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How do I get my Nest Mini to use the right youtube music account?

Marco_Matuttis
Community Member

I have a normal google account and paid for youtube premium. I created a youtube "brand account" so that I don't display my real name on youtube while commenting etc.

I have all my playlists and likes on that "brand account" not on my main google account.

I use youtube music in my car and at home on my nest mini devices. In the car it is not problem, since I can open the youtube music app on my phone and switch the account to the brand account. I can access all my playlists etc.

But with the nest devices this does not work. When I tell the assistant to play a certain playlist he tells me the list does not exist or that it is empty (when I ask to just play the songs i liked).

Anyone know how to solve that problem ?

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RXShorty
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi @Marco_Matuttis 

Is you brand account also a member of the family so it can find these services?

Marco_Matuttis
Community Member

No it is not. I just found my "youtube brand" account email adress.

seems to be automatically created by google since i never chose this adress.

it is: xxxxxx-4196 @ pages.plusgoogle.com (XXXXXX=censored)

I invited that account to my google home as a family member and received an email on my main google account.
But I can not accept the invitation to the family ... The link in the mail just shows me the google home website.

EDIT1

When I try to login with that pages.google.com account it says: google could not verify that this google account belongs to you. please visit g.co/recover ...


This system is absolutely horse**bleep** ...

EDIT2
After reading your comment again and thinking about it. The problem is not that my brand account cant find the services. The devices should use the brand account instead of my main youtube account. But in the Google home settings I can only select streaming service like spotify, appla music, youtube music etc. I can not specify which account should be used. It automatically chooses my main google account. 

But that brand account does not seem to be a real account since I can not login with that @pages.plusgoogle.com account anywhere on any google service. Also the account recovery process ends in a loop.




RXShorty
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi @Marco_Matuttis 

Please check out THIS link about Brand accounts.

I am afraid it is not possible to use most of the Google services with the Brand account.

Marco_Matuttis
Community Member

Ok I delete that brand account now. I just noticed that I'm still able to change the name of my main account on youtube. It did notwork before. But not it seems to work. I was in the wrong menu before I guess.

Hi everyone, 

 

Thanks for visiting the Community.

 

We appreciate your help on this @RXShorty. The link you posted is really helpful.

 

@Marco_Matuttis, were you able to make it work this time? I hope everything goes so well as you link your other account to your devices. Let me know if you have additional questions regarding this and I'd be happy to answer it for you.

 

Best,

Princess

Marco_Matuttis
Community Member

Everything works now. I just renamed my main account on youtube. I wasn't able to do this before.
Maybe I just wasnt in the right menu. But now it works. Thanks guys.

Hi Marco_Matuttis,

 

Thanks for the update. Glad to know that everything works good now.

 

Since this has been resolved, we'll consider this complete and will lock the thread now. Feel free to start a new one if you need assistance with your Google Nest devices and the Community would gladly lend a hand.

 

Best,

Princess