YouTube Music is now free on Google Home smart speakers, but there's a catch
Only the first tier YouTube Music experience is available on Google Home smart speakers, which means you you'll have to put up with ads. Still, if you don't mind getting a free, ad-supported music experience on your Google Home, you just need to say “Hey Google, play techno vibes,” and your smart speaker should do the rest.
But that's not all, if you upgrade to YouTube Music Premium for $9.99/month, you'll be getting even more control when listening music on smart speakers in the YouTube Music mobile app. For example, you'll be able to request specific albums, songs, artists, and playlists on-demand.
Now, the free service is available not available everywhere yet, so here are the first countries that will get it starting today: United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Japan, Netherlands, and Austria. The good news is Google will bring it to more countries soon, so there's that.