Google Home finally gets Bluetooth audio, Deezer and Spotify Free support coming soon

The Google Home is much more than simply being a Google Assistant device, its built-in speakers are great for listening to music from. After confirming that Android 8.0 would indeed be known as Oreo yesterday, Google has also added more music options to its Google Home device, making it easier to stream your favorite tracks to the device. You used to need to hold a paid Spotify subscription to stream music to the Google Home, but now it’s possible to do so free of charge thanks to Spotify Free that is rolling out in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, France, and Germany later this week. After signing up to the free service you’ll just need to select it as your default music app in the Google Home app.

Deezer’s music service has been previously available in France and Germany, and it will soon become available to users in the US, UK< and Canada, although Google hasn’t given a timeline when this will happen.

Finally, since Google Home launched we’ve been waiting for the ability to use it as a Bluetooth speaker, and that day is finally here. You can now stream your favorite songs from your phone or tablet directly to the Google Home via Bluetooth Audio.

Now we just have a couple of months to wait until Google unveils its Pixel 2 handsets, as well as the rumored new Chromebook Pixel and Mini Google Home.

Source: Google


About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Huawei P10 and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).