How to Link Spotify Music to Your Google Home Speaker in 2024

Updated by Adam Gorden on Feb 9, 2023 3:30 PM.

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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. Google Home Setup for Spotify - Minimum Requirements
Part 2. How to Link Spotify to Google Home
Part 3. How to Use Spotify Music on Google Home
Part 4. How to Fix Spotify Not Playing on Google Home
Bonus Tip: How to Play Personal Spotify Music Collection on Google Home

Part 1. Google Home Setup for Spotify - Minimum Requirements

Connecting your music subscriptions to Google Home is a simple task, but there're more things required asides from just your device and your Spotify Music.

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1. An Android or iOS mobile device

2. The latest version of the Google Home app

For starters you'll need to ensure your mobile device is running the latest version of Google Home app, which is essential for you to finish the whole setup. If you haven't got it on your device, please go to App Store or Google Play to download and install it.

3. A Google account and Spotify account

4. Access to a secure Wi-Fi network

You must have the access to a secure Wi-Fi network or you might encounter with a SSL error from the start, thus a secure connection to the server cannot be made. What's more, you should also make sure your mobile device is connected to the same Wi-Fi as your Google device for setup.

You can choose to set your Google Home or Nest from here for the first time. Now from here please make sure everything is set up properly. You just need to follow these steps to make a few adjustments. Then you can pick the music service you like, such as Spotify to link it to your speaker.

Part 2. How to Link Spotify to Google Home

Linking Spotify to Google Home:

1. Install and open the Google Home app or Google app on your iPhone or Android phone. When you enter the home screen for the first time, follow any steps on the screen to complete the basic setup. Please make sure your Google device is connected to the same Wi-Fi that your speaker uses.

2. Tap Account at the top right.

3. Check the same Google Account shown is the one linked to your Google Home device. If the account displayed is not currently yours, tap another account or Add another account to switch accounts.

4. Back on the home screen, tap Add + at the top left, then Music and audio.

5. Select Spotify and tap Link Account, then Log in to Spotify with your account. Tap OK to confirm.

Now you're able to use your voice to ask for your favorite music from Spotify. To do this, just say voice commands like "OK Google, Play Discover Weekly on Spotify". If your speaker might not play the exact music, you ask for from Spotify, especially if you're already paying for Premium, you must set Spotify as the default to make it work for you.

Setting Spotify as the default:

Since the Google Home app allows you to link up to 6 music services, you can link all the music subscription services you want on your Google Home speaker. But sometimes even you do link Spotify Music but leave YouTube Music as the default, your speaker might not play the exact music you ask for without your saying "on Spotify" at the end of your voice commands. So please don't hesitate to choose a default music service for Spotify to say "yes" to agree when Google Home gives you the option to do this.

Or you can follow these steps to make Spotify the default player manually:

1. In the Google Home app, tap Account at the top right.

2. Tap Settings.

3. Tap Music under services.

google home settings services music

4. Simply select Spotify to set it as your default music service for your Google Home.

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Unlinking Spotify from Google Home:

If you have multiple Spotify accounts, you can switch accounts. But you'll need to unlink the current Spotify account.

1. In the Google Home app, tap Account at the top right.

2. Tap Settings.

3. Tap Music under services.

4. Tap UNLINK.

google home spotify unlink

5. Link a new Spotify account.

Spotify Not Linking to Google Home?

For starters, please ensure the minimum requirements in Part 1 to set up everything for both the Google Home speaker and Spotify Music. Then you'll need to follow the steps properly to link Spotify to your speaker. As stated, if the Wi-Fi network is not stable, you might not be able to do this.

Here's how you can check if your speaker is currently connected to a Wi-Fi network: Try to ask your Assistant a question, like "What time is it?" If the Assistant is able to answer, then it's connected to a Wi-Fi network.

You may also need to set up your Google Home speaker to fix this network issue: To do this, open the Google Home app and tap Add at the top left > Set up device > New device, and complete the setup steps.

Then you must need to unlink Spotify from Google Home to do the trick. Check the guidance above to remove Spotify from music services in the Google Home app.

Part 3. How to Use Spotify Music on Google Home

Controlling Spotify on Google Home:

To control Spotify playback with Google Home, you can use these basic voice commands for Spotify or other linked services:

Shuffle: Say "Hey Google, shuffle + [album]/some music." Or say "…play[album] and shuffle", "…play [album] shuffled", "…play [album] on shuffle".
Pause: Say "Hey Google, pause" or "…pause the music".
Resume: Say "Hey Goggle, resume" or "…continue playing".
Stop: Say "Hey Google, stop" or "…stop the music".
Play next song: Say "Hey Google, next/skip/next song".
Control volume: Say "Hey Google, set volume to 5/40%".

Asking music from Spotify:

To request a song, say "Hey Google, play [song name] + by [artist name]/from [album name], or play songs like [song name]".

To know what's playing, say "Hey Google, what's playing/what song is playing/what artist is playing?"

To play personalized suggested content from chosen service, say "Hey Google, play some music/ play [genre] music". You can also discover more personalized playlists from Spotify recommendations such as Discover Weekly, Daily Mix, Release Radar, On Repeat and Repeat Rewind and even all playlists made for you by Spotify.

Part 4. How to Fix 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.

Bonus Tip: How to Play Personal Spotify Music Collection on Google Home

To solve such problems for good, we'll recommend you try using a third-party tool like ViWizard 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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Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Downloader

  • Download tracks and playlists from Spotify without premium subscription
  • Remove DRM protection from Spotify podcasts, tracks, albums or playlist
  • Convert Spotify podcasts, songs, album, and playlist to plain audio formats
  • Work at 5× faster speed and preserve original audio quality and ID3 tags
  • Support the offline Spotify on any devices like home video game consoles
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1Add Spotify song you want to the converter

add spotify music

Launch ViWizard 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

select 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

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When all the settings are done, click the Convert button to initiate the download and conversion of Spotify music. ViWizard 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

2. Visit 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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