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Media Alarm Keeps Playing the News

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The alarm app on my phone used to give me the option to turn off the news function as part of my alarm routine. Now if I tried to play my podcast it plays for 3 seconds and then cuts to the news. How can I remove the play news option on my Google clock alarm app? It says media will play after other actions, but I'd like to change the media to resume a podcast instead?


Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Smit1,


That certainly hasn't been easy for you ― what Google Home/Nest device do you have? When did this concern start? You can follow the steps below to remove or edit your news sources.


  1. Make sure your mobile device or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi network or linked to the same account as your speaker or display.
  2. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  3. At the top right, tap your account.
  4. Verify that the Google Account shown is the one linked to your speaker or display. To switch accounts, tap another account or Add another account.
  5. Tap Assistant settings  News.
  6. Add or remove news sources.


You can click this guide for more information and troubleshooting. Also try this link.


Keep me posted.




Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there


I just wanted to follow up to see if you still need our help. Please let us know as we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

I appreciate the help, Dan.




Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello Smit1,


We want to ensure you are good to go, and everything is working properly. Please let us know if you are still having trouble, as we will be locking the thread in 24 hours due to inactivity.