For years now, Google and Amazon have had what one might call a strained relationship. It all started when Amazon created its own app store for Android and started encouraging users to download it in order to access Amazon Prime.
Then, they started refusing to sell Google Home eitheron Amazon, offering their own alternatives instead. Hence, Google pulled the YouTube app from the Amazon devices.
It has become an all-out rivalry since 2017, and one consequence of that rivalry was the inability to play Amazon Music through a Google Home speaker. There was a workaround where you could use the Amazon Music web app in Google Chrome and stream it from your computer, but that’s an extra effort compared toany other music app.
Thankfully, Amazon Music recently added casting support for their Android app. This means that if you have an Android device, you can stream Amazon Music to your Google Home speaker.
As for Apple users, unfortunately, you’ll have to keep using that computer casting workaround for now.
How to Play Amazon Music on Your Google Home Speaker
1. Open the Amazon Music app on your Android device.
2. Tap the Cast icon at the bottom of the screen. It looks like a TV with a Wi-Fi symbol inside.
3. Choose your Google Home speaker from the device list. Make sure your phone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as Google Home.
4. Choose a song to play, it should be playing on the Google Home speaker.
Note, due to the rivalry between Google and Amazon, you can’t use voice commands to control the Amazon Music app via Google Home like you can with other music apps.
If you try, your Google Assistant will default to another music provider, such as Google Play or Spotify, or tell you that “Voice commands are not available for that app.”