Spotify has teamed up with Google to get Google Home (our Google Home review) in more, well, homes. For a limited time only, Spotify Premium for Family subscribers can get a free Google Home Mini speaker as part of their existing Spotify subscription.
How to Get a Free Google Home Mini From Spotify
To get your free Google Home Mini from Spotify, you need to be the master account holder for an existing Spotify Premium for Family subscription. You also have to be located in the U.S., so all of Spotify’s international subscribers are out of luck.
If you’re eligible, you just need to head to spotify.com/us/family/ to claim your free Google Home Mini. The limited time offer starts on November 1, 2018, and ends on December 31, 2018. Anyone who hasn’t claimed their free Google Home Mini by then will be out of luck.
Announcing the promotion on the Spotify Blog, Alex Norström, Chief Premium Business Officer, said:
“We’re excited to be partnering with Google Home to bring the magic of voice to our Spotify Premium Family subscribers. After all, what’s more fun than sharing the music you love with the people you love. For Family Plan subscribers, enjoying those moments will only get better. Now anytime their favorite artists comes up, they can simply say ‘Hey Google, turn it up!'”
Spotify Premium for Family costs $14.99/month and allows up to six people in one family to enjoy Spotify Premium. Google Home Mini, which is, as its name suggests, the miniature version of the Google Home smart speaker, currently retails as $49.
Google Chooses Spotify Over the Competition
This promotion is great for Spotify Family subscribers. However, it’s not so good for Google Play Music and YouTube Music, which are both competition for Spotify. Still, this is Spotify and Google teaming up to head off both Apple and Amazon, which is understandable.
All of the major music streaming services offer family plans, as well as some video streaming services. So we compiled a list of the best streaming services that offer family plans. But a free Google Home Mini certainly makes Spotify Family more appealing.