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Google Home Can Now Play Music From Free Spotify Accounts (Even When You Don’t Know the Song Title)

Google Home users in several countries can now ask the voice-activated smart speaker to stream stations and playlists from free Spotify accounts, and Google's latest update comes with another useful…

Google Home users in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, France and Germany can now ask the voice-activated smart speaker to stream stations and playlists from free Spotify accounts. Google’s latest update also comes with another useful perk for music fans.

If you can’t remember the name of a tune — but you at least know some minor details, like a lyric or what the album art looks like — Google Assistant has the ability to help you find the song, a Google blog post explains.

While those who don’t pay for a Spotify Premium account still can’t play specific songs on demand, free Spotify accounts will bring up “a station of songs inspired by the song/album/artist or personal playlists you asked for,” according to Google Home’s support website. Spotify-curated playlists are also accessible on Google Home.


And, in case you were curious, here are Google’s 10 most searched for lyrics in the past 12 months:

1. “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi
2. “Closer,” The Chainsmokers (feat. Halsey)
3. “Hallelujah,” Leonard Cohen
4. “Starboy,” The Weeknd
5. “Humble,” Kendrick Lamar
6. “Caroline,” Aminé
7. “Black Beatles,” Rae Sremmurd
8. “Broccoli,” DRAM
9. “Redbone,” Childish Gambino
10. “Issues,” Julia Michaels