INTRO: Spotify has long offered the power to login with Facebook and recently gained the potential to check in with Apple ID on Apple devices. In the latest development, the corporate is adding the choice to check-in together with your Google account.
The new Spotify-Google integration seems limited for now. In a support article, Spotify mentions that you simply can’t connect your existing Spotify account to Google. In other words, you’ll need to use the email-based sign-in option if your Spotify email address is that the same as your Google email address.
If you’re an existing Spotify user, you’ll find yourself creating a replacement Spotify account if you employ the ‘Continue with Google’ button. However, this may be convenient for brand spanking new users as they will easily use Spotify through their Google account without much hassle. Another advantage of employing a Google account to check in for Spotify is that you simply get support for two-factor authentication, an important security feature that Spotify natively lacks.
Spotify’s integration with Google comes at a time when Google has started shutting down Google Play Music for a good range of users. With this timely step, Spotify could be hoping to form it easier for users who are moving faraway from Google Play Music.
As 9to5Google reports, the feature is now live on Android and the web. When I checked here in India, the ‘Continue with Google’ button was present online but not on Android. That, however, is predicted to vary soon as Spotify widely rolls out the login method.