Google’s Nest speakers, including Nest Audio, Nest Hub Max, and Nest Mini, will receive support for Apple Music. Users in the US, UK, France, Germany and Japan can play any of the service̵
To do this, simply link your Apple Music account within the Google Home app. You can choose the service as your default option if you prefer. Otherwise, you have to specify “on Apple Music” every time.
As with any other music streaming service on Nest devices, you can specify a song, artist, album, or playlist. You can also take advantage of multi-room if you have multiple smart speakers in the house. Just say “Hey Google, play music everywhere” or “Hey Google, play this in the living room and bedroom.”
Strangely enough, Apple Music did appear in the Google Home app early last year, but then quickly disappeared. And even if you were one of the lucky few to see 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 an extensive streaming catalog. It costs $ 10 a month for an individual plan and $ 15 for a family, up to six. You can of course sign up for the service on Apple’s site. You 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. Better late than never, especially now that you can buy the excellent Nest Audio speaker for better sounding music.