Set your default music service on Google Home

Your favorite music service can be set as the default to play the songs, artists, genres and playlists you love. Here’s a full list of commands. 

Choose your default music service


  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. In the bottom right corner of the Home screen, tap Account .
  3. Verify that the Google Account that is listed is the one linked to Google Home. To switch accounts, click the triangle to the right of the account name.
  4. Make sure your mobile phone or tablet is on the same Wi-Fi network as Google Home.
  5. Tap Settings Settings icon and then Services tab and then Music .
  6. To choose your default service, tap the radio button to the right of the service.
  7. Linking functionality:
    1. For Google Play Music and YouTube Premium, your accounts are automatically linked when you link your Google Account to Google Home. 
    2. For Spotify and Pandora, you will need to link your accounts.
      • To connect your account, tap LINK.
      • Sign in or sign up for the service and complete the sign in flow.
      • To unlink an account, tap UNLINK


You can choose to play on a different service by adding <on <music service>> at the end of the music request. Example: If your default music service is Google Play Music, you can listen to music on Spotify by saying ,"Ok Google, play jazz on Spotify") 

Available music services

  1. Google Play Music 
  2. Spotify 
  3. YouTube Music YouTube music app icon 
  4. Pandora  (U.S. only)
  5. DeezerDeezer icon (U.S, Canada, U.K., France, Italy, Australia and Germany)

Here's more on how to listen to music on Google Home.