Controlling Spotify on Windows PC from Google Home


Controlling Spotify on Windows PC from Google Home

Gig Goer






Windows PC & Google Home

Operating System

Windows 10 Pro, Google Assistant 

My Question or Issue


It's 2019 and I'm busy telling a small white plastic pot to do things in my home.  It's pretty cool.  I can even control Spotify with it - neato!  I can get Google Home to play Spotify on any device in my home except my PC; annoyingly this happens to be attached to the Big Amp with the Big Speakers and is where I would most like to hear Spotify 99% of the time.


I can control playback on any device FROM the Windows PC - why can't I control playback TO the PC from any device?  Why can't Spotify present my PC as an audio playback device to Google Home?  What makes it all the more confounding is that I can send Spotify from the app on my Android phone (Pixel 2 XL since you ask) and play it on the PC.  All my devices can clearly all see each other: why can't I do this with voice?


And before anyone suggests it I don't want to have to add another device (such as Chromecast) which would mean having to switch inputs on the amplifier or TV or other such faffing about - I just want to be able to be able to say, "Hey Google; play Spotify on the PC..." and have it play.


Is it a Spotify issue or do I need to go and moan at Google?

25 Replies

Casual Listener

Fix it now!


I'd love to see that happen sometime in the (hopefully near) future!

That's the only thing stopping me form gettin a Google Home device...


Please make this happen Spotify, this is a big feature with great value and with a small implementation!


This is something I'd really like to do too, come on Spotify!

Gig Goer

I'm so glad I took the time to ask this question...


Thanks Spotify...