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How to stop Google Speakers asksing "Do you want to listen to Radio?"

Lardo
Community Member

I use my Google Speakers every day, to listen to the radio. I have routines set up, so I just say "Hey Google, play Radio X" and it plays Radio X on ALL of my speakers around the house.

For the past week, every time I do one of my radio routines, it asks if I want to listen to the radio. 

If I say yes, it won't play on ALL of my speakers, and it seems to choose the last Radio station I listened to. It's driving me crazy. 

No matter what Radio station I say, it always asks if I want to listen to the radio.

For one, why has Google suddenly started asking if I want to listen to the radio? and how the heck can I fix this?

- Device is a Google Home Mini 1st Gen, but it does the same on all of my speakers and a Google Home Max too.

Any help would be amazing!

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Dan_A
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Lardo,

 

That certainly hasn't been easy for you ― let’s check this out. Are your Nest speakers on a speaker group? Have you already tried removing and recreating your media routines? One big help is for you to do a sequential reboot on all your devices to refresh their link to each other and to your Wi-Fi. Unplug the power cord from your router followed by your Nest speakers. Restarting your phone might also help. Monitor afterwards.

 

Keep us posted.

 

Best,

Dan

Lardo
Community Member

I wondered if anyone else is going through the same thing.

 

I do have my speakers set up as a group... called "ALL"

I have modified the routine, using different words, and it doesn't seem to recognise what it says.

For example: 

My old routine was "Play radio X", "Play Radio X, London, on ALL"

This one just asks if I want to listen to Radio.

 

My new routine: 

"Play Radio X", "Play Radio X, from Global Player, on ALL" 

If I speak those words above, it works fine, but running the routine just doesn't seem to work, Google just says "I don't understand".

 

I have turned my router off a few times over the past week or so, due to broadband issues, and that didn't seem to help.

 

I will try your suggestion of a sequential reboot, I haven't tried that! Thanks for your advice.

Princesss
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Lardo,

 

We'll keep this thread open for few more days and will wait until you're done trying the steps.

 

Best,

Princess

Lardo
Community Member

Okay, had a chance to fiddle! 

 

Rebooting the router or the speakers didn't work. 

I had to keep trying different sentences on the routines until it fully understands what I'm doing. It's so frustrating 😂 

 

The sentences had to be changed for whatever reason. The new sentence is this:

"Play Radio X London from Global player on ALL" 

 

I had to add "London" and "from Global Player" in order to make it work. I do think Google could be smarter in this regard. I mean, it used to work just saying

"Play Radio X on ALL" 

 

Muddi
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi Lardo,

 

Chiming in to ensure everything is covered here. Just to add, please try renaming your speaker group into a more unique name. Once done, recreate your routine again then delete the old one. Also, do you have a lot of routines set up on your account? The reason why I'm asking is we will try a step that will remove your existing routines.

 

Keep us posted.

 

Cheers,

Muddi

Lardo
Community Member

Thanks for your help. 

I just recreated the routines, using the method I wrote above. It seems to work fine for now. I've had the speaker group called "ALL" for years and it's never posed a problem... I'll probably keep it as that for now ☺ 

Juni
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,

 

I’m glad your issue is resolved now. I’ll keep this thread open for 1 more day. If you need further help, let me know.
 

Cheers,

Juni

Juni
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello there,

 

Buzzing in — do you still need our help? Don't hesitate to reach back if you do.
 

Regards,

Juni