Google Home now can work with the Spotify Free tier

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Streaming Spotify music on your Google Home smart speaker(s) used to be only a premium feature. In fact, it still is for Amazon Alexa speaker owners.

But the Swedish streaming music service has now decided to slip Spotify Free users a freebie by allowing those to Google Home owners in the US, UK, Canada, France and Germany. Supposedly, that means that you’ll get ads mixed in along with the music, but you can still listen to your favorite playlists on shuffle with an “OK Google” command.

You’re still encouraged to sign up for premium to get access to full playback controls, though.

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.