Spotify brings back Google Home Mini freebie, which is now easier to get for new and existing users

Spotify brings back Google Home Mini freebie, which is now easier to get for new and existing users
Remember when the Google Home Mini was deemed the world's best-selling smart speaker, despite Amazon dominating the vendor ranks both back then and in pretty much every single market report released over the last 12 months or so? The very reasonable price and robust list of features of the search giant's diminutive Google Assistant device might not be the only reasons the Home Mini was able to achieve that feat, as the gadget's shipment numbers were no doubt inflated by various promotions offering people the opportunity to pay nothing for the "bestseller."

The latest such deal is actually a revival of a similar offer from last year, when select Spotify Premium subscribers were eligible for free Google Home Mini units just for using the world's most popular music streaming service. This time, it's even easier to join the giveaway, as both Family account holders and individual subscribers can qualify for a unique promotional code towards a gratis Home Mini smart speaker redeemable on the US Google Store.

Once again, you're looking at a US-only promotion, although if history is any indication, there's a good chance availability will be expanded to other regions in the near future. The terms and conditions are relatively straightforward and not particularly hard to meet, requiring you be a new or existing Spotify Premium Individual or Premium Family subscriber registered directly through the platform (and not a third-party service like a cable or telecommunications provider), as well as pay for your unlimited, ad-free music streaming rights with a recurring method such as PayPal or a credit or debit card.

Predictably enough, those who claimed a free Google Home Mini last time around are not eligible for an additional complimentary smart speaker, and in case you're wondering, the offer is not valid on the new Nest Mini, even though the $49 list price has gone unchanged. Finally, while Spotify technically mentions November 15 as the end date of the actual deal and December 31 as the expiration date of the Google Store promo codes, you shouldn't act shocked if supplies were to run out earlier. After all, Google can't just give away millions of these voice-controlled bad boys for free.

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