Google Home says it now supports free Spotify accounts too
Back at I/O, Google promised that the Home speaker will add more music streaming services like Deezer and SoundCloud, as well as open up Spotify to free accounts instead of being limited to Premium. The Deezer integration started rolling earlier this month, and now Spotify free seems to be following suit.
If you have a free Spotify account and are OK with listening to ads, not being able to skip songs all the time, and don't mind the lower quality audio, then you should be able to enjoy your music on the Google Home just like paid Spotify Premium subscribers have been for the past months. I'm not sure if the option is live now or if it's rolling out (I have a Premium account that's already linked to Home), but the Google Home support page was just updated to add Spotify free, so it should be imminent.
If you want to add your Spotify account, head over to the Home app, go to the Music section, and you will see Spotify there (you need to have the app installed on your phone first). Add the login info for your free account and it should technically be associated with your Home. You'll then be able to play music with voice commands and even send it to other Cast speakers around your house. This page has a detailed explanation of what voice commands do depending on whether your have a free or premium account.
- Google Home support