Apple Music has come quite a long way from the days where the primary reason to use it was to listen to Beats One Radio. The streaming service now battles with Spotify as the best music streaming option available. Apple has even introduced new features to help it stand out from the crowd, including things like Lossless and Dolby Audio.
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When it comes to listening to Apple Music at home, you have a few options already at your disposal. Any of your Apple devices already have Music pre-installed, so you can just connect your favorite headphones and get listening. But if you don’t want to listen to music on your headphones, but would prefer to listen to Apple Music on a Google Nest speaker, you’re in luck.
How To Listen To Apple Music on Google Nest Speaker
While Apple has the HomePod mini, the company has been a bit slow to the market when it comes to smart speakers. Google and Amazon are leading the charge, with many opting for one ecosystem or the other. Luckily, Apple’s “walled garden” approach has been lowered in recent years, as the company is attempting to cater to as many users as possible.
If you’ve already built out your ecosystem of Google Nest speakers, and want to use Apple Music to listen to your favorite songs, we’ll walk you through what you need to do. Here’s how you can listen to Apple Music using a Google Nest speaker.
- Open the Google Home app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Sign in to the Google account used with your Nest Speaker.
- Tap the + icon in the top left corner.
- Scroll down to Add services and tap Music.
- Under More music services, tap Apple Music.
- Tap Link Account.
- Sign in to your Apple ID.
- When you reach the Access Request screen, tap Allow.
After you tap the Allow button in the pop-up dialog box, that’s all you need to do! Now, you can say something like “Hey Google, play John Mayer”, and your connected Nest speaker will begin playing. This also works with playlists and albums, so you won’t be limited by what you can listen to.
The Best Nest Speaker
If you’re intrigued by building out a smart home powered by Google Assistant, but are looking for the best speaker, we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up some of the best options available, and surprisingly, they aren’t all from Google directly.
Sonos speakers are simply some of the best in the business, regardless of what smart home platform you are using. With the Sonos One, you’re getting the company’s flagship speaker, and it can be paired with your iPhone to access Siri when your hands are full, or if you just need to turn on the lights. This speaker sounds simply incredible and will match perfectly with whatever aesthetic you have in the home.
Google’s Nest Audio saw a refresh back in 2020, and it has been transformed into an incredible Assistant speaker. The Nest Audio is about 75% louder than the original Google Home while sporting 50% more powerful bass. But perhaps the best part is that Google’s latest speaker will automatically adapt the audio levels based on what you’re listening to and the environment around you.
This one is a bit on the pricy side, but the Sonos Move is simply phenomenal. For one, this is a Bluetooth speaker, allowing you to take it with you wherever you want to go. It features an IP56 water and dust resistance rating to help withstand the elements and offers more than 11 hours of battery life on a single charge. Pushing things even further, the Move is compatible with Apple’s AirPlay 2 technology, so connecting to your iPhone is a breeze.
There’s a lot of love to be had for the HomePod mini, but Google’s Nest Mini is impressive in its own right. Not only is the Nest Mini quite a bit less expensive, but there are a few different fun colors to choose from to match whatever room you put these in. While you won’t be able to take them out and about like the Sonos Move, the Nest Mini can be grouped together creating an immersive music listening experience.
Andrew is a freelance writer based on the East Coast of the US.
He has written for a variety of sites over the years, including iMore, Android Central, Phandroid, and a few others. Now, he spends his days working for an HVAC company, while moonlighting as a freelance writer at night.