Starting my day with coffee and Gilmore Girls. I never had Google Home work when I demand “Hey Google watch Gilmore Girls from Netflix on the Roku Tv. ” However, I was able to find this works by the following;
Hey Google, Turn on the Roku Tv
Play Gilmore Girls
However, now this isn’t working. Google will bring the show up under Netflix but in the search screen but won’t play. Google says “okay, playing Gilmore Girls from Netflix on the living room TV”, but it’s not playing it. I’ve tried to say Hey Google, play Gilmore Girls on the Roku. And again, it will bring the show up under search and even though Google says it’s playing it’s only showing me the show. Not sure if this is a google home issue, Roku issues, or Netflix issues.
I do have my Netflix sync to Google Home. I have reset both TV and Google Home. I did uninstall Netflix app and reinstall, and nothing is working.
If anyone can help me to have Google Home actually play a show instead of showing me the show’s details that would be great!
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Also, just to clarify, has this been working before or is it your first time trying it?
The only way it has ever worked for me is to ask Google home to launch the Netflix app on Roku TV. Then ask Google to play “show”. That used to work, but now when I ask to play a show: Google home says, Now playing “show” from Netflix. But the show isn’t playing, it’s only showing me the show on Netflix under Search.
I normally do this only because I can’t find the remote and don’t have my phone next to me. From what I’ve read, you should be able to ask Google to play “show” on Netflix on the Roku TV.