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Spotify offering free Google Home Mini, but Brits aren’t part of the family

Forget the expected Black Friday sales discount, there’s a way to get a Google Home Mini for free if you subscribe to Spotify Premium for Family.

The streaming firm is offering the master account holder in the U.S. a Google Home Mini on the house, for a limited time. The promotion will begin tomorrow (November 1) and last until the end of the year.

Spotify Premium for Family costs $14.99 a month and enables up to six family members in the same household to have individual family accounts with their own playlists and recommendations.

Given the Google Assistant can be trained to recognise individual family member’s voices, the Google Home Mini is a great companion for summoning everyone’s playlists. So, younger members of the household will be able to say “OK Google, play my Discover Weekly playlist” without dad’s Phil Collins mix coming on.

Unfortunately, Spotify told Trusted Review the offer will not be available to UK Family subscribers.

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“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,” says Alex Norström, Chief Premium Business Officer.

“For Family Plan subscribers, enjoying those moments will only get better. Now anytime their favourite artists comes up, they can simply say ‘Hey Google, turn it up!'”

Here’s some other functionality Spotify is advertising.

To start listening, just say:
“Hey Google, play Spotify”
“Hey Google, resume Spotify”
“Hey Google, shuffle some music”
“Hey Google, play my Discover Weekly”
“Hey Google, play Dinner Party music”
“Hey Google, play Study music”
“Hey Google, play Hip Hop music”
“Hey Google, play my favorite music”
“Hey Google, play ‘Angel by Lionel Richie”

Then, when you’re in the zone, go:
“Hey Google, pause.”
“Hey Google, turn it up.”
“Hey Google, please quiet down.”
“Hey Google, like this song.”
“Hey Google, dislike this song.”
“Hey Google, skip forward 20 seconds.”
“Hey Google, skip backward one minute.”

And when you’re ready to discover more, try:
“Hey Google, play the next song.”
“Hey Google, what’s playing?
“Hey Google, who is this singer?”
“Hey Google, what’s this song?”
“Hey Google, what’s this album?”
Hey Google, when did this song come out?”

There’s nothing in the terms about the length of time members have needed to have a Family subscription for in order to qualify, and no mention of a minimum term, if you sign up today.

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