This is driving me crazy, and there are a few similar threads out there, but Spotify and Google need to figure out a solution to this ASAP.
My wife and I have a Spotify family plan - each with our own accounts. We also use a range of google home products and google assistant, each with our own username linked to our own individual Spotify family plan account.
You’d think we could each listen to music on different google home speakers, just as we can on different mobile devices or computers. But no, no matter which users makes a request to a google home mini, it links to my username.
As a result, if I’m playing music on a google home device in one room, and my wife wants to listen to music on a different google home device in another room, the latest user to request a song will cut off the other - “because the account is being used elsewhere.” But it isn’t. We have two separate accounts under one family plan.
Similarly if my wife starts Spotify through a google home device, and I leave the house and want to listen to music in the car on my mobile device, it steals her broadcast - so she cannot listen any longer inside or I cannot listen in the car. Again, this makes no sense. We have two separate Spotify accounts (under a shared family plan) and two separate google home user accounts. Both are linked to each other.
There should be no digital rights violation here, as we use this Spotify functionality all the time with our mobile phones or computers. What gives Spotify and Google? Please fix this ASAP!!!