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Google home plays audio to other home speaker

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Hi all,


I’ve had this problem on and off for a over a year now where I ask a Google Home Speaker to play music, and it announces that it will play that music on another speaker. The obvious workaround is to end every single music request with “play on this speaker” but even that doesn’t always work! It’s very frustrating. I don’t see any setting in the Google Home app to require the speaker to play the requested audio on itself unless specifically requested on another. Any support for this?




Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Vmore13,


This is not the experience we wanted you to have, let me help you. A few things: which Nest speakers are we working with? Were there any recent changes made? What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?


It would help a lot if you could do a sequential reboot first: 


  1. Unplug the power cord of your router followed by your Nest speakers.
  2. Plug them back in after 3 minutes.
  3. Restarting your phone might also help.


Next is to make the command device specific. Ensure that you say the name of the device or the room when asking to play music and see what happens.


Also, try to change the device names. Click this link on how to.


Hope this helps.



Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there,


I wanted to follow up and see if you still need help. Please let me know if you are still having any concerns or questions from here, as I would be happy to take a closer look and assist you further.




Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Vmore,


Due to inactivity, I'll go ahead and lock this thread in 24 hours. Feel free to start a new thread if you need assistance with your Google Nest devices and we'd be glad to assist you further.