Google Home can now make hands-free calls

UK-based Skinfull on Spotify. The group has been identified as a hate band by the Southern Poverty Law Center

Spotify has a treat for those who use the music-streaming service for free.

The tech giant previously only offered support for premium Spotify users, but now you can use Google Home to access your free account as well.

To get Spotify running on your Google Home, you will need to link your Spotify account to your speaker via the Google Home app. However, this technology doesn't come without its downsides as the call quality using a speaker is likely to be lower than with a traditional home phone and of course, the phone call will not be private.

While a boon for those who love Spotify, but would rather avoid the monthly fee, the feature is now only supported in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, France and Germany. The article in the Financial Post points out that it will be possible to ask the smart speaker to call someone in your Google accounts contact lists or to ask it to search for a specific or nearby business.

Once you decide to unpair a device from the settings you'll find a new voice command for enabling pairing "Ok Google, Pair a device" however my Google Home isn't accepting this command yet, telling me "Sorry, I don't understand".

After a false start in late June, it appears Google has flicked the switch on Bluetooth connectivity in Google Home again with the option to pair your devices to the smart speaker now available.

After that, you just have to hope no one in the room objects to your choice and gives Home different orders (the only downside we've discovered to voice-controlled music playback).



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