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Cannot specify which speaker should play radio

cosmin_ciuc
Community Member

I have in my home two devices which both can play radio. I have a Google Home Mini and a Google Nest Hub. One is my living room, the other is in my bedroom.
I have configured in Google Home App the default device for playing music to be Google Nest Hub. But sometimes I want to listen to the radio on my Google Home Mini. 
I've tried with commands like "Play $ radio on Google Home Mini." or "Play $ radio on this device." but every time the radio gets played on Google Nest Hub because this is the default device for playing music and radio.

I would like to be able to tell Google Assistant which device to use for playing music and radio and use the default device only when I'm not specifying the speaker to be used. If I say just "Play $ radio." the radio should start playing on the device set as default. But if I say "Play $ radio on Home Mini" I expect that the playback starts on Google Home Mini. Or if I say "Play $ radio in the living room" the playback would start on the speaker that it is in the living room.

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kiltguy2112
Silver Product Expert
Silver Product Expert

Your devices should be in rooms in the Home app. I'll assume you have not renamed your devices. The commands should be  "Play $ radio on bedroom Mini." and  "Play $ radio on Living Room Display."  I would suggest you go into the app and make each speaker it's own default music player. That way you can just ask "Play $ radio" and it will play on the asked speaker. You can then "Move music to (room) (device).

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kiltguy2112
Silver Product Expert
Silver Product Expert

Your devices should be in rooms in the Home app. I'll assume you have not renamed your devices. The commands should be  "Play $ radio on bedroom Mini." and  "Play $ radio on Living Room Display."  I would suggest you go into the app and make each speaker it's own default music player. That way you can just ask "Play $ radio" and it will play on the asked speaker. You can then "Move music to (room) (device).

GarrettDS
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey folks, 
It looks like we have come to a solution so I'm going to be locking this thread. If you have any other concerns or questions, please feel free to create a new thread. 

Have a great day. 
Garrett DS