Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Spotify Gives Away Free Google Home Mini Speakers to Family Plan Subscribers

Spotify Users With Family Accounts Can Redeem a Free Google Home... How to get a free Google Home Mini speaker from Spotify
Nellie Chapman | 03 November, 2018, 07:58

"While clearly there are risks to the Spotify story (mainly around Apple and to a lesser extent Google in streaming) the reality is that we are still in the early days of streaming", Wlodarczak added.

Google Home speakers can also be personalized to individually recognize the voice of up to six household members, which can be used to access individual Spotify family plan profiles.

Beyond feeling in a giving move for the holidays, this is more of a strategic move for Spotify. How about YouTube Music?

The answer is simple: They want to draw in people who are sort-of in the Google ecosystem, but don't likely already have a Google Home product and/or the Google Assistant in their home. We even see hardware bundles from time to time that throw in little perks here and there to get you to bite. Users must apply to get a free Google Home Mini before the 31st of December, 2018. Devices must be redeemed through the Spotify Family portal before the 15th of January, 2019.

It's limited to Spotify Premium for Family master account owners in the US.

Several beta users have posted screenshots of the app on Reddit, and it appears that the app will let you shuffle your songs, choose from recently played, control your music and tap into Spotify Connect, which lets you choose where to play your Spotify music.