The moment that many of us have been waiting for years has finally arrived. Apple has been around for a while trying to integrate their services on more and more platforms. Finally, the Cupertino company has understood that it is not necessary to keep them exclusive, and that they can take advantage of them much more if they reach even more people.
Of course, these things take time. It all started when decided to launch Apple Music also on Android, with the same launch of the service. Later, when the HomePod couldn’t win over as many users as they expected, they brought their streaming platform to Amazon Alexa as well. And now, finally, the Google Assistant will also be compatible with it.
In the past, we have seen some indications of the arrival of the Google Assistant service. However, it was all just rumors. Now, it has been Google itself that has announced that smart speakers compatible with its assistant can play music from Apple Music. Of course, with certain limitations.
As happened when Apple Music arrived on Alexa, the arrival of the Google Assistant is not without its problems. First of all, it won’t be available everywhere. For now, only users of United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan they will be able to activate it. Also, it doesn’t seem like it’s going to be available on all devices.
According to information shared by Google itself, the compatibility is insured for products in the Nest range, like the Nest Audio or the Nest Mini. In the case of third-party devices, and as with other functionalities, it may not be available. Although many use Google’s own speakers, which should not be a problem.
Thus, it is becoming easier to choose a smart speaker without having to think about changing streaming platforms. It will not be the complete experience that the HomePod and HomePod mini offer us, but it will be a great addition that will make our lives more comfortable and fun.