Podcasts are becoming popular slowly—most of the Audio service providers begun to release famous artists’ podcasts to attract users. But Spotify is a favorite for most of the users when considering Music apps. Also, their artists are celebrities and familiar. Google is working to support third-party podcasts providers for a while. As a first initiative, Now you can listen to Spotify Podcasts on Google Assistant smart devices. Support is not limited to Google devices. You can use the feature in other manufacturer devices also when you have Google Assistant support. The Audio speaker’s options are limited compare with video devices. So, They should provide more services as much as possible.
Google assistant finally got the support for playing third party podcast. Spotify confirmed it today that now you can ask the Google Assistant to play your favorite Spotify podcast in English on Nest devices.
What is Spotify?
Spotify is an audio and video streaming service that gives you access to a vast catalog of music albums, OnDemand videos, podcasts, and much other content from world-renown artists and singers. With Spotify free membership, you can play music with occasional ads. The Old unlimited plan with $4.00/month allows you stream unlimited music, and the current premium subscription with $9.99/month offers unlimited streaming with downloading 15 million songs from famous music labels. Spotify is also available on Fitbit devices.
Spotify Podcast support in Google Assistant devices
Before this support, you could listen to the streaming music on Nest devices through Assistant. This streaming music list contains many services like Pandora, YouTube Music, Deezer, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and many more. But if you wanted to listen to a podcast, you didn’t have any option other than Google podcast.
Now Spotify has become the first third-party podcast service provider that is supported by Google assistant. It will open the gate for more third-party podcast service providers on Google assistant in the coming days.
Set up a Spotify Podcast on Google Assistant
Now you can listen to the Spotify famous podcast on Nest Audio, Nest Hub Max, Nest Mini, and other Nest devices through the Google Assistant-enabled speakers. To listen to the Spotify podcast, you have to make Spotify as your default podcast provider. You can do it with the Home app on your mobile phone or laptop. It is effortless; follow these steps.
- Confirm that the Google device is connected with the same Wi-Fi as your mobile device.
- Run the Google Home app from your mobile.
- Select the Account from the top right corner.
- Tap the “+” sign in the top left corner of the screen.
- Select Music and audio.
- Select Spotify and tap Link Account.
- Log in to the Spotify account.
- Select Spotify “as default podcast provider.”
The setup is completed. Now you ask Assistant to play Spotify podcast as “Ok Google, play Spotify” and name the podcast you want to listen to from various podcasts available on Spotify. Some of the top-rated podcast available on Spotify are:
- The Michelle Obama Podcast.
- Living & Learning with Reba McEntire.
- How to Save a Planet.
If you use Spotify to listen to your podcasts, you will record your listened episodes on all your devices. No chance to miss any episode, whether you at home or on the road. You can listen to podcasts in Google Group speakers also.
Spotify has more than 15 million songs collection from all the famous albums. And it is running in all countries, including the UK, Spain, The Netherlands, France, Norway, Sweden, India, Finland, and the USA. Still, you can play Spotify podcast through Google Assistant in the English language only.
Google has rolled out this feature to its user globally, but it will hit your devices in a few days.
When you are a hardware seller, you should support more software features to make the device useful. Spotify podcasts are becoming popular in all countries. Thus it is a necessary step to support, What users want. This new support for Spotify podcast is an excellent roll out. Now you can hope to listen to many more podcast providers through Google assistant in the future. Spotify also supports the chromecast stream feature from Desktop apps. Even if the provider’s features are limited, users always find combinations of ways to stream songs and podcasts with a different setup as an official Spotify initiative is a great gesture from Google Hardware company instead of limiting to Google podcasts. Do tell us your views about this new roll out in the comments below.
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