prior to getting the nest hub, I had a JBL link 20. when I added a Google Assistant routine to play a Spotify playlist for an alarm in the clock app on my phone, It would play through the link 20 speaker by default. But now, anytime I try playing music from an alarm, it just plays through my phone speakers. how can I make it play through the nest hub?
or, better yet, since I have the nest hub, a Chromecast, and a Chromecast audio in a speaker group in Google home app, could I make the music play through the speaker group to play on all the speakers?
Sorry for the late reply. I wanted to follow up and see if I could be of any help. I found an article that has some details that could help out. Please let me know if you are still having any trouble from here, as I would be happy to take a closer look and assist you further.
Hi Jake. Thanks for the response!
First of all, let me just say that I find it amusing that I'm unable to reply in this Google forum thread using Google's Chrome browser and Gboard keyboard on my Google Pixel 5 phone. Whether the tab is in desktop mode or not, shortly after clicking the reply button, the browser simply crashes 100% of the time. So, oddly enough, I'm replying here using the DuckDuckGo browser, doesn't seem to have that problem.
Secondly, the link you sent is regarding streaming a camera on the nest hub. It has nothing to do with the problem I'm having: trying to get music playing from a Google routine (via Spotify) set on an alarm in the stock Android clock/alarm app to play on the Nest Hub instead of my phone's speakers (or, If connected, on a Bluetooth speaker).
Previously, I had a JBL Link 20 portable speaker with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support. That was set up as my default audio device when playing music. And when I had music playing from a Google routine set on an alarm, it would play through the JBL speaker.
I'm not sure how or why this worked so much more easily with a third party product made by JBL than with every link in the chain being a Google/Android product (aside from the Spotify app/service). But that's the problem I'm having that I need help with.
And please don't suggest upgrading my phone's OS, getting a new phone, or similar. Those "solutions" are akin to suggesting that someone should fix a broken tail light on their car by buying a new car. What I need is actual technical support to help determine either how to properly set the Nest Hub as the default device for music playback (particularly, from Spotify, when triggered via Google Assistant routine from the alarm app), and/or if that isn't working, to help figure out *why* It isn't working with a Google Nest Hub, despite the fact that it *did* work with a JBL Link 20.
Thanks for the details you provided. We’d be happy to look into this for you. Check the steps below on how to make your Nest Hub as a default audio output.
You can check this link for more information.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for the details you provided and I’m sorry that you are still experiencing the issue. To confirm, do you have the same email address in your Google assistant app and Google Home app? If so, let’s do a full reset on your Nest Hub to put it back to its factory setting and set it up as a new device. Once done, set it up as a default speaker again. Check the step below on how to do the factory reset.
Here’s how to do the reset, press and hold the volume up and down button located at the back of your Google Nest Hub together for about 10 seconds. You'll hear your Google Assistant confirm that it's resetting your Google Nest Hub.
Let me know how it goes.