Sweden-based music streaming app Spotify has announced that it will be integrating with Google Assistant in India. With this collaboration, Spotify users in India will be able to ask Google Assistant to play music for them via the app.
The feature is being made available for premium as well as free customers of Spotify. It will be available across all the supported devices including Google Home smart speakers, Android TV and Chromecast.
In addition to this, Spotify will also be getting an integration with Google Maps on smartphones. With this, the drivers would not have to switch between the two apps and will be able to navigate and play their favourite music at the same time.
If you wish to activate this feature, here are the steps you need to follow:
- Download the Google Home app.
- Open the app and tap on ‘Settings’.
- Select Accounts, and then press on ‘Spotify‘.
- You will then get directed to link accounts.
- Press on ‘Link Accounts’, and then Log in to your Spotify account.
- Once you enter your login details, your Spotify account will get linked to your Google Home account.
- You can now ask Google Assistant to play music. Just say, “Ok Google, play ‘song name’ from Spotify.”
We should mention that the feature has been rolled out right after Spotify announced its integration with PlayStation Music on PS3 and PS4 in India. For those unaware, the company had spoken about the development just a few days back.
It is also worth adding that recently, the Sweden-based company had introduced its Spotify Lite app in India. The newly launched app is only 10MB in size and it installs very quickly. It can also be operated more quickly by the user than the regular app. According to Spotify, one will be able to monitor cache data and clear it using a single tap with the app. With the Lite version of Spotify, users will also be able to set a data limit and get notified when they reach the pre-defined data limit. Spotify Lite will be compatible with all devices running Android version 4.3 or more.
We should also add that the Lite version of the popular music streaming app works a lot like the regular version. It is available in 36 countries now including India, Brazil, Canada, Peru, Chila, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina among others.