Hello looking for some help. I got a Google Nest Mini (the little round speakers) to play the radio while I am away at work. It has worked great for the last month and the last few days it won’t play any local FM radio stations. I got it for this reason. So super disappointed it’s not working.
Anyone know if there is a fix? I have rest, unplugged etc.
I've found that my local radio station was through a service called Tunein. Tunein was not working for any radio station it plays. I tried something from another service, like Iheart80s from Iheart and it worked. Today, Tunein appears to be working again. If not, try something like Iheart80s to see if it is Tunein or the mini in general.
Same for me. Stations that were carried by TuneIn can no longer be played. But CBC news which is carried outside of TuneIn still works fine.
My theory about this is that TuneIn appears to have just changed their terms of service. If you open the TuneIn app now it demands that you sign up for a free trial of their paid service and after the 7-day trial pay $13.99/month for their service. It used to be ad-supported but free.
So I am searching for a work-around now. Meanwhile I'm having to dig out the old ghetto blaster from the basement just to hear the local news. Gah!
So, replying to myself: I found a work-around and also disproved my own TuneIn theory. (I don't believe the TuneIn terms changed after all. I think now that something dumb is broken somewhere in Google's infrastructure.)
To work around this issue you have to have the TuneIn app installed on your mobile device. Open the app and if it tries to get you to sign up to a "free trial" look for a faint grey X in the upper-right corner of the window and touch that.
Then find your radio station and start it playing. After a TuneIn-inserted ad plays you should see the Chromecast icon appear along the lower part of the screen. Touch that and select your speaker(s). Bingo!
I'm having exactly the same problem as you. I listen to Talk Radio every day on both my speakers and now I get the same message as you. I've even tried a factory reset. If you find out anything please let me know.
I too have the same issue since yesterday Sept 16th. I used to be able to say "OK Google put on CBC Radio 1 in Halifax" And google would respond "OK playing CBC on Tune In."
Yesterday Google's response became: "I don't know but I found these results on search". And The Google Nest brings up a browser page (which I don't remember ever seeing before) with various links including one for CBC.ca/liveradio
Deets on my Google Nest Max
Software Version 184.108.40.2065268564
Cast Firmware version 1.56.265669
What the heck is going on ?
Lately I have had to give commands to my google home mini more than once in order to have it complete the task requested (usually just music playback). We get the "hmmm something went wrong" message almost 90% of the time.
Then this morning I try to play my favorite radio station and now it says that it can't find it.
All TS steps say reboot your device or relocate it. Did all of that and the issue still persists.
Google, please figure it out. Worked great for a long time but the last few months have made me want to throw this device in the garbage and switch to Echo.
I started having the same issues last night. After a year and a half of perfection, My mini advised that the radio station requested could not be found or was temporarily unavailable. Same response to any requested radio station on both my Mini and Home unit. How do I I do a Factory reset
Thanks for reaching out. I am sorry to hear that your devices are suddenly unable to play radio stations that you request. I understand how frustrating this issue is.
At this time, TuneIn has reported that they are aware of this issue and are working on resolving it.
For a temporary solution, I recommend casting your radio to your Google Home/Nest device from an app on another device. When casting, please ensure that both of your devices are on the same WiFi network.
Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. I will keep you all updated. Thanks.
Thanks for commenting. I just wanted to check in, has the issue resolved for you? If not, you may want to reach out to the Google Assistant Help Community Forums as voice commands are connected to Google Assistant. A specialist there should be able to look into this issue and help you.
Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns, thanks.