En af de fede ting ved Google Home er at du kan afspille enhver sang “on-demand“, du skal bare sige “Hey Google, Afspil [Den sang du gerne vil høre].
I starten kunne en Google Home kun afspille musik “on-demand” hvis du havde den linket til en premium Google Play Music eller Spotify konto, begge dele koster (Ca. 99 kr./mdr.) ekslusiv en gratis prøveperiode.
Men denne sommer har Google tilføjet Deezer Premium og Spotify Free (Gratis versionen). Så du kan nu vælge hvilken tjeneste du vil benytte til din Google Home Højtaler og igennem Spotify Free kan du dermed få gratis musik på din Google Home Højtaler.
Google has also added support for Bluetooth audio, meaning you can not only stream music from it to another speaker, but you can stream music to it from a paired phone or tablet. If you open your Bluetooth settings on your phone or tablet you should now see your Google Home in the list of available devices.
These new additions really open up Google Home’s musical abilities, but if neither particularly take your fancy for streaming music over the device you can continue to use the old workarounds, as we outline below.
1. Set up a playlist in Google Play Music
Google Play Music is a free app downloadable from the Google Play Store. Without a subscription you are able to purchase songs on a one-off basis, and you can also use it to manage audio saved on your phone or tablet’s internal storage.
Google Home will not find and play audio within Google Play Music without a subscription, but it will play your saved playlists. If you have a playlist called ‘Summer 2018’, for example, you say “Okay Google, Play Summer 2018.”
You can tell Google Home to pause or skip a song, but you have no further control over which songs in that playlist are played – you can’t choose a specific song within the playlist, for example.
To set up a playlist in Google Play Music open the app and find a song in your music library that you want to add to a playlist. Tap the three dots to the right of its entry and choose ‘Add to playlist’.
In the pop-up window click ‘New playlist’, then give it a name and description and decide whether you want it to be open to the public. Then click ‘Create Playlist’.
You can add new songs to your playlist in the same way – just make sure the correct playlist is selected when you choose ‘Add to playlist’.
2. Cast music
Although Google Home didn’t previously support Bluetooth, it did (and still does) support casting, which will be useful to you only if your phone or tablet also supports casting. If it does you may have a cast option in your drop-down notification bar, or you can select the cast button at the top of compatible apps.
Tap Cast, select your Google Home, then begin playing audio on your device. It should play on the Google Home.
3. Stream radio
Google Home lets you stream music from online radio services such as the BBC and Capital FM. Though you can’t control what you hear, you can listen to current popular music without paying for it. Just say “Okay Google, play [radio station name].