default service, tap YouTube Music and then start to play Spotify music when you "Hey Google, play music."

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