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How to get Apple Music on the Google Home devices

Apple Music is one of the most popular music streaming services because it offers lossless playback at a reasonable price. Is it possible to listen to Apple Music on Google Home devices? Yes, it is quite easy to do. Below is a step-by-step guide to help you get started.

What is Apple Music?

Apple Music actually offers a fantastic streaming experience, though it might sound strange. Apple Music works much better on Android than it does on iOS in my opinion. As such, there is no reason you wouldn’t want to use it with your Google Nest Hub or Nest speakers.

It’s true that lossless playback is available on iOS and Android devices, but playing Apple Music through Nest Speakers does not quite offer a HiFi experience, but it does make things easier. You can control playback with general “Hey, Google…” commands and stream your Apple Music apps to single or multiple speakers. If the speaker is connected to your Google Home household, you’ll be able to listen to Apple Music on it.

How to link your Apple Music account to Google Home

Getting started is as simple as installing and setting up the Google Home app on Android or iOS. The purpose of this guide is to show you how to change over to Apple Music and link an account after your Nest speakers and hubs have already been set up. Follow these steps to link your Apple Music account:

  1. On your device, open the Google Home app.
  2. In the recommended section, tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down until you see the Services section, and tap Music.
  4. Look through the available services, and tap Apple Music.
  5. Confirm you want to Link Account.
  6. Sign in with your Apple ID on the following pages.
    • Note: Be prepared to go through two-factor authentication.
  1. When asked if you’re allowing Google to access Apple Music, hit Allow.

Google Home will finish linking your Apple Music account and automatically set Apple Music as the default music provider when you ask it to play music.

How to play music on Nest speakers

Apple Music will become your default music provider once you link your accounts. If you ask Google to play music, it will come from your Apple Music library. You can say phrases like this: “Hey, Google…”

    • “Play my music.”
    • “Play my playlist …”
    • “Shuffle my music.”

Voice commands can also be used to play the next track and repeat a song if need be. Say something like “Hey, Google. Play the next song.”

Overall, Apple Music works very well with Google Home. Though playback isn’t technically lossless on these devices, the Nest speakers are good enough to compensate for the lost ones and zeroes along the way.

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