One of the strong features of any smart speaker is its ability to stream a wide range of music from multiple services. Google Home ($ 89 at Walmart) speakers are no exception. In fact, they are especially good when you play your favorite songs, even when you cannot remember a song with the name.
Here are nine tips for listening to music with your Google Home speaker.
Listen to YouTube Music  If Google Play Music or Spotify does not have the specific version of a song you like, or if you like the live version better, you can listen to the song on YouTube Music. To do this, just say something according to "OK Google, play" Selkies: The Endless Obsession "on YouTube Music."
Changing the Default Services
One of the first things you should do with Google Home speakers is to set the default music service. To change this, open the Google homepage on your iPhone or Android device, tap the three-line hamburger line at the top left to expand the page menu and select Music from the list. Then link your accounts if necessary and press the radio button next to the primary service you want to use.
Once you have set a default service, you can still use the other services by clarifying which one you want to use at the end of your commands. Just put "OK Google, play Fleet Foxes on Spotify", or "OK Google, play brand new on Google Play Music."
Configuring multiroom audio
If you have more than one Google home speaker in your home, you can play music on multiple speakers at the same time. To do this, you need to create an audio group.
First, make sure all devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Then open the Google homepage and go to Devices (the icon at the top right of the app in the form of a TV with a speaker in front of it). In the upper right corner of one of the cards for a speaker, press the menu button (three vertical dots) and select Create group . Give the group a name and select all the audio devices you want in the group by clicking on the boxes next to their names. Click Save .
With a group created to play music through any audio device in that group, you say "OK Google, play Take Back Sunday on [group name]."
Discard music to your TV
If you happen to have a Chromecast with your Google Home speaker, you can use Google Home to control Chromecast. It can turn on your TV and play YouTube videos or YouTube Music on your TV, but you can also throw music from Spotify or Google Play Music to Chromecast. Just say "OK Google, play the highest man on earth on [Chromecast name]."
Find a song based on context
Hear a fantastic new song and can't remember the name? No problem. As long as you can remember anything about the song, you may find it with Google Home.
If you remember some of the lyrics you can say "OK Google, play the song It goes," Is this the real life? "" You can also say things like "OK Google, play that song by David Bowie in Galaxy & # 39; s Guardians. "" It doesn't always work – it couldn't find "No mountain high enough" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell when I spoke a similar command – but with trials and errors you might find the song that has stuck in your head for days.
If you watch TV or streaming music from anything other than a Google Home speaker, you can ask what's currently playing. Just say, "OK Google, what song is this? "It will tell the name of the song and who sings it.
Third-party music app
In addition to listening to music, Google Home has plenty of third-party music to keep you entertained. play, like Music Quiz or Guess Lyrics ng is a podcast from 89.3 The Current that has an assist pin will play a new song from independent artists for you every day.
And there is much more to comb through. Just go to assistant.google.com/explore and search for "music" to find more.
Want to wake up to your favorite song?. Just put it, "OK Google, wake me up at 8 am on the Brain Food playlist." You can also wake up to a certain song or music from a particular artist.
If you like to listen to music when you fall asleep but don't want to let the music continue playing all night, use a sleep timer. All you have to do is say "OK Google, stop playing in 45 minutes."