Spotify allows users to play and control podcasts through Google Assistant. The support has been rolled out to users globally. It currently supports only the English language.
To control Spotify through Google Assistant, users need to activate the assistant by saying “Hey Google…” followed by the command to control a podcast. For instance, users can say “Ok Google, play The Michelle Obama Podcast on Spotify” or “Ok Google, play An Oral History of The Office podcast on Spotify.”
Users can listen to Spotify podcasts on Google Assistant-enabled smart speakers and smart displays such as the new Nest Audio, Nest Mini, Nest Hub Max, and more. You can also speak to Google Assistant on your phone.
“Digital assistants make multitasking a breeze. You can easily go about your day making commands like “what’s the weather?” or “how many tablespoons are in a cup?” You can even get the jams going just by saying “play today’s top hits.” Now if you have a Google Assistant-enabled device, there’s another request you can add to the list: hearing your favourite podcasts on Spotify,” said the company in a post.
How to link Spotify to Google Assistant
To set up Google smart device with Spotify, here is what you need to do.
Step 1: Make sure your phone and Google smart device is on the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 2: Download the Google Home app on your phone or tablet. Open the app.
Step 3: Select the Account icon on the top right corner.
Step 4: Confirm the account that is linked with Google Home/Nest.
Step 4: Go back to the home screen. Here, select the plus icon on the top-left, then choose Music and audio.
Step 5: Select Spotify and tap Link Account, and then log in to Spotify.
You can also select Spotify as your default music service and default podcast service.