Google’s line of Nest speakers, including Nest Audio, Nest Hub Max, and Nest Mini are gain support for Apple Music. Users in the US, UK, France, Germany and Japan will be able to play any of the service’s 70 million songs just by using your voice.
To do this, you just need to link your Apple Music account in the Google Home app. You can optionally choose the service as the default option. Otherwise, you will need to specify “on Apple Music” each time.
Like the others music streaming service on Nest devices, you can specify a song, artist, album, or playlist. You will also be able to enjoy multiroom if you have multiple smart speakers in your home. Just say “Ok Google, play music everywhere” or “Ok Google, play this in the living room and bedroom.”
Oddly, Apple Music did appear briefly in the Google Home app at the beginning of last year, but quickly disappeared. And even if you were one of the lucky few who saw it, selecting it as an option did absolutely nothing.
Apple Music is a great music streaming service if you want to integrate a traditional “local” library with a large streaming catalog. It costs $ 10 per month for an individual plan and $ 15 for a family, up to six. Of course, you can subscribe to the service on Apple website. You’ll even get a free trial.
With support for Google’s Nest speakers, Apple Music is available almost everywhere: including Android, Windows (via iTunes), on the Web. Even Amazon’s Echo devices have supported it for several years now. But better late than never, especially now you can buy the excellent Nest Audio speaker for better music.