One of the great features of smart speakers is that you can use your voice to begin playing music from a streaming service that you're subscribed to. And now Nest speakers and displays are getting new access to a music service.
Starting today, Apple Music is available on Google Assistant-enabled devices like the Nest Audio, Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max, and the Nest Mini. This means that Apple Music subscribers can search for and play songs, albums, and playlists using their voice on Google's smart speakers and displays.
To begin streaming, you'll need to link your Apple Music account in the Google Home app. You can also then set Apple Music as your default music streaming service. Then just say something like "Hey Google, play New Music Daily playlist" or "Hey Google, play Rap Life playlist."
Apple Music also supports features like multi-room control that'll let you dynamically move your music from one device to another. You can play Apple Music on all of your Google Assistant speakers and displays at once, too, by saying "Hey Google, play music on all my speakers."
Google says that Apple Music is available on Assistant-powered speakers and displays in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, and Japan.
Apple Music has been available on Android since 2015, and so it's good to see it finally launch on Google Assistant-enabled speakers and displays, too. Apple wants as many people as it can get subscribing to its music streaming service, but not being able to stream Apple Music on Google Assistant speakers and displays could turn some folks off of the service. Now Apple Music is on those devices, meaning folks who prefer Google Assistant speakers and displays can now easily stream Apple Music with their voice.