It's not limited to family plan members this year. Spotify brings back another year's smart speaker giveaway, and this year it's much less picky.

The streaming music service provides free Google Home Minis for all new and existing U.S. Premium subscribers "as supplies last," including individuals— it does not reserve them for members of the family plan.

When Google just launched the upgraded Nest Mini (this comes across as clearing out stock), this won't be quite that exciting, but it's hard to object if you've been itching to start a smart home setup.

The business is marketing this as a way to make the app more available to Premium subscribers, and Google is certainly eager to put more Assistant phones in consumers'  pockets.

We always sow the seeds of greater cooperation, however. Spotify suggested that in the future there will be new integrations with Assistant to make finding and listening to music "even easier."

That free speaker will be convenient, but it will also ensure that whatever Google and Spotify cooks, you have access to it.