23 November 2020
Google Assistant on smart speakers can now play Spotify podcasts in English. Up until now, the voice assistant could only play Google Podcasts service, with no way to play podcasts from third-party services. Now, interestingly, Google is lifting this barrier and allowing at least one third-party service to play on your Google Assistant devices.
If you want to play Spotify Podcast on your Google Assistant device then head over to the Settings page in the Google Home app on a smartphone or tablet and choose Spotify as the default podcast provider. Once you set this up, Google Assistant will play Spotify Podcast for you.
Now, you will be able to listen to the podcasts that are exclusive to Spotify, including ‘The Joe Rogan Experience,’ one of the most popular podcasts in the world.
Google has definitely opened the door for other third-party podcast platforms. We may see more podcast services joining the Google Assistant devices and delighting their users. Sticking Google Assistant with limited options will only restrain it from growing further. However, when it comes to getting new capabilities, Google Assistant is growing by leaps. Google recently announced a new feature that deeply roots the Google Assistant in our routine.