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Need help with routines to play on speaker group

Johng7769
Community Member

Hello,

I am looking to get some help with my "I'm home" setting. I would like to have my liked playlist from Spotify play on all of my speakers in the house (Everywhere Group) at the same volume. Here are some of the issues that I have been having.

 

1. Does not always play the playlist. It will look for songs called home by everywhere. Sometimes.

2. If it does play the playlist it always plays the same songs. I have hundreds in my liked playlist but it doesnt matter.

3. Music will only play on the device that heard the command. 

4. Volume is different everywhere.

I am using 4 google mini gen 1 and a 1st gen google nest hub. Also a Pixel 7 pro.

HELP PLEASE

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Juni
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Johng7769,

 

Thanks for reaching out. That certainly hasn’t been easy for you. Let’s check out what’s going on. A few questions: when did it begin? Were there any recent changes made before it started? What music provider are you using? Also, what steps have you taken so far?


Let’s try to refresh your devices and observe if it makes a difference. First, reboot your Wi-Fi router, and once the network is back up, do the same thing to all your Google Nest Minis. Check out the helpful article below about playing music on your Google Nest Mini.

 

Listen to music on Google Nest speakers and displays

 

Regards,

Juni

RichinNH
Community Member

we have a similar issue - and if we reboot everything (nest, 2 speakers, display, 4 minis) works for a while and then all but the speaker whoch responded to the command stop playing music.  Google sees them, sees the group, but simply responds "not playing.:

Juni
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi RichinNH,

 

Thanks for posting and for trying that troubleshooting. Try to create a new speaker group and observe if it makes a difference.

 

Keep me posted.

 

Regards,

Juni

JWillRVA
Community Member

The issue here is that the routine setting don’t allow for selecting speaker groups as audio sources. If Google would just add speaker groups to the “Play Routine on” settings of the routine these issues would go away. You should also be able to override audio only playing from the device you speak to in the options. Giving a command to start a routine that uses a speaker group shouldn’t only come out of the speaker you requested the routine to start from.

 

This thread should be moved to feature requests with a high priority based on all of the various unresolved threads here. This should be a very easy fix in the software.