How to Add Spotify to Google Nest and Play Offline

By Elle Johnson

Updated on October 14, 2021

Do you know how to add Spotify account to Google Nest Audio for playback? In this detailed article, you will see 2 simple methods to connect Spotify to Google Nest for offline playback. One method is suitable for Spotify Premium and the other is for Spotify Free users.

Google Nest Audio Speaker is in the midrange of the Google smart speaker series. No matter in size, price, output sound quality, or etc., Google Nest stays between Google Home Max and Google Nest Mini. The latest version of Google Nest was launched in 2020. With the updated functions, the Nest Audio is faster to respond to voice commands and offers a better sound output. More importantly, the low price of $99.99 is really attractive.

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Part 1. How to Link Spotify to Google Nest

Google Nest allows users to voice control the playback of Spotify music. Before using this function, you need to connect Spotify premium to Google Nest by the following steps.

Link Google Nest to Spotify

  • Make certain your Google Nest and mobile phone are linked to the same WiFi.
  • On your mobile phone, launch the Google Home app.
  • Open Account from the top-right place.
  • Verify that the Google Account displayed is the one connected to your Google Nest. If you need to switch accounts, choose another account or click Add another account.
  • Back to the home page. From the top-left place, hit + and tap Music and audio.
  • Now choose Spotify > Link Account > Log in to Spotify.

Note: This tutorial also suits for linking Spotify to Google Home devices.

Use the Voice Commands to Control Spotify on Google Nest

After you link the Spotify account to Google Nest, you can use the voice commands to ask it to play your Spotify songs.

First of all, say “OK Google”. Then here are some examples of voice commands for reference.

  • “Play [album name] on Spotify”.
  • “Play some classical music on Spotify”.
  • “Play [album name] on shuffle”.
  • “Turn down the volume on Spotify”.

You can learn more voice commands on the Google Home support site.

Note: You can also control the playback of Spotify music with Google Assistant on an Android device.


Part 2. How to Connect Spotify to Google Nest and Play Offline without Premium

To listen to Spotify offline via Google Nest without using Premium, it is inevitable that you will have to download Spotify playlists to your local device. Here, AudKit SpotiLab Music Converter is the best helper for you. With built-in professional functions, this tool is able to download and convert Spotify songs to MP3, M4A, AAC, and other most-used output formats.

The innovative converting skills maintain 100% original parameters from Spotify tracks, including the output sound quality, titles, artists, album arts, track numbers, and so on. During the conversion, AudKit normally runs at 5X faster conversion speed to batch download Spotify songs, playlists, podcasts, audiobooks, and so forth.

After the conversion, you can find all converted Spotify music files on the local computer. All of them are available for offline listening without Spotify Premium. You’ll also find that 99% of Spotify ads are removed.

Here we conclude some key features of AudKit Spotify Music Converter.

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Main Features of AudKit Spotify Music Converter

  • Download tracks, playlists, and podcasts from Spotify
  • Convert Spotify music to multiple common audio formats
  • Keep 320 kbps quality and complete ID3 tags from Spotify songs
  • Run at 5X faster conversion speed in most situation

Step 1 Drag Spotify songs to AudKit

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Launch AudKit and the Spotify desktop app will automatically open. You can browse and choose what you need to listen to via Google Nest Audio. Copy the link of the single track or playlist in Spotify. You can find the link by hitting the three-dots icon that is close to the track or playlist. Then select “Share” > “Copy the Link”. Finally, paste the link to the search column on AudKit’s main page. Click on the “+” button to stream Spotify tracks to AudKit.

Step 2 Define the output settings for Google Nest

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On AudKit’s interface, open the “Menu” icon from the top-right toolbar. Then choose the “Preferences” > “Convert” option. There are several options of output settings that can be customized. You can reset the output format, bitrate, sample rate, channel, and output path as you need. To keep the best quality of Spotify tracks, the output settings are recommended: MP3, 320 kbps, and 48000 Hz.

Step 3 Download Spotify songs onto the computer

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Now just start the conversion by clicking the “Convert” button on the bottom-right corner. Once the conversion process is done, all converted files will be kept in the output path on the computer.

Step 4 Add Spotify Songs to Google Nest

Now you can connect your phone or other mobile devices to the computer via a USB connection. Then sync the converted Spotify music files to the mobile device from the local folder. Then link your phone to Google Nest and use voice commands to play the local Spotify tracks offline without Spotify Premium.

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