Your Google Home is packed with smart features that make your life easier using only your voice and it’s the same when it comes to playing music. It is a speaker after all; a really clever one at that. Ask it to play, pause, skip and turn-up all your favourites or let Google create a soundtrack based on your mood or whatever you're doing at home. Let’s get those tunes blasting!
It's a good idea to set your default music streaming service before you do anything else. That way, when you're asking for songs and playlists, your chosen service will be used first. Here's how to do it in 3 simple steps:
Now you're ready to start letting your voice be the DJ. With a little help from your Google Home, obviously. Just say "Ok Google" or "Hey Google," then ask it to play your choice of artist, album, genre of music or even something based on your mood or activity. You’re then free to ask the device to shuffle, pause, play, stop or skip as you please. If you're loving what the Google Home is mixing for you, you can even ask what it's playing. You'll be a music whizz in no time. Thanks, Google.
Not in shouting distance? As long as you're connected to the same Wi-Fi as the speaker, you can play your tunes from the Google Home app. Just open it up and in the top right corner, tap 'Devices', find the little box for your Google Home and take control anywhere in the house.
If you're stood near the speaker, give your hands a little workout and press some buttons: