Announced a company Google said today, Monday, that owners of its Nest devices, speakers, and other smart screens that use Google’s digital assistant, can use their Apple Music subscription on these devices for the first time.
The American tech giant said at Published On her blog: Its devices that support Google Assistant, such as: Nest Audio, Nest Hub Max, Nest Mini and others, will support Apple Music as of today.
The move, arriving just before the holidays begins, will allow those with an Apple Music subscription to listen to more than 70 million songs, in addition to the albums and playlists hosted by the service.
In order to activate Apple Music on devices, users must link their Apple Music account to their Google Home app, then set Apple Music as the default music streaming service. After activation, users will be able to perform regular assistant queries to access their music.
This also includes the ability to request playback of user-generated songs, artists, and playlists, as well as those created by Apple itself that match genres, moods, and activities. It is also possible to play the songs a user likes and add them to their Apple Music library.
Support also extends to Google Home’s multi-room control feature, which allows music to be played on multiple devices around the house or to be moved from one place to another.
It is noteworthy that Apple Music support began with the arrival of Nest devices, speakers, and other smart displays with digital assistants, in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan. It joins a variety of other music services that can be accessed through Google’s speakers, including: Spotify, Deezer, Pandora, TuneIn and YouTube Music.
The addition of Apple Music to the Google ecosystem comes long after a similar move by Amazon, which it included in its Echo speakers years ago.