How do I listen to music on my phone and my Google Hub at the same time?

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How do I listen to music on my phone and my Google Hub at the same time?

Dorlow
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So, we have 2 Google Home Hubs.  I listen to Spotify all day on my phone while working.  The Google Hubs are linked to my email address.  So, when I add spotify to the Hub, it is also linked to my account.  So, I'll be listening to music then one of my kids try to play a song on the Home Hub and it stops my music.  But, I cannot figure out how to add a spotify account to my Google Hub that is a different Spotify account.  It only gives me the option to link and it auto links the account I'm signed into my phone with.

 

Plan

Premium

Country

 

Device

Pixel 5

Operating System

Android 11

 

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Dorlow
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One thing I was thinking is I'd use an android emulator to sign in a generic google ID so I could sign into spotify and the google home as a google generic email address.  but, that wouldn't work either... because I like the hub showing our family pics.  If I change it to a different email address, I'll loose that link.

Alex
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Hey there @Dorlow,

 

Thanks for reaching out about this in the Community!

 

Currently it's not possible to play 2 different streams of music on 2 different devices (such as your phone and the speaker) with one Spotify account.

 

You'd have to link a separate Google and Spotify account to your home device, so other members of your family won't interrupt your listening experience.

 

You might consider creating a Family plan to create more Premium accounts for roughly the same price.

 

Hope this helps. Don't hesitate to reach out again if you have questions.

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Dorlow
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I have a family plan. I'm trying to figure out how to create a dummy account so I can link it to the Google Hub. Problem is the Google Hub links to the Google account my phone is signed in with. So, I can't create a new gmail ID and just link a new spotify to that.... because my phone is still signed in as myself. So, what I'm trying to do is setting up a bluestacks virtual android and having that signed in using a dummy email address that will link to spotify and google home with that dummy email address. Kind of a pain when all I want is to be able to listen to different music in different rooms on a family plan.

Alex
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Hey @Dorlow,

 

Thanks for your reply.

 

You should be able to add multiple Google accounts on your phone and the Google Hub. Once that is done you can link a separate Spotify account to the dummy google account.

 

More helpful info can be found here.

 

Hope this helps.

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