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Musicmusic track selection by voice control Google Nest Hub

thomas78k
Community Member

I have a Google Nest Hub and a Google Nest Mini. Both connected to my Youtube account without a Music subscription. When I select a music track by voice on the Nest Hub, it plays directly as if I had a Youtube Music subscription. When I select a music track by voice on the Nest Mini, it is not played directly but only similar music tracks. But it is connected to the same YouTube account. Is it correct that the Google Nest Hub always plays the title I want even though I don't have a Youtube Music subscription?

 

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JillG
Diamond Product Expert
Diamond Product Expert

HI @thomas78k 

Not to my knowledge. I understood that the Home devices- Mini and Hub would both do the song based on your subscription or lack of...

Is it possible the Hub is using a different music service or is it for certain using YTM?

Listen to music on speakers and displays - Android - Google Nest Help 

Juni
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

 

Thanks for the help, jillG.

 

thomas78k, free service will give you stations of songs inspired by the requested song on all Google Nest speakers and displays. You can check out your YouTube music status using this link

 

I hope this helps. 

 

Regards,

 

Juni 

Muddi
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,

 

It's been some time since this thread was updated. Does anyone here need assistance?

 

Cheers,

Muddi

thomas78k
Community Member

It's still like this: If I choose a specific song on Nest by voice, the song is played. If I select the song on the Mini, I get the answer "You are not a Youtube Premium customer". But the same Youtube account is used. I was a YouTube premium user, but expired in 2021.

Muddi
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello thomas78k,

 

To confirm, does it have a video when you play it on the Nest Hub? Could you tell us the specific response of the Nest Hub when you play a music?

 

Looking forward to your response.

 

Cheers,

Muddi

Princesss
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,

 

We just want to check if you have seen our response posted above. Let us know if you have additional questions, otherwise we'll be locking the thread.
 

Best,

Princess 

thomas78k
Community Member

When I select a specific song, an ad comes first and then the song is played via audio with no video.

Dan_A
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi thomas78k,

 

Thanks for posting and apologies for the delay.

 

If you don’t have a premium subscription, the norm is for your Nest devices to play random songs, artists, and albums. It will also play songs inspired from the one you requested or songs close to it.

 

For confirmation, are you still able to play a specific song from your Nest Hub? What about your Nest Mini?

 

You can get more information about the ins and outs of playing music using your Nest devices. See the link below:

 

Kind regards,

Dan

thomas78k
Community Member

Hello Dan,
It's still the case that I can play songs selected from the Nest Hub directly by title, but there is a short advertisement before it. With the Nest Mini it is as you described that inspired songs come. All devices are still linked to the same Youtube account.

Thank you and greetings

Thomas

Muddi
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey thomas78k,

 

To confirm, are you able to play a specific song on your Nest Hub via voice command? If yes, this works as intended. It is similar to playing songs from the Spotify app on your phone, where you can select a specific artist or album but will get an advertisement when using a free account.

 

Cheers,

Muddi

thomas78k
Community Member

It is as you describe. But why does it only work on the Nest Hub and not on the Nest Mini?

Cheers,

Thomas