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Google speakers/Google Assistant just WON'T let my kids play their YTM playlists.

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We have 4 speakers, 2x Google Home Minis and 2x Google Nest Minis and a Youtube Music (YTM) Premium family account. I just cannot get Google Assistant to let my kids play their own playlists, it's driving me bonkers!

If I say "Play the playlist "Kid's name"", it plays their playlist. If my kid asks the exact same thing using the exact same words, it doesn't work!

They have the correct permissions on Google Family Link, one is under 13 and one is over 13, same result in either case, it just doesn't work.

Can anyone explain this to me??


Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi DHeraud,


Thanks for reaching out and for providing detailed information on your issue — these are of great help!


Children under 13 can’t play songs from YouTube Music but, there are a lot of other things that your kids can do. Children under 13 (or the applicable age in your country) can take many of the same actions as adults, like:


  1. Ask Google questions
  2. Play games
  3. Listen to stories

Check this  link for more details.


On the other hand, children over 13 years old can do so, but they need to link their own account and play music using their own YouTube music account. Check the instructions below to add a home member. 

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home.
  2. Switch to the home you want to share.
  3. At the top, tap Add Add and then Invite home member and then Invite person.
    • If you don't find "Invite home member," tap Add person to home.
  4. Enter the name or email address of the person you want to invite to your home and then tap Next.
  5. Review what’s shared when you add someone to your home and then tap Next.
  6. Review the person’s access to your home and then tap Send.
  7. If your Google Family Group isn’t full and the person you’re inviting isn’t already in one, you should get the option to invite them to your Google Family Group.
    • To invite them, tap Add to Family.
    • To skip this step, tap No Thanks.
    • Note: You can have up to 6 members in a Google Family Group.

The person you invite should receive an email with instructions.


Note: If the person you want to invite has already requested to join your home, you need to accept that request instead of sending a new invitation.


Check this link for more information.


Hope this helps.




Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,


I just wanted to follow up if you were able to try the steps provided. Please let us know as we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.



Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello there,


We haven’t heard back from you, so I'll be locking this thread in 24 hours. Feel free to create a new one if you have other concerns in the future.