Spotify has decided to subtract a new feature from free accounts. How to collect 9to5Google, hereinafter it will be necessary to have an account premium so you can send songs or podcasts to any Google speaker or smart screens, something that was previously available to all users.
It is unknown when Spotify implemented this change. The company, in fact, does not even mention this limitation on the platform’s support pages.
Fortunately, there is a solution to continue enjoying content through Google smart speakers and screens. This consists of linking our Spotify account with the Google Home application. In this way, we can ask the speaker using the voice to play certain playlists or podcast. The only thing that we will not be able to do with this alternative method is to send content from our mobile or computer to the speaker. For this, it will be essential to have an account premium.
These restrictions, yes, do not affect AirPlay compatible devices –Such as Apple’s HomePods– or those products that use Spotify Connect –Like the Echos from Amazon–.
Current Spotify Premium prices
Right now, Spotify offers different types of accounts premium: Individual account, Family account, Duo account and Education account. Each of them requires some condition to hire it.
In the case of the family plan, Spotify requires that only be shared with members of the same family unit, not being able to share it with friends or family who do not live in the same residence.
|Duo||Of the||12,99 euros|
The same goes for the Duo plan. In that case, Spotify allows the linking of two people as long as “Live under the same roof”.
Education accounts, on the other hand, offer a 50% discount. These are aimed at both teachers and students who can demonstrate that they are currently enrolled in a school year. In Spain, it is necessary to use the Unidays platform to verify it.
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