Google has announced that its lineup of Home smart speakers will get support for YouTube Music for free. However, the experience will be supported by advertisements.
In order to set YouTube Music as the default music player, customers need to go to Google Home application and navigate to Account Settings and there, users will get see Services. Tap on it and select Music. Users can then select the default music service as YouTube Music. If one is setting up a new Google Home speaker, choose YouTube Music as the default music service during the setup process.
The company claims that it is rolling out the update to customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Japan, Netherlands, and Austria.
It is important to note that the company is only offering the free version of the YouTube Music application and users can also ask the Assistant to play customised music, though one cannot play specific albums, songs, artists and playlists. If one needs these features, they need to switch to YouTube Premium that comes with a price tag of Rs 99 per month. YouTube Music Premium also lets you background play music through the YouTube Music app while using other apps, and allows downloads for offline listening when you’re on-the-go.