YouTube Music for free
Recently, Google announced the release of a free version of YouTube Music that can be used with Google Home speakers and other smart speakers that have their voice wizard turned on.
If you have any of these speakers, you can already listen to music for free on them, yes, with some ads.
Free YouTube Music on your Smart Speaker
Basically, this new feature means that you can listen to songs from the YouTube Music catalogue interspersed with occasional announcements, both on your Google Home speaker and on other smart speakers compatible with Google Assistant.
With YouTube Music and Google Home, you can ask your speaker to play the right music for any time or mood, and YouTube Music will play a station customized to your taste and request. So you could say, for example, “OK, Google, put on music for exercise”, and your speaker will start playing music that is suitable and optimistic for your workouts.
Currently, YouTube Music, free with advertising, is available on smart speakers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Japan, Holland and Austria. According to the company, it will soon be available in more countries.
To use YouTube Music for free with ads on your Smart Speaker, just follow the steps below:
- Launch the Google Home app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
- Tap Account Settings on the application start screen.
- Scroll down and click Music.
- Now select YouTube Music to link the service to your Smart Speaker and make it your default music provider. If you are not subscribed to the premium option, you will be able to verify that you have a “Free Account available”.
And that’s it! From now on you can listen to YouTube Music for free on your smart speaker with integrated Google Assistant. And if all goes well, soon also users of an Amazon Echo will be able to enjoy a free version of Amazon Music that is already available in the United States.
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