I was trying to play Spotify on my Google home mini device this morning, but it was not playing. I tried giving commands to Google home many times, but it was saying OK, but the Music was not playing.
So I Googled the issue and found many users were facing the same problem when trying to add Spotify for the first time. Few of them could not find Spotify as an option in Google Home though they have a paid account and app installed. Some users, like me, also reported that Spotify suddenly stopped working.
After troubleshooting the issue and trying different options, I could finally play Spotify on Google Home. So if you are also facing a similar kind of issue, then follow the below-mentioned solutions:
7 Hacks to Fix Spotify Not Working on Google Home Problem
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Solution #1: Unlink and Link Spotify on Google Home
First, I tried unlinking and relinking the Spotify account with Google Home. To do so, I followed the below-mentioned steps:
Step #1: Launch Google Home App on your iOS or Android device.
Step #2: Tap on the device button.
Step #3: Tap on the menu button.
Step #4: Tap on Settings and then Music, then Spotify.
Step #5: Unlink your account from this page and repeat the same steps to reconnect the account.
Also, make sure that Google Home, Assistant, and Spotify App are updated when trying to reconnect the account again.
Solution #2: Restart the Google Home Device
If Spotify is still not working, reboot Google Home or Home Mini.
To restart your google home, follow the below steps:
Step #1: Go to Google Home App and tap on Devices.
Step #2: Find and tap on the device card for the Google Home device you wish to restart.
Step #3: Tap on Settings.
Step #4: You will be redirected to the Device setting page; tap on the More button.
Step #5: Tap on Reboot.
Solution #3: Turn ON Activity Controls.
This solution has worked for me, and I hope it will also work for you.
Go to Activity Controls -> Under Web & App Activity and then turn ON the slider.
Solution #4: Disconnect and Reconnect Google Account
If none of the above tricks works for you, try unlinking and relinking your Google Account.
Step #1: Ensure that your smart speaker and phone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Step #2: Open the Google Home app and tap on Devices.
Step #3: Search for the speaker device card and tap on the device card menu.
Step #4: Next, tap on Settings→ Linked accounts→ X next to Google Account.
Step #5: Tap on Unlink to remove your Google Account.
Once it is removed, repeat the same steps mentioned above to reconnect it again.
Solution #5: Reinstall the Google Home app
Just delete the Google Home App from your phone and then reinstall it again from the Google Play store or App store.
Before reinstalling it make sure to Reboot your phone.
Solution #6: Reset Google Home to factory settings
If you are using Nest Mini 2 Generation, then follow the below steps:
Step #1: Turn off the Mic.
Step #2: Press and hold the center of the Nest mini.
Step #3: Hold for 10 Seconds until a sound comes that your device is resetting.
Step #4: After 5 Seconds, the device will start with the factory reset process.
Other device users can follow this link to reset Google Home.
Solution #7: Use Different Voice Commands
I know this may sound funny to you, but believe me, sometimes it happens that your Google Home fails to recognize your voice or command whenever you tell Google Home to play the Spotify music playlist.
So try changing commands or using different voice commands.
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I hope you can now play Spotify on your Google Home by following the above mentioned solutions. If you can fix it with any other solution, share it with us in the comments section, as it may also help other users.