Google Home adds support for YouTube Music’s free ad-supported tier

Google Home smart speakers can now play music from YouTube Music’s free ad-supported tier. Previously, in order to listen to YouTube music on your Google Assistant smart speaker you’d have to subscribe to Google’s paid YouTube Music Premium service for $9.99 a month. The new service is available now on the Google Home speaker and other Google Assistant smart speakers in 16 countries including the US, UK, and Australia.

Unfortunately, the free tier doesn’t let you request specific songs from the smart speaker. Instead it’s meant for playlists like “Latin Vibes.” When we asked Google to specifically play Creep by Radiohead, our smart speaker played what it thought was a related Nirvana song rather than the Radiohead track we’d requested……

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