Apple Music Comes to Google Assistant

Posted on December 7, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Music + Videos, Smart Home with 1 Comment

Google announced today that users with Google Assistant-based smart speakers and displays can now control Apple Music by voice.

“You can now ask Google Assistant on Google Nest and other Assistant-enabled smart speakers and displays to play all the music you love on Apple Music,” Google’s Sushmit Goswami says. “Starting today, Apple Music is rolling out to Google Assistant-enabled devices like Nest Audio, Nest Hub Max, Nest Mini, and more. Apple Music subscribers can search and play songs (more than 70 million!), albums and playlists—all ad-free—just by using their voice.”

To get started, just link your Apple Music account in the Google Home app and optionally configure Apple Music as your default music streaming service. Then you can use standard Google Assistant phrases— “Hey Google, play New Music Daily playlist” or “Hey Google, play my songs,” and so on—to trigger music playback.

This capability is rolling out today on Google Nest and other Assistant-enabled smart speakers and displays in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, and Japan, Google says.

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