Apple Music rolls out for Google Assistant-enabled smart speakers and displays

Apple Music rolls out for Google Assistant-enabled smart speakers and displays

The fire’s going, hot chocolate is made, and snow is falling outside. Now, the only thing you need is to play some relaxing holiday music. Speaking of which, Google announced on Monday that Apple Music is now available on Google Assistant-enabled smart speakers and displays.

If you own a Nest Audio, Nest Hub Max, Nest Mini, or any other smart speaker or display that supports Google Assistant, you can jam out to the sweet tunes found on Apple Music. Does it feel kind of sacrilegious to use Apple’s service through a speaker made by Google? Stranger things have happened.

To play Apple Music on a Google Assistant-enabled speaker or display, first link your account in the Google Home app. If you’re feeling really bold, you can even select Apple Music as your default music streaming service. Once you do that, you can tell Google tell “play Rap Life playlist” or whatever other playlist you have setup.

In fact, once you link your Apple Music account, it works like any other service with Google Assistant. You can play a specific song, artist, or playlist, and you can also play music based on a genre, mood, or activity. (Like working out, don’t get any ideas.) Google said you can also play your liked songs by saying, “Hey Google, play my songs,” or “Hey Google, play my library.”

If you own multiple smart speakers or display, you’ll be able to pipe Apple Music through all of them at once. Or you can use the multi-room control feature in the Google Home app to dynamically move your music from one device to the other.

Earlier this year, Apple Music added Chromecast support, so users will have no shortage of ways to beam their liked songs to other devices. Apple Music support on Google Assistant-enabled speakers and displays is rolling out today in the U.S., UK, France, Germany and Japan.

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Brandon Russell
Brandon Russell

Brandon's love of technology can be traced back to his childhood, when he would obsessively watch Back to the Future. Since then he's followed the industry and its many innovations, from handheld consoles to powerful smartphones. He's still waiting on a hoverboard.