It is more and more common to find a connected loudspeaker in many households. Whether powered by Siri and especially by Alexa or Google Assistant, since they have the cheapest models, these speakers serve as a control method in the connected home but also for access services and applications. So we will see how to change one of these already fixed applications.
But above all, it is a loudspeaker through which we can listen to music and in which we can also we can change the platform which is activated by default. In the case of Google speakers, now with the signature of Nest, the YouTube Music option is on by default, but if yours is Spotify, here’s what you need to do to change the streaming service set by default.
How to switch between YouTube Music by Spotify
Access an audio streaming service directly from the speaker and without having to pair a phone or tablet as a source.
With these steps we will change the service which is enabled by default which is none other than YouTube Music, on another platform such as Spotify. although we can also choose Deezer or leave the option blank and use any platform by specifying the one we want to use when requesting with “OK Google”.
We can do this in three ways and in each of them in a few steps. With the first method we need to access the application “Google Home” and click on the icon “Multimedia” which appears at the top of the screen with the other access to other functions.
In the new window we will see the service we are using at that time and below several sections, one of which is called “The music”. You have to click there to access a new window that allows us to choose, by checking one or the other tab, the service that we want to use to play music with OK Google.
This is one way to access it, but we can also do the same if we click on the image associated with our account and go to a new screen where we will mark “Assistant Settings”. At this point we will see a list with the “Popular settings”
The third option to change the associated music service is through access the “Settings” of our account, clicking on the gear that appears at the top and scrolling down on the new screen until we see the “Music” option and the already known options.
From that moment verbal orders will be oriented towards the use of this platform. Just say “OK Google, put playlist X”, to start using the speakerphone or phone with the platform we have chosen.
AND if we don’t want to use YouTube Music, Spotify or Deezer, we can ask the assistant to use any other that we have on the mobile, although at this point we have to specify which one we want to use by saying for example “OK, Google, put the playlist X in Tidal “.